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post #1 of 14
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Ok, some people have been comparing the Cube to the iMac. I would like to see the simmilarites in design, specs, ect. So my comparison of the New iMac vs. The Cube:

Cube's total volume is 512 inches cubed.
iMac's total volume is about 303 inches cubed.

Both have G4's
Both have 60 Gigabyte HD's Max (Apple config.)
Cube Weight: 28.7 iMac Weight: 21.3
Cube: External Powerbrick
iMac: Built in Power

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post #2 of 14
iMac == better vid card (which i assume runs hotter, would i be correct?)

edit - well okay, its not a similarity; i was making that point to say a hotter card, faster proc, and power brick in an enclosure 40% smaller

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post #3 of 14
You can use a 17" LCD or Cinema Display with the Cube
post #4 of 14
The Cube is not all-in-one with all the good and bad that implies. I wanted the big screen last year and did not think I needed the El Capitain case size in my life--then the Cube came out and I was hooked.

On Use: My home Cube is on a Cinema display and with the Harmon/Kardon sound system workas as my DVD player and stereo. (I know it is not a great financial investment, but it saves a ton of space and thanks to iPod and iTunes makes life very easy. I have not yet updated to OS X.1 since I have a HP OfficeJet G55 scanner/printer attached and there is no X driver. I am playing with 9.2 with some success.
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post #5 of 14
I think slot-loading is more elegant than plastic tray flap dropping.

BUT, perhaps odd-shaped, multi-sized discs will work in the tray
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post #6 of 14
That shell should be all metal, so the computer has an enrmous radiating area. Instead, it's plastic and requires airflow to cool i 0 the fan/ MMMMmmmm. ToastyMac/
post #7 of 14
[quote]Originally posted by Cubit:
<strong> I have not yet updated to OS X.1 since I have a HP OfficeJet G55 scanner/printer attached and there is no X driver.</strong><hr></blockquote>

What???
I just checked HP homepage yesterday, and the driver was there. The reason is that I'm considering buying the G55. (Is it any good?)
Sorry I know it's off topic
post #8 of 14
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I like the new drive. I could not stand the slot-loading drives.
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post #9 of 14
read <a href="http://www.cube-zone.com" target="_blank">http://www.cube-zone.com</a>
for a comparison
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That shell should be all metal, so the computer has an enrmous radiating area. Instead, it's plastic and requires airflow to cool i 0 the fan/ MMMMmmmm. ToastyMac/
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pretty sure there is a metal shell...then a white plastic shell over the metal shell....g
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post #11 of 14
The point, G, is that the plastic layer traps in heat. Without it (perhaps with all alluminum) the case its self acts as a kind of heat sink for te innards of the machine. I think that aluminum would look really cool too.
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post #12 of 14
[quote] <hr></blockquote>quote:
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Originally posted by Cubit:
I have not yet updated to OS X.1 since I have a HP OfficeJet G55 scanner/printer attached and there is no X driver.
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What???
I just checked HP homepage yesterday, and the driver was there. The reason is that I'm considering buying the G55. (Is it any good?)
Sorry I know it's off topic [quote] <hr></blockquote>

Sorry :-) I see they updated 01-04-02. I have not installed it yet. Apologies to all for off topic side conversation, but I love the G55 and the Cube. I have had no trouble with any over- heating problem, but I have been suffering a few odd Cinema/Cube problems since pushing my memory up to 1.5 GB.
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post #13 of 14
[quote]Originally posted by tl:
<strong>iMac == better vid card (which i assume runs hotter, would i be correct?)
</strong><hr></blockquote>

Hm, wasn't there a BTO option to put a Radeon 32MB DDR into the Cube? If so, I don't think the GF2MX is really a better vid card.

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Oh and the iMac has a round and blue motherboard.
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