No one has really picked up on the coolest new thing about the G5. Who cares about the tiny speed bump or the fact that the whole line is dual processors. The big news is that the new 2.5 model features liquid cooling. This is proof that they have been working on the technology for a long timeAND that a G5 laptop may be possible using liquid cooling. Any thoughts on this out there?
This is one of the items I was wishing for, though for it to be in a PowerBook G5. I'm sure this is the next step.
Now, what will be really interesting is to see what the 'others' will do to scramble and play catch up (like they usually do, but won't admit to).
I liked Apple's chart describing the speeds of the new macine. - 98% faster than the baseline Pentium 4 3.4GHz. - 103% faster than an AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 at 2.4GHz - 83% faster than a Dual 3.2GHz Xeon
With those kinds of numbers,liquid cooling, IBM's increasing development, who knows how fast the technology is going to increase.
Imagine much smaller iPods with super tiny batteries that are liquid cooled; PowerBook G5s; and there's no excuse for not bumping the iMacs to 2.5GHz with the liquid cooling technology in the small base.
This is great news for the powerbook line. It is just a matter of time now before this technology enters the new "powerbook G5's". Yea, other companies are definitely going to have to play catch-up. I just wish that they had put this in all of the models, not just the 2.5. I am going to buy a G5 soon, but I am not sure that I can affor the top of the line G5. O well...
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Liquid cooling is not new to computers, but having comming more main stream is very cool....hehehehe... I kill me. Shuttle PC has been using something like this for awhile now since their small form factor requires a way to dissapate heat with out a lot of fans. As for the liquid cooled processors comming to the PowerBook, I just can't see that yet. Don't get me wrong it would be really freakin cool, but the cooling system is just too large right now for a PB even a 17'' unless they go back to the old PB that were about 11/2'' thick.
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