updated 10:00 am EDT, Fri June 14, 2002
PowerLogix today announced the BlueChip Pismo G4 500 processor upgrade for PowerBook G3 "Pismo" (aka "FireWire or G3 2000 PowerBook) laptops. The upgrade features a Motorola PowerPC G4-7410 processor running at 500 MHz and "requires that the the original processor card have its G3 processor removed, and replaced with the G4-7410....Customers who wish to have their laptop upgraded with the BlueChip Pismo send the laptop to PowerLogix. The original processor card is verified and tested prior to the chip swap, and retested prior to shipment back to the customer. Turnaround time is guaranteed to be five business days or less for domestic customers." The $330 BlueChip Pismo will be available for order June 17, is warranted for two years, and includes Fedex overnight shipping both ways. A special introductory discount of $30 will be available through July, 2002.