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sktrdie
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:40 pm    Post subject: PPC laptops Reply with quote

being a fanatic for portables, i was really wondering what will the future of PPC in the portable world be after Apple will totally pass to x86.
Basically right now Apple is the only one making PPC portables... i was wondering what other companies were thinking abt, and what will they do.
PPC is an extremely advanced architecture, especially for laptops, so why not make them?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minus Apple, the PPC laptop market has to be insanely small if not nonexistant. I'd be surprised if a company stepped in to fill the gap left by Apple.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MidnightCheese wrote:
Minus Apple, the PPC laptop market has to be insanely small if not nonexistant. I'd be surprised if a company stepped in to fill the gap left by Apple.


I dunno ... I wouldn't have beleived this if I hadn't seen it myself.

There are other places that sell SPARC notebooks as well.


Also, though they don't sell notebooks at the moment, and you guys probably already know about this, but Pegasos sells reasonable desktops.
Maybe someone with experiance designing notebooks could get themselves on there and fix this problem?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I understand well, part of the problem was Apple not being able to put G5 in laptops due to excessive heat dispersion... If Apple did not make it, then why would someone else do it ?

I really like the ppc architecture, too bad.
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