so now, what would ultimate desktop be?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jefhatfield, Dec 5, 2002.

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    jefhatfield

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    for me, see ultimate laptop

    i hate clutter;)

    but xserve isn't bad as long as i could stash it away somewhere
     
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    edesignuk

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    Do you mean, 'ultimate' as in whatever our imagination can dream up, or does this machine have to exist?
     
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    jefhatfield

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    anything;)
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Ultimate Desktop...

    Since it hasn't been said yet... High Definition Display on every machine.

    :cool:

    Oh yea, almost forgot the most important thing: It would have an autographed picture of Steve Jobs with it, and a confirmation that one will be sent to benixau because he wants one too... :D he just doesn't want to admit it.
     
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    Nipsy

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    I've contemplated the Xserve as a workstation, but the noise (much more the a MDD) wouldn't work.

    Also, I would likely need more PCI slots than it has.

    I'm sticking with the MDD Dual 867 until 970s are ironed out.
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    Standard 3 monitor support, no extra card for the third monitor. 8 CPUs and all of them very fast, 3 GHz+. Terrabyte of data storage and a very fast bus. 4 Gig RAM capacity.

    Not much really :D

    D
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Well, just like my modular laptop, I think we need modular desktops. the PCI bus should be entirely modular. You order the number of PCI slots you want, and if you want more, buy a new module. You should be able to buy as many pairs of processors you want, and even a single processor for the low end. Start out with a dual 2ghz, and if you need more power, buy another 2 2ghz processors etc. The case would also be modular, so if you got the minimum configuration, it would basically be a cube, but with the ability to expand to a 8 processor super station.
     
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    17" imac, AO5 dvd-r drive, 52x24x52 cd-rw (all in the base mind you), AGP expansion, radeon 9700, 240 gig HD, t3 connection, 5.1 sound, some case mod somehow, 4 3GHz cpus by IBM or AMD, and some hack to make it double as a true PC for games, horrid as that may sound. All for $500

    So sue me. :D

    EDIT: and extended desktop capability
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    PowerMac
    dual G5 1.5Ghz processors
    2GB DDR SDRAM
    1x80GB hard drive, 2x120GB hard drives
    256mb DDR SDRAM video card with dual monitor support
    superdrive+combo
    airport card with base station

    2x19" apple lcd studio display
    ez keyboard for FCP
    Sound sticks and iSub
     
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    arogge

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    In a way, this technology already exists:
    http://www.sgi.com/origin/3000/bricks.html
     

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