Date: Saturday, January 22nd, 2005, 16:03
Category: Hardware, PowerBook G4 Aluminum
An update on a possible midweek refresh of the PowerBook G4 Aluminum… Click through for the skinny.
There has been an increase in chatter about a rejuvinated Aluminum PowerBook G4 as soon as Tuesday, which is being reported by the usual suspects at ThinkSecret and the like:
Channel supply of current PowerBook G4 models is completely dry, sources say, leading Think Secret to believe that the updated models, reported earlier this month, will probably arrive in a quiet announcement on Tuesday, January 25 or, at the latest, February 2.Over here in Europe FNAC, a large MAC dealer, has EOLed all PowerBook models and if you try to order one from the Apple UK store you get 6-8 days for shipping for all current models. Kind of makes you wonder how much Apple might drop their pants on pricing on a pre-G5 model.
The new models will boost the PowerBook G4 line from 1.33/1.5GHz to 1.5/1.67GHz. Other changes include faster hard drives, more video memory at the high end, and Bluetooth 2.0. See our January 10 report for more details.