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post #1 of 71
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Hi everyone,

As a Mac fanatic (I have a powerbook G3, iBook, iMac DV, iMac Bondi, iMac DV SE, Beige desktop, Mac IIvx, Quadra 610, Mac SE, and my favorite - Mac Plus), I want to see whose gonna buy this winter edition of computers. I know that the first day Apple releases the iMac DV SE 2002, I'll be buying it ( I just don't know what retailer yet). List below if you know for sure you will be purchasing one
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post #2 of 71
I'm hoping on snagging a new processor upgrade card, should there be one announced for my G4 466Mhz.

Already got an iMac. Excellent computer, but I'm staying with the Pro machines from now on.
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post #3 of 71
It's hard to say for me. I have a G4 450 (+iBook2) and my wife an iMac DV. If the G5 comes out then I'm getting one and planned on giving my wife my G4. But, if the new iMac is just too phat and awesome and all the other adjectives, then I might be compelled to sell my old G4 and use the money towards a new iMac.

So it's a maybe for me as I'm more of a power user and my wife isn't so she would be fine with my G4.
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post #4 of 71
I'm buying whatever the top-end pro machine ends up being.
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post #7 of 71
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post #8 of 71
Two powermacs and imac - on the proviso that the powermacs are G5's (or a major update to the G4) and the imac is LCD. Not to much to ask for really.
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post #9 of 71
If I can convince my parents to let me sell my iBook (which will be very hard to do) then I'll most likely get a LCD iMac or the low end G4/G5.
post #10 of 71
It all depends on the specs and looks of the new iMac. I'm starting to outgrow my DVSE and the new iMac might fit the bill perfectly as my current one did when I bought it. I've never seriously considered the PM due to the price.

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post #11 of 71
I'll buy an iMac LCD unseen.

Especially if it has a small 12" or smaller screen.
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post #12 of 71
I'll sell my G4 in March to get a G5 if it's out this winter. At my work we'll probably get 2 in.
post #13 of 71
I'll buy the iMac, I think.

It all depends on how revolutionary it is. I'm hoping that there's some new gotta-have it attached. I like the removeable iPod rumor myself.
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post #14 of 71
I'm gonna buy a G5 for upstairs and an iMac for downstairs. Might sell my iBook and get a TiBook for on the stairs.

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post #15 of 71
If the iMac meets my wishlist (and I think it will...), I'll DEFINITELY be getting one:

- 15" LCD @ 1024x768...just like the 15" Studio Display
- 800MHz or above (this will happen)
- Combo drive (at least as an option)

That's it. Really simple requirements that are completely reasonable and within the realm of reality...and a nice, worthy successor to my 400MHz iMac DV.

Notice I'm not being a freak and saying "1GHz G4 with SuperDrive and..."

post #16 of 71
I'll get a G5 in the summer after the first revision (or next January if the G5 pops up at MWNY instead of MWSF--still a distinct possibility in my mind). I might be able to sell my boss on a flat panel iMac for his home though. He's all Mac at work but has a 5 year old IBM at home he should replace soon.

Apple should pay me commision; I've sold about $200,000 US worth of machines over the last two years.
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post #17 of 71
[quote]Originally posted by zaustin:
<strong>I'm buying whatever the top-end pro machine ends up being.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Ditto.

I may or may not also get another large Apple LCD, depending on how the prices, sizes, and resolutions change, if at all.

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post #18 of 71
if it's a g4, i am there. otherwise, i will save my money for a while and just invest in cool peripherals for a while...
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post #19 of 71
LCD imac

if...133bus, 15"+,900mhz

Go on Apple, make me spend
post #20 of 71
G5 only if its a TRUE G5 and not a G4 with a sticker that says its a G5. heh
I've got a G4 450 right now and I don't think its worth it to upgrade until we're on a new processor class.
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post #21 of 71
Probably getting an iMac this Winter; a G5 (if real!) in Spring.
post #22 of 71
I think the smart money would be to get a iMac. Especially if they can do it for around 1000-1300 with a fast G4, &gt;700MHz. With an LCD, I think it would be a nice machine for all but the most serious of professionals.

I'd like to get a G5, but I rather sink my dough into an iMac then get shafted with the first-generation subisidy tax on a G5.
post #23 of 71
LCD iMac, if the graphic card can be changed. Otherwise PM without Superdrive(not enough for that ).

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[quote]Originally posted by mslee:
<strong>I think the smart money would be to get a iMac. Especially if they can do it for around 1000-1300 with a fast G4, &gt;700MHz. With an LCD, I think it would be a nice machine for all but the most serious of professionals.</strong><hr></blockquote>

...or anyone who wants more than 1024x768.

