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post #81 of 243
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Originally posted by Placebo
Yeah, the G5 handles were pretty sharp. Especially considering how heavy the things were.

Yes I have to say I got a big shock when I took delivery of my G5 - That thing is a monster weight wise.

I still think its the best tower Apple have ever released.
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post #82 of 243
My G5 was heavy, yeah. That thing was a BEAST. Used it for a while for Reason (electronic music). The G5 single demolished the dualie G4 in terms of the number of synth generation tracks it could pump out. Got some amazing sounds out of it (Reason, Rewire, Ableton Live). Old skool (plastic frame) 20" cinema display (which had 3 dead pixels!!!!).

I didn't mind the handles, they were okay. But I nearly broke my back when I had to take a bus to the dealer and then lug the machine back in it's box (and the 20" cinema display)! back to the dealer to sell it 2nd hand [long story]...
post #83 of 243
Originally posted by trevorM
I still think its the best tower Apple have ever released.

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- Apple 30" Cinema HD


You have some nice gear mate. Nice.
WTF do you do for a living? What do you use your G5 and 30" for? Just curious.

Time for a MacBook Pro for you though
post #84 of 243
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Originally posted by sunilraman
Thanks for feedback. I know, looks like you could hurt yourself touching the handle Just getting some stuff out there. Here's a boring ad but something Apple would have to do if they ever tried to go after the business world



That looks like a printer chaps
post #85 of 243
Heh. Well, Apple used to make printers...
post #86 of 243
printer...

The tall one on the left or the three little things on the right?

 

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post #87 of 243
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Originally posted by sunilraman
Originally posted by trevorM
I still think its the best tower Apple have ever released.

-Apple Dual 1.85Ghz Power Mac G5, 3Gb, 80Gb, Superdrive, Bluetooth, Airport.
- Apple 30" Cinema HD


You have some nice gear mate. Nice.
WTF do you do for a living? What do you use your G5 and 30" for? Just curious.

Time for a MacBook Pro for you though

Actually you know what, I really do not like the Macbook pro at all. Its just too big for me. It might be 1" thick but the thing still has a massive footprint.

You'd laugh if I told you about 80% of what I do on my Dual + 30" is word and internet based! Well thats what I do. The rest is web, video, photos, photoshop etc. I wanted the 30" because I thought that it would allow me to be productive in the way I carry out my day to day tasks and it does.

As for what I do: Law student; help with parents company; and also a secretary of a committee.
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post #88 of 243
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Originally posted by sunilraman
Something I found on the intarweb:
http://www.melablog.it/uploads/power_mac_g5_cube.jpg


That's so cheating when you make mockups fer real!





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post #89 of 243
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Originally posted by Bergermeister
printer...

The tall one on the left or the three little things on the right?


Heh. You're just being funny right? Now that it's mentioned, my Mac Pro mockups do look like HP laserjets
post #90 of 243
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Originally posted by bergz
That's so cheating when you make mockups fer real!

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Dude, totally. What's up with that? Actually making the plastic molds, spray painting, making your own power button out of whatever it was the dude used...... Glueing it all together seamlessly and stuff. It's So WRONG not to use Photoshop or 3D !!
post #91 of 243
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Originally posted by Bergermeister
printer...

The tall one on the left or the three little things on the right?

Was that suppose to be some kind of innuendo?

lol. whatever
post #92 of 243
I modeled this one to be a mocup of the G5 before it got released. I was wrong then, but I might be closer this time..
post #93 of 243
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Originally posted by Minguez
I modeled this one to be a mocup of the G5 before it got released. I was wrong then, but I might be closer this time..

Nice, but you got the colors wrong. It's red.



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post #94 of 243
Minguez: Nice.
post #95 of 243
Originally posted by bergz
Nice, but you got the colors wrong. It's red.


You mean like this (Minguez sorry for the Hijack)

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Now what if Apple really really thought different? Side view shown.

post #97 of 243
Here it is:








It's the Mac Pro Invisa . It will do all of your work for you without showing it to you, so you needn't worry about it at all.

I like the Hal 2000 look above.

 

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post #98 of 243
Originally posted by Bergermeister
I like the Hal [2001] look above.


Ironically, it has all come true!! All the Intel Macs have iSights and a lot of laptops have webcams built in. So we are really being constantly observed by the computer through a round lens built into the surface of some digital device!! wow. Not bad, the prediction of the book/film was just off by a few years.
post #99 of 243
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Originally posted by kenaustus
OK - not mine, but nice:

http://www.applele.com/pict_05powermac_r01.html

Just hope that there will be a smaller version, in terms of the size of a case - the current PM is huge.

I like it. Kinda looks like a more stylized version of the 80k/9k PowerMacs. As for the Power Mac case size, it's actually quite shallow for a workstation.
post #100 of 243
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Originally posted by sunilraman
Now what if Apple really really thought different? Side view shown.


See, I am unsure how to take this mock-up

Especially as you are also pimping it out over on the emac rwplacement thread

Over there, it seems as if the unit is seen head-on, looking at the screen

But now here you are telling us this is a side view

Shabby bra, shabby

;^p
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post #101 of 243
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Originally posted by sunilraman
Originally posted by bergz
Nice, but you got the colors wrong. It's red.


You mean like this (Minguez sorry for the Hijack)


That is honestly a scary frickin computer. I don't know what movie I'm thinking of, but it reminds me of a sort of spider robot that kills shit. Or the iRobot guys. Or something....

Scaring me.

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post #102 of 243
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Originally posted by Minguez
I modeled this one to be a mocup of the G5 before it got released. I was wrong then, but I might be closer this time..

