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Re: powerbook 15" 1Ghz question ...

On Wed, Apr 16, 2003 at 06:48:24PM +0200, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> On Mit, 2003-04-16 at 16:16, Michael Flaig wrote:
> Right, except that 3D acceleration works with my dri-trunk packages. :)

Hey, great :-)
Thanks btw. for your great work ... !!!
> > Do this components work?
> > - PCMCIA Slot? (with pcmcia-cs? because of orinoco-cs monitor patch)
> Haven't tried it, but I suspect it should work with some fiddling at
> least.

I got it to work on my pismo so I'll try, if I buy the new one :-)
> > - Modem? (heard that there is an closed source driver)
> Yes, that basically works, but it can be quite a PITA.

I don't really need the modem by now so this should no problem ...

> All in all, I'm not aware of any hardware component of this machine
> (except the built-in microphone maybe?) that's not supported. :)

I would prefer typing on the keyboard than talking to the powerbook ;-)

> > How long can you work with your powerbook on battery power?
> > Yes, i know, this depends on what you do with the Powerbook, right. 
> > But what are your experiences?
> >   - on normal working (vi, ssh, email, web, irc, etc.)
> About three hours.

this is not really much :-( 
do you use your powerbook with full display brightness?
... i had expected more than 4 hrs, because I can get 4 hrs with 1 battery 
in my pismo which only has 45 Wh capacity and the TiBook has 61 Whrs 
(wasn't this 68 Wh in the first TiBooks???)
So is this energy consumption a problem of the G4 processor or would you 
call the Radeon the main power consumer?

i never read about the posibility to place a second battery in the
powerbook... using 2 batteries is what I love on my pismo :-)

So I wonder myself why Benjamin gets around 4 hrs and you only get 3 ...

> >   - and on heavy cpu using (compiling, etc.) 
> Haven't really measured this, but I guess about two hours.

so the 5 hrs which Apple says, could only be reached with display turned 
off :-(

> > And how often do you hear the fan? how hot will it get?
> Compared to the TiBook III, the fan in this machine runs more often, but
> it's less annoying, and the machine seems to run cooler in general.

that should be ok ...





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