What would be your Dream apple Lineup?

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  1. Jman888 macrumors regular

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    In your Mind what would make Apples lineup Completely Perfect?
    In my opininon.

    Desktops
    -iMac
    *Core2
    *Up to 4Gigs Ram
    *7600 from 24" Standard on 17" and 20" And 24" Bumped to 7900 GTX (In Dell laptops and i know the 24" Imac uses MXM)
    -mac pro.
    *x1950 Standard (WTF a 2500$ Machine with a 7300 ?? Umm. 7600's are only about 120$ so i know 7300's Are cheap)
    *8800GTX as a option(Way faster (2-3x) Then x1950
    -Mac mini
    *Better GPU then :apple:tv (So over a nividia 7400) If its economical in a set top box you can put it in a Computer.
    *Full Sise HD (Unlikely too big. But WAY cheaper and more storage than 2.5" Drives.
    *Core2 1.86 Lowend 2.0Highend (Core2 is set to drop in price soon to compete better when AMD comes out with the Athalon X2 6000+ So it could be economical)
    *Superdrive Standard or at least as a upgrade (Preferablly standard because DVD burners are DIRT CHEAP these days (Can be had for 30$)

    --Macbook
    *Dedicated Graphics. only complaint about it truly..
    *Possibly cheaper i dunno.. (Price really isnt that bad.)
    --Macbook Pro
    *Faster graphics.

    Thats it.
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    the problem with the dedicated GPU is heat, which would mean they have to make it bigger to accomodate more cooling systems. The full size HDD will add even more space requirements to it. When you get to that stage, it's almost an iMac anyway. Add a PCIe slot and you have a iMac tower.

    Not everyone who buys a MacBook needs dedicated graphics; me included. If you are more serious about playing games, you are looking for an iMac or a Mac Pro.

    And the price is perfect as it is. I compared a macbook and a macbook pro to similarly specced Dells the other day, and the MacBooks came out about $100 cheaper. If the price comes down any more, they wouldn't be earning any profit at all.
     
  3. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Dude. Another graphics card thread!
    Really. Be realistic. Do some research.
    Get back to us with something that isn't I want this I want this, when you don't really know feasibility or cost concerns.

    You will never be satisfied with their lineup because 1. even if they did everything you wanted, a new card would come out the next day and you would say why don't they offer that and 2. you don't get what product levels are about in terms of offering a range of products at different price points to give options to the consumer. What you want in the Mini is available in the iMac and Mac Pro but then you want more out of them then they have. The circle goes on and on. Why doesn't the MacBook have dedicated graphics, because that would make it a MacBook Pro. There has to be differentiation.
     
  4. Jman888 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Give the Macbook Pro a faster one (They have laptop gpu's Twice as fast now *7950* )
    I really think the macbook is perfect. I mean the GMA is my ONLY problem with it. So i say in my opinion the Macbook is apples best (Other than MBP)I might just get one..

    But also the iTv has a Dedicated graphics so there is no exuse fofr it to not have dedicated graphics thesedays (Also other small laptops have it. Generally it is a 7400 A few have x1600 's

    Also I said "DREAM" Like if anything could happen.
     
  5. roland.g macrumors 603

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    iMac - as it is. Redesign due by September, using Santa Rosa chipset. Revision in February/March adding Black and Red color options.

    Mini - as it is. February Core 2 Speed Bump. Santa Rosa chipset using GMA X3000.

    Mac Pro - as it is. Dual Quad Core revision February/March. New case design for WWDC.

    MacBook - as it is. Santa Rosa chipset using X3000 graphics in September. Revision in February/March adding Red color option.

    MacBook Pro
    - as it is. WWDC case redesign.

    introducing this March/April the

    Mac Pro Jr.
    - similar smaller anodized Silver case.
    500GB HDD, room for 2 full 3.5" HDDs.
    4 GBs RAM
    Conroe, Woodcrest or Kentsfield CPU.
    dedicated graphics in PCI slot.
    2nd PCI slot.
    Standard 1 FW 800, 2FW 400, 4 USB 2.0
    Airport Extreme N and Bluetooth 2.0
    Without Keyboard & Mouse.
    $1500-$1900

    Bundled with Keyboard, Mouse, and Apple Monitors giving $100-$200 combined discount off separate prices, based on monitor price. (100,150,200)
     
  6. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    I'd like the see the iMac line go 20", 22", 24", perhaps keeping the 17" for EDU. And chinless would be nice, or at least less chinny.

    I'd like to see a top of the line fat mini with a 3.5" HD.