I suddenly have the urge to go bobsledding...
post #103 of 243
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Originally posted by sunilraman
Now what if Apple really really thought different? Side view shown.


Hell yeah that's awesome looking, but I'm also wondering what the hell I'm looking at. Is that the side view? If it is it's not deep enough. Looks awesome though.
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post #104 of 243
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Originally posted by sandau
hmmm, you have your toaster slots the wrong way, they should face up. The amount of heat that bad boy will pipe out will surely roast any media you put in the dual slots!!!

Mmmm... That reminds me: didn't the Cube have its CD drive slot-load from the top? Though I doubt that would be really efficient for the Mac Pro market.
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post #105 of 243
My guess: same design as current powermac, HOPEFULLY less huge.
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post #106 of 243
Originally posted by MacRonin
See, I am unsure how to take this mock-upEspecially as you are also pimping it out over on the emac rwplacement threadOver there, it seems as if the unit is seen head-on, looking at the screenBut now here you are telling us this is a side viewShabby bra, shabby

;^p



Look, I'm a lazy mofo, okay? Just rehashing stuff. This is a side view of a Mac Pro tower. The eMac one is separate, shown as angled view with the side of the Mac Pro becoming the screen.
post #107 of 243
Originally posted by onlooker
Hell yeah that's awesome looking, but I'm also wondering what the hell I'm looking at. Is that the side view? If it is it's not deep enough. Looks awesome though.


Thanks. You're looking at the side view of the Mac Pro tower in this mockup. Front is facing the leftside. Hmm... not deep enough you say...
post #108 of 243
To clarify: I rehashed stuff in Photoshop so things may seem a bit confusing because of the reddish-orange part. But it's meant to go like this:


SIDE VIEW of Mac Pro TOWER - Tower only, NO SCREEN





ANGLE VIEW of Mac.E (Mac for education) - ALL IN ONE unit WITH SCREEN

post #109 of 243
The Quadra Tower (from the mid 90's), with modular drive bays was a good and very practical design. It allowed a lot of choice as to what you wanted installed - tape drives, optical, hard drives etc etc in one case, without the attendent cable mess. Also, this design would cater to a number of different professional users (video - install two or three optical drives; Server/DTP - install extra hard drives; Backup Server - tape drive), giving manufacturing and cost scaleability. Also, as a user's needs changes over time, the box could be reconfigured. This added flexibility would partly justify the premium pricing.

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post #110 of 243
That EDU Mac is really awesome. , but if you look at a powerMac G5 they are way deeper than that. Yours is smaller that G4 PM size. I prefer the Deeper G5 anyway. (can theoretically hold more stuff).
Something about this deep.
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post #111 of 243
Cool. Deep and hopefully not as beastly HEAVY as the current g5 like some people say...

Also McCrab: yeah, a lot of people are screaming for expandability in the new Mac Pro.
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Originally posted by bergz
That is honestly a scary frickin computer. I don't know what movie I'm thinking of, but it reminds me of a sort of spider robot that kills shit. Or the iRobot guys. Or something....

Scaring me.

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It reminds me of the Daleks from Dr Who for somereason. And a mock up I saw ages ago of the Siper Dalek.

Anyway...

I think that Apple are going to try and go back to the cube on this one. Maybe they'll release more then one model, one of which comes in a cube case.
The other thing is that the current G5 design works quite well and generally seems to be popular. I think they'll take the same stance they did with the MacMini and the iMac and hold off a major redesign for now.
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post #113 of 243
I think the general case design will stay the same but possibly get space for another optical drive and more expansion slots/bays.
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post #114 of 243
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I think the general case design will stay the same but possibly get space for another optical drive and more expansion slots/bays.

Your not implying they are going to make the G5 case bigger are you? Or are you saying they will free up some internal space to accommodate?
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post #115 of 243
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Your not implying they are going to make the G5 case bigger are you? Or are you saying they will free up some internal space to accommodate?

I think they'll be able to free up some internal space with less room needed for heat sinks, fans, etc. I'm no engineer so my signature might ring true.
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post #116 of 243
Removing or reducing liquid cooling space would be the first step. Reducing fans needed would also help. Conroe will be the first real performance-per-watt test. Core Duo and the hot MacBooks, we'll let that slide as early revisions. But for the Mac Pro, Apple will have to walk the talk and come out with guns blazing - cool, quiet, powerful, reasonably expandable, sleek machines. I sense Mac Pro expectations are quite high here on AppleInsider Forums.
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I sense Mac Pro expectations are quite high here on AppleInsider Forums.

Only the best will do for us!

 

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post #118 of 243
Yeah, I look forward to the bitching when the Mac Pro is released. It would include any of the following:

1. weird crashes
2. whining sounds
3. not powerful enough
4. not enough ram
5. no SLI graphics
6. too loud
7. too big
8. too small
9. not expandable
10. too expandable
11. too sexy
12. not sexy enough
13. too expensive
14. too low-priced
15. too much thermal paste
16. not enough thermal paste
17. too heavy
18. too light

post #119 of 243
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Originally posted by sunilraman
Yeah, I look forward to the bitching when the Mac Pro is released. It would include any of the following:

1. weird crashes
2. whining sounds
3. not powerful enough
4. not enough ram
5. no SLI graphics
6. too loud
7. too big
8. too small
9. not expandable
10. too expandable
11. too sexy
12. not sexy enough
13. too expensive
14. too low-priced
15. too much thermal paste
16. not enough thermal paste
17. too heavy
18. too light


post #120 of 243
Some of you may discover the pre-Photoshop source of this, but nonetheless: (image below)

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