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my toshiba 17" 3.3 ghz burns at 16x no problem any brand while my PB 1.67 2x 37,669 Views / 248 Replies  
I love my PB 1.67 17" except to burn a DVD-R it really sucks!! my other laptop burns any brand of disk full speed.... yup we apple users are getting "top of the line components and our money...
Posted by holsteinson, on Jun 8, 2005 at 05:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Should Apple also port OS X to AMD 64bits chips? 924 Views / 7 Replies  
Now that Apple finally understood that PPC were a dead platform for the future shouldnt Apple also port it AMD 64bit chips so that it doesnt get stuck with INTEL?
Posted by holsteinson, on Jun 6, 2005 at 06:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
I told everyone a month ago the change to Intel.... 5,649 Views / 90 Replies  
It was the only move available for Apple or die!

PPC chips do not have IBM full R&D for the last 2 years since they sold most of their shares in it, specially with NO PB chips available for...
Posted by holsteinson, on Jun 6, 2005 at 06:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: mac users really know what they want speedwise for their PB? 877 Views / 19 Replies  
As the poll clearly indicates the majority of PB users know that the bottleneck in performance is the slow FSB (167mhz vs Windows 800mhz) since the motherboard is the medium to connect everything
Posted by holsteinson, on Jun 3, 2005 at 12:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: 1MB L2 and 4MB L3 cache for the PB? 877 Views / 19 Replies  
larger L2 and L3 cache would certainly expedite speed and if coupled with the 800mhz FSB then we would really see an improvent :D
Posted by holsteinson, on May 31, 2005 at 05:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
now we are talking ... see also the PB features poll 16,204 Views / 112 Replies  
thanks for also stating so clearly our new and improved hardware need for our next PB release

as you can see in the PB feature poll in the PB forum the FSB 800mhz is the most wanted feature voted...
Posted by holsteinson, on May 30, 2005 at 08:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: 800mhz FSB is the bottleneck for apple 877 Views / 19 Replies  
it is the most voted wanted feature I guess we mac users know what would really make a difference speedwise :cool:
Posted by holsteinson, on May 30, 2005 at 07:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: dont cancel my 17" but 877 Views / 19 Replies  
I have my PB 17 fully loaded and this is the best laptop apple has ever released it the high end gun and as such it should be top of the line in innovation

I agree with killing the PB12 ...
Posted by holsteinson, on May 29, 2005 at 10:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: better battery life goes without saying for all apple PB/iB.. 877 Views / 19 Replies  
I am using the Belkin Pre-N wireless router and it is SOOO much better than Airport Extreme so I agree with you on this.

A battery that REALLY last 2 hours (a DVD movie) as a minimum should be...
Posted by holsteinson, on May 29, 2005 at 10:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: New PB hardware features wanted poll 877 Views / 19 Replies  
Please indicate which hardware improvements would you really would like to see in the next revision of the PB!
Posted by holsteinson, on May 29, 2005 at 05:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
still the Toshiba it is over US$1.3K less and has better 17" screen indeed 16,204 Views / 112 Replies  
How good we got it ?? 2 years with the same overpriced PB hardware and only 5% market share? if you tell me that the PB increased Apple's presence similar to what the iPod has gained I would...
Posted by holsteinson, on May 29, 2005 at 10:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
how little improvements we can expect for our loved PB.... 16,204 Views / 112 Replies  
It is obvious that Apple has reached the limit of itsPowerbook present hardware and they need a complete redesign to accomodate a 1ghz G5. The G4 peaked as 1.42ghz in the desktops and 1.67 in the...
Posted by holsteinson, on May 28, 2005 at 09:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
you are the man!! what a great and vast mac... 895 Views / 9 Replies  
you are the man!! what a great and vast mac knowledge you contribute to the thread!!

it is so great to have so much MAC wisdom! you should replace Steve Jobs tomorrow!
Posted by holsteinson, on May 10, 2005 at 01:48 PM, in Hardware Hacking
thanks for your great contribution! 895 Views / 9 Replies  
if you not capable contribute anything to the thread......

The components are the same so the question is what jump settings changed and what extra cooling was implemented to get this 1.67ghz?
Posted by holsteinson, on May 10, 2005 at 08:04 AM, in Hardware Hacking
PB17 1GHZ clockin limit? 895 Views / 9 Replies  
then the question should be what is the safe clocking for the PB 17" 1ghz? has anyone done it?
Posted by holsteinson, on May 9, 2005 at 08:22 PM, in Hardware Hacking
they are secure as you implemented and supported ? 732 Views / 8 Replies  
the fingerprint sensor marker in the laptop market is growing exponentially so maybe APPLE being the "innovator" should have started adopting it in all PB and IB since last year ? It would sure...
Posted by holsteinson, on May 9, 2005 at 08:19 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
how can I clock my 17" PB 1 Ghz to 1.67Ghz? 895 Views / 9 Replies  
As far I can see the motherboards and chips are the same so I guess the jumps settings are the only differences?
Posted by holsteinson, on May 9, 2005 at 03:51 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Anyone knows who sells economical fingerprint sensor USB for MAC OS X? 732 Views / 8 Replies  
APC sells their fingerprint sensor/software bundle for US$30 (there are 7 other suppliers for PC under US$40) while the only one I found compatible with my Mac OS X is a SONY at US$160!!

