Daystar Technology on Wednesday announced its newest XLR8 CPU upgrades — this time for
aluminum PowerBook G4 systems. The new upgrades replace the PowerBook’s existing CPU with a faster Freescale-manufactured PowerPC 7447a or 7447b CPU, with a clock speed of 1.92GHz or 2.0GHz depending on the speed of the original system. The upgrade costs $499, including parts and labor.
The XLR8 CPU upgrade is a factory-installed upgrade; the company does not provide user-installable parts. The upgrade includes shipping to and from Daystar’s facility — users place the PowerBook in a provided box and send it to Daystar, which then upgrades the PowerBook, tests it, and returns the system. Daystar also offers an optional “Weekender” service that gets the PowerBook in on Friday and out on Monday.