Who Else Is Disappointed In The Imac G5

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  1. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    I know its to early to tall but from the rumors the g5 is going to be something like the sony viao w700g, which to me looks like a hatched up half laptop half tower....now... im kind of hoping that this isnt the case,,, and that maybe what the deal is is that the screen comes of and you can use it to wirelessly control music ect ect...

    i was just wondering how everyone felt about it..
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    There are already quite a few threads where many have made their opinions (good or bad) quite clear on this subject :)

    But if we're gonna do this again...

    The CPU is ok, the HDD, RAM & video card are a joke!
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    But this is all speculation at this point.

    I'd wait to make the call until you actually see one in person :D

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  4. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    I think that Apple's take on the basic design will be a notch ahead of anything else out there.

    The shame is that the current iMac is so right for so many uses. Maybe it is becuase Apple uses it in their stores, but I am seeing other stores starting to use them. So ergonomic compared to anything else out there.
     
  5. BakedBeans thread starter macrumors 68040

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    q

    is there..sorrry i did a quick scan...but might be opinion blind, any way im particularly interested in the design...
     
  6. ThomasJefferson macrumors 6502

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    I want to trust the Apple design team on this, they always seem to toss a hail Mary pass and score. I have always liked the iMac design and have always wanted to own one. I admit, I stared at it the first few weeks and tried to figure it out, but the design grew on me. Silly G4 tho. Evil Motorola.

    I trust they will keep up the tradition and come up with something stunning.
     
  7. slughead macrumors 68030

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    The video card and RAM is unacceptable.

    I know exactly why the video card sucks though--the case design is going to be REALLY small. The 5200 is a clocked down 5900 (a decent card), usually it's used in small, less ventilated cases.

    The 5200 is now a REALLY low range card. The LEAST they could put in would be an ATi 9600 or 9800 (now mid-range cards).
     
  8. quagmire macrumors 603

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    The CPU is ok. These are consumers we are talking about. These people would be doing email, chat, web browsing, and some video and photo editing. So the HD is ok. What consumer needs an 80 GB HD for that much stuff. By the time they fill it up the most of the stuff would be old and time to be trashed. The video card is acceptable. Yes, the 5200 is a crappy card in pro products. But, dells still put them in as standard in >$1k machines. Consumers aren't going to do gpu intensive work. I played x plane on my pbook that has a 5200 with 32 mb. So the gpu can handle some games. The only thing that is not acceptable is the ram.
     
  9. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    They will likley be buying in to thew whole iLife thing and be wanting to put they're home movies to DVD, manage they're digital photos etc. CPU power is a must.
    A large iTunes library will eat half of that. People will rip their entire CD colection to their Mac and boom, half their disk space is gone. With broadband people are downloading more, and bigger files than ever, no matter who they are. 80GB is no where near enough, especially for a computer with no room for an extra drive (and don't go giving me sh*t about external ones, the iMac - the all in one remember!?)
    The video card is a piece of sh*t, I don't understand how any of you can defend its use in such an expensive computer.
     
  10. quagmire macrumors 603

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    Are the files they are going to use going to be used forever? No, they would trash them once they are done with them. I know alot of people that own the current G4 imac and they all say that there 80 GB HD is plenty. These people also have big itunes libraries. If you know you have a big library then bto the imac to 120 GB or 160 GB(if the 120 GB is offered). After 2-3 years you still don't have enough room buy an external HD.

    As I said before many pc makers still use the 5200 in there $1k and over machines standard or BTO. We know macs are not gaming machines so the need of a 9600 or 9800 in a consumer machine is not necessary. But, I do agree the 5200 has no business in a pro machine. You people make it sound you are all hardcore gamers. Then go out and buy or build a cheap pc for your gaming needs and use the mac for everything else. The gpu is an acceptable card.
     
  11. BakedBeans thread starter macrumors 68040

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    on the cpu i completely agree, everything needs to be done quickly these days....
    and the gpu also.... 5200 isnt acceptable...

    however... IF the hd is upgradeable then i think 80gb is fine... ive got a 1.5sd powerbook with 80gb hd.. andwith everything ive got on here ive got 61gb free... ive got a decent ammount of songs and quite a few pics... loads of apps.. final cut pro and express, photoshop cs,image ready soundtrack, shake and ms office....

    so i think that unless your putting a quite a few dvds on your hd then there isnt a great need in the imac...
    although a pro user (which you may or may not be) need 160-500gb deffo.
     
