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fisherKing
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Jun 3, 2005, 06:41 PM
 
this

more bs, right..??............
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Jun 3, 2005, 07:04 PM
 
A friend of mine linked me to this earlier, basically the original is a fake google cache page using the @ trick to make it look legit, because there's so much crap you hardly notice it. Besides, since when did apple consider a 1440x900 screen HD? A 1280x720 or higher screen is HD as well, but guess what they don't call the current 15"ers.

BTW the article came from here:
http://homepage.mac.com/dzweben/pr/jun/pbg5.html
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Jun 3, 2005, 07:29 PM
 
u mean everything on the internet isn't real??
"At first, there was Nothing. Then Nothing inverted itself and became Something.
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Jun 3, 2005, 08:23 PM
 
good one heheh
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Jun 4, 2005, 12:12 AM
 
i hate having to keep dreaming...
     
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Jun 4, 2005, 01:20 AM
 
Maybe one day in my lifetime... they'll be a G5.... and maybe one day I'll be able to afford it.
     
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Jun 4, 2005, 02:47 AM
 
and now that they are saying Apple will be switching to Intel....I'm guessing we will NEVER see the G5 in a PB
     
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Jun 4, 2005, 03:33 AM
 
A G5 in a 17? Maybe. A 15? OK, I could see that. A G5 processor in a 12?

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Jun 4, 2005, 04:47 AM
 
After hearing the latest news, it would seem that the next Powerbook would feature an Intel processor. Strange to think isn't it... "The new apple Powerbook, featuring Centrino technology!" What a strange future awaits us.
     
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Jun 4, 2005, 12:03 PM
 
I can hear the Imperial Death March playing......
     
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Jun 5, 2005, 04:29 AM
 
Eh... using an intel processor like the Pentium-M (if that's even being considered) would be a step up from the G4 IMHO. I'd much rather see that than the G5. They are about the same clock for clock I believe, and the P-M runs a heck of a lot cooler... better batt life... etc... and it will probably make for a cheaper powerbook. I have no problem with buying parts from Intel if it makes the end product: 1) better for the same price or 2) same for better price... Either way, I'll be getting one... it's not like they are going to stop using OSX
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Jun 5, 2005, 08:23 AM
 
Hmmm, Pentium M for Powerbooks. Not a bad idea. I just hope the next generation of powerbooks is still as thin and light as this one.
Powerbook G4 17" 1.5 Ghz, 1GB RAM; Will never go back to PC notebooks!!!
     
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Jun 5, 2005, 05:39 PM
 
Who cares what the name of the next Powerbook processor is, as long as it is a next gen chip with a significant boost over what we currently have.
     
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Jun 5, 2005, 05:50 PM
 
Intel chip? Isn't this the second sign of Armagedon? Next thing you know, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates will be joining forces to produce a Supercomputer that takes telepathic commands, no mouse or keyboard needed.
     
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Jun 5, 2005, 07:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by wuzup101
They are about the same clock for clock I believe, and the P-M runs a heck of a lot cooler... better batt life... etc...
There is a big misconception about the P-M. The P-M processor when runs in its nominal clock speed, it is hot as hell. Not like a P4, but a lot hotter than an G4. When I watch a DVD on my wife's P-M Dell, I don't put it on my lap because I find the heat unbearable (but not so with a Powerbook).

What the P-M has and the G4 has not, is that the P-M can change its operating clock speed almost continuously to really low levels. A 1.6 GHz P-M based laptop with little to no CPU load, will run at 600 MHz when plugged in and even as low as 90-100 MHz (I don't remember the exact number) when on battery. You do understand what does this means for battery and heat, when the processor is not stressed. But, again, this is not because the P-M is inherently cool (as for example the MPC7448 from Freescale which dissipates less than 10 W @ 1.4 GHz), but because it has the technology to dynamically scale its clock speed according to usage.
     
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Jun 5, 2005, 07:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by Pierre B.
There is a big misconception about the P-M. The P-M processor when runs in its nominal clock speed, it is hot as hell. Not like a P4, but a lot hotter than an G4. When I watch a DVD on my wife's P-M Dell, I don't put it on my lap because I find the heat unbearable (but not so with a Powerbook).
You are exactly right. I just bought a 1.5 GHz 12" PowerBook, and gave back the 1.6 GHz Dell Lattitude PoS that I had running Linux at work. Besides all of the obvious problems w/ Linux on laptops, the one thing that really bugged me was how slow that processor was. Everyone says that the Centrino is "great" and "fast", but really it didn't wow me at all when it came to compiling code or other CPU intensive tasks. Hell, Firefox would frequently peg the CPU all the time just to render webpages and graphics. And w/ the 2.4.x Linux kernel, audio would skip all the time because of its poor latency.

The PowerBook that's on my lap was not at all warm or uncomfortable yesterday when I was converting my 1300+ song iTunes library to 128 bit AAC from MP3, and the CPU was pegged to 100%. The G4 is still an awesome chip, and I would hate it if they put a Pentium M in the PowerBook.
     
   
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