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macphoria
Sep 8, 2003, 04:08 AM
Buyersguide.macrumors.com says iMac is due for update. I wonder how it would be updated besides Bluetooth and FireWire 800? Faster processor? 19" Screen? New case?

benixau
Sep 8, 2003, 05:44 AM
19" LCD : maybe

FW800 : no - its a pro thing not for consumers

BT built-in : likely - everyone has a mobile phone

New Case : unlikely - this one does not really need revising. If they did though I would be interested as they would (as apple usually does) do a good job.

Faster proc : certain - the 800Mhz G4 is now so far out of date .... i think they would have a 1Ghz and a 1.25Ghz model.

Anything else? Yeah - a better gfx card set across the range. If they do redo the case I hoppe that they allow us to from now on access ALL of the RAM slots.

tazo
Sep 8, 2003, 08:40 AM
LOL

well it got a 1.25ghz G4, a new GPU, the same 17" screen, and a bto option of 160 gig hard drive. usb 2.0 too

Rezet
Sep 8, 2003, 02:28 PM
I think iMac now is a very good machine. For around 1800 bucks you get 17" wide screen with it, and 1.25 G4 is good enough. I'd get it no problem.

Rezet
Sep 8, 2003, 03:20 PM
I'm curious however, what is imac's front side bus speed?

applemacdude
Sep 8, 2003, 07:26 PM
167Mhz on bothe of them

MrMacMan
Sep 8, 2003, 08:45 PM
Yep, the G4 still is pretty bad.

I wanted my iMac to last long... but it aint looking well now...

I only got it a year from this upcoming winter and there have been 2 Revisions...

:( :mad:

applemacdude
Sep 8, 2003, 09:37 PM
Maybe Panther® Will make the iMac a bit faster? Anyways I think I'm going to get and iMac or a powerbook

LethalWolfe
Sep 8, 2003, 10:06 PM
Originally posted by MrMacman
Yep, the G4 still is pretty bad.

I wanted my iMac to last long... but it aint looking well now...

I only got it a year from this upcoming winter and there have been 2 Revisions...

:( :mad:

Well, that's not too far off the mark. In the past Apple has had about a 6 month product cycle. And why do you not think your iMac will last? Your computer will last until your needs out grow it. My "everyday" computer is a 3 year old P3 800 that I built myself (and she's not getting replaced until I can afford a Powerbook). Of course I don't push this machine hard but she does all I need her to do.


Lethal

MrMacMan
Sep 8, 2003, 11:24 PM
Originally posted by LethalWolfe
Well, that's not too far off the mark. In the past Apple has had about a 6 month product cycle. And why do you not think your iMac will last? Your computer will last until your needs out grow it. My "everyday" computer is a 3 year old P3 800 that I built myself (and she's not getting replaced until I can afford a Powerbook). Of course I don't push this machine hard but she does all I need her to do.


Lethal

I tried playing UT2K3.

That is why.

If I can't play that... :(

Games in years ahead will be *way* past me.

Originally posted by applemacdude
Maybe Panther® Will make the iMac a bit faster? Anyways I think I'm going to get and iMac or a powerbook

A little bit, but not tons.


Basically I want upgradabality.

I want to replace the Video card, if not the CPU, the iMac does not allow me w/o massive ripping it to shreds.

LethalWolfe
Sep 9, 2003, 12:31 AM
Originally posted by MrMacman
I tried playing UT2K3.

That is why.

If I can't play that... :(

Games in years ahead will be *way* past me.



A little bit, but not tons.


Basically I want upgradabality.

I want to replace the Video card, if not the CPU, the iMac does not allow me w/o massive ripping it to shreds.

If you wanted expandibility and/or upgradability why did you buy an iMac in the first place?


Lethal

tazo
Sep 9, 2003, 08:56 AM
Originally posted by LethalWolfe
If you wanted expandibility and/or upgradability why did you buy an iMac in the first place?


Lethal

I was wondering that myself lol.

gopher
Sep 9, 2003, 08:59 AM
Originally posted by applemacdude
Maybe Panther® Will make the iMac a bit faster? Anyways I think I'm going to get and iMac or a powerbook

10.2.3 already sped it up significantly. I have an 800 Mhz Superdrive 15". Also check this FAQ if you don't like Mac OS X's speed:

http://www.macmaps.com/Macosxspeed.html