G5s arriving in Germany

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  1. groovebuster macrumors 65816

    groovebuster

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    Yesterday I was at my local Apple dealer (GRAVIS, Berlin-Charlottenburg) here in Berlin and by accident I was there just one hour after they received their first boxes with G5 1.6GHz machines. They just unpacked one (as a demo machine) and were setting it up, doing some Photoshop benchmarks. Sorry, that I didn't have the time to play with it, but the store staff was so excited about the puppy, that I didn't have the chance to get a better impression of the speed.

    So first impression... Relatively fast, looks cool (better than I thought), the enclosure is really high end manufacturing (no sharp edges, all smooth), but way too tall (this thing is huge, it is really a "tower" now)...

    Just wanted to let you know...

    Regards,

    groovebuster
     
  2. groovebuster thread starter macrumors 65816

    groovebuster

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    ... oh, and I forgot...

    People who claim that "you don't hear them" must have problems with their ears! ;)

    Of course they are quiter than the former G4s, but you still hear them clearly, especially when the processor has some heavy workload for a while you can hear the fans increasing the noise level noticeably. But still a big step forward compared to the old G4s...

    groovebuster
     
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Now from Germany to Holland ... ;)
    Only a couple of kilometers! :)
     
  4. cc bcc macrumors 6502

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    MacsRgr8, any word yet on G5's in the Netherlands? Mine is supposed to ship on or before sept. 1st, but my online status still says "being assembled". No reports on macfreak.org either..
     
  5. negrito macrumors member

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    ich habe noch keinen g5 in der schweiz gesichtet... :(
     
  6. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Nothing yet, I'm afarid... :(

    Uberhaupt nichts! :(
     
  7. windwaves macrumors regular

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    the g4's, at least the MDD duals are such a disgrace when it comes to noise that knowing that the G5 are better is not a great confort !!!! well, to me anyway.
     
  8. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Did you check out this movie?

    Courtesy of the future

    Take a look, and especially listen! :)
     

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