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    I'm thinking powerbook

    I'm thinking G5

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

    dana

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    I cant see it happening, but I guess we will see once the date/time passes if these rumor becomes anything.

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    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???

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    Looks pretty indepth and ligit, I think I can trust the souce
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    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*

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    Oh man a widescreen 13.3" thats a bit weird!

    Sounds like something I would pay for :P

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    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!

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    WHOAH - you got me fair. Good one Dana

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    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
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    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...
    ...because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

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    ROFL @ Dana
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    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.

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    Ahh Dana.. what a riot
    Hint: 59. :P

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    Just figure out what's going on here...
    Shame on you....
    ...because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

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    she sure is tricky!!

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    I can't believe this! You almost made me get an imac instead of the g4 powerbook I was going to order!



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    I bet within a week all sorts of places will be reporting on it as fact.
    The discussion has continued at AppleTalk Australia.

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    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

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    i hope the 13.3 widescreeen is only a base model cause the screen is a little small i can imagine

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    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.

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