G5's at SouthPoint Mall, Durham, NC

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Playfrsbee, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. Playfrsbee macrumors newbie

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    They have a 1.6 and a 1.8 here on display. I'm typing this on one (on an emac keyboard, I might add). They are whisper quiet, and quite solid looking. Counting down the days till 8/29 for my Dual 2.0

    Ethan
     
  2. Bozola macrumors regular

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    I used one at the CompUSA in Seattle WA. The machine looks impressive.. but it's HUGE!!. I mean HUGE in comparison to the G4 powermac.

    In addition, finder tasks and other trivial operation didn't seem to me any faster..
     
  3. ibookin' macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I concur. Finder tasks do not seem to be any faster over the G4 Towers, but the machine shows its muscle running Photoshop, as seen in the benchmarks. Which reminds me... I need to go run some PSBench on one of them (typing this on my iBook using the Pasadena stores Airport network). I also managed to snap some pictures before they told me not to take pictures in the store, and I'll post them later.
     
  4. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    yeah, I'm heading down to South Point this weekend to check them out. Man! I can't wait until they get an Apple Store at South PARK in Charlotte. It's supposed to becoming soon; I read articles in March about Apple leasing some space in the planned expansion.

    But I do wish they had a Dual 2.0 on display, since that's the one I'm in the market for. I guess it doesn't matter. I'll just say: Wow, this 1.8 is zippy. The 2.0 is zippy x 2. And the look, which is another concern, will be the same.

    I want to see for myself whether it is ugly or beautiful. I just can't tell from the photos.
     
  5. Fender2112 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, I thought I was the only one here from Charlotte. :D I've been waiting for the South Park store also. I wonder how many Mac users we have here. There's a user group that meets on the first Saturday of the month at the CompUSA / South Blvd. I found out about it a few weeks ago. Maybe I'll see you there. ;)
     

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