21" iMacs, with G5s?

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  1. Shrek macrumors 65816

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    Well, there's been some news going around about 19" iMacs arriving in the fourth quarter.

    But I am compelled to speculate on the possibility of a 'Power Series' line of iMacs, sporting both 19" and 21" screens and G5 64-bit, single processors. These high-end machines would have larger bases with one expandable AGP and one expandable PCI slot. They would fill the gap between consumer-level iMacs and the behometh PowerMac Workstation line(s).

    I also envision a low-end Consumer Series line of iMacs sporting G4 processors and 17" and 19" screens. These machines would not be expandable beyond the memory and addition of an Airport card.

    Technically a 21" iMac is possible to balance, but probably only if there is a larger, heavier, base. Certainly I don't think that iMacs should have screens any bigger than 21". It just doesn't sound feasible for a system not geared for professional use.

    What do you think? :p
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think we'll be seeing the über-iMac anytime soon. I'd be happy to see a new processor in the PowerMacs - waiting for the LCD iMacs to be updated is silly. You're probably talking about something that won't happen till 2004 or later....

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  3. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, that's what they all say, until Apple surprises the ***** out of us! :p
     
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    There isn't a need for a middle of the road machine - its either got to be cheaper or powerful - look what happened to the Cube.

    The 19" iMac, if it comes out, will be pretty damn special, and probably pricey to boot. A 21" would be over kill - would you drop over $3000 for an iMac? It will probably be around $4000, with a screen that big. Not worth it just for looks.

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  5. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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  6. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Why have a PowerMac with an iMac like that?

    You get a great big rolleyes:
     

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  7. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The PowerMac is a workstation silly, not a desktop. :p

    Just imagine a new line of Dual-Processor PowerMacs with G5 2.0GHz processors! Just imagine the possibilities! :D
     
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  10. Gaz macrumors regular

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    Imagine.....clearly a key-word in all of this. Most people seem to believe 19" is ideal and don't forget (theorically) that similar to a 21-23" CRT monitor anyway. To go much bigger is just making things too expensive and also a bit on the large side.

    Dual P5's??????? And possiblilties??????

    I think of what I can do on my 500Mhz TiBook and I can't see that I NEED much more power. It's the same with my PC (600Mhz and quite happily running a database server, webserver and all my development tools). It's fun to wish, hell everyone does it but you should be happy with what you have!!!
     
  11. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Really good point, so as to continue a discussion and hopefully prevent this thread getting shut down.

    Why don't you tell me Shrek what you would do with a 21" G5 LCD iMac? And why it would be better than a G5 PowerMac with a 19" or 21" monitor.

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  12. Gaz macrumors regular

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    They're all just computers at the end of the day. To call one a desktop and the other a workstation are just ways of grouping them. They can both do the same things (essentially manipulate binary numbers damn fast).
     
  13. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    God, I thought I'd seen some horrible polls, but this one takes the cake! :p

    :) :( :eek: :D ;) :p :cool: :rolleyes: :mad:
     
  14. Liamcow macrumors member

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    that's just stupid, as duke said, it would take until at LEAST 2004, by then, apple will probably have redesigned the iMac again (at the pace they're at)
    YOU GET THE ANGRY FACE FOR BEING A SILLY GOOSE!!!:mad:
     
  15. 3777 macrumors 6502

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    Heck with lcd Power iMac

    I wan't a 19inch Power eMac!!!!!!!:cool:
     
  16. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Because I would like to see DVD movies in HD and get a fulfilling experience from my games. :)

    Because iMacs are cheaper consumer level computers and PowerMacs are expensive professional workstations. And like I said, "More Innovation = Lower Prices." :)
     
  17. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No one should buy a professional workstation if they don't need all that power. It's just crazy. :p
     
  18. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    No one should buy a consumer machine with that much power either...until the PowerMacs have gotten way beyond that level of performance...
     
  19. JamesDP macrumors member

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    "Waaa! I want a 19" iMac!"

    19 inch iMacs a possibility next year.

    "Waaa! I want a 21" iMac!"

    Where does it end?
     
  20. Gaz macrumors regular

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    Wow imagine the an iMac with a 42" widescreen!!!! That would be great for DVDs.

    Damn, I remember the first computer we got that had a 13" crt and that ways the bee's knee's. I've said it before; it's nice to wish but be satisfied with what you have. If you're not, you'll never be happy.

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  21. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Smartallic.

    You know that when the G5 comes out that PowerMacs are likely to be the first to get them. And not to mention they're sure have dual-processors in them. :p
     
  22. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ya'll need some glasses. :p
     
  23. Gaz macrumors regular

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    Don't be so literal. Both comments are not personal attacks on you. They are observations of charactistics that many people exhibit in these forums.

    I like the fact people are driven to achieve better things, I'm sure this trait will help everyone do very well in the world of work. I just feel its also important to keep your feet on the ground and not to be too over the top.

    By the way Shrek you're a few months older than myself so I was wondering if you've been to Uni and what you did? This is just me being curious given the different posts you make.
     
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    :D
     

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  25. Gaz macrumors regular

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    that's cool! I'm glad people here get my humor. I've been having a bad time of things of late and some of the stuff people have been posting has really made me laugh in-between visits to the pub. Have to say thou people writing the lyrics to the timewarp has been the best thing so far.
     
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