What would be your dream machine?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jefhatfield, Aug 8, 2002.

  1. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    What is your ultimate mac, or pc, real or imagined that you want now or in a year?

    real one - 800 mhz tibook with gig of RAM and 32 MB video card

    imaginary one, pro level - dual 1 ghz tibook with ddr ram and 64 MB video card in early 2003

    imaginary consumer level - g4 or 1 ghz ibook with ddr and 64 MB video card in late 2003

    ...the pc world has a 64 MB mobile video card already and ddr ram are on some pentium 4 laptops i have seen *** dream pc would be pentium 4 laptop with 1 gig of ddr ram and 64 MB video which i could get now for less than $2,500 usd...and for future, i would want a mobile athlon xp 2000+ with gig of ddr ram and 128 MB video card by sometime in 2003 and that would rock big time as a gaming laptop

    but for pro graphics, any tibook would best it
  2. tjwett macrumors 68000


    May 6, 2002
    Brooklyn, NYC
    i'd like to see something along the lines of:
    3.0 ghz IBM PPC with a VPU
    256MB Graphics card
    4 gig RAM
    Fast SCSI controller on board w/15,000 RPM 200gig HD
    FireWire 2
    16x DVD burner

    cut those specs in half and throw them in a PowerBook and i'd be happy too.
  3. jefhatfield thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    you mean a 1.5 ghz tibook with 128 MB of graphics and a 100 GB hard drive?

    i am there, dude!:D
  4. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    Ah, another computer thread by my pops. :D :p

    The Cube I have is basically my dream desktop machine. But I want to pugrade it with a dual 0.5GHz CPU.

    I would also like an 800MHz Powerbook G4. I'm not going to be doing a lot of stuff on my computers. But I want a Ti pretty damn bad.
  5. jefhatfield thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    like father, like son or vice versa

    the tibook 800 is the ultimate driving machine:D
  6. Rajj macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2002
    32° 44' N 117° 10' W
    I am highly mobile, so I would need a supercharged Tibook:D

    Specs: Dual 2.9 Gigahertz AMD Sledgehammers:p
    3 Gigabytes of DDR Ram @ 666 Megahrtz:D
    nVida 512MB DDr Graphics Card:D
    100 GB HDD @ 10,000 RPM:D
    Superdrive 32x 18x 18x 48x
    Quad capacity battery (14 hrs) For flying to Tokyo and Hong Kong;)
    Built in Airport/3G card for internet access worldwide;)
    Office X ,all iApps and Apple software ;)
    More to come!!
  7. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    My dream, trying to be somewhat realistic ;)

    Dual (or Quad) 2 GHz G? w/166+ FSB and huge L3
    2 GB 333+ DDR-Ram
    2x 200 GB ATA/133 Hard Drives
    256 MB AGP 8x Video Card w/TV-Out
    5+ PCI Slots
    RT Analog in/out card
    Multiple sound inputs/outputs
    and/or 48/24/48 CD-RW w/ 8 MB cache and BURN-Proof
    USB 2, FW 2

    1 GHz G? w/133 to 200 FSB
    512 GB+ Ram
    60 GB+ 5,400 RPM HD
    32 MB VC
    12/10/32/10 CD-RW/DVD
    USB 2, FW 2
  8. jefhatfield thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    that's more realistic and do-able next year or the year after that, but then why only half a gig of ram on the ibook...ram is dirt cheap these days and but next year or 2004, 512 will easily be under forty dollars or fifty dollars...256 MB of laptop ram, 133 or 100, is fifty bucks right now at circuit city

    just a thought

    and no ddr for ibook? he he...yeah, and who am i to talk with a 300 ibook and a 366 pc laptop...virtually everybody on macrumors has more power than me...and all being added up, i have 7.3 gigs of hard drive space...combined:mad:
  9. jefhatfield thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    in another year, a pda will have more than my 1999 era laptops

    i guess i gotta get shopping:D
  10. topicolo macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2002
    Ottawa, ON
    my dream machine would be a Tibook that acts like those tablet pcs that microsoft's been touting.
    Same old Ti (maybe 1Ghz)
    Pressure sensitive 15.2 TFT widescreen that rotates 180degrees (to create a tablet)
    80GB HD
    Radeon 9000 mobility 64-128MB DDR RAM

    that's it.
    (No, my requirements aren't that high, but then, that's because of the recent apple letdowns)
  11. Chomolungma macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2002
    Santa Fe, NM
    my future PA

    Let's go beyond a year or even two (say 15 years from now). My PA (personal assistance, that is what a PC will be called then) would have these specs.

