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08-19-2005, 02:12
What is the realistic time horizon do you think for a G5 powerbook to be brought to market?

08-19-2005, 09:19
I dont own an Apple but the first computer i used was a Mac classic with a huge 4 mb ram. I would like to get my hands on a G5 to play with. They are expensive though and just buying one to play with is not an option.


08-19-2005, 21:20
I don't own one, but I do fix 'em.

It'll be awhile before Apple figures out how to get the G5 setup to run cool enough to work well in a small laptop case.

It'll be a lot slower than the desktop version unless the development of cold fusion jumps in to save the G5 PowerBook from the curse of a 15-minute battery life!

It will have to be slower to prevent it from producing so much heat, too. See where Apple uses liquid cooling to chill its faster desktop G5's? Well, that much processing power has its price, and its price is HEAT OUTPUT. Lots of it.

Get an older Toshiba and install Linux. That's what I have done for many Applephiliacs hereabouts, and I get very few complaints.

Good luck.

08-19-2005, 21:36
There will never be a G5 powerbook, mate.

08-20-2005, 00:23
Originally posted by FThorn
There will never be a G5 powerbook, mate.

I don't know abouy that mate, I have learned never to say never... ;b

08-20-2005, 09:01
You just did.


This is why the are now porting everything over to Intel-based architecture.

IBM could not get a cool enough G5 chip out.

Plus, Intel's roadmap is richer.

Sad, but true.

Many people are already running Mac OS X on Intel, through various hacks.

08-21-2005, 14:49
Not going to happen. Look forward to a Pentium M Powerbook.

08-25-2005, 14:46
I hear the Sony/IBM CELL architechture might natively support OS X. That could be fun, if true.

08-25-2005, 16:01
IBM annouced their dual core G5's will be released next month.Apple has been testing prototypes since last year.IBM also annouced new low power G5's.

The dual core G5's range from 1.4Ghz to 2.5Ghz.The low power G5's range from 1.2Ghz to 1.6Ghz.The low power G5's are designed for notebooks.