Originally posted by thegelding
a single processor board running a 1.4 970 from Hon Hai or whatever sounds more like a laptop board than a desktop...
i expect towers to be dual (1.6, 1.8, 2.0)....but a cube design return could see a single 1.4, but then so could a 15.4 laptop
Originally posted by Algol
May- 12" powerbook goes to 1Ghz, 15.4" Powerbook at 1.4ghz 970 revealed, 17" powerbook has a few hundred dollar price cut.
June- 970 Powermacs introduced at 1.4,1.8, and 2.0ghz, imac 17" bumps to 1.4Ghz 970, Powerbook 17" gets 1.4ghz 970.
I honestly think that people who are expecting 1.4Ghz processors in either PowerBook or
the bottom-end SP PowerMac are getting their hopes up too high. There's also no way
Apple will go beyond 2Ghz this year, even with IBM coming on board. Remember, we've only been in the Ghz range for a year.
I get carried away by my hopes and dreams too sometimes. But we have to be pragmatic and keep reality in mind. Remember that the IBM PPC 970 will bring vast performance improvements even if there is little or no rise in clock speed. So I think we would see impressive performance even if high-end PowerBooks and the low-end PowerMac were to move to a more realistic 1.2Ghz low-power PPC 970 by late summer or early fall.
Wouldn't this be just great! Can Apple actually do something like this?
Of course it would be great. But I really don't think Apple will move to a 1.4 PPC 970 in PowerBooks or the low-end PowerMac before very late this year or MWSF in January, at the earliest. But who knows? (I certainly don't.) Maybe I'm just having a bad, overly pessimistic day because it's cloudy and cold out today. BTW, I'm honored that you liked my quote.