Dual PowerMacs and Aluminum Displays?

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MacRumors has received word that PowerMac and Display updates are in the final stages and should be released shortly. While we've not received a specific date for updates, previous unconfirmed rumors have hinted at March 23rd as the release date. Both PowerMacs (All Dual?) and Apple Displays are expected to be updated simultaneously.

According to sources, the new displays do resemble the recent artist rendition of upcoming Aluminum Displays based on a slide seen in a routine Apple presentation -- with monitor feet resembling the PowerMac G5 handles.
 

pilzbury

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Feb 18, 2004
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Oh goody I can't wait. Wish I could afford it though. I can hardly afford a new g4 ibook/pb (not sure what I want) have to get rid of my old ibook first. Anyone interested? HEHE
 

speakster

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Jul 25, 2002
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It would be quite disappointing if we waited this long for monitor updates only to have them still be un-adjustable.
 

Demon

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Feb 17, 2004
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ooh lala!

Hope the new screens will come down in price as well! (heh heh, not likely, i know)

But it's about time new PMacs had a speed bump. if G5s will actually reach 3Ghz by year end, they need to get bumpin' (and cheaper please!) :p
 

NNO-Stephen

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Jun 9, 2003
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they need to update the displays... they need to update the PowerMacs... although the next update of them won't likely be 'till August... but still, they need it.
 

ryanw

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Oct 21, 2003
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No Quads?

I get upset everytime I see apple release more hardware with no options for 4 or 8 way systems. Apple has made things very modular to make systems either one cpu or dual cpu systems. They should look at how Sun Microsystems has made their 420R systems VERY flexible to be anything from 1 cpu to 4cpu systems. COMEON APPLE! What's holding you back from making a powermac where you can order it as a 1CPU system. And then order a 2nd CPU for it later or a 3rd, or a 4th. Upgrade ON DEMAND instead of having to buy a whole new system.

Apple could price the CPU modules high enough to where the price of buying a 4 way system out of the gate would be much cheaper than buying the individual modules after the original order.
 

g30ffr3y

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Jul 18, 2002
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this is fantastic news... the sooner the update... the sooner the promised update to dual 3gigs... wooohooo!!! thats when ill get mine...

also... if the new displays do look as nice as they do in the artist rendition... i would love to get a pair of maybe 20"s?!?!? if the 30" comes out hopefully the price will drop on the 20"... or the 23"...

maybe apple will finally send the 17" the way of the 15" and have all widescreen displays!!!

i guess we'll see in the upcoming weeks...
 

montecristo

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Aug 13, 2003
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eroyce said:
I was kind of hoping to have an adjustabledisplay, this looks rock solid.
I've heard several people complain about the lack of adjustability, not only for this artist's rendition, but also for the existing displays. I have a laptop so I don't have a separate cinema display, but isn't the third leg in the back adjustable, so you can change the viewing angle? Can someone clarify what they expect from an "adjustable" display?

As for the timing of the release, my guess is that they probably had these displays ready, but have been waiting for the joint release with the upgraded powermacs. My credit card is waiting....
 

Marble

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May 13, 2003
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March 23rd is my birthday, the anniversary of Mac OS X, and the spring equinox. What a special day it will be if they stick these things in there, too!
 

wrldwzrd89

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Jun 6, 2003
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g30ffr3y said:
this is fantastic news... the sooner the update... the sooner the promised update to dual 3gigs... wooohooo!!! thats when ill get mine...
I am interested in seeing updates to the PowerMacs too; I'm not in the market to buy one right now, though. I'm waiting until Jan 2007 to get a PowerMac (I bought my 17" iMac in Jan 2004). Although my little iMac doesn't have a PowerPC G5 in it, it motors right along running 10.3.3.
 

gandalf55

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Apr 13, 2001
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I hope this means prices will generally fall for the other models. I still can't quite afford the $ for one of those Apple Cinema displays.
 

DrGruv1

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Jan 29, 2002
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been savin'

any others waitting for 3.0ghz or are you going rev. b?

can't decide, still using an old 733hz, maybe we'll get the 3.0ghz now! (probably not, but still would be great!) :D
 

e2interactive

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Mar 13, 2004
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30" of heaven

I can't wait to see what they look like!!! I hope the 23" drops in price and takes on the new look too! I'll be picking up one of those for sure.
 

hayesk

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NNO-Stephen said:
they need to update the displays... they need to update the PowerMacs... although the next update of them won't likely be 'till August... but still, they need it.
Aside from the styling, why does Apple *need* to update the displays?
 
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