Next Powermac Revision

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  1. Claymore
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    Hi, when do people think the next revision of the Powermac G5 will be?

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  2. Bear
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    Sometime this calendar year.

    I'd say somewhere between now and the WWDC. Based on chip rumors and such, I wouldn't be suprised for it to not happen until arround the WWDC.

    If you need a system, wait until after January is over and then make a decision. If you don't need one, just wait and don't worry about.
     
  3. gangst
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    March or Apple and probably a big revision at WWDC
     
  4. Bear
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    They won't do a revision that close together. If the do an update soon (within about 4 weeks) then they might do a big revision at WWDC.

    Otherwise who knows when releases will be.
     
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    Steve. :p ;)

    Before WWDC. :)
     
  6. Bear
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    Whatever MWDC is.
     
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    Yeah WWDC seems right. Wonder if 3GHz is going to happen...
     
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    It has to. :D
    It has been way too long since the..................................................................................promise.
     
  9. LimitedEdition
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    Like many people who bought the original 2003 G5, I am eagerly awaiting the next revision.

    Some things I am looking for:
    - Quieter
    - Less clunky CD door
    - Better quality quieter components, e.g. CD drive and HD
    - At least 50% faster than the 2003 G5

    I think a lot of people skipped the 2.5, and Apple will make mucho $ on the next one.

    Edit: better built in speaker. Louder with some bass.
     
  10. Bear
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    Apple can only sell what IBM provides them with.

    Now on the other paw, there is a chance for dual core 2.5GHz (or faster) processors. I think I could live with a 2.5+GHz dual core processor w/dual cores. It would be almost like a 4 processor system.
     
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    How about an update on the form factor.

    I know a lot of people love the current design, but I think it is the ugliest Mac since the beige boxes. I'm not sure if I should boot it up or use it to grate a 50 lb. block of cheddar.
     
  12. Bear
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    I'm not sure on the external form factor, but internally there really should be connections and room for one or two more disks. And in truth, I wouldn't mind room for a second optical drive.
     
  13. sjpetry
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    It's ok looking but Apple could do much better. :cool: :D


    Mmmm.....Chedder. :p
     
  14. plastree
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    I'm not too excited about the new exterior design, either, but the internal design is easily the most elegant I've ever seen. Needs more drive support, though.
     
  15. toontra
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    Reminds me of the Motorola G4 problems of a couple of years ago. I was hoping that the IBM partnership would be somewhat more dynamic; that was certainly how it was portrayed. 3 Gh machines on the horizon at the G5 launch - it all looked so rosy!
     
  16. Bear
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    Although in this case IBM has provided samples to Apple. Dual Core Processor samples.... so something good might be in the wings.
     
  17. toontra
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    True - guess I'm just itchy for a new machine. ;)
     
  18. Bear
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    Ok, that I can understand. My PowerMac (a G4) can't really handle very well what I'm tossing at it. 4 to 6 GB of RAM would be about right and as fast a G5 as I can get at the time I order. And I'll probably order on the day of the next PowerMac announcement.
     

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