Anyone...
Posted by holsteinson, on May 9, 2005 at 03:47 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
anyone knows who sells a PCMCIA combo Firewire 800 - USB2 315 Views / 0 Replies  
Anyone knows who sells a combo PCMCIA card with FIREWIRE 800 plus USB 2.0 ports compatible with OS X??
Posted by holsteinson, on May 9, 2005 at 03:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
if 128 Vram card in your PB 17" is not able to... 31,959 Views / 290 Replies  
if 128 Vram card in your PB 17" is not able to run H264 at HIGH where is the gain then?

a 256mb vram card upgrade for the PB?

a G5 will not happen this year at all (not even a G5...
Posted by holsteinson, on May 7, 2005 at 05:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: PB internal HD maximum size? 33,719 Views / 44 Replies  
What is the maximum size internal HD for a PB17? are they any 7,200RPM 16mb HD for it?

could a internal SATA HD be installed? if not could a external be used?
Posted by holsteinson, on Apr 27, 2005 at 06:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
my ibook 1.33 has twice the range than my PB17 1,297 Views / 20 Replies  
yes this is regretfully true my ibook 14" 1.33 works where my PB 17 doesnt even get signal
Posted by holsteinson, on Apr 27, 2005 at 06:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
the question is how much $$ for this marvel? 6,888 Views / 43 Replies  
this quad marvel would be suported by the applications?
Posted by holsteinson, on Apr 25, 2005 at 11:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: so sensitive.... 1,394 Views / 28 Replies  
Sorry to offend your sensitivity, I thought free speech was the motto in America I believe Apple could be doing a lot better if they would get unbias feedback from us mac users.... if this...
Posted by holsteinson, on Apr 25, 2005 at 02:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I am not the enemy, I just my mac to be better.. 1,394 Views / 28 Replies  
It may not hold water but there is no way denying we are lagging hardware wise...

Exactly my point this inability to innovate new high performance products and components for our PB??
Posted by holsteinson, on Apr 25, 2005 at 02:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: just time opening a 10mb file in photoshop in a PB G4 1.67Ghz and a in WINTEL 2.5ghz 1,394 Views / 28 Replies  
I do professional GIS mapping surveying in my PB G4 1.67GHZ 17" with 2gb ram and a friend with brand Toshiba laptop 2.5ghz runs circle around my processing times.....

I would really like to see a...
Posted by holsteinson, on Apr 25, 2005 at 02:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
sad to see you are not capable of a real response 1,154 Views / 35 Replies  
Nobody is forcing you to respond this subject and it is obvious you dont have the arguments to do it .... so who's got the real zero here?
Posted by holsteinson, on Apr 25, 2005 at 10:02 AM, in Mac OS X
no hardware innovation at all 1,154 Views / 35 Replies  
watercooling for a 2.5ghz chip? PC has have it for over 3 years and cheaper and they are hitting already 4ghz chip

motion sensing... also available (more over most biometric sensors are only...
Posted by holsteinson, on Apr 25, 2005 at 09:55 AM, in Mac OS X
check apple $$ prior and after the iPod.... 1,154 Views / 35 Replies  
Apple coming down from US$150+stock value to US$10 is not bad enough? rebounding with ipod to +US$70? it is good idea to check the iPod's real influence in APPLE $$ and marketshare...
Posted by holsteinson, on Apr 25, 2005 at 09:48 AM, in Mac OS X
Apple does not have the volume to price its product competititvely... 1,154 Views / 35 Replies  
It can not happen what you want since Apple DOES NOT have a market share that would allow them to purchase the volume required to get competitive pricing!! it is a catch 22 regretfuly for APPLE and...
Posted by holsteinson, on Apr 25, 2005 at 09:43 AM, in Mac OS X
still the fact is there APPLE cant break the 5% market share worldwide 1,154 Views / 35 Replies  
look what the economical success of the iPod by making it available to MAC and PC users without it APPLE financial would be really in red or even chapter 11 (specially with its inability to make...
Posted by holsteinson, on Apr 25, 2005 at 09:23 AM, in Mac OS X
Poll: Actual Powerbook's hardware is way obsolete!! APPLE please innovate again! 1,394 Views / 28 Replies  
Apple has sat on its PB hardware way too long! No SATA HD, very slow Superdrive speed (specially DVD burning), No G5 processor available, ultra slow MPCB bus speed, airport extreme 11g speed and...
Posted by holsteinson, on Apr 25, 2005 at 08:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple MUST port OS X to PC ASAP if they want grow their % 1,154 Views / 35 Replies  
Apple needs to have its OS X 10.x ported to WINTEL machines asap if they really want to increase their market share just like the iPod has demonstrated already and specially with Microsoft OS...
Posted by holsteinson, on Apr 25, 2005 at 08:46 AM, in Mac OS X
 
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