You can still buy the powermac g5.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Wellander, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. Wellander macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    You can still buy the powermac g5.
    It is avaible at the apple online store.
    Just look futher down the page in the left side and it you will see it.
     
  2. crazycat macrumors 65816

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  3. Wellander thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi.,
    If they still needed the power pc processor.
     
  4. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    Call me crazy but for some strange reason, I actually want a G5 more now than I did before the Mac Pros were announced.

    I think it has something to do with a fondness for PowerPC architecture and the end of an era.....
     
  5. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    Crazy
     
  6. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Naww....ya think? What is with this weird/sexual attachment to PowerPC???
    Even the MacPro would smoke a Power Mac on Photoshop even in Rosetta...
     
  7. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    Not everything runs perfectly in Rosetta. This is a big change for some IT departments in how these machines deal with applications. There may be some resistance and a last minute rush to get PowerPC systems to delay/ease the transition until more universal apps are released. Not to mention any in-house developed tools that some companies might use that have not been updated to be universal.

    There will be some lingering PowerPC demand as companies transition and as long as Apple has stock they will gladly take the money.
     
  8. Tilmitt macrumors member

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    Cause PowerPC is beautiful and RISC....x86 is ugly and backwards and unapple-like.
     
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    Speed must be absolutely hideous then.
     
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  12. nater. macrumors member

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    Yeah, if they were cheap, I would probably buy one. They are plently powerful for what I need! - i think...
     
  13. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    I'll reserve final judgement until I see some BareFeats benchmarks, but highly unlikely, even with the significant speed boost. Remember that a singlel processor G4 powerbook at 1.4GHz generally outperforms a dual-core 2.16GHz Core duo on Photoshop on the Mac--Rosetta is an amazing technology, but it's not THAT amazing, and the Xeon 5100s aren't THAT much faster than the G5.
     
  14. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Not sure, the new Mac Pros are beyond awesome! :D :)
     
  15. Tilmitt macrumors member

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    An ugly girl can be better at something than a pretty girl. She's still ugly.
     
  16. Wellander thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    Well as of today you can only get the Quad Powermac G5. The Dual 2.0 and 2.3 have been removed as of this morning.
     
  17. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, my university has new Quad Powermacs for $2100. What a difference a week makes!
     
  18. Kane.Elson macrumors regular

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    If they reduced the old machines significantly I would definitly get one. The main selling point for x86 machines for me is bootcamp .. but I can live without windows:)
     
  19. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I'd buy it instead of a MacBook Pro that I'm waiting for... but I can't find a deal like that around here.
     
  20. T-Stex macrumors 6502

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    Wow. I wish I could get that. I'd be all over it.
     
  21. ebuc macrumors regular

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    Clock for clock, isn't the ol' G5 just as fast as the new Woodcrest processors?
     
  22. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    A Power Mac G5 Quad for only $2,100! :eek: That is a great deal for a super-fast machine! :D
     

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