today is janurary 22, 2002

nerveosu

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Sep 17, 2001
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where are the new powermacs everyone is talking about... and the press conferences?

People should be careful when tossing around the word "confirmed".

(I hope they do come out with the powermacs later today)
 

colocolo

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Jan 17, 2002
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Santiago, Chile
Well, if there is something coming out today(I don't think so but I hope so), don't expect it before 9AM in CUpertino, a little less than 2 hours from now.
 

chicagdan

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Jan 3, 2002
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Chicago, IL
>>Intel and AMD based computer are much faster than my G4 733

No Intel piece of crap processor is faster than a G4 733 ... I can't believe the Apple owners who buy this Intel propaganda. The damn P4 is SIGNIFICANTLY SLOWER THAN ITS OWN P3 at similar clock speeds. Please, go to a Gateway Country Store and check out the P4 systems ... they SUCK. And no one's interested in them either, that's why PC sales are in the dumps and most consumers and businesses are still using sub-1Gig P2s and P3s.

Sure, the Athlon is wonderful, but it's not easy to find. The vast majority of PCs sold today are Intel. Gateway dumped the Athlon, Dell doesn't sell it.

I think the problem with Apples is that there's no place you can look at one side by side with a PC and try out a few basic pieces of software. Believe me, I have a PC and a Mac, the ghz myth is based on fact.
 

samy85114

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Dec 20, 2001
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Usually. Apple should release thier new stuff not until 9 am PT ( noon, eastern) I,m just hoping for a G4 1.0 and higher, 1.2 might be better!
Anyway, I need a PowerMac within 3 weeks or so, then I have to make a decision as soon as possible.
 

Gianrico

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Jan 22, 2002
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>>>> No Intel piece of crap processor is faster than a G4 733 ...

I want to say that the actual mid level computer based on the Intel P4 (1,5 Mhz) is faster than the G4 733 (average on 20/25).
This result is tested by me .

Apple has to lunch a G4 1200 Mhz at least now.
 

motle3

macrumors newbie
Jan 16, 2002
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NYC
It's not noon yet!

Just be patient a little longer and then maybe some of us will be able to decide if we need new machines or not. I think that logically we will see the 1 g machines but I think we are all hoping for at least 1.2 g machines. Come on apple, make your devoted following happy!

We have stuck with you this long
 

Wash!!

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Jan 8, 2002
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here, there, who knows
Quote "I want to say that the actual mid level computer based on the Intel P4 (1,5 Mhz) is faster than the G4 733 (average on 20/25).
This result is tested by me ."

I run a G4 400 and still run circles arround a dual P4 sever my company has.

You people are so much like sheeps it is all phycological(SP?) consumers buy the BS bigger numbers mean better product.

I sick of reading that P4 are better than G4
:mad:
 

samy85114

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Dec 20, 2001
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Usually. Apple should release thier new stuff not until 9 am PT ( noon, eastern) I,m just hoping for a G4 1.0 and higher, 1.2 might be better!
Anyway, I need a PowerMac within 3 weeks or so, then I have to make a decision as soon as possible.
 

colocolo

macrumors 6502
Jan 17, 2002
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Santiago, Chile
I think the only way to take any claim about speed comparison between a Mac and a PC is to give actual numbers in the applications/tasks you feel one is faster than the other. That way the arguments would be more solid.
 

Mausabiest

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Jan 2, 2002
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Germany
I hope they will release a 1GHz Mac. Yes you are right, it is all psyco-stuff. I´m running a G4 466 Mhz, it is much faster than my 1GHz Pentium III. But get over with this faster stuff. Apple simply has the better product no matter what is faster.

It´s the 22nd of January, let´s just wait and see and be patient and if nothing comes out no matter what. We´ll wait till Tokyo.
 

spikey

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Apr 26, 2001
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You have all overlooked a big factor in speed comparisons.
It is possible to tweak a computer to mdeliver alot more performance. Not necesseraly hardware wise but software.
Speed also depends on what you do to your PC, this goes especially for windows.


Right now the best cpu is the athlon.
 

Six

macrumors regular
Jan 6, 2002
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Originally posted by chicagdan
>>I think the problem with Apples is that there's no place you can look at one side by side with a PC and try out a few basic pieces of software. Believe me, I have a PC and a Mac, the ghz myth is based on fact.
PREACH ON BROTHA!! (Or sista) ;)
 

eyelikeart

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Jan 2, 2001
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Metairie, LA
I guess now we'll all just have to sit and wait it out...

enjoy what's available now.....

we'll appreciate more what's to come if we're patient...

he he he.... :p
 

BillGates

macrumors member
Jan 12, 2002
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Minnesota
G4 Speed Bumps today

Don't know why the Apple site isn't updated yet but it will be.
It will go soemthing like this.

Single processor 7xx Mhz bottom,
Dual processor 800Mhz,
Single processor 9xx Mhz,
Dual processor 1000 Mhz Top of the line at $2999.00 Available now.
 

spuncan

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Jul 18, 2001
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Detroit
noon in Cupertino

well we can still all cross are fingers but sine macuser seems to have blemished there credibility let think different. On this one I beleive Spymac which says a MWtokyo or Seybold release involving the Apallo G4 (up to 1.4 ghz) This wil tied over to MWNY '02 when the G5 will release.
 

Marvenp

macrumors member
Am I the only one whose seen this page!

YES! I'm once again disapointed that another rumor didn't materialize but since Apple didn't start it this time, it's hard to find fault with them. Can anyone say, kick the $#!T out of MacUser?!

I would like to know what all this P4 is faster than a G4 stuff is all about though. I use a Dual 800 Tower (never used a Wintel) but I can tell you that my Wintel using friends are always amazed by the speed when they come to my home office. (The Cinema Display gets 'em drolling too.) Besides, you people claim to be Mac fans, haven't any of you checked out this info on Apple's website? http://www.apple.com/powermac/specs.html

It clearly states that the G4 blows the P4 1.7Ghz out of the water!
 

evildead

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Jun 18, 2001
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dont worrie

Dont worrie... they will be comming soon. Apple will ship some new Pro towers soon. Is it that you guys cant wait a few days?, weeks, even months? I mean. My Quicksilver will last me a few days till they ship the new ones. (not that I am going to get one) How many of you guys are actuly on the market for a new Mac? Have you guys been holding out for a new Mac for the Appolo or something ?
 

obeygiant

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Jan 14, 2002
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totally cool
macuser... nope

So now I can rule out MacUser as a reliable source of Information.

We got excited and they got their extra 1000 hits.
But in the end, it's all hot air..

I realise that this is a RUMOR site. And its all in good fun.
But MacUser sells advertising based on Hits and so they
just made some money.

I wish there was a way to strike back..
 

BillGates

macrumors member
Jan 12, 2002
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Minnesota
Don't get you undies in a bunch. Apple is probably teaching someone (MacUser) a lesson. I think we hit it right on this time and the announcement has simply been delayed a few days.