MacFixIt has continued coverage of “warping” issues with Aluminum and Titanium PowerBook G4 models where the heat of operating the PowerBook causes the case to “warp” slightly. Including a note that the “problem seldom occurs with PowerBook G4 17-inch.”
Insanely Great Mac’s Remy Davison writes about the new trend in AV notebook computers:
Digitimes notes that Dell and Asustek will launch ‘AV’ notebooks shortly to compete with Toshiba’s range of Qosmio portables, The new notebooks will feature ‘TV and audio’ functionality, as well as DVD recording.
The question is whether Apple needs to match this in its PowerBook line. Desktop Media Center PCs have become increasingly popular in recent quarters, reportedly having some impact on the sales of notebooks.
No PCMCIA/CardBus TV solution for the PowerBook exists to my knowledge, although EyeTV and other USB solutions abound. Although an Apple-developed internal or CardBus TV card may not be a deal-clincher, it would add considerably to the PowerBook’s already formidable array of multimedia support. With FireWire DV and DVD burning, plus DVDSP, iMovie and iDVD, Apple already leads the industry in many respects.
Read the rest of the article at IGM.
Hitachi today announced that they have successfully developed the world’s highest resolution organic TFT (Thin Film Transistor) display. 80 x 80 dots in 1.4 inches isn’t exactly what I think of when I hear “high resolution,” but according to Hitachi, this is the highest thus far for a display of this size. Perhaps the biggest advantage of organic TFTs, like gymnasts or the tax code, is their flexibility. Electronic paper enthusiasts or owners of cellular phones should be excited about today’s development, because a bendable display could mean a lot for portability. From Gizmodo where you’ll find the link and a pic.