  12. Timelessblur macrumors 65816

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    My thoughs are the Graphic card is a joke and makes the enitre computer a POS. that goes double due to the lack of ablitly to upgrade it later. Hopefuly they will put a real card standarnd in it.

    80gig standard HD is fine. The people who think that it pushing the limites should opt to put a bigger HD in there and HD can easily be gotten externally. I personly would just upgrade it to a 160 any how but for most 80 gigs is really just fine.

    Ram 256 is fine most people should upgrade that to 512 and ram can easily be added later any how.
    CPU is fine

    It just the graphic card right now that makes the new iMac and over priced POS
     
  13. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Besides the fact that I don't know how people can be disappointed w/a product that hasn't come out yet I think the 80gig HDD is fine. Sure there are people that need more than 80gigs. And there are people that will never fill up 80gigs. I think it 80 is a good size to start at.


    Lethal
     
  14. BakedBeans thread starter macrumors 68040

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    ok lets cut the crap with the cpu.... its great 1.8g5 is a good processor...
    very good.... i think 256 is a bit rubbish it takes that to run anything at all properly,,,, ive got 512 in the p/b and am going to upgrade to 1gb so it will be very efficient for me..

    yeah sorry about the complaining about the unknown... im simply complaining about rumors.... macrumorscomplaints.com if you like
     
  15. Jo-Kun macrumors 6502a

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    Who Else Is Disappointed In The Imac G5

    what a ****ty question... it doesn't exist yet, so why be disapointed allready???

    while we're busy:

    Who Else Is Disappointed In The 40" Cinema Display?
    Who Else Is Disappointed In The 5G 100GB iPod?
    Who Else Is Disappointed In The G5 PowerBook?
    Who Else Is Disappointed In ...?

    my big question starts to be

    Who Else Is Disappointed In Numerous Threads Filled With Useless Complaints About Possible Future Releases By Apple?????

    J
     
  16. BakedBeans thread starter macrumors 68040

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    firstly re-read this thread... the stop making stupid and confrontational remarks...

    secondly i said based on rumors.... thats all i can go on...and its widely thought they are accurate, so if the release something different then i will say sorry...

    thirdly i am allowed an opinion

    fourthly who is dissapointed with the number of people that jump down fellow mac users throats in an attempt to make them look better than everyone else..but in turn make themselves look pompous , edesignuk managed to put his point across without making himself looking like a gimp.. he obviously thought that because there have been other posts on the same wavelength as this that is was a slight waste of space, however he divulged in a conversation and we all brought up some interesting points about hardrive sizes and gpu specs... so unless you have something constructive to say, please dont say anything

    jerk
     
  17. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Fixed :D
    Oh, did no one tell you on the way in? This is MacRumors, the purpose of which is to discuss rumors. This is a thread based on a rumor, which we are discussing, you with me so far?
     
  18. BakedBeans thread starter macrumors 68040

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    naughty naughty... nice mini btw...checked it out....
     
  19. iGav macrumors G3

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    Expensive is a relative term though... this can be seen when comparing any desirable brand, with a less fashionable one. Cost doesn't necessarily equate to being greater or having a better spec. There might be other variables to consider.

    It's not all that long ago (about 10 years or so) that Mercedes didn't actually supply a car stereo/radio with their cars as standard, they were a cost extra. No pay, no boogie-woogie.
     
  20. Brother Michael macrumors 6502a

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    What I find sad is the fact that the HDD is not bigger. My family and I always run out of disk space on our computers. That actually is the reason why we went with an HP...It had more HDD space.

    Mike
     
  21. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    It's still the same basic sh*tty card that you can buy for £42 (and even that price is for a 128MB version!!!)
     
  22. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    I think that the GeForce 5200 is just fine as a standard graphics card in a consumer machine right now. Most consumers aren't into games. That said, I think it would be a HUGE mistake for Apple not to offer the Radeon 9600 and 9800 as BTO options, so that those consumers who ARE gamers can have a graphics card that meets their needs as well.
     
  23. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Precisely. Most may not be, but some are, and for those who are, a 5200 just won't cut it and it needs to be upgradable. If it's not, Apple will have made a grave mistake.
     
  24. slipper macrumors 68000

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    if prices start out at $1300 w/ a g5 processor for the educational model, i think this is great.
     
  25. iGav macrumors G3

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    Well maybe the actual specs will feature the 128MB card, but the price will undoubtedly reflect that extra £42.

    Or Apple may offer it as a BTO option, for those that need the extra power.

    But it's all hearsay until Apple release the final specs... but as LethalWolfe has said, I don't know how people can be disappointed w/a product that hasn't come out yet.
     

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