¿PowerBook G5 este Lunes?

¿PowerBook G5 este Lunes?

Si. Somos presa fácil de las bromas que pasean por Internet, pero nos emocionamos, hacemos una fiesta, y luego descubrimos que se estaban riendo de nosotros, y hacemos otra fiesta para levantarnos el ánimo. Así que lo disfrutamos igual. Este lunes es la Keynote de Steve Jobs (CEO de Apple, para los trolls) en la WWDC (o World Wide Developers Conference, la conferencia anual de desarrolladores Mac). Por un lado dicen (Engadget) que Apple va a anunciar su conversión a Intel, partiendo por el Mac mini para luego llegar hasta el PowerMac G5, todos corriendo en Intel el 2007. Eso quizás se contradiga con la próxima noticia, que es la razón de por que están reunidas todas estas letras agrupadas en palabras para formar frases:

ADVERTENCIA! Altas dosis de desilusión para los niños Mac si termina siendo rumor, pero de ser mentira, es la mejor mentira del año (se trata de un “comunicado de prensa” que se escapó y alguien pilló el “Google Cache”). Lo leímos en Gizmodo, pero ellos tampoco tienen un muy buen detector de mentiras.

El gran rumor dice, que finalmente llegarán los PowerBooks G5 con pantallas de alta resolución (HD). ¡Por el amor de Jobs! ¡Que sea cierto! ¿Quieres leer el *supuesto* comunicado de prensa (con todas las especificaciones)? Adelante…


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Apple Announces PowerBook G5 for August Availibility
The Highly Anticipitated G5 Portables are Here, Featuring Low-power G5 Processors and HD Screens Across the Line

CUPERTINO, California—June 7, 2005—Apple® today announced the upcoming availibility of it’s highly anticipitated PowerBook G5 line of personal computers, featuring low-power G5 cores running up to 2.3 GHz, with 12, 15, and 17 inch high definition widescreen displays, all enclosed in a thin aluminum shell. The super-powerful notebook computer outperforms the leading PC notebooks by up to 35 percent.*

The PowerBook G5’s blazingly fast PowerPC G5 processor makes it the ideal computer for professional work on the go. “The PowerBook G5 is not only one of the coolest looking personal computers on the planet, it’s also the fastest portable computer available.” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “We think it was worth the wait.” With powerful Radeon® Mobility™ x-Series video cards standard across the line, and high speed 400MHz DDR2 RAM, the new PowerBooks can handle everything from 3-way H.264 video chats in iChat AV to professional graphics applications such as Shake 4 and Final Cut Pro 5 with ease.

The new high definition widescreen displays give you all the working space you need to watch and edit high definition video without hooking up an external display. All models will ship with Apple’s new Mac OS 10.4 Tiger preinstalled. Best of all, this power is available at prices starting at just $1,699.

Pricing & Availibility
The new PowerBook G5 line will be available in August through The Apple Store® (www.apple.com), at Apple’s retail stores and Apple Autorized Resellers in four standaIrd configurations.

The 1.8 GHz, 12-inch PowerBook G5, for a suggested retail price of $1699 (US), includes:
– a 1440×900 HD widescreen LCD;
– a Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) optical drive;
– 512MB of 400MHz DDR2 SDRAM;
– ATI Radeon Mobility x300 64MB video card;
– AirPort Extreme wireless networking and internal Bluetooth 2.0;
– DVI, VGA, S-video and composite video support;
– two USB 2.0 ports, two FireWire 400;
– optional backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor; and
– an 80GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive.

The 2.0 GHz, 15-inch PowerBook G5, for a suggested retail price of $1,999 (US), includes:
– a 1680×1050 HD widescreen LCD;
– a Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) optical drive;
– 512MB of 400MHz DDR2 SDRAM;
– ATI Radeon Mobility x600 128MB video card;
– AirPort Extreme wireless networking and internal Bluetooth 2.0;
– DVI, VGA, S-video and composite video support;
– three USB 2.0 ports, two FireWire 400, FireWire 800
– backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor; and
– an 80GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive.

The 2.3 GHz, 15-inch PowerBook G5, for a suggested retail price of $2,299 (US), includes:
– a 1680×1050 HD widescreen LCD;
– a 16x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±R/CD-RW);
– 512MB of 400MHz DDR2 SDRAM;
– 128MB ATI Radeon Mobility x600 video card (256MB optional);
– AirPort Extreme wireless networking and internal Bluetooth 2.0;
– DVI, VGA, S-video and conposite video support;
– three USB 2.0 ports, two FireWire 400, FireWire 800;
– backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor; and
– an 80GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive.

The 2.3 GHz, 17-inch PowerBook G5, for a suggested retail price of $2,899 (US), includes:
– a 1920×1200 HD widescreen LCD;
[Nuestro favorito, con 1920 x 1200 pixeles para tener la ventana de terminal con ssh más grande del mundo — Ed.]
– a 16x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±R/CD-RW);
– 1GB of 400MHz DDR2 SDRAM;
– 256MB ATI Radeon Mobility x600 video card;
– AirPort Extreme wireless networking and internal Bluetooth 2.0;
– DVI, VGA, S-video and conposite video support;
– three USB 2.0 ports, two FireWire 400, FireWire 800;
– backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor; and
– an 100GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive.

*Based on a series of 12 common actions in Adobe Photoshop CS

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.

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PD: Personalmente me parece a “demasiado bueno para ser realidad”, pero bueno. Bueno, es. Realidad? Ya veremos.