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Topic # 7876 17-May-2006 17:51

If you check Apple's U.S. website and their online store, they got rid off the whole old G5 notebook line.
No more old IBM processor notebooks from Apple: iBook, Powerbook...

Anyway the new MacBook looks affordable and a good machine, however I miss the video card.




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The PowerPC notebooks actually had G4 processors, which were manufactured by Freescale. IBM's G5 processor is still being used in the Powermac, but speculation suggests that Intel replacements for these will be available later this year.

Anyway, I agree that the Macbook looks like a nice machine. The starting price is a bit higher than the price of the 12" iBook, but the specifications look good enough to justify it. The base model is listed at $US1099, so I'd expect them to sell for around $2200 when they finally reach our shores. Based on past experience, though, it could be at least another six weeks before they're widely available in New Zealand.

I can imagine that a lot of people will moan about the integrated graphics but I don't really think it matters to the market at which the Macbook is aimed. If you really need a dedicated graphics processor, then you should be looking at the Macbook Pro.

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But will it run Windows?




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Reply # 35997 17-May-2006 19:51

alasta: The PowerPC notebooks actually had G4 processors, which were manufactured by Freescale. IBM's G5 processor is still being used in the Powermac, but speculation suggests that Intel replacements for these will be available later this year.


You are right I should have written G4 instead and not IBM as well, my bad, I was typing too fast. :)

And hopefully it will run Windows.. :)




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Jama: But will it run Windows?


I think so, look here

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