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Old Feb 27, 2010, 01:28 AM   #1
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Any guesses if we'll see something like this in 2010 or do you think we'll have to wait till 2011. What's your guess?

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Old Feb 27, 2010, 01:31 AM   #2
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Forget USB 3.0. Go for LightPeak.
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 05:22 AM   #3
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No USB3 till 2011 at the earliest, probably 2012. Mac Pro will get it first
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 05:17 PM   #4
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A i# at 2.5ghz would be nice though with 8GB ram and a dedicated graphics card.
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 05:32 PM   #5
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A i# at 2.5ghz would be nice though with 8GB ram and a dedicated graphics card.
yeah. + isight,keyboard,mouse and a monitor.for just 599 bucks.
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 05:35 PM   #6
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no way if apple abandons firewire i cant buy apple computers any more in the future
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 05:52 PM   #7
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 05:58 PM   #8
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No USB3 till 2011 at the earliest, probably 2012. Mac Pro will get it first
If Apple does the things right, they won't wait until 2011.
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 06:03 PM   #9
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Apple always doesn't do things the way we think is "right".

USB 3.0 is a bag of hurt anyway.
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If Apple does the things right, they won't wait until 2011.
The Mac Pro "should" see USB 3.0 (X68) this year. Then again we all know the Mac Pro is a bag of hurt.

Otherwise Apple will just keep milking scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to standard RAM capacity.
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The Mac Pro "should" see USB 3.0 (X68)
X58?
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 06:21 PM   #12
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X58?
Intel's 6 Series chipsets are rumored to be launching this year with X68. You'll be getting onboard USB 3.0 and SATA III on said chipset + ICH combo. Further on down P65, Q65, and H65 are for 2011.
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 06:25 PM   #13
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I think USB 3 might actually be something Apple jumps on.

Since user's aren't supposed to open the Mini and iMac, they need to support external storage. FW800 is good, but something much faster would be much better. I guess if the licensing fees are too high, maybe they'll drag their feet or go with light peak. But USB 3 seems like the odds on favorite to be the next peripheral bus.
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 10:41 PM   #14
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Just wait for SATAIII. I'd rather see eSATA ports on the Mini if anything. Don't know why we need 5 USB ports?

Give us 3 USB3.0 ports, 2 eSATA ports, 1 LP port & 1 FW3200 port please

Oh and 4 memory slots and a quadcore CPU.
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Just wait for SATAIII. I'd rather see eSATA ports on the Mini if anything. Don't know why we need 5 USB ports?

Give us 3 USB3.0 ports, 2 eSATA ports, 1 LP port & 1 FW3200 port please

Oh and 4 memory slots and a quadcore CPU.
exactly what he said but in my watch
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Light Peak is still too terribly popular.
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exactly what he said but in my watch
Why wear it when you can have it implanted? Then you can have tiny eye contacts with screens in them so you can see your computer and everything is controlled with your mind.
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Why wear it when you can have it implanted? Then you can have tiny eye contacts with screens in them so you can see your computer and everything is controlled with your mind.
Why implant it when you have have it assimulated into your body? You could have it everwhere so instead of travelling across the world, across the world travels to you!!!
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 11:15 PM   #19
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Light Peak is still too terribly popular.
It's kinda weird isn't it? Intel demos it on what is essentially a hackintosh, and all of a sudden it's an Apple created exclusive that is not only right around the corner but makes USB3 (which is out NOW and works) apparently undesirable garbage.

The way the phrase "light peak" is bandied about around here, and on only this forum as far as I have seen, you would think it's a dominate force in the industry at this point. It's really bizarre.
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Why wear it when you can have it implanted? Then you can have tiny eye contacts with screens in them so you can see your computer and everything is controlled with your mind.
with special x-ray vision to see people nakey??
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It's kinda weird isn't it? Intel demos it on what is essentially a hackintosh, and all of a sudden it's an Apple created exclusive that is not only right around the corner but makes USB3 (which is out NOW and works) apparently undesirable garbage.

The way the phrase "light peak" is bandied about around here, and on only this forum as far as I have seen, you would think it's a dominate force in the industry at this point. It's really bizarre.
I've touched on all this an more here.
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Just wait for SATAIII. I'd rather see eSATA ports on the Mini if anything. Don't know why we need 5 USB ports?

Give us 3 USB3.0 ports, 2 eSATA ports, 1 LP port & 1 FW3200 port please

Oh and 4 memory slots and a quadcore CPU.
I really don't know why apple can't at least use a low voltage core 2 quad.....they do make those so why not.....
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Any guesses if we'll see something like this in 2010 or do you think we'll have to wait till 2011. What's your guess?
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HDMI is a start. Now let's see the rest of what we want.
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HDMI is a start. Now let's see the rest of what we want.
yup agreed! (*chants* quad core)
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