PowerBook G5 exclusive MOSR details
(NEXT UPDATE: 11am JULY 15)
We've arrived, oh have we arrived baby! And we met up with our sources. We're going to hate to say I told you so! We've been able to preview the new Apple PowerBook G5 for approximately 3 minutes from a close family friend and longtime source of Rumors. The G5 book was hand created, not by machine because it is an early model, but boy is it sleek! The book is a combination of chrome, black, and mostely aluminum holed grates like the powermac and the base, and a sick black aliminum and chrome design on the top and sides. Ports are on the left side, the cd is on the right with a PC-card slot, there is a new Power Adapter!
Specs we could pick out from the preview:
-15-inch screen (on the one we saw)...very wide
-think brim around screen
-1.6 GHz IBM PowerPC 970(SX!) processor (lower power)
-800 MHz frontside bus
-2GB of ram (standard will be 256, source said)
-160 GB hd (standard will be 80, source said)
-64 MB of VIDEO RAM, SICK NVIDIA CARD!!! Quartz was amazing running tiger on this puppy, you should see what it enabled.
Our rumormongers are quickly working on a sketch of the new units! We hope to be able to post it.
In site news, Toby is doing well and was able to feed himself today and walk on his lacerated big toe. He thanks all of you for support and donations! Rumors this week raised $3,145.40 towards Toby's medical bills and we've retained the likes of a lawyer for the Vespa Scoot vs Rumors employee case.
All in all, a wonderful day in the grape vine and no small number of upsets. Today Apple also announced a profit of $60 MILLION dollars on 2 BILLION in revenue!leeioccoca
Due to the accident with the bus we are currently updating MOSR from Bostons "Slap Happy Tappy" bar on west st. The owners have graciously provided Rumors with inet access and brewws! Stay tuned for further details of the PowerBook G5 prototype.