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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

G5 Powerbooks?


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Anyone have info on the G5 powerbooks? When there coming out maybe? Thanks
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Introducing the G5 Powerbook
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Introducing the G5 Powerbook
it could very well have a wheels and handle to roll it behind you like a suitcase :p

somebody has a very "thick" imagination
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it could very well have a wheels and handle to roll it behind you like a suitcase :p

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Ha yeah, but can you imagine what it would take to cram all of the G5 inards into a portable unit? It's like they would have to run water cooling!
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I have thought it over a lot, and I really wonder how it could be possible; there is no portable Cray... So...
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yah...your probably not going to see the G5's for a lil while...the closet that they have come to the portable size is the Xserve G5 servers, which i will say are pretty darn close to the PB size. Cooling...its defintly going to be an amazing cooling system forsure, considering the fact that the normal G5 towers have 5 fans in them and a state of the art air flow.

all i can say is if they do come with a G5 its going to be amazing...but dont expect if for about a year..maybe more ( they just released the 1.5 PB's )
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Apparently according to MacUser magazine, IBM have got production problems trying to produce G5 chips with cooler running, using a different fabrication process to how the current G5 chips are made. MacUser reckons the G5 3.0 wont roll out in June, but maybe a 2.4GHz chip. When IBM eventually get the G5 3.0 rolling out, with cooler running, maybe then we'll see a G5 PowerBook with cooler running and no heat issues that gets discussed a lot in these forums.
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My estimate: January 2005.
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My estimate: January 2005.
Just imagine this newsflash then, "Apple unveil the new G5 3.0 GHz Powerbook", nice to think about it isnt it?
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Nah the powerbooks will start at either 1.6 or 1.8ghz G5. I highly doubt you'll see a 3.0ghz G5 in a laptop for quite some time. Getting any chip to 3 ghz right now is totally uneconomical.

A- It puts out WAY too much heat to even joke about.
B- It would eat a battery very very quickly.

Anyways yeah I just hope Apple doesn't make a sacrifice like lowering the battery life to put a G5 chip in a powerbook. Hopefully they will wait and do it right.
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