What is Really Holding up the 15-Inch PowerBook

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Date: Friday, April 25th, 2003, 00:00
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I spoke to a friend at Apple over Easter and asked him when the 15″ PB was going to be updated. Now, he’s a close friend and would not lie to me. We’ve been friends since kindergarden and I trust him 100 percent.


I spoke to a friend at Apple over Easter and asked him when the 15″ PB was going to be updated. Now, he’s a close friend and would not lie to me. We’ve been friends since kindergarden and I trust him 100 percent.

Well apparently, what’s holding the Al 15″ PB back is that Apple is waiting for ATI. The design is completely done along with marketing. Apparently, Apple wants to put in an ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 which won’t begin shipping in volume until May.

The Radeon 9600 mobility is a huge step forward from the Radeon 9000 mobility Apple uses today. Apple will heavily promote it when the new 15″ is introduced as being the first laptop in the world to have it.

When I asked him how much memory Apple would put, he said 64MB with a 128bit memory path.

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