G5 Cube

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  1. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, this had been posted a while back - even before the G5s were debuted at WWDC.

    I don't like the design, way too monolithic....

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  3. vollspacken macrumors 65816

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    and it's not a cube... it's a giant ugly brick.

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  4. AppleMatt thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sorry my bad, if I'd seen it before I wouldn't have posted.

    I'm not too fond of the concept machine, but I think it's well executed and the screen is interesting.

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  5. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    if the new g5 was this i would have allready ordered instead of upgrading my quicksilver, this was and is an awesome concept for the home user. i love every thing about it and thought this was the best of all g5's to be. awsome video, i sure wish this was the next cube if so ill place my order now. Steve where the heck are you? the current g5's will be great machines when the software matches the hardware but its styling does not inspire the least. i have had no dreams of the current g5, while this concept is what dreams are made. Enya film was awsome, after seeing all the concepts i must say the current machine as far as styling,looks,size simply sucks.
     
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    sorry for the double post but have to say that us mac users should petition steve jobs to make an upgradeable consumer machine ( like this concept ) so sick of nonupgradeable imac with sorry video chips or ugly as can be new & big g5. Come on how about a cool upgradable machine for the home/consumer user steve??? Steve get off that jet and answer!
     
  7. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    you should consider buying a PC, or building your own Mac from parts. the Power Mac is upgradable, the iMac and eMac aren't. that's the way it is, and always will be. you can't crap on Apple for this. they make everything very clear for us. surely you didn't get your iMac home and realize after opening it that you couldn't beef up the video card? they do this for many reasons; it's cheaper for them and thusly us too, and most of all it keeps "consumers" from having to even think about dicking around inside their computers. trust me, i work on Macs all day at work and you wouldn't believe what some people are capable of. the average consumer, for the most part, is very stoooopid when it comes to doing anything other than "going on the internet". the eMac (marketed towards children) and the iMac (marketed towards students and mom and dad Doe) make life easy. you plug it in and that's it. all the plugs you need are there, no PCI card installations. hell, no printer drivers even! it works and lets these folks upload pictures of grandmas birthday up to their iDisk and everybody's happy. Apple is not going to change their entire marketing and demographic strategy because .01% of their customers actually knows how to put RAM into their computer without blowing it up. the consumer line is more like idiot-proof appliances than computers. like a really really cool looking $1500 toaster:)
     
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    actually iam using a g4 quicksilver upgraded to a 1.4 g4 and geforce3, my wife has the imac. i dont have any problems except for wanting a cool looking mac that can play all my games and more. the g5 is not cool looking, is bigger then i wanted and in no way resembles any of the style of the recent mac family, there i said it. How about a single 2.0 g5 in a imac or consumer UPGRADEABLE machine steve? Not a oversized cheese grater with a crap butt fx5200. Garbage.
     
  9. srobert macrumors 68020

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    I've drawn a G5 Cube of my own

    Here is my attempt at drawing a G5 Cube.

    [​IMG]

    Here are some non rendered schematics of other angles:

    http://homepage.mac.com/srobert/.Pictures/AlCubeschematics.gif

    Some ports in front, some ports on the back. You can always plug a hub on the back if you need more. No modem, if you need one, attach the optional USB modem. Superdrive, 100ish+ Gigs Hard drive, up to 2 Gigs RAM? (It's not that roomy in there ^_^) Decent graphic card (upgradable?) 2-4 small silent fans. I dunno, me no rocket scientist.
     
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    That is an awesome render, the design is cool; unfortunately since you drew it Apple wont make anything like it :(
     
  11. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    I was thinking that a Cube would make a great server if you added a faster processor. What company was it that made a Linux server in a little blue box?
     
  12. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    I haven't seen it before...But I don't think the design is that great, not because it doesn't look all right, but because it's not practical.

    Even if it had 1 G5 processor (you know, instead of 4), the heating issues would be terrible.

    Forget about a piece of paper causing the thing to shut down, the molecules of air over the cube would do the same!

    edit: this is referring to the black french cube.
     
  13. AppleMatt thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's excellent srobert, really really good.

    It's a nice idea and it's well done.

    AppleMatt
     
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    i dont think heat would be a issue with a single 970, and when they make the smaller die even more so. Apple needs a consumer upgradable line, people who arent pro's but want or need more then take as is imac and dont want a big machine in their office or home. remember this the imac saved the company not pro towers, and so apple should be looking at this. How many people have been turned off due to lack of expansion of the imac,emac, and put off to the price of a powermac with display. Apple needs a consumer powermac for lack of a better term.
     
  15. benixau macrumors 65816

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    That is one hellofa nice rendering. The french cube was nice - until the g5 was announced.


    Really - i wish apple would make one again but i am not going to put any of my ideas up here. If i do then apple will do nothing like it.
     
  16. benixau macrumors 65816

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    oh and as for a name for the consumer powermac .... how about oMac o for ordinary
     
  17. iGav macrumors G3

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    Sun Cobalt Qube.... at the time of Apple releasing the Cube G4, apparently Sun were less than impressed... and all kinds of legal ramifications for Apple were being discussed...

    As for that render of that black thing... what alot of these people miss, is that Apple designs are always minimal... taking the less is more approach to aesthetics.

    Alot of these renders that were doing the rounds before WWDC and before are totally over designed... and although some may look good now, they'll date, and they'll date very, very quickly! It's like looking at a mid 80's Toshiba Hi-Fi.... nasty... too trend based, rather than focusing on good, solid, clean design.... think B&O etc etc...
     

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