Tag: powerbook

Apple addresses PowerBook display problems

Apple has posted details of its 15-inch PowerBook G4 Display Repair Extension Program, which offers replacement of LCDs that show faint white spots on the screen of certain PowerBooks. The issue affects both Aluminum and Titanium 15-inch PowerBooks that were manufactured from July 2003 through November 2003. To qualify for the repair program, your PowerBook serial number must fall between one of two serial number ranges: V7334xxxxxx to V7345xxxxxx or QT331xxxxxx to QT339xxxxxx.

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New PowerBooks stacked up against Power Mac G5s

Bare Feats has published a performance comparison between the recently introduced PowerBooks and Power Mac G5s. “Steve Jobs asserts that laptops will soon replace desktops. I assert that ‘heavy lifting’ will continue to be done by desktops, especially ones with dual processors,” reports the site. “The PowerBooks lag significantly behind the newest desktops. If you need a ‘professional grade’ computer that can get things done in a hurry, you better hope the PowerBook isn’t your only computer.” Read More

Apple upgrades PowerBooks to 1GHz with SuperDrive

Apple today announced a major upgrade to its Titanium PowerBook G4 notebook line with PowerPC G4 processors running at up to 1 GHz, what the company says is the industry’s first slot-loading SuperDrive for reading and burning both CDs and DVDs, the fastest mobile graphics processor, the ATI Mobility Radeon 9000, and integrated 802.11 wireless networking. Pricing for the new PowerBook starts at US$2,299. Complete configuration and pricing information is available in the press release.

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