New PowerBook G4s Being Tested at 1.2 GHz

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Date: Monday, September 23rd, 2002, 01:00
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The PowerPage had the chance to catch up with a little bird this weekend that told us some interesting things about the new PowerBooks that will eventually replace the current 667/800 MHz models. A source confirmed that the DVD-R SuperDrive will finally squeeze into the svelte Titanium G4 enclosure. The coveted optical drive was put on a diet and has just been rubber stamped for inclusion on TiBook v.4 after losing about 2mm of height. SuperDrives may only appear in the high-end configuration, so start saving those nickles and dimes.

The good news is that the top end model could eclipse even the 1022 MHz PowerBook G4 mules in testing now. G4 silicon running as fast as 1200 MHz (1.2 GHz) has been spotted in the titanium enclosure. The new TiBook will reportedly feature a re-designed motherboard with native Bluetooth support and an updated cooling system. The jury is still out on whether audio and video will get a bump, but one thing’s for sure, the new PowerBooks will only boot into Mac OS X.

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