Well, I nearly bought the dual 2 gigger...but it took so long to deliver them that I thought I may as well wait for the infamous 'January update' oops, March, OOOOPS, JUNE?!? which never came. And when it did turn up, it didn't even ship the apologetic 2.5 speeds until August 2004! And they're still trickling through in late October..!
I would have definitely have bought the dual 3 gigger.
It's a similar situation, the 2.5 has been limited in quantity.
It hasn't got PCI Express and yields on the Nvidia card are low. The 30 inch LCD that I want and the graphics card are barely shipping.
It's nearly November. May as well wait until the next big thing hits aka Dual Core. Hopefully it will breach the 3 gig mark.
GX for Powerbook?
MP for PowerMac?
Well, they'll have to do something to get the G5 into a Powerbook and laptops are massive at the moment. With Dothan kicking spades out of desktops and Mac laptops alike surley it is a good idea to invest in the fasionable uptake of laptops to soak up the iPod PC crowd.
Things are going well for Apple at the moment. Even better than the iMac renaissance of the late 90s...when Moto's cpu progress torpedoed attempts at real growth.
This time? Apple have stunning tower, desktop and laptop and iPod and software and OS offerings. And a good cpu in the G5 which is holding its own, especially in dual formations and with huge bandwidth!
I'd like to see Apple play the same aggression with cpu in the PowerMac/Book and desktops as they are with iPod.
Sure, they can't run IBM for them. But IBM is a world class CPU partner.
2005 should be an exciting year after the luke warm 2004 in terms of cpu progress (but above the disastrous moto' years...let's be fair here...)
I'm hoping for the real heritage of Power and PowerPC to filter down to Mac offerings early to mid-2005.
So, the cpu while good? Not excellent, the initial excitement and clamour has not been built upon...and the promise not delivered...yet.
I may seem like a perenial 'gonna buy if' but I know what I want Apple to offer and if they deliver at the right time compared to Wintel offerings...then I'll buy.
Apple didn't deliver their 2 gig machines on time. Jobs didn't deliver on his 3 gig promise. I didn't deliver with my wallet. Fair game. It's fun watching all the other stuff Apple are doing in the meantime from the Production Suite to Tiger to iMac G5 to the remarkably energetic iPod line. I'll raise a glass to Apple on their $100 million profit.
Lemon Bon Bon