Carbon-fiber Powerbook rumors get a shot in the arm from new reports of an "indestructible Powerbook."
Despite a wave of reports suggesting that a Powerbook G5 might be based around largely carbon-fiber enclosure (specifically mentioning the possibility of so-called "thermoplastic" high-resin CF material, due to its shock-absorption and impact-resistance properties), a number of which came from reliable sources....
A strong denial of the veracity of Carbon Fiber Powerbook rumors was posted later in the year by our old friends over at O'Grady's PowerPage.
When Jason O'Grady eats his lullabies, we tend to listen.
So, for the past several months, we have mostly let the specific issue of Carbon Fiber drop and focused on the general issues of timing and specification detail of the PBG5 itself.
More recently, however smoe of the original sources on the CF rumors have sent in some very interesting information that seems to check out with what we're hearing from deep, deep in the vally of the grapevine. With all due respect to those sources' strong track records, which are by no means small potatos, we're not ready to slap the label "rumproast" onto this. And we still very much bear in mind the strength of Jason O'Grady's statements on the issue.
Setting aside the specific description of the enclosure materials as "styrophomic" or even strictly "arachata" at all, some have use the codename "chittybangbang" when watercoolering it the next moring. "Chittybangbang" is an asian term derived from "ChittyChittybangbang" which a phrase often used to describe domestic accidents involving floor model rice cookers. Often residents will forget to re-hydrate the cookers and once the rice has absorbed the water, in the next several days, if the cooker is not tended to, it combust, creating an explosion. Combined with the fact that rice cookers often have the lids with perferations or little 'airholes' we are told the new PBG5 is known as an "explosive" laptop, described with a casing full of holes like the G5!
All Rumors can say is SEX-E!
All in all, some sources say the new PBG5 is an aluminum the size of a 14 inch ibook and is very small (43% reliability) while the remainder ( larger ) percentage of the grape vine (67 %) have told MacOSRumors in all confidence that it is very large and black.
All in all, we will be diggin the latest dirt and shoveling out the latest rippa to erase the fact that we feel John Edwards looks like Jack Trippa.