The 1.83GHz 13" white MacBook is available for a suggested retail price of GBP749 (inc VAT) with 667 MHz front-side bus, 512MB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
, expandable to 2GB and 60GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm).
Features include a Mobile Intel Pentium III Low-Volt Processor-M 933 MHz; a 12.1-inch XGA TFT active matrix display; 256MB of SDRAM
, expandable to 384MB; and optional high-capacity battery.
The mid 1990s saw the development of SDRAM
memory technology allowing faster data access than the EDO DRAM in common use at that time.
While it was previously possible to support SDRAMs
through Camino via a converter riser card for RIMM/DIMM memory modules, motherboard suppliers had complained that the result was both expensive and slow.
In many applications, a portion of the system SDRAM
may not be used as work/scratchpad memory and can be used to store uncompressed shadowed program code.
The first X5 model has a 400MHz Intel Xscale processor, 64MB SDRAM
and 48MB of Intel StrataFlash ROM.
Currently, PC main memory is transitioning from EDO (Extended Data Out) memory to SDRAM
(66MHz and 100MHz) with Synchronous DRAM expected to dominate the market during 1999 and the first half of 2000.
Taiwanese chip design house VIA Technologies Inc, which has had a good deal of success getting memory manufacturers behind its PC133 SDRAM
memory chip specification, has had a technology license from Intel Corp revoked, and now faces a federal lawsuit.
The board supports up to 512 MB of PC133 SDRAM
in a standard 168-pin socket.
Mobile business customers will also welcome the innovative design and enhanced productivity features such as high-resolution displays, high-speed DDR SDRAM
memory expandable up to 2GB, DVD-ROM/CD-RW multi-function drive and up to 80GB(b) hard drives.
The new offering features two 512MB DDR SDRAM
lies in a single package so that it is suited for use in mobile applications or server environments that require a high memory capacity in a small footprint, according to the company.
Features of the Inspiration 4000 include: ATI Rage Mobility 128 video graphics card with 8 MB of SGRAM and 2X AGP; SDRAM
memory configurable from 64 MB to 512 MB; Bay Manager software, which allows swapping of peripherals without turning off the computer; and a wide range of removable storage devices, including 24X CD-ROM drive, DVD-ROM drive, CDRW drive and Zip 100 drive.