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Friday, August 11, 2000
ZD Reveals iBook Speed Bump
11:41 AM | Tom Bridge | Comment on this story

According to an article posted on ZDNet, Apple will be bumping the clock speeds upward on their consumer portable iBook very soon. Supposedly this information is confirmed by independent sources, and include the following details:

Independent sources told ZDNet News that Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple plans to announce the interim iBook revision within the next two months. The "P 1.5" or "Rev. B" line of iBooks will remain largely unchanged from the current model but will feature PowerPC G3 processors at speeds up to 466MHz, built-in DVD support, one FireWire port and 8MB of video RAM.
While Apple representatives remained mute concerning this approaching speed bump, they continued their curious suit against public leaks of their intellectual property:
As reported in a CNet article, Apple's suit, filed last week in California's Santa Clara County Superior Court, named "Worker Bee" as one of up to 25 John Does the company said has caused the company damage by posting pre-release details of Apple's latest mouse and multiprocessor Power Mac desktops.
As ATI discovered at the Macworld Expo New York, Apple does not take kindly to leaks of any sort.

This iBook speed bump is great news for Mac gamers -- in our own review of this impressive piece of Apple hardware, we found it to be a great system, but its lack of speed and graphics memory kept it from being the ideal portable gaming machine that it could be. With 8 MB of VRAM and a 466 MHz G3, it would certainly be an extremely capable game machine; add in Airport support, and you have one gorgeous portable game station. Check out the rest of the article for more details.

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