1GHz 17/19inch iMacs

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Kodawarisan posts rumors about updates to the LCD iMac line:

According to the information, it seems that the 15 inch LCD wide screen iMac was reformed disappears from a product line within this year. Furthermore, the 17/19 inch LCD wide screen iMac which carried 1Ghz PowerPC G4 is a thing that an announcement and shipment are planned by Macworld SF 2003 as a higher rank model.
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Mr. Anderson

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Interesting. Moving up both the screen and processor, that's going to be a nice machine - I just hope the prices don't go up all that much.
 

beno

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you mean...

the computers are getting bigger and faster?

that is fantastic news!
 

rugby

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I hope Apple ups the bus speed on these new computers as they are probably the only computer vendor still using 100mhz bus speeds.
 

drastik

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I just wish they had srive expansion. I do video work and I need more space. I love these things, but they aren't meant for what I do. Now, if Apple would just certify a FW drive for FCP, I could get one and be set.

I don't want the foot print changed on the iMac, of course, so I guess I just want the FW drive. The screen real estate is getting great though.
 

ddtlm

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rugby:

You can rest assurred that Apple uses a slow bus on low-end machines only because the high-end doesn't have much faster. They do it to differentiate the products, and until the G4 PMac is safely above a 133mhz bus the iMac will remain at 100mhz.
 

synergy

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How about a new LCD monitor with the flexibility of the iMac?
I would love to replace the big honking 19" glass tube monitor on my desk with an LCD that could move like the iMac can.
 

imamacguy17

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What will the line up be??

So does this mean the line up will be this??

1099
15" base model (currently the 1199 model)
with minor improvements (proccessor, ram, bus)

1399
(current middle model with same improvements) and 17"

1699
(current superdrive model with improvements) and 17"

and
1999
new 19 inch model??

cause thats what im getting out of it
 

Kid Red

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Re: What will the line up be??

Originally posted by imamacguy17
So does this mean the line up will be this??

1099
15" base model (currently the 1199 model)
with minor improvements (proccessor, ram, bus)

1399
(current middle model with same improvements) and 17"

1699
(current superdrive model with improvements) and 17"

and
1999
new 19 inch model??

cause thats what im getting out of it
No. Haven't you read anything? The iMac 15" is being discontinued :p
 

beatle888

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Originally posted by dukestreet
Interesting. Moving up both the screen and processor, that's going to be a nice machine - I just hope the prices don't go up all that much.
yea this thing is going to be nice...however
it would be really nice if they made the
processor on a daughter card so we could
upgrade it eventually...and an upgradable
graphics card would be cool too.
 

LethalWolfe

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Originally posted by drastik
I just wish they had srive expansion. I do video work and I need more space. I love these things, but they aren't meant for what I do. Now, if Apple would just certify a FW drive for FCP, I could get one and be set.

I don't want the foot print changed on the iMac, of course, so I guess I just want the FW drive. The screen real estate is getting great though.
I know it's not "offcial", but grab a FW enclosure w/the Oxford 911 chipset and a 7200RPM IDE drive and you should be set.


Lethal
 

RBMaraman

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Originally posted by LethalWolfe
I know it's not "offcial", but grab a FW enclosure w/the Oxford 911 chipset and a 7200RPM IDE drive and you should be set.
Really? Wow, I didn't know that. Looks like I'll be spending some money this weekend!

To get back on topic, I think these 19" iMacs are going to be awesome. Hopefully Apple will be smart enough to keep the price down. I feel sorry for those people who jumped on the 15" bandwagon.
 

railthinner

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It would be nice to hear something along the lines of new monitors coming out at a decent price, for those of us that have power macs. Though, I couldn't possibly justify spending $999 on a monitor when I could get a new imac for $1200 and I passed on getting a new lcd with the rebate when I got my power mac just because I'm waiting for the new monitors from Apple. Where's the new 17" widescreen lcds for $699?? (dreaming)

If they don't hurry I'll get a Lacie CRT. The price point on LCD's is killing me. I want it, but don't feel right about it when you can get such other cool gear for nearly the same amount of money.
 

vniow

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Originally posted by beatle888


yea this thing is going to be nice...however
it would be really nice if they made the
processor on a daughter card so we could
upgrade it eventually...and an upgradable
graphics card would be cool too.

How about they just give us a Cube to play with?;)
 

TheFink

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There will never be a 19 inch imac as long as it's footprint remains the same. Speed increases, yes. 19 inch screen, No. Place your bets now.
 

daytona63

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About the 15-inch iMac

"I feel sorry for those people who jumped on the 15" bandwagon."

Ummm, I bought the 15-inch iMac back in January when it came out, and both my girlfriend and my brother bought one apiece about 2-3 months ago. We all shared one thing: we NEEDED a computer at that point...so there is nothing to feel sorry about for us. We love our iMacs! Besides, considering that I bought my computer 9 months ago, and it only recently became the second level option (I have the 800 MHz/SuperDrive), I think that's a pretty good purchase.

Bandwagon - bah!
 

CTYankee

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Jul 18, 2002
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Originally posted by RBMaraman


Really? Wow, I didn't know that. Looks like I'll be spending some money this weekend!
I used to do all my editing on a Pismo with a few FW drives. One 911, an ADS Pyro, and a Maxtor. All were 5400 rpm drives, 60-80GB. No real problems to speak of. Render times may have been slowed a bit, but with a 400mhz G3 I can't imagine HD speed was much of an issue. Importing, editing, exporting, going to tape...it all worked. You should not have any trouble. Just don't daisy chain them too much, that is usually the cause of problems with FW devices.

Though now that I'm a proud owner of a DP867 I will NEVER go back to a laptop. I love having 4 drives in there. Lots of storage, fast transfer of files and no cables and boxes cluttering up the desk. But if an iMac is what you have FW will have to do.

If you want to find out how to get cheap HD's, check out www.fatwallet.com. I got 2 WD 120GB SE drives for $50 each.
 

DaveGee

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Re: About the 15-inch iMac

Originally posted by daytona63
"I feel sorry for those people who jumped on the 15" bandwagon."

Ummm, I bought the 15-inch iMac back in January when it came out, and both my girlfriend and my brother bought one apiece about 2-3 months ago. We all shared one thing: we NEEDED a computer at that point...so there is nothing to feel sorry about for us. We love our iMacs! Besides, considering that I bought my computer 9 months ago, and it only recently became the second level option (I have the 800 MHz/SuperDrive), I think that's a pretty good purchase.

Bandwagon - bah!
daytona63,

That is a HEALTHY way to look at things!

Fact is anyone who buys ANY computer will have to look at new machines 3 to 6 to 9 months (depending on how the chips fall) later that have something 'better' about them. Either cheaper or faster or better or all 3 (usually all 3).

If you don't finally say I've waited LONG ENOUGH and buy one you'll be stuck with a PowerMac 8500 for the rest of your life. ;)

Dave
 

pimentoLoaf

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If they can put out a 19" LCD with an iMac attached for $1999, then maybe a 19" LCD by itself could cost around $999???

:D :D :cool: :D :D

Then a dual-processor system with 19" display ought to be rather nice.

Otherwise, I'll settle for a gigahertz iMac.
 

medea

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I bought the original high-end iMac with the superdrive, when the 17" came out I indeed did wish I had waited, but I could care less about a 19" one, they are going to have to increase the base size of the iMac for that to even look right, and like Daytone63 I needed my a mac at the time as well, and it was a solid purchase. If anyone is looking into a desktop, those 15" prices are going to drop when/if the changes are made and it would be a good deal.