G5 how soon ??

Wait for the G5?

  • Yeeh no question about it!

    Votes: 26 66.7%
  • NO! why wait when the apple store is just around the corner.

    Votes: 7 17.9%
  • I realy dont have a clue.

    Votes: 6 15.4%

  • Total voters
    39

mischief

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Too Soon

Don't count on it before mid summer at the earliest.Even then it'd be too early to produce in quantity in a range of speeds.
 
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Seeing how they will probably only release the higher end G5 along with the 1. and higher ghz G4's for the low end, I would wait. Screw it. They will probably have a big delay in shipping. It don't matter.
 
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eyelikeart

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Jan 2, 2001
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there should be an "Indifferent" choice in that poll....

I personally don't need a new tower...but it would make sense to hold out a few months for the new generation rather than spend the money now...provided u can do without until then....
 
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usa4jer

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Jan 5, 2002
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wait a while

either way, something new is coming out sometime soon. whether or not that's in the next three weeks is up to speculation, but it can't hurt to wait. keep in mind though that you're probably not waiting for the G5. the new Apollo G4s will be coming out, maybe before the G5s, maybe with the G5s, who knows. the point is, something faster is coming out sometime soon, and it would suck to buy a quicksilver only to have a 1.4 ghx Apollo get unveiled the day your 867 gets to you. just some friendly advice. be patient.
j
 
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mischief

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Waiting for the perfect machine

is like looking for the perfect woman. Not only is it self defeating, but every second of waiting makes you more frustrated.
 
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samy85114

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Dec 20, 2001
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Re: Too Soon

Originally posted by mischief
Don't count on it before mid summer at the earliest...
Please do not say that :) I keep in mind that the G5 will come up within 2 month... but i'm also wondering, why are you expecting the G5 mid summer at the earliest. Where did you get that news... well if that's right... well just too bad but i'm gonna buy an iMac right away. Since jan, 7 I was attracted by this beautiful computer but I was also pretty excited by the G5 that was suppose to come up soon.
Anyway i think i gonna wait for a while, because Apple cannot stay with that range of price with the PowerMac, I can get, for almost the same speed, an iMac, full equipped, also LCD screen included. for probably $1000 less, that's a big difference. That's why I can't even understand why they want to stay in that situation. That's not logic, isn't it???? They just have to change pretty soon!

I hope you're wrong about the G5 :)
 
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dantec

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Nov 6, 2001
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It will...

come sooner than you think... At least it will be an appollo, I mean look at those iMacs, @ 800mhz, beating the lowest G4!!!
 
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OKComputer

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Jan 12, 2002
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Quicksilver....now? Why?

I wouldnt go putting down a good chunk of change on a quicksilver now. With the new imac sporting the G4 the quicksilver towers are hardly a steal. G5 or not we are going to see speed bumps in the towers. my advice: although any mac is worth the money, wait a while and see what apple has up their sleeve (or just get a new imac)
 
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hinkhous

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Oct 25, 2001
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the high cost of waiting

there will always be something right around the corner. How long do you possibly think you can stay on the cutting edge? Well if you never buy something the answer is never!! Take a risk! I had a 7200 for 5 years before I upgraded. That machine was the bottom of the bottom. It is one of the 10 worst machines Apple has ever made and it still worked awesome for at least 2 years past its valuable lifetime. Just my humble opinion.
 
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Falleron

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Nov 22, 2001
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I totally agree that there will always be a new machine around the corner! However, its not that often that a new chip is waiting to be released. My problem is that I have to buy a computer in the next month or so, I dont want a G4, I want a G5!
 
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mischief

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Just get the Apollo

From the research on other threads: Apollo is the stopgap to perfect the mobo changes neccessary to accomodate G5. Thus: Apollo will be around Feb. thru Oct. in towers. Best guess so far. Expect big mobo changes, and perhaps USB/FW upgrades to next gen.
 
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samy85114

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Dec 20, 2001
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Not that soon

Originally posted by Falleron
My problem is that I have to buy a computer in the next month or so, I dont want a G4, I want a G5!

I would be very suprised to see a G5 within February... My tought goes for a G5 annocement not until April or so....

But, this depend on what Apple gonna release on jan, 22. And we also even don't know if it's true... Could be also possible that on Jan, 22 there's nothing at all, who knows!

You know a rumor still a rumor, there's only the time who will reveal the truth!! I guess Jobs knows it too :)
 
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KingArthur

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Jun 15, 2001
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What grade did the creator of this poll get in English? Spelling and Grammer SUCK in this. Learn to write in coherent forms. Thanks. And I bet the G5 will be out MWJuly or later.
 
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madamimadam

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Jan 3, 2002
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Originally posted by KingArthur
What grade did the creator of this poll get in English? Spelling and Grammer SUCK in this. Learn to write in coherent forms. Thanks. And I bet the G5 will be out MWJuly or later.
Jesus, why not be a ****ing wanker?!
 
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KingArthur

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Jun 15, 2001
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I am a obsessive-compulsive grammer freak (blame my parents and my logical thinking). So what if I only like things ALMOST perfect. That is why I like Macs!

No offense, Bingimar. It's just the way I am.
 
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Originally posted by KingArthur
I am a obsessive-compulsive grammer freak (blame my parents and my logical thinking). So what if I only like things ALMOST perfect. That is why I like Macs!

No offense, Bingimar. It's just the way I am.
why don't you first learn how to spell grammar?
 
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