700 Mhz ibook
May 20, 2002 11:55AM
Current Mac Hardware
edited January 2014
just headed over to the apple site and noticed they were touting the 700 mhz ibook on the homepage. Is that new?
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Reply 1 of 5
May 20, 2002 12:30PM
I guess the iBook upgrade was less than anyone was guessing.
- 100MHz speed bump
- dumped the 66MHz bus
- added a CDRom option on the 14"
- powerbooks old mobility radeon which should be fine for QE on an ibook (no desktop spanning)
no wonder they didn't announce it during a keynote, nothing to write home about. but enough to reduce the shame factor of an 8MB Vram 66MHz bus laptop. thank goodness.
Reply 2 of 5
May 20, 2002 3:31PM
Did you notice that it is a new G3 with 512 KB of backside cache unstead of 256 : dont you think it is the first release of the sahara chip ?.
The ATI radeon mobility will be sufficient to run Quartz extreme.
Many of us, here on AI have said that after the WWDC and quartz extreme , they need to update their ibook soon : they have done it. This is the info of the day : Apple's act in a logical way
Reply 3 of 5
May 20, 2002 3:47PM
Yes, this is the new IBM PowerPC 750FX. It is scalable to 1 Ghz at 200MHz bus speed. It uses SOI. It is faster at the same clock speed than the 750Cxe (previous G3), and the increased level 2 cache and Mobility Radeon make a great laptop even better. Really, if you are a professional user then buy a Powerbook. The new iBook is the icing on the cake of consumer portables.
Reply 4 of 5
May 21, 2002 4:39AM
The new iBook received quite a minor update last Monday, while the update is quite nice (faster CPU and faster video chip), it isn't exactly ground breaking.
Perharps Apple will release another revision on the iBook after MWNY?
I think a new design and a whole new way of using the iBook would be much more rewarding than a faster CPU and a faster video chip. Ever since the release of Mac OS X's Ink, I always think that future iBook revision probably will have a stylus and can be used in ?tablet mode?
Reply 5 of 5
May 22, 2002 9:36PM
[quote]I think a new design and a whole new way of using the iBook would be much more rewarding than a faster CPU and a faster video chip. Ever since the release of Mac OS X's Ink, I always think that future iBook revision probably will have a stylus and can be used in ?tablet mode? <hr></blockquote>OOOh, that's a good point. I completely agree.