Its very possible that the technology for a notebook version of the PowerPC G5, a k a the PowerPC 970 series of processors, could be coming soon.

Norman Rohrer, chief designer of the PowerPC 970FX chip used in Apple's Power Mac G5 desktops and Xserve servers, said the same chip that IBM uses for its desktop machines can also be used comfortably within future PowerBook notebooks through a power-management technique called "PowerTune." Industry insiders said a PPC 970FX-based notebook is not expected to ship before the end of the year, however.

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