Dual Processor PowerBook 17-Inch Due in 2004

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Date: Friday, April 4th, 2003, 00:00
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The latest from the campus is that the 17″ PowerBook will be dual processor by 2004, or should I say sometime in 2004. Apple wants to be the first mass produced dual processor laptop on the market.


The latest from the campus is that the 17″ PowerBook will be dual processor by 2004, or should I say sometime in 2004. Apple wants to be the first mass produced dual processor laptop on the market.

Look for better FireWire, USB and an overall higher speed system bus that will mean real time capture and effects processing for video professionals. Cooling issues are the main engineering feat, for this machine to be produced, however some of the portable engineering staff says that there is “sufficent room inside the chassis to make it happen easily.”

Engineering also claims that the video RAM will be “unique and unmatched in size, speed and capability”. They also plan to use the unique variable bus timing architecture that didn’t make it into the first version of the AL books, due to many bugs in the controller software.

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