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Jul 19, 2006, 09:02 AM
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Macmaniac
Jul 19, 2006, 09:24 AM
Ah the cube, I remember it well. That was the first MacWorld I ever went to, and I got to see it in person. Still have my cube poster! Always wanted a cube, its a shame Apple has not since then released a medium range consumer expandable machine!

Ajohn
Jul 19, 2006, 10:22 AM
Hold on, I think it should be 2000, not 2001. I got one for my freshman year, which started fall of 2000.

yankeefan24
Jul 19, 2006, 10:27 AM
Hold on, I think it should be 2000, not 2001. I got one for my freshman year, which started fall of 2000.

I agree with you. The cube was discontinued (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=214830) before it was released:p

Mord
Jul 19, 2006, 10:48 AM
best day ever.

(and yeah it was 2000, it's nice to be able to use a 6 year old computer and not feel it.)

cwtnospam
Jul 19, 2006, 10:55 AM
I rember buying mine in December of 2000, and according to Mactracker (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/5968) the Cube was introduced in July 2000 and discontinued in July 2001.

BenRoethig
Jul 19, 2006, 11:26 AM
The cube was a work of art, but not very practical as a computer. Too expensive for consumers and not expandable enough for prosumers/professionals.

fixyourthinking
Jul 19, 2006, 11:34 AM
The cube was a work of art, but not very practical as a computer. Too expensive for consumers and not expandable enough for prosumers/professionals.

I don't know of a single peripheral or upgrade that wasn't possible with the Cube ...

Firewire MIDI/USB & Firewire sound and video in out
Hard Drive
Processor upgrade
Video card upgrade
DVD Burner upgrade
DVI/VGA

What else was there to expand that wasn't available in "external box form"?

dornoforpyros
Jul 19, 2006, 03:02 PM
I agree with you. The cube was discontinued (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=214830) before it was released:p


So that's why it failed! :p

CANEHDN
Jul 19, 2006, 04:45 PM
I loved the cube. I wanted one really bad. It was bad timing, I think. If released at a different time it may have done better. Who knows. Cool looking though. It would have looked better in Aluminum, though.

CANEHDN
Jul 19, 2006, 04:48 PM
According to apple-history.com it was introduced in 8/2000 and terminated in 7/01.

http://www.apple-history.com/