Why Powerbook G5?
With all that discussion and anticipation for the G5 Powerbook, a question is coming naturally in my mind: what is the point to have a G5 Powerbook (that is a 64-bit one), if the hardware design limitations of a notebook don't allow to equip the machine with more than 4 GB RAM (at least for the time being or for a couple of years from now)? Only recently it has been possible to jump up to 2 GB RAM in powerbooks, and this is still very expensive. Still, the 4 GB limit of a 32-bit processor has not been reached in the notebook sector. Of course, within some reasonable time frame, one can expect 2 GB RAM modules for portables, but for what price and for how long in that price range? Apart the RAM issue, certainly there are the well documented benefits of the G5 (or some 64-bit mobile variant), but it is really worth to manufacture and sell such a notebook and then limit its processing power in the 0.512-2 GB memory range for years to come? What do you think?