Couldn't find the Audio specs. I'm under the impression there isn't 5.1 surround. Not that it's that necessary for audio work, but it would be great for DVD etc. I also wouldn't mind having it for movies etc.Originally posted by barkmonster
The audio capabilities on these new towers are fantatic.
They beat both the Digidesign Audiomedia III and the Yamaha SW1000XG for sound quality (on paper at least)
Frequency response 5hz - 20Khz in or 8hz - 20Khz out
Greater than 100db dynamic range
less than 0.0005 % harmonic distortion
You'll notice the sound quality even if you're listen through a cheap pair computer speakers.
They've obviously being listening to us audio folks whining all the time about the mac's lame audio spec and actually done something about it. I can forgive them for not using RCA connectors for the line in/out because it's far higher quality than I expected.
True, Pricing should be kept low, and new releases oftenOriginally posted by D0ct0rteeth
considering how crowded their product lineup is with the
i think making the powermacs all dual is a very necessary change.
I am also impressed with how often apple has been updating their hardware over the past few months. At this rate I beleive good things are to come. I just hope they keep the prices low... and they should be giving way the original imacs... 799 - 1024 for a CD ROM drive is insane.
Nope. Still Motorola, AFAIK. They're able to do dual across the board because not many people are buying right now because the market for computers are way down now. That's called "taking advantage of Motorola's inability to deliver and the lagging market."Originally posted by mischief
Look you whiney bunch of jerks. If you seriously expected BOTH a totally new case that doesn't look like a box of drives with holes in it AND a G5 you should seriously consider a new drug habit cuz whatever your smoking now has caused dammage.
Have you stopped to ask yourself:" Gee, I wonder how Apple got enough G4's to do universal Dual Processor Towers?"
Have you considered that perhaps IBM HAS ALREADY TAKEN OVER PRODUCTION??
Yes, it's a big improvement, but Motorola continues to neglect them thanks to their other markets (Motorola is making good profits and they could without Apple). Until the Athlon/P4s are at a speed freeze right now allowing Apple/Motorola to catch up to around 2GHz, the Apple machines will be inherently slower.So YES this is a significant increase in power and speed so SHADDAP!!!!
Ahem. Motorola.Originally posted by TyleRomeo
ok what the *%$# is the deal with a 6-8 week wait for the dual 1.25. do they want people to not buy it. some people would like one for school in a few weeks and not in october. apple you better move up this date to a 2 week wait at most. i dont think the extra G4 power takes that long to get ready.
I like to think the test mule had an IBM G5 in it. These PowerMacs may just be a much needed update for now, until the G5 is in full production. Same case, maybe same motherboard, but a higher clock speed G5 in place of dual G4s.Originally posted by johndz
... The towers match the leaked picture a few weeks back. The motherboard match the specs except the prototype color. But the daughter card has a single chip on a 45 degree angle. What chip is this? When all the new towers had dual proccessers I thought why would a test mule have only one? Maybe someone could explain, or maybe a different prototype? ...