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Typically, we see at least one Mac line updated at MWSF in January, and this year, we saw no updates on the Macs at all, not even a preview of Mac OS X 10.5. That's why nearly all of the Mac models are ready for at least a speed bump. Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard is due to be released this spring, any time from now until WWDC in June. We also know that there are features of Mac OS X 10.5 that are being kept secret and with almost every Mac due for an update, I wouldn't be...
The 'demands' of the market back then were to cut the Cube's prices by $500-1000. Apple didn't and people ended up buying the low end Power Mac G4. If Apple were to come out with a midrange Mac like the Cube again today, those concerns would probably be repeated because that's what Apple charges for Macs.As I said before, Apple made $1 billion last quarter, Dell made $673 million. Harsh as it sounds, I don't think Apple is overly concerned that they didn't sell a low end...
For the record, I'm not trying to defend everything Apple does or doesn't do. Like I said earlier in the thread, I'm playing Devil's Advocate. It makes things more interesting. I think you're counting DVDs out a little early. It took many years for DVDs to catch on like they have and it's been less than a year since Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs started hitting the shelves. Just because Sony ships computers with Blu-Ray drives (the format that they are pushing) and Toshiba ships...
Well I know this is going to widen the discussion even further, but I'm going to post anyway. I'm not convinced that DVDs are on their way out. Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs are great and I own players for both formats, but most people don't own HDTVs and can't take advantage of the high definition movies yet. Yes, I realize they can be used for extra storage and backups, but which format is going to 'win'? While supporters on both sides are saying that their format of choice is...
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The integrated graphics in the MacBook are passable, but not terrific by any means. You should be able to run Google Earth without issue, and I'm sure that Quake 3 would run alright because it's a Universal Binary. Other older games that don't have a Universal Binary would probably run very poorly and most newer games won't run very well either.
Where did I say that the G4 Cube did not meet the 'requirements' of a mid range headless Mac? On the contrary, I said that people *complained* that it wasn't a tower. But the Cube had the main thing that people wanted in a 'mid range' Mac, and that was an upgradeable graphics card slot. Honestly, the only reason the Cube failed was because people thought it was overpriced. People looked at the Cube, which was wedged between the iMacs and the Power Mac G4s of the time and...
Iran might not be able to withstand a US attack, but then again, neither could Iraq or Afghanistan, yet we're still bogged down in both countries. \ The thought of yet another military conflict has me not only concerned, but scared. I mean, you can almost hear the sigh in his voice when the Secretary of Defense says something to the effect of, "Yeah, I guess we could do another war despite the fact that our Armed Forces are already stretched so thin in Iraq and...
People begged for a machine like this for a long time and Apple finally released it in the form of the Power Mac G4 Cube. It had a very good CPU, upgradeable graphics card slot, and allowed for more RAM and a larger hard drive. But while it was a good machine, it still wasn't *good enough* for most people. Like I said in my first post, you can't please all of the people all of the time. Many people complained that the Cube was overpriced and not a good value compared to...
I'm trying to play devil's advocate here. Let's say that Apple's lineup did not include the lower end Mac Mini, the lower end iMac, and the lower end MacBook. That would mean that the cheapest Mac you could buy would be the $799, 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo Mac Mini with 512 MB of RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, Intel GMA 950 Graphics, and a SuperDrive. The cheapest Mac laptop you could buy would then be the $1299, 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook (White) with 1 GB of RAM, 80 GB...
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