Dual 1.6 GHz and new Monitors!!!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by JamSoft, Aug 12, 2002.

  1. macrumors member


    Jun 30, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    :) :D :p :cool:

    Here's a list of information that I have gathered from various sites. I hope all of this comes true!


    • macrumors.com

    New PowerMacs 8/13/02

    Various reports have been coming in confirming the announcements of new PowerMacs tommorrow by Apple. As well as one unconfirmed report (so take with a grain of salt) of price drops on the new machines. Apple/Ingram has discontinued the current line of PowerMacs.
    Jaguar also appears to be ready for public use -- Xlr8yourmac.com posted a reader report that a new iBook came with a copy of Jaguar.


    • irumors.com

    New Keyboard and Mouse

    As we reported on August 10, new keyboards and mice will be released tommorow (8/13) along with new Powermacs.
    _ The mice and keyboards will quite possibly be Bluetooth compatible (wireless), although this feature will probably be unveiled in later hardware revisions. Both of the accessories will sport a colour change in line with the new PowerMacs, meaning they will be a colour a silvery white colour. Apart from the colour, the mice and keyboards will have a similar design to the current versions.


    • yourdailymac.com

    Breaking News on New PowerMacs was leaked to yourdailymac.com early this morning. And we are posting the stats that we recieved below. So if you have any feedback or comments be sure to email us.

    1.2 GHz G4
    512 MB DDR RAM (finally!)
    60 GB HD
    NVIDIA GeForce4MX 64 MB DDR

    1.4 GHz G4
    512 MB DDR RAM
    80 GB HD
    NVIDIA GeForce4MX 64 MB

    Dual 1.6 GHz G4
    1 GB DDR RAM
    120 GB HD
    ATI Radeon 9700 128 MB

    Build-to-order options:
    Up to 4 GB DDR RAM
    Ultra160 SCSI
    nVidia GeForce4MX (standard), nVidia GeForce4 Ti ($150 more), ATI Radeon 9700 ($150 more), or Matrox Parhelia ($250 more)
    Zip drive
    All systems include:
    Gigabit Ethernet
    GigaWire (1394b)
    USB 2.0
    AGP 8x
    PCI-X 133 MB/sec
    56k modem
    AirPort ready
    Bluetooth built-in
    New "snow" case (similar to spy photos)
    DynaCool turbine cooling

    Breaking News on New Monitors was leaked to yourdailymac.com early this morning. And we are posting the stats that we recieved below just like the powermacs.

    17" was $999, now $599
    New 19" $999
    22" Cinema was $2499, now $1499
  2. macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2002
  3. macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2002
    Ottawa, ON
    These rumors sound pretty impressive and they should be more accurate considering the fact that the pmacs are so close to being released. THe parhelia item bugs me tho. Matrox hasn't supported macs since the Millenium, it seems kinda unlikely that they'll start now. Besides, the Parhelia is a crap card that's the laughingstock of the pc world. Apple doesn't need them
  4. macrumors 6502a


    May 28, 2001
    this is bull of course.
    Wish it were thruth, especially the line-up and Bluethooth compatibility ;)
  5. Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Re: Dual 1.6 GHz and new Monitors!!!!!

    Cutting $1,000 of the current price, that I find VERY difficalt to believe, there is no way there would be such a MASSIVE price reduction.
  6. macrumors G3


    Feb 7, 2002
    it's all just too hopeful

    the only thing i could see is the powermacs... and that is pushing it

    the powerbooks are beyond what i could imagine. and a 17" for 600... i doubt it.

    but, i'd love to see it. of course
  7. macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2002
  8. macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2002
    Ottawa, ON
    Re: Re: Dual 1.6 GHz and new Monitors!!!!!

    I believe it. There has been a recent upgrade of manufacturing processes in the LCD factories to 6th gen I believe. These factories are pretty much only cranking out monitors 17" and above ::eek:::eek:
  9. Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    a 22" LCD for $1500?!? Everyone who was lured into buying a new machine and monitor by the rebates will be pissed, that just doesn't make sense.

    If they do go with new montiors - 17" and 19" are just going to be wide format versions of the 15" and 17" currently available (sort of like what happened to the LCD iMac). I'm thinking the 22" is going to be dropped.

  10. macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2002
    Hyannis, MA
    so if these changes do take place, will apple still keep a few of their old products at a really low price, like 15" monitor for like $400 or the 933MHz powermac for maybe $1300? i want a 15" flat panel and the 17" won't fit my workspace, so i would like to see it for $400 or maybe $300!!! :( (not gonna happen for 300):(
  11. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    John Carmack on Parahelia:

    People hope, but there are better cards available, unless you truly need the 3 monitor support in a single AGP slot.
  12. macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2002
    Brooklyn, NY
    The GigaWire update seems to be an example of wishful thinking. (Unless I missed the rumors).
    I am think it is better be rather sceptical about the upcomming update, that way it would be easier to cope with another disappointment. I, of course, hope there wouldn't be any:D
  13. macrumors 68030


    Jan 9, 2002
    Ha ha haaa!
  14. macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    If this does happen I will buy one. Maybe a single proc 1.4 and a GeForce 4 Ti. :D :D :D
  15. macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    Re: Re: Dual 1.6 GHz and new Monitors!!!!!

    Actually, I think they did that already awhile ago. The 22" model had it's price significantly cut. I don't remember how much (and don't really feel that much like looking it up), but one day it was suddenly MUCH cheaper.

    I just don't see it happening again so soon.

    Maybe $2000?
  16. Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Re: Re: Re: Dual 1.6 GHz and new Monitors!!!!!

    $2,000 is MUCH more realistic, I still think there is NO WAY it would drop to just $1,499 in one foul swoop.
  17. macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2002
    London, England
    Powermacs 1.6 dual, hah no i heard its going to be Powermac with dual IBM 64bit Power4 2Ghz.

    hey if can believe dual 1.6Ghz whats so wrong about my dual Power4's
  18. macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2002
    This is getting almost comical.

    I really hope I'm wrong come tomorrow, but if all these changes were coming, why in the world wouldn't they have announced them last month (less than 30 days ago). Don't give me that stuff about having to sell out their inventory, because they could have planned for that well in advance of Macworld.
  19. Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    1.6 or dual 1.6 and quad-whatever are all needed but it won't happen this year

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