Alex
post #26 of 71
right now I'm lined up for an iBook Combo with maxed out ram in January... but Im waiting keynote in case of anything totally revolutionary.

I was thinking of iBook, and then, a few months later, an iMac or a build-your-own PC. But I definetly need the mobile solution and TiBook is not attractive for me right now.
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post #27 of 71
I'm buying the low end tower, will upgrade the processor if Apple maintains it's current policy of leaving off the backside cache.

What I expect.
-G4 Apollo @ 867-933MHz
-133 MHz bus(DDRsdram reserved for faster models)gotta use up those motherboards you know.
-Geforce 2MX
-256MB SDRAM(bumped up to use up leftovers after upgrading faster systems to DDR
-40GB Ultra ATA drive

What I hope for
-DDRsdram

If the G5 comes out, I'll come unglued.
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post #28 of 71
I'm going to get the latest PowerMac with a Super Drive. I'm hoping for a dual G5! I'll order a G5 even if it's not available immediately.
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post #29 of 71
OOPS! Double post.

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post #30 of 71
kids need a computer with larger hd and more speed to work with imovies and their new camcorder...would like dvd burning capabilities...
if imac lcd has 60 gig hd and superdrive at top of the line...will buy that the day it is announced...if no superdrive in imac, might move up to tower, but like the all in one style for the kids....g
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post #31 of 71
Definitely buying whatever the top-end powermac is (for my lab). iMac depends on the specs - G4 would make it definite, g3 would be iffy.

Fish
post #32 of 71
G4 or G5 if at least Dual 1.2 Ghz and DDR ram
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post #33 of 71
If a G5 MP system comes out with all of the rumored features (DDR, HyperTransport etc) then I will buy the top of the line.

Then I guess my DP800 will become a server/development system.

If not, then I will stand pat until they do deliver on the rumors.
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post #34 of 71
As much as I don't want to seem like a sheep and join on the "I agree with pscates" bandwagon that seems to be rolling through AI these days (you're getting quite popular here, big guy! ), I have to agree with him.

I'll be snapping up an iMac if it has a 15" LCD, decently speed bumped processor, and a nice sized hard drive. I'll go top of the line, so I'm sure it'll be a 60-80 GB HD. Combo drive would be nice, but not necessary for me.

If it's cool enough, maybe I'll keep this one for more than a month.

post #35 of 71
yo mods/admins:

Not to be a party pooper but this thread already exists ( "When and What future computer will you buy")

I started it awhile ago....we don't need another one. Thanks.....

SDW2001

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post #36 of 71
[quote]Originally posted by zaustin:
<strong>I'm buying whatever the top-end pro machine ends up being.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I'm going to put my PowerMac 867 w/Geforce3 up at Ebay in a few days, and I'm going to get the same computer zaustin is. If Apple does not release a PowerMac at MWSF I'm going to have to get a TI to tide me over. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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post #37 of 71
[quote]Originally posted by SDW2001:
<strong>yo mods/admins:

Not to be a party pooper but this thread already exists ( "When and What future computer will you buy")

I started it awhile ago....we don't need another one. Thanks.....

SDW2001

[ 12-14-2001: Message edited by: SDW2001 ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

I'm just gunna leave it. So many people have already posted in this one so I don't think it makes sense to close it now.
post #38 of 71
I'm going to ask for a G5 tower (most likely only a low-end) if it's out and is the true G5. If I can't get that or the new LCD iMacs are really sweet I might try and get one of those. Also, my dad has a Quadra still in his office so I might tell his @$$ to get the new iMac for his office if it looks slick.
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post #39 of 71
Anything with a superdrive to use with my TRV-17, and if the G5 comes out, I will get the low end. My 233 bondi blue does not cut it right now.
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post #40 of 71
I will definitely order the new LCD Imac but with
Virtual PC Windows 98.My wife is going to kill me.
I currently have an 8100 80Mhz which cost me $5,000 at the time.Which I sold to my brother and a G4 450MHz 20 Gig etc $2,300.I love my G4.Which I use a Philips 19"CRT $420.00.
I only wish we could pre-order the machine.I f the machine is as awesome as we suspect they will be back logged.I receieved a photo of thePowerbook G-3
before its debut..I posted it with the dealers name and extension.He recieved $40,000 in powerbook orders.He loved me for that.I am hoping the same for the iMac 2002.We will need to post
the dealer names,phone numbers and pricing etc.Which will be only be different by $50.00
I suspect the specs: IBM G3 1 GHz,N-Vidia 32 Megs VRAM,80 Gig
HD,15" LCD,I will have 500 Megs of Ram on mine.Plus,CDRW/DVD,56k modem.Cost:$1,699.00 But we could be surprised with an iMac G4.
I will also need a carrying case for mine.It is going everywhere with me.
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