View Full Version : Medium sized G5

Jul 3, 2003, 12:21 PM
What about a PowerMac G5 in a brand new "shuttle-like" case? (for those of you who don't know Shuttle, check www.shuttle.com)

- 1 G5 1.8/2.0 GHz?
- 2 DDR banks
- 1 AGP
- 1 PCI
- 999 - 1299 $

It doesn't sound bad at all, does it? Does Apple even noticed that something is missing just in the middle? Many people do have monitors and don't need a huge pro machine.

Jul 3, 2003, 01:09 PM
throw in a superdrive with that and you got a pretty decent computer right there....that would be even more perfect for lan parties

i dont like the shuttle pc computers....but im sure apple could do it somewhat more elgegantly

it could be another cube!!

Jul 3, 2003, 01:23 PM
I've posted on other boards like 3 times in the last week saying that Apple should build a small form factor mac. And I will say it again. Apple, please build a small form factor mac. They really need another monitor-less desktop. I don't really want a g5, because that would be out of my price range. I can't get a job yet, so I want a cheaper mac that I don't want to have to spend extra money on because it includes a monitor.

If it would have to have a G5, I am thinking that it will atleast be 1500. Atleast at the speeds they have released now. If they had lower-speed versions, maybe it could look like this:

1-1.2GHz G5
256 MB RAM
60 GB HD
Combo or Superdrive for 200.00 more

This machine would probably only have 1 HD bay, and 1 Drive bay.

I am thinking from $1200-$1600

I think $999.00 for a G5 is far off. Hopefully they will come down in price that quickly, but I doubt it. We will have to see later this month what happens.

Jul 3, 2003, 01:43 PM
Originally posted by CaVoLo

it could be another cube!!

yep... it probably would be, and that is likely what would worry Apple...

Mr. Anderson
Jul 3, 2003, 01:49 PM
I'm not all that impressed with the design - its missing something, curves?, for it to be a Mac.

But a cheap G5 will be nice.....possibly when the iMacs get an upgrade they'll get a make-over...


Jul 3, 2003, 01:50 PM
The Cube would have been great had it been cheaper than it was($1799). If it had been about $999 to $1199, it would have been more successful.

Jul 4, 2003, 10:09 PM
Well let's all go to Apple's feedback page and tell them we want a new Cube :)

Jul 4, 2003, 10:24 PM
Ack! Ptooey!

The G4 Cube was a pain in the butt to build, cool, etc.

Why would you want another monstrosity like that?!!!

Jul 4, 2003, 11:42 PM
That sounds a lot like the Cube. And we know what happen to that venture.

Jul 5, 2003, 01:37 AM
Originally posted by macphoria
That sounds a lot like the Cube. And we know what happen to that venture.

Yeah they overpriced it.

Jul 5, 2003, 01:55 AM
Originally posted by Peyote
Yeah they overpriced it.
If it was priced any lower, Apple might as well have put money into the box, along with the Cube!!!

Jul 5, 2003, 01:24 PM
Originally posted by Frohickey
Why would you want another monstrosity like that?!!!

Because the Cube is quite possibly the coolest computer ever made.

It was the Mac that everybody wanted, but no one could afford...

Jul 5, 2003, 05:02 PM
Originally posted by Frohickey
Ack! Ptooey!

The G4 Cube was a pain in the butt to build, cool, etc.

Why would you want another monstrosity like that?!!!

How about improving on the design. That's a thought.

Jul 5, 2003, 05:22 PM
It'd be nice, but I don't see it happening any time soon. There's just no real room in Apple's product line for anything like that. We all saw what happened to the cube, even though it was overpriced.

If Apple did it, they would have to lower the costs, and it would have probably less features that you listed... People will complain about the fact that "for $500 more, you can get the option for 2 processors, PCI slots, etc..."

It would also kill iMac sells. If they sold this thing for $1200, you could just get a nice $500 17" LCD, and you have a G5 iMac...

In which case Apple would have to drop prices on the iMac and the eMac.

I think Apple would have to see a huge demand for a smaller, mid-range desktop product to actually make one. We know that Jobs loved the cube, and that when they got rid of it, they hinted the possibility of its' return...