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Danamania
25th May 2005, 07:11 PM
I'm thinking powerbook

I'm thinking G5

I'm thinking... G5 Powerbook! http://tinyurl.com/776qa

dana

purana
25th May 2005, 07:15 PM
I cant see it happening, but I guess we will see once the date/time passes if these rumor becomes anything.

OziMac
25th May 2005, 07:19 PM
It's those *alleged* trade secret stealers at Think Secret, definitely sounds good! ;)

Bring it on! Again!

... and iTMS AU appears first, Disko might still be able to peddle the 'No Powerbook G5 for you' line briefly... or longer... :P

[EDIT] 256k L2 cache??? Is this going to be a rehash of those first batch of crippled 12" G4 Powerbooks???

mvjs
25th May 2005, 07:19 PM
Looks pretty indepth and ligit, I think I can trust the souce

Danamania
25th May 2005, 07:23 PM
Originally posted by OziMac@May 25 2005, 07:19 PM
... and iTMS AU appears first, Disko might still be able to peddle the 'No Powerbook G5 for you' line briefly... or longer... :P
here's an idea - everyone boycott g5 powerbooks until iTMS AU is here.

y'all are with me, right?

right?

*drops pin*

BiRDBRAiN
25th May 2005, 07:27 PM
Oh man a widescreen 13.3" thats a bit weird!

Sounds like something I would pay for :P

OziMac
25th May 2005, 07:29 PM
It's hard to assess these potential specs - the huge bump in cache speed is fantastic, but the halving of the cache size is troubling - there was such a huge difference in performance between the 256k and 512k L2 cache Powerbooks.

And is the reduction in processor speed going to be worth it performance-wise with the move to the new processor? Hard to say - but I guess the first Powerbook G4s were clocked at similar speeds to the Powerbook G3s they replaced (albeit, way back down at 400MHz)...

By the way Dana, excellent pickup - not even Macrumors or Macforums seems to be following this story yet! :)

OziMac
25th May 2005, 07:31 PM
WHOAH - you got me fair. Good one Dana ;)

Kildare
25th May 2005, 07:31 PM
Looks pretty swish! B)
I'd assume the iBooks would retain the G4 for quite some time being the @ the "budget" end of the market.

The 512 vs 256 is referring to the RAM, as far as I can gather, Ozimac.

EDIT: Opps - that's what I get for not reading the full article. :P

dangelovich
25th May 2005, 07:48 PM
Seems people are doubtful of performance...
After a 2 year wait, it would be pretty careless of Apple to release a G5 PowerBook that didn't perform brilliantly.
Time will tell...

If the specs are in fact correct, ThinkSecret will be getting a cease and decist *very* quickly...

Quamen
25th May 2005, 07:51 PM
ROFL @ Dana

Byrd
25th May 2005, 07:51 PM
Originally posted by Kildare@May 25 2005, 07:31 PM
The 512 vs 256 is referring to the RAM, as far as I can gather, Ozimac.
No it's definately the cache - 512MB PC3200 RAM will ship as standard.


"... and the G5s impressive cache reduced to half speed as a concession to power and heat reduction..."

Sounds suss to me ... have IBM released such cores with half-speed cache? I thought it was more core/clock speed that results in increased heat output, not cache/memory speed.

Anyhow, it's supposedly not far away - June 6 seems very optimistic, with Apple having only released speed bumped Powerbooks a few months ago.

JB

decryption
25th May 2005, 07:57 PM
Ahh Dana.. what a riot ;)
Hint: 59. :P

dangelovich
25th May 2005, 07:58 PM
Just figure out what's going on here...
Shame on you....

spargo
25th May 2005, 08:07 PM
she sure is tricky!! :lol:

BLADEY
25th May 2005, 08:33 PM
I can't believe this! You almost made me get an imac instead of the g4 powerbook I was going to order!

:lol:

Currawong
25th May 2005, 08:43 PM
I bet within a week all sorts of places will be reporting on it as fact.

sexygeek
25th May 2005, 08:55 PM
Originally posted by danamania@May 25 2005, 07:11 PM
I'm thinking powerbook

I'm thinking G5

I'm thinking... G5 Powerbook! http://tinyurl.com/776qa

dana
the tiny url didnt work :( use the full url next time plz

sexygeek
25th May 2005, 08:57 PM
i hope the 13.3 widescreeen is only a base model cause the screen is a little small i can imagine

DVD Plaza
25th May 2005, 09:24 PM
Sounds legit to me - I had figured the first G5 PowerBooks would be something like those.

Glad I went the iMac G5 instead - my 17" PowerBook can now just be for purely portable use.

Danamania
26th May 2005, 12:18 AM
Originally posted by sexygeek@May 25 2005, 08:55 PM
the tiny url didnt work :( use the full url next time plz
It works the same whether you use the tinyurl or the full url. Both work as well as the other.

spargo
26th May 2005, 12:20 AM
this is big news Dana - should we pin the topic? ;) :lol:

invisible
26th May 2005, 01:06 AM
ooh. this forum just keeps on getting crazyer by the minute. the cheek of it!

Edge
26th May 2005, 01:43 AM
Thanks, Dana. Now I'm definitely not going to buy a G5 PowerBook. That'd make me a scab, right? Crossing the picket-line and all that.

Which means I can put that $4000 I have just sitting around to good use; maybe a facelift, or full-body permanent laser-hair-removal. Hmmm .....

Rayd
26th May 2005, 08:02 AM
link doesnt work, anyone have a screenshot? or something?

iSlayer
26th May 2005, 08:07 AM
Originally posted by danamania@May 25 2005, 08:23 PM
here's an idea - everyone boycott g5 powerbooks until iTMS AU is here.

y'all are with me, right?

right?

*drops pin*
i say we boycott G5 powerbook's until they are half decent.
At those specs they will barely be faster then the current G4's

I wouldnt evern consider buying one of them.
IBM have some major explaining to do.

I say bring on Intel

applecollector
26th May 2005, 09:33 AM
i know i just tried to log on and it didn't work!

iSlayer
26th May 2005, 09:35 AM
its been removed from the site......

asqy
26th May 2005, 04:01 PM
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=128593

the mac rumours people dont seem to think its legit

swherdman
26th May 2005, 06:19 PM
It better not be legit, i got ~$4k riding on my currnet 15" powerbook being atleast the top of the line model for more then 2nd best (Powerbook still on order- It needs to get here faster damit!)

Rayd
26th May 2005, 06:43 PM
nah i dont think its real... its too shit to be real..

arribadia
26th May 2005, 09:09 PM
Frankly the only reason why I'd like the G5 is because of the superior architecture.. and yeah, I'm kinda secretly hoping that the news is true!

But on the other hand, with Powerbook shipping times still 3-5 days in the apple store now, and WWDC being just days away....

Maybe it is not true.. :(