Think the Powermac G5 line will all quad?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MacTruck, Jan 17, 2006.

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    MacTruck

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    Anyone think apple will come out with a quad 2.3hgz powermac before they transition to intel? How about the 2.5ghz quad price drop. When?
     
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    combatcolin

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    Well, after the Intel iMac you also have to ask the following question about any possible future PPC Powermac.

    Who cares?

    And, of much more inportance:-

    Who in their right mind is going to buy one?

    Until macworld i was sitting on the fence, now i am buying land in the Intel side and applying for planning permission.
     
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    Malfoy

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    quad price drop... hrm I'd say fall.
     
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    Xephian

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    I doubt it.

    This is why I got my Quad in December. Last fastest, most stable PPC Power Mac.
     
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    generik

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    I'd say it would drop.

    The MBP is now comparable and almost on par with the dual 2.0 for instance, and that for a tiny premium (it is a PORTABLE to boot).

    Let's just say the current PM pricing are in a really intenable position, it will be just a matter of time before Apple slash prices on those to boost sales.
     
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    combatcolin

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    They would have to make the Powermac DAMN cheap before i spend any money on it.

    Intel all the way for me!
     
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    Lord Blackadder

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    Remember when the G5 first came out in '03? They sold new single/dual 1.25GHz MDD G4 towers for a few months alongside the new G5s. I bet they do something similar with the last G5 towers. It probably will be a mid-spec (dual 2.3) machine at a slight discount, mostly just to get rid of inventory.

    I don't think the Quad will be the last G5 on sale...probably one of the slower dual cores. But who knows? they might do another speed bump before the switch - look at what happened with the iMac. We all took that late fall speedbump to mean that it would be a while before the iMac went Intel, but that wasn't the case.
     

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