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post #1 of 46
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to buy a G5? idealy, i would wait for the new line to be released and then buy a rev a 2.0 for a reduced price, but its getting ridiculous. im seriously tired of waiting. and macconnection is having a deal where they give you a gig of ram for free if you buy a single 1.8. i dont know what to do.
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Originally posted by goofbol16
to buy a G5? idealy, i would wait for the new line to be released and then buy a rev a 2.0 for a reduced price, but its getting ridiculous. im seriously tired of waiting. and macconnection is having a deal where they give you a gig of ram for free if you buy a single 1.8. i dont know what to do.

It's too close to a release. Just wait. I know it'll be hard, but it's for the best. If it's not tomorrow it's almost guaranteed to be next Tuesday.

You've waited this long. Just wait a little longer.
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post #3 of 46
What about PowerBooks? I'm going to be in the market for one very soon here... when did they last update them?
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post #4 of 46
I'd expect PowerBooks in May

With all the recent software updates I expect PowerMacs...today.
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post #5 of 46
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Originally posted by dviant
What about PowerBooks? I'm going to be in the market for one very soon here... when did they last update them?

http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/
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Originally posted by Messiahtosh
With all the recent software updates I expect PowerMacs...today.

oh how i hope youre right. i cant take this waiting anymore (actually i can, but it hurts )
post #7 of 46
Once a product is past 10-12 weeks into it's life cycle, I say leave it alone. If it's for business use, and business is paying for it, then that doesn't matter so much. For personal use, if you have a machine that's doing the job, mac or PC, then wait.
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post #8 of 46
Will Feb 3rd bring the 3Ghz chips into the Powermac line?....
post #9 of 46
Well, no new hardware updates today.

I don't see anything this month.

iPod is king right now.
post #10 of 46
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Originally posted by msantti
Well, no new hardware updates today.

I don't see anything this month.

iPod is king right now.

It could still happen today. I give up after 12 PM EST
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post #11 of 46
Don't wait. The G5, especially the dual, has enough power to do anything you can dream up, for years to come.

If you need more power, clustering G5 Xserves together is the way to go.

Don't let anyone tell you that a few more megahertz is going to be significantly better. Maybe on a single, but not a dual.
post #12 of 46
Some think PM updates are likely this week; others think March is more likely.

Meanwhile, I can't picture prices on the single 1.8's going much lower than they are. They will simply get sold out. That's a great deal at MacConnection ($1699 or $1849 minus $150 rebate)... thanks for the pointer, I may order it myself!
post #13 of 46
http://www.macosrumors.com/ reports the following:

"New PowerMac G5s may shortly follow the 10.3.3 release. Several developers have reported to Rumors that their discussions with Apple about 10.3.3 build 7F24 turned up hints that 10.3.3 may include a considerable chunk of code specifically intended to add support for the forthcoming PMG5s. Apparently, once the update ships, new PowerMacs at up to Dual 2.6GHz may not be far behind."

Just a little bit longer, my friend.
post #14 of 46
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Originally posted by bedrock22
New PowerMac G5s may shortly follow the 10.3.3 release. Several developers have reported to Rumors that their discussions with Apple about 10.3.3 build 7F24 turned up hints that 10.3.3 may include a considerable chunk of code specifically intended to add support for the forthcoming PMG5s.[/B]

What is more common is that the update is released after a hardware announcement.
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post #15 of 46
If you need it, then buy it... Geeeessshhh...
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post #16 of 46
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Originally posted by T'hain Esh Kelch
If you need it, then buy it... Geeeessshhh...

I nominate that for a FH sticky.
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post #17 of 46
What a wonderful thread... I'm just shocked that nobody else thought to post this type of though provoking question before now. Thumbs up my good man thumbs up.
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post #18 of 46
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Originally posted by DaveGee
What a wonderful thread... I'm just shocked that nobody else thought to post this type of though provoking question before now. Thumbs up my good man thumbs up.

Add too the fact that he actually registered just to do it, that gives him another thumb up!
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post #19 of 46
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Originally posted by fresco
Will Feb 3rd bring the 3Ghz chips into the Powermac line?....

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post #20 of 46
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Originally posted by Messiahtosh
It could still happen today. I give up after 12 PM EST

Holding breath.
post #21 of 46
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Originally posted by bedrock22
http://www.macosrumors.com/ reports the following:

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New PowerMac G5s may shortly follow the 10.3.3 release. Several developers have reported to Rumors that their discussions with Apple about 10.3.3 build 7F24 turned up hints that 10.3.3 may include a considerable chunk of code specifically intended to add support for the forthcoming PMG5s. Apparently, once the update ships, new PowerMacs at up to Dual 2.6GHz may not be far behind."

Just a little bit longer, my friend.

Finally, a voice of reason.
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You did not just use the word "reason" to describe MOSR?!? Heresy!
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post #23 of 46
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Originally posted by dviant
You did not just use the word "reason" to describe MOSR?!? Heresy!

