PC Notebooks Advance, Where's My PowerBook G5?

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Date: Wednesday, February 9th, 2005, 07:26
Category: Hardware

I slept through last weeks announcement of Apple’s predicted PowerBook G4 speed-bumps and have instead been laser focused on Apple’s “Mother of all Thermal Challenges,” the PowerBook G5. While I doubt that I would purchase a first generation FurnaceBook, I am curious as hell to see how they plan to cool it.
I don’t know about you, but my PBG4 1.5 GHz becomes too hot to use on my lap for after less than 30 minutes. How the hell are they going to keep a processor cool that requires seven (count ‘em) fans in a desktop enclosure? Anyway, I hope that it’s cool and that Apple offers more than just a G5 and a new enclosure for the beast. Don’t let us down Apple, PC notebook vendors continue to innovate while we’re still stuck with your creaky-hinge rejects.


I slept through last weeks announcement of Apple’s predicted PowerBook G4 speed-bumps and have instead been laser focused on Apple’s “Mother of all Thermal Challenges,” the PowerBook G5. While I doubt that I would purchase a first generation FurnaceBook, I am curious as hell to see how they plan to cool it.
I don’t know about you, but my PBG4 1.5 GHz becomes too hot to use on my lap for after less than 30 minutes. How the hell are they going to keep a processor cool that requires seven (count ‘em) fans in a desktop enclosure? Anyway, I hope that it’s cool and that Apple offers more than just a G5 and a new enclosure for the beast. Don’t let us down Apple, PC notebook vendors continue to innovate while we’re still stuck with your creaky-hinge rejects.

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