New Macs... what to expect?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mymemory, Jul 29, 2002.

  1. mymemory macrumors 68020

    mymemory

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    I think Apple is trying to take control of things. I think they are going to release new Macs with very crappy processor upgrade, tons of other bubblegum features and a new line of flat monitors togather.

    If they do not surprise everybody (for good) they would still in troubles. I can't believe they haven't realise they are a computer company, not an digital entertaiment device factory. The iPod is ok, the Powerbooks too but, where is the stuff?
     
  2. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

    Catfish_Man

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    Why...

    ...would Apple release a "pro" machine with tons of "bubblegum features"? They know it wouldn't sell any better because their target market doesn't give a **** about bubblegum. I think we'll see something similar to an XServe, but with a slightly better processor (and hopefully, true DDR support, which is about 50x more important than some stupid clock frequency boost).
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    even with the DDR memmory support - which is probably the most important new feature - Apples still can't compete head to head with the PCs, CPU to CPU - they still need 2 processors to even come close.

    As for Bubblegum - that's more of the OS - having 4 Gigs of Ram - fast bus, etc. is enough to make the pros happy for now. But really, how much more life can be extracted from the G4?
     
  4. topicolo macrumors 68000

    topicolo

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    Bah, if you want DDR ram in your mac, just buy an xserve and install a graphics card and then install Jaguar. BAM! You have a g4 workstation with DDR RAM for as little as $2999 and you can get it today! :).
     
  5. Shrek macrumors 65816

    Shrek

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    I hope Apple surprises everyone and put's superfast RDRAM in their new computers! THAT WOULD ROCK!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
  6. SilvorX macrumors 68000

    SilvorX

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    i'dd like to see a free CRT 17" monitor for a limited time (or $200 off any Apple LCD monitor), support for 5.1 sound, port for regular computer speakers (or any kind of computer speakers) for the pmac
     
  7. Biggles macrumors member

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    can you use a xserve without one of those big racks? If not, then can you get a rack that only hold one or two xserves (and how much would those cost)? If it is not particularly expensive, then i'd be very interested in that.
     

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