Yeah, and whoever clicks on their "PayPal Donate" button must be insane....
post #24 of 46
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Originally posted by T'hain Esh Kelch
Add too the fact that he actually registered just to do it, that gives him another thumb up!

Another supporting episode for my idea- no starting threads until you get to 100. Imagine the dupe threads we'd save, not wasting them on newbies that want to see their name in pixels.
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post #25 of 46
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Originally posted by Messiahtosh
It could still happen today. I give up after 12 PM EST

So, tuesday came and went, and no new G5.

This just adds to my feeling that IBM wisely chose to separate the move from 130nm to 90nm from other process improvements, internal redesign etc. to achive higher frequencies. The next step then will be to optimize the 90nm process to up yields and max frequency. Based on this, we will see faster G5s in mid-March to mid-April and the 3Ghz iteration in fall.
post #26 of 46
Well, no new hardware today either.

I stick with my prediction of no new hardware (computer wise) this month.

iPod is king right now.
post #27 of 46
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Originally posted by msantti
Well, no new hardware today either.

I stick with my prediction of no new hardware (computer wise) this month.

iPod is king right now.

Man I love my iPod.

Anyway, let's hope you are wrong. I'd be willing to buy a refurb 2.0 dualie to if it will karmically enable Apple to release faster machines.... You know someone is going to get stung by that upgrade cycle, may as well be me.

As long as G5 XServe cluster nodes aren't about to be refreshed when I'm ready to buy. That's a different matter, entirely. But I guess they need to actually be shipping before I need worry about that one.
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post #28 of 46
The smart money is on waiting until after IBM has done their presentation on the 90nm 970. Once that is out of the way I think Apple will feel free to offer faster G5's.

Don't be surprised though if the first announcement is not a G5 tower but a new laptop. This is where Apple is hurting the most right now and with ATI's recent announcement there is a very real possibility of an improved PB hitting store shelves.

I'm optimistic though as I suspect that Apple will be releasing alot of new hardware Real Soon Now. Things are slowly falling in place for Apple to have a very good year.

As far as the waiting get a grip! If you really need a new Mac buy it now. On the other hand if you don't you would be wise to wait.

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Originally posted by goofbol16
to buy a G5? idealy, i would wait for the new line to be released and then buy a rev a 2.0 for a reduced price, but its getting ridiculous. im seriously tired of waiting. and macconnection is having a deal where they give you a gig of ram for free if you buy a single 1.8. i dont know what to do.
post #29 of 46
Buying a G5 is a long term investment, so I am going to wait. I am really struggling with me B & W G3, but I think a 90nm G5 is going to be worth the wait, less heat = less noise and it is likely to be faster.

I was surprised that the G5 was released with only 1 optical drive, i wonder if a 90nm chip will enable them to re-design the case to accommodate two optical drives.
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post #30 of 46
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Originally posted by machem
Man I love my iPod.

Anyway, let's hope you are wrong. I'd be willing to buy a refurb 2.0 dualie to if it will karmically enable Apple to release faster machines.... You know someone is going to get stung by that upgrade cycle, may as well be me.

thats where i am too im ready to buy but i know that the day after i do they'll release updated g5's! so im trying to wait as well. it was really hard to pass up that refurb 2.0 last week at the applestore for 2399.00 tho...
post #31 of 46
"it was really hard to pass up that refurb 2.0 last week at the applestore for 2399.00"

I couldn't either and didn't...
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post #32 of 46
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Originally posted by wizard69
The smart money is on waiting until after IBM has done their presentation on the 90nm 970. Once that is out of the way I think Apple will feel free to offer faster G5's.
Dave

My prediction- unscientific- not until the Holiday Season 2004 - or at least at a Mac World "you pick the one"
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post #33 of 46
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Originally posted by Mac_ken_Cheez
My prediction- unscientific- not until the Holiday Season 2004 - or at least at a Mac World "you pick the one"

Which holiday?
post #34 of 46
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As of right now there are NO refurbished G5's available on the apple store. Could this mean an update is in the near future?
post #35 of 46
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Originally posted by goofbol16
As of right now there are NO refurbished G5's available on the apple store. Could this mean an update is in the near future?

I think what it means is that Apple doesn't have any more refurb units to sell.
post #36 of 46
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Originally posted by goofbol16
As of right now there are NO refurbished G5's available on the apple store. Could this mean an update is in the near future?

There are "new and unopened" single 1.8 GHz G5's available at the Apple Store as well.
post #37 of 46
Why not a release tomorrow, considering Apple usually doesnt leave the same homepage up for too long...usually.
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post #38 of 46
They have released on Thursdays in the past, but I think they want to ride the Pepsi+iTunes thing for a week before getting back to "regular business." I think we'll see *something* next Tuesday. I don't know what they'd be waiting for if they didn't.
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post #39 of 46
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Originally posted by Messiahtosh
Why not a release tomorrow, considering Apple usually doesnt leave the same homepage up for too long...usually.

Well, they did recently have that stupid AOL/iTunes one up for over two weeks.
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post #40 of 46
i'd have to say "next tuesday" is a CONFIRMED statement around here!
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