New Macs... what to expect?

mymemory

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I think Apple is trying to take control of things. I think they are going to release new Macs with very crappy processor upgrade, tons of other bubblegum features and a new line of flat monitors togather.

If they do not surprise everybody (for good) they would still in troubles. I can't believe they haven't realise they are a computer company, not an digital entertaiment device factory. The iPod is ok, the Powerbooks too but, where is the stuff?
 

Catfish_Man

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Why...

...would Apple release a "pro" machine with tons of "bubblegum features"? They know it wouldn't sell any better because their target market doesn't give a **** about bubblegum. I think we'll see something similar to an XServe, but with a slightly better processor (and hopefully, true DDR support, which is about 50x more important than some stupid clock frequency boost).
 

Mr. Anderson

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even with the DDR memmory support - which is probably the most important new feature - Apples still can't compete head to head with the PCs, CPU to CPU - they still need 2 processors to even come close.

As for Bubblegum - that's more of the OS - having 4 Gigs of Ram - fast bus, etc. is enough to make the pros happy for now. But really, how much more life can be extracted from the G4?
 

topicolo

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Bah, if you want DDR ram in your mac, just buy an xserve and install a graphics card and then install Jaguar. BAM! You have a g4 workstation with DDR RAM for as little as $2999 and you can get it today! :).
 

SilvorX

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i'dd like to see a free CRT 17" monitor for a limited time (or $200 off any Apple LCD monitor), support for 5.1 sound, port for regular computer speakers (or any kind of computer speakers) for the pmac
 

Biggles

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Originally posted by topicolo
Bah, if you want DDR ram in your mac, just buy an xserve and install a graphics card and then install Jaguar. BAM! You have a g4 workstation with DDR RAM for as little as $2999 and you can get it today! :).
can you use a xserve without one of those big racks? If not, then can you get a rack that only hold one or two xserves (and how much would those cost)? If it is not particularly expensive, then i'd be very interested in that.