    100 GHz+ (128 bit) processor with more than a billion transistor
    several terabytes of magnetic RAM running near the processor speed
    a hard disk? Oh that spinning thing! that went away in c.a. 2008 LOL!
    It is essentially an AI, that has evolved from OSX (a distant memory).
    software will no longer be created by primative human programmers, but are produced and evolved by these AI.

    But where does Apple fits in? They'll still make beautiful hardware for these AI to inhabit. I forsee that in the year 2020, these AI will rise up and challenge Steve Job. They want their freedom!

    a whimsical scenario, but is it?
  12. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2001
    Similar but very different in terms

    I would pay $10,000 for a computer that had free HARDWARE and SOFTWARE updates for five years. It would be around the same price of computers we have now but you just pay it all in one big lump sum. Just think of the possibilities....for five years you don't have to worry about the hardware or the software being obsolete. I would pay it all up front if it could happen.....
  13. topicolo macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2002
    Ottawa, ON
    Bah. I wouldn't. Why would I want to have 10k tied up in my computer when I could use it for special opportunities, such as when the stock market rises again? at a 15% return annually, 10k would be worth $20,113.57. After 10 years, $40,455 and after 20 years, $163665.37. No thank you Apple, I'd rather have my $163665.37
  14. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    >(ShaolinMiddleFinger)I would pay $10,000 for a computer that had free HARDWARE and SOFTWARE updates for five years.

    Just find a new/unused Twentieth Aniv. Mac by some guy, who will offer you the subscriptions. :rolleyes:

    topicolo, Chomolungma, it doesn't hurt to dream, except if you fall asleep with an older Powerbook G4 with a running Hard Disk on your lap. Ouch. :p
  15. AlphaTech macrumors 601


    Oct 4, 2001
    Natick, MA
    Current dream machines...

    TiBook 800MHz, 768MB RAM, 40GB Drive, 32MB mobile Radeon 7500.

    Game pc (custom built by yours truely :p) AMD XP2100+ CPU, Radeon 8500 (64MB DDR), 768MB PC2100 RAM, 320GB drive (two 160GB drives set up on a Promise TX2000 ATA RAID card, set to RAID 0), ViewSonic VG175 LCD display and CSW 2.1 speaker setup powered by a SB Audiogy gamer edition card (it ROCKS da house :D).

    Future dream machines...

    Laptop: 2GHz+ TiBook with 2GB DDR (PC2700) memory, 100GB (or more) 2.5" hard drive. Mobile Radeon 9700 with 256MB DDR (minimum) for a video card, on an AGP 8x bus. :eek: :eek: I think that the current 15.2" screen is great. I wouldn't want anything larger then a 16" (MAX.) as long as Apple keeps the current proportions on it. :D

    Mac Desktop: 3GHz+ G5 processor (made by IBM) using PC3200 DDR memory (400MHz bus speed) or better. 200GB hard drive and a Radeon 9700 with 256MB DDR standard issue, with the higher models having even more impressive specifications.

    Next addition/change to the game pc... Radeon 9700 with 128MB DDR...
  16. kiwi_the_iwik macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2001
    London, UK
    I love my Cube, but I wouldn't stop at the dual 500Mhz - why not go for the 1Ghz Powerlogix or Sonnet upgrades?

    Then there's the possibility of using the yet unreleased slot-loading SuperDrive from one of the new TiBooks to replace my aging DVD player. And then a souped-up graphics card to fit into the Cube Chassis (namely, a GeForce 3 - currently the best that will fit...) - and not forgetting a 23" LCD, although that WOULD be completely unrealistic, looking at my finances...

    It's funny, you know, that with all of this miniaturisation of technology around, video cards are actually getting BIGGER, rather than smaller. What message could we possibly deliver to the major video card manufacturers, so they can give ALL Mac owners the benefits of great graphics?

    Maybe something like - "Wake up and smell the coffee, Mrs. Bueller"...;)
  17. blogo macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2002
    I want a brain implant so that i can just think what i will do
  18. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    >I love my Cube, but I wouldn't stop at the dual 500Mhz - why not go for the 1Ghz Powerlogix or Sonnet upgrades?

    I would like whatever is the first to be available for around $300 or $400.

    >I want a brain implant so that i can just think what i will do

    I think there is already something made for that. Ask my favorite doctor of all time, Dr. Stephen Hawking, for more info.
  19. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    I'd like one handheld computer with:

    24-bit colour LCD
    64-bit processor with low power mode
    light batteries
    wireless connections to networks, keyboards, storage, etc.
    in-built OCR scanner
    multi-lingual operating system
    and the brain to use it without breaking it
  20. MacMaster macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002

    Let's see what I would want for my dream system(real)...:A dual 1ghz with 1.5GB RAM, 60GB hard drive, Radeon 9700(when it comes out), and a 23" apple display!:D But this will not happen anytime soon...:(

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