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Some long awaited info on G5PB.
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Dec 17, 2003, 02:01 PM
 
( Last edited by krux`; Dec 17, 2003 at 04:00 PM. )
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Dec 17, 2003, 03:15 PM
 
This is not information. It is speculation. There is a sizeable difference.

     
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Dec 17, 2003, 03:16 PM
 
information nonetheless that hasnt surfaced prior to today.
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Dec 17, 2003, 03:49 PM
 
Originally posted by krux`:
information nonetheless that hasnt surfaced prior to today.
Where have you been?
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this is someones speculation tied on the grounds of IBM and its correlation to the Blade Server and and interesting one, now show me a link where this was shown prior to this article
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Dec 17, 2003, 04:27 PM
 
From the article:
That could up the speed of the PPC chips significantly, since the electrons that carry the information would travel smaller distances.
Yeah, when you travel the speed of light, saving a few mm is a REAL advantage....

I'd like to hope a PB G5 is not too far away, but this is all speculation.
     
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Dec 17, 2003, 10:33 PM
 
PowerBook G5 by September. The sooner the better!
G4 is stagnant. G3 (even 750VX) won't be for PowerBooks. It's either G5, or watch the PC laptops fly by on Centrino 2.
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Dec 17, 2003, 10:41 PM
 
Speculations about Powerbooks are as useful as speculations about earthquakes. We know they are coming. We just don't know when yet so all of this worrying is moot. Here's a prediction. Sometime in the future, Apple will release a G5 Powerbook. Then announce a G6 chip. Then release a G6 Tower. Then a G6 Powerbook.

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Dec 17, 2003, 11:21 PM
 
Electrons, or more properly, electric charges, in electronics travel far slower than the speed of light. I don't know in what realm they travel, but it's nowhere near the speed of photons - electrons have to transfer from atom to atom.
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Dec 17, 2003, 11:29 PM
 
In any case, it would be nice if the PowerBook G5 had similarly eyepopping stats as the first PM G5. If IBM's successful with making 2.2, 2.4, and 2.6 GHz procs for the PowerMac, it wouldn't surprise me if the PowerBooks get single (duh! excepting amazing reduction in power draw) 1.6, 1.8, and 2.0 GHz G5s, with similar system setup to the first PM G5s.

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Dec 17, 2003, 11:44 PM
 
NO G5 powerBooks anytime soon....sorry but Apple itself says this.
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Dec 18, 2003, 02:55 AM
 
September is a long way off. PowerBooks are gonna look pretty dated if they're still on 1.33 to 1.42 GHz G4.

This G5 speculation is relevant. I don't want to lay out over $2,000 on a PowerBook G4 with the real possibility of a Powerbook G5 within a year.
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Dec 18, 2003, 03:21 AM
 
Originally posted by Scooterboy:

I don't want to lay out over $2,000 on a PowerBook G4 with the real possibility of a Powerbook G5 within a year.
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Dec 18, 2003, 07:20 AM
 
G5 BAH, Humbug. I'm STILL holding out for the dual G4 in the 17".
     
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Dec 18, 2003, 01:16 PM
 
Originally posted by Scooterboy:
This G5 speculation is relevant. I don't want to lay out over $2,000 on a PowerBook G4 with the real possibility of a Powerbook G5 within a year.
Oh yes, because we all know the market needs to consider existing users as well as new ones.

Not really. Apple has to move on, and until the date that they do, they have to continue selling a product. And guess what, G5 comes after G4, and one day the switch will happen. The new G5 Powerbooks will in no way make G4 Powerbooks all of a sudden stop working, nor will it cause them to slow down.

I bought my G4 Powerbook fully aware that one day Apple will upgrade it. I don't care, because I bought what I wanted now, and have a machine now that does work I need done. If a G5 Powerbook comes out, thats great, since it means progress. The more they advance, the bigger my upgrade in two years will seem.
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