How will iMac be updated?

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  1. macphoria
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    Buyersguide.macrumors.com says iMac is due for update. I wonder how it would be updated besides Bluetooth and FireWire 800? Faster processor? 19" Screen? New case?
     
  2. benixau
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    19" LCD : maybe

    FW800 : no - its a pro thing not for consumers

    BT built-in : likely - everyone has a mobile phone

    New Case : unlikely - this one does not really need revising. If they did though I would be interested as they would (as apple usually does) do a good job.

    Faster proc : certain - the 800Mhz G4 is now so far out of date .... i think they would have a 1Ghz and a 1.25Ghz model.

    Anything else? Yeah - a better gfx card set across the range. If they do redo the case I hoppe that they allow us to from now on access ALL of the RAM slots.
     
  3. tazo
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    LOL

    well it got a 1.25ghz G4, a new GPU, the same 17" screen, and a bto option of 160 gig hard drive. usb 2.0 too
     
  4. Rezet
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    I think iMac now is a very good machine. For around 1800 bucks you get 17" wide screen with it, and 1.25 G4 is good enough. I'd get it no problem.
     
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    I'm curious however, what is imac's front side bus speed?
     
  6. applemacdude
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    Yep, the G4 still is pretty bad.

    I wanted my iMac to last long... but it aint looking well now...

    I only got it a year from this upcoming winter and there have been 2 Revisions...

    :( :mad:
     
  8. applemacdude
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    Maybe Panther® Will make the iMac a bit faster? Anyways I think I'm going to get and iMac or a powerbook
     
  9. LethalWolfe
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    Well, that's not too far off the mark. In the past Apple has had about a 6 month product cycle. And why do you not think your iMac will last? Your computer will last until your needs out grow it. My "everyday" computer is a 3 year old P3 800 that I built myself (and she's not getting replaced until I can afford a Powerbook). Of course I don't push this machine hard but she does all I need her to do.


    Lethal
     
  10. MrMacMan
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    I tried playing UT2K3.

    That is why.

    If I can't play that... :(

    Games in years ahead will be *way* past me.

    A little bit, but not tons.


    Basically I want upgradabality.

    I want to replace the Video card, if not the CPU, the iMac does not allow me w/o massive ripping it to shreds.
     
  11. LethalWolfe
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    If you wanted expandibility and/or upgradability why did you buy an iMac in the first place?


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  12. tazo
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    I was wondering that myself lol.
     
  13. gopher
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    10.2.3 already sped it up significantly. I have an 800 Mhz Superdrive 15". Also check this FAQ if you don't like Mac OS X's speed:

    http://www.macmaps.com/Macosxspeed.html
     

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