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jefhatfield
Dec 5, 2002, 02:32 AM
for me, see ultimate laptop

i hate clutter;)

but xserve isn't bad as long as i could stash it away somewhere

edesignuk
Dec 5, 2002, 02:38 AM
Do you mean, 'ultimate' as in whatever our imagination can dream up, or does this machine have to exist?

jefhatfield
Dec 5, 2002, 02:48 AM
Originally posted by edesignuk
Do you mean, 'ultimate' as in whatever our imagination can dream up, or does this machine have to exist?

anything;)

BenderBot1138
Dec 5, 2002, 03:08 AM
Since it hasn't been said yet... High Definition Display on every machine.

:cool:

Oh yea, almost forgot the most important thing: It would have an autographed picture of Steve Jobs with it, and a confirmation that one will be sent to benixau (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=197993#post197993) because he wants one too... :D he just doesn't want to admit it.

Nipsy
Dec 5, 2002, 04:51 AM
I've contemplated the Xserve as a workstation, but the noise (much more the a MDD) wouldn't work.

Also, I would likely need more PCI slots than it has.

I'm sticking with the MDD Dual 867 until 970s are ironed out.

Mr. Anderson
Dec 5, 2002, 06:13 AM
Standard 3 monitor support, no extra card for the third monitor. 8 CPUs and all of them very fast, 3 GHz+. Terrabyte of data storage and a very fast bus. 4 Gig RAM capacity.

Not much really :D

D

WannabeSQ
Dec 5, 2002, 04:54 PM
Well, just like my modular laptop, I think we need modular desktops. the PCI bus should be entirely modular. You order the number of PCI slots you want, and if you want more, buy a new module. You should be able to buy as many pairs of processors you want, and even a single processor for the low end. Start out with a dual 2ghz, and if you need more power, buy another 2 2ghz processors etc. The case would also be modular, so if you got the minimum configuration, it would basically be a cube, but with the ability to expand to a 8 processor super station.

AssassinOfGates
Dec 5, 2002, 06:20 PM
17" imac, AO5 dvd-r drive, 52x24x52 cd-rw (all in the base mind you), AGP expansion, radeon 9700, 240 gig HD, t3 connection, 5.1 sound, some case mod somehow, 4 3GHz cpus by IBM or AMD, and some hack to make it double as a true PC for games, horrid as that may sound. All for $500

So sue me. :D

EDIT: and extended desktop capability

Wano
Dec 8, 2002, 01:57 AM
PowerMac
dual G5 1.5Ghz processors
2GB DDR SDRAM
1x80GB hard drive, 2x120GB hard drives
256mb DDR SDRAM video card with dual monitor support
superdrive+combo
airport card with base station

2x19" apple lcd studio display
ez keyboard for FCP
Sound sticks and iSub

arogge
Dec 8, 2002, 08:08 PM
How about something with features like these:

http://www.sgi.com/workstations/fuel/tech_specs.html
http://www.sun.com/desktop/sunblade2000/features.html

Thank goodness for time leasing! I'd be happy if Apple discovered professional graphics for the PowerMac instead of playing with gaming cards. Meanwhile, I'll keep dreaming of a Star Trek future.

arogge
Dec 8, 2002, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by WannabeSQ
Well, just like my modular laptop, I think we need modular desktops.

In a way, this technology already exists:
http://www.sgi.com/origin/3000/bricks.html