I wish Apple would make machines like this again!

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Marvy, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. Marvy macrumors regular

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    Looking at this video of the new HP Blackbird 002, I was reminded of the grand times when Apple focused on making beautiful computers on the outside AND the inside:

    http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/clips/hps-voodoo+powered-blackbird-002-unveiled-by-creator-video-296871.php

    Remember the G5 iMac? How nice it was to look at the internals? Look at what a mess they are now. Seeing this new HP machine, I do miss my old Blue&White G3, where it also was so nice to open it up, and swap out memory or hard disks. Where everything just felt so clean. I really can't say the same about some of the newer Apple machines I have taken apart.

    Am I the only one who feels Apple has neglected their computer department, especially the internal architecture? Would love to know what you guys think!
     
  2. lofight macrumors 68000

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    euh.... noo....no..noo it's better now...
     
  3. Marvy thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not talking so much about the looks (personally I find the HP machine too gamer-ish), but on the clean interior. I like the idea of being able to swap around standard drives without requiring any tools at all. I also like the idea of illuminated ports.

    Anyway, I think that this new machine shows that there is still a lot of potential in making desktop machines easier to access. I just somehow have the feeling Apple isn't doing enough in this area.
     
  4. imac/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    They did make their desktop easy to access. The only thing you "can" change is RAM and there is only one screw in the RAM door. Easy!

    I don't think Apple is in the market to sell internally accessible desktops. Maybe someday...
     
  5. Queso macrumors G4

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    Speaking as someone who owned a Performa 630, it wasn't always easy. Changing a hard disk on one of those somewhat tried your patience.
     
  6. dcv macrumors G3

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    Here's an old photo of my 17" and 20" Rev B iMac G5s for you to drool over then...

    [​IMG]

    :cool:
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    :eek:

    Undressed iMacs!!!
     
  8. Silencio macrumors 68020

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    You obviously haven't popped the hood on a Mac Pro.
     
  9. Marvy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ahhh... so beautiful! Wish I could say the same about my iMac Core Duo :(
     
  10. Marvy thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's the thing. I've swapped a few hard drives on macbooks and iMacs, and man, was tha a pain! I realize that these are all rather compact devices, but still: Swapping hard disks on many other non-Apple compact machines was much simpler.

    Anyway, maybe you guys are right. Maybe, Apple does offer good solutions to these problems (aka Mac Pro). I guess it's just that I have heard so little from the computer department from Apple regarding anything in the desktop area. And I wish there was something cheaper than a Mac Pro, where I could more easily wreak havoc on the inside. :D
     

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