    I'd like to see a sub-$2000 MacPro. Perhaps as things move forward there could be two teirs of processor options, like for example low 4-cores, high, four cores, low 8 cores, mid 8 cores, high 8 cores.

    Portables? The lineup seems good excepting an ultraportable. Maybe something like a 13" MacBook Pro ultralight.
     
  7. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Can't get rid of the chin yet. Power supply won't fit behind the screen.
     
  8. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    All thats really missing is a consumer configurable machine meaning a consumer tower with choice of video cards,some slots so it can hold a tv tuner inside and nice styling. To tell people you must buy a strippo Mini or All in one or a Workstation is telling 95% of the world go use XP or Vista......Hey wait a minute thats just what happened.
     
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  10. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I doubt there will be a fat Mini and sub-$2000 Mac Pro. Personally I would rather have something in between. The Mac Pro is too big. I want it on my desk (easy port access, cameras, iPods, etc.) I also don't want FB-DIMMs, too $$. I don't know about Santa Rosa or Conroe chipsets, but the current chipsets don't do 4GB RAM. That maybe holding Apple up. Though I think the Conroe MB's can, so that would be the logical solution for a Mac Pro Jr.
     
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  12. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Well, I'd be all over a mid-level tower, just like many other people, just as long as they don't call it the "MacPro Jr." :)
     
  13. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I really have no idea what they'd call it.
     
  14. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Cube2
     
  15. Jman888 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cube Cubed?
    Core2 Cube?
    Maxi Mini?
     
  16. wizwaz3 macrumors 6502a

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    I say Apple get rid of the chin on the iMac. Use an exterior power brick. I wouldn't mind that laying under my desk if I get a chinless iMac. :) I would also like to see upgradeable drives for the iMac when they become available. e.g. HD-DVD or Blu-Ray. Possibly an adapter of some sore that would allow for HDMI players to be connected. :)

    That's my dream for the iMac.
    :apple:
     
  17. Gosh macrumors 6502

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    iMac - larger chin

    An iMac with a larger chin = more character! No chinless wonders here please!:p

    Chin = Win!

    Actually quite difficult to envisage what comes next really - interesting reading other peoples wish lists!

    Much of the breaking technology is internal and the external shape is somewhat dependent thereon! Energy efficency will also be a design factor.

    Like to see laptops and maybe iMac with secondary screen:
    http://www.macworld.co.uk/blogs/index.cfm?entryid=7&blogid=3

    So thinner, lighter, greener and yet still protuberant!;)
     
  18. Maxwell Smart macrumors 6502a

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    I would love for a macbook without the *semi*large border around the screen and with some dedicated graphics, as it sometimes struggles driving my 22" Apple cinema display. If they did that, then the MacBook would be perfect.
     
  19. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    Mac mini
    CD 1.83ghz
    x3000 GPU
    2 RAM slots
    80/100 gb laptop HDD
    laptop optical drive
    $499

    Mac mini Pro
    Looks like a Cube and a mini had a baby
    C2D 2ghz
    4 RAM slots
    Full sized HDD/optical drive
    Integrated x1600
    Some kind of expansion port (PCI or PCMCIA or ExpressCard etc)
    $999

    iMac 20/24"
    New design, maybe G4 like
    C2D 2/2.33ghz
    Some sort of improved GPU, I'm not too picky, use the MXM for all of them and sell upgrades though.
    $1399-1999

    Mac Pro
    Unchanged

    MacBook
    Small upgrades, x3000 GPU, etc.
    Stop over charging for black

    MBP
    Small, incremental upgrades
    New 10" super portable
    No built in optical drive
    Hybrid flash/magnetic HDD
    8+ hours battery life
    Touch screen folds over to tablet layout
    $1499
     
  20. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

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    Desktop:
    Mac Pro:
    Quad core Processors,

    Imac:
    Radeon X1800 Graphics,
    Faster Screen Response time

    Cube²:
    the Cube brought back in exactly the same design
    same Speeds as the iMacs
    Radeon X1900 GPU

    Notebooks:

    MBP:
    X1800 GPUs
    a 12" Model

    MB:
    A radeon x1300 GPU
    a Black Glossy Finish rather than matte

    Mac Mini:
    Stays the same
     
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    Touch?
     
  23. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    12" MacBook Pro with 1680 x 1050 screen resolution and resolution independence, 160GB flash memory.
     
  24. mr.suff macrumors regular

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    after much thinking, when i should have been doing soem college work this is what i came up with

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