Todays updates

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  1. colosodian

    colosodian Next Gen

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    http://www.macworld.com/news/2005/10/19/liveupdate/index.php

    New PowerBooks

    First on the list are refreshed PowerBook models. Moody announced two new systems -- 15-inch and 17-inch PowerBooks. The 15-inch model now features a screen with 1440 x 900 resolution, the same as the previous generation 17-inch model. The 17-inch model now features a 1680 x 1050 pixel display -- the same resolution as Apple's 20-inch Cinema Display

    The new PowerBooks sport 22 percent greater battery life, standard DVD-RW "SuperDrives" and built-in support for Apple's gargantuan 30-inch Cinema HD Display, according to Moody. Prices start at $1,499 for the 2-inch model, $1,999 for the 15-inch model and $2,499 for the 17-inch model. All systems are shipping today.

    New Power Macs

    Apple has also updated its Power Mac G5 system, which Moody calls the "system of choice for creative professionals that need power."

    The new systems feature dual-core PowerPC processors and a new system architecture that can support up to 16GB of 533MHz DDR2 RAM. They can also hold up to 1 terabyte (TB) of internal Serial ATA (SATA) storage, and are the first Power Macs to feature PCI Express (PCIe) expansion slots. DDR2 RAM and PCIe are both featured on Apple's recently refreshed iMac G5 system.
     
  2. colosodian

    colosodian Next Gen

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    im wondering if the 12 inch has the improved battery.
     
  3. clog

    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    Christ those pwerbooks are expensive :ugh:

    New PowerMacs sound hawt though :coold:
     
  4. Legend Zero

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    22% better battery...

    lol i sure do love these great ppc products.. haha, its k tho... apple basically came out and said they are screwed rite now..and atleast they are giving something..
     
  5. mrchina

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    Wow, these new updates are really pathetic for the Powerbook. Makes me happy I got mine almost a year ago and I know NOTHING has really changed.
     
  6. rpark

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    how much cheaper did the displays get?
     
  7. moses

    moses OMGWTFBBQ

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    why the fuck do they not do something about the 12" pb? there's absolutely no incentive to get it over the ibook IMO.
     
  8. mrchina

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    Losers buy the iBook... powerbook owners go home and fuck the prom queen. That's why.:wiggle:
     
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    The only difference between my powerbook and the new ones are the display, ram speed, "battery life", and video card
     
  10. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    i got an ibook and i fucked the prom queen and her sister. holla
     
  11. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    lol :wavey:
     
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    while I kept her mother distracted :naughty:




















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  13. RG

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    still overpriced
     
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    micks the snausage wallet OT Supporter

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    bleh. i'm glad i got my powerbook a few months ago.
     
  15. newsroom_can

    newsroom_can Canada eh?

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    Kinda glad that they did not make too much changes to 12 inch PowerBook because I got mine just this January...
     
  16. colosodian

    colosodian Next Gen

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    12 inch hasnt changed much at all. Except it now comes with superdrive for 1500.
     
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    I got a 30gb ipod for free from them today, and they told me if i have another problem with my powerbook it gets replaced with one of the new models
     
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    Finally, they updated the screen! Been waiting forever for this update... Still can't afford a new 15in PB, or 20in iMac... Maybe after X-Mas.. :x:
     
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    Snotfist I am the Urban Cowboy.

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    There is now a build to order option for a 7200rpm drive in the Powerbooks, this will make a noticeable performance difference.

    The increased resolution on the screens is also a nice improvement. I always felt the real estate on the 17" was just a tad too small.
     
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    my god, those are hot. 16gigs of ram :eek5:

    Yeah, just made a G5 with the quad processor things, 16gigs of ram, 1 TB of HD, 2 apple 30 inch displays, wireless mouse, airport and blue tooth.

    Gonna set me back about 23,300, lmao, in my dreams


    TOTAL noob questions. the 2xDual 2.5 GHz processor, does that mean its got 10 GHz processor, or 5 GHz?

    Such a thing as far as PCs go?
     
  22. Rev. Johnny Vegas

    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    No, dual cored processors mean that there are two processing cores on each physical CPU. A rig with 2 dual core 2.5Ghz processors still operates at 2.5Ghz each, but there are 4 cores to process instructions instead of 2.
     
  23. manchild

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    they operate at 2.5 EACH, so is it, in some way, the equivilant of having a 5GHz processor?
     
  24. tenplanescrashing

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    I actually thought that too but no. actually, in a sense, it is more of a 3.7ghz than 5ghz for a dual core 2.5 because of 2.5 + (.5 * 2.5). they still use the same bus. at least thats how it was described to me today.
     
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    They still use the same bus, they still use the same memory, and in most cases they still use the same L2 cache. They do typically have seperate L1 caches.

    BTW, I'd completely avoid the whole "2 processors operating at 2.5Ghz is the equivalent of 1 at 3.7Ghz" business. Other than running benchmarks each and every time, there is no good way to compare a multiprocessor system's performance to that of a single.
     

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