New speed-bumped PowerBooks are rumored to be scheduled to appear during Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ Macworld Expo keynote presentation.
At the high-end, the new PowerBooks will top out at 1.67GHz, up from 1.5GHz, according to ThinkSecret. Other chances include 4200RPM hard drives being replaced with 5400-rpm models with larger capacities. “The video card at the high-end will remain ATI’s Radeon 9700, but it will be given a boost from 64MB of memory to 128MB. The PowerBook SuperDrive will also gain official support for DVD+R media, along with the DVD-R discs that have always worked,’ ThinkSecret reports. “At the low-end, the 12-inch PowerBook [currently offering a 1.33GHz G4] will be upgraded to 1.5GHz.”
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