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post #41 of 65
Just bought an Intel iMac 20". Best computer ever made. It is the perfect mix of pro power and consumer utility. There is nothing Apple can present that would make me want to upgrade my hardware for at least a couple of years. The iPod, on the other hand...
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post #42 of 65
We are using a Powerbook 1.25 Ghz. My dad worked for Apple during the classic to LCII period. We used to play simcity classic and 2000. For entertainment we used Kidpix, loads of fun back in the days.

I think a new iMac will be our next purchase, my brother needs Windows for some apps for school.
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post #43 of 65
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Originally posted by G-Dog
eMac 1 GHz for day to day and a trusty old Apple IIe for a little fun on the side.
I just get a kick out of playing with the Phaser audio software and drawing shapes with the Turtle programming on the IIe.

Cool thing is that the IIe is still the most reliable system I've ever had. I can't even remember ever having a problem with it.

In 2003, my high school physics lab was still using 7 or 8 IIe's for a bunch of experiments. Ironic thing is, there were also 6 brand new dells in the room as part of the school's computers in every classroom program. What were the Dell's used for? Networked UT, RedAlert, and Worms Armageddon during study periods and lunch.

The room also had built in sinks on the four lab stations that the IIe's were on. One night one of the faucets had a major break and completely soaked the 2 computers on that station. We gave them two days to dry out and turned them on... Worked just fine.
post #44 of 65
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Originally posted by Mac Voyer
There is nothing Apple can present that would make me want to upgrade my hardware for at least a couple of years.

Wanna bet?

I'm sure we've all said this from time to time, and yet look at all the people in this thread looking to relatively new macs for something newer.
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post #45 of 65
I'm an illustrator and got a mac mini a year ago, putting in 1Gb of Ram myself-exciting, nice to do it yourself- rather than wait for the Intel stuff, and with new Photoshop not ready 'til next year it looks like I made the right decision.

A faster machine would of course be a little nicer but the mini is more than adequate for the mostly small scale stuff that I do. Check out the custom heatsink though, fabricated at great time and expense by laying copper etching offcuts onto a biscuit tin lid. Stopped that irritating clicking sound whenever it got too hot.

Way more important was to go for the 20" Cinema Display. More elbow room and seeing more of the image at a time has made a huge difference.

The LCD looked awful, especially for photos until I shelled out for an Eye-One Display calibrator. Now all is as it should be.

OSX was probably the biggest jump for me.

post #46 of 65
I have an old powerbook 160 and PM 6500. My wife has an HP pc with and an Athlon 2800 cpu. That computer could have an 'accident' real soon. It could be irrepairably damaged if iMac gets conroe next week.
post #47 of 65
I have no Mac, having sold it a while ago, and plan on buying a Mac Pro immediamente following the announcement.
post #48 of 65
My work QS dual 1.0 is getting a little long in the tooth, mainly because of the limited # of RAM slots. Believe it or not, 1.5 GB is just not cutting it AT ALL for Adobe CS2 apps. It's boggy and crashy by 2 in the afternoon every day. I find myself having to quit one app before I launch another, like back in the good old days with my Centris. I mainly want something that'll hold at least 4 gig of RAM, so I'm leaning towards picking up a used mid-range G5 after the Power Macs go intel. Probably a rev-B dual 2.0 or 2.3, if one can be had for ~1000.00.

My 1.25 Powerbook G4 still seems fine for what I use it for, & my G5 at home is still kicking ass & taking names, so I have no intention of replacing either of them any time soon.

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post #49 of 65
What are you guys - millionaires?

I'm still getting by with my IIg, thanks to a modem I picked up at a garage sale last week. Breath some new life into the old girl.

Hee Hee, loved how the Dells were used for Red Alert, mostly.

I miss Red Alert.
post #50 of 65
Hmm the Powerbook I have now will do for a while, seeing as I'm purchasing a Conroe setup in January. Why? Supreme Commander, Crysis, direct x10 graphics cards, and on windows you can overclock the a 1.83Ghz Conroe to 3Ghz on air.
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post #51 of 65
Woops, durn
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[QUOTE=Banalltv][QUOTE=Mac~N~Cheese]What are you guys - millionaires?
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What are you guys - millionaires?

I'm still getting by with my IIg, thanks to a modem I picked up at a garage sale last week. Breath some new life into the old girl.

Hee Hee, loved how the Dells were used for Red Alert, mostly.

I miss Red Alert.

Mine's work-related so I get a tax break, otherwise I'm not sure I'd even have a computer. That's a lot of nights out in that shiny box there...
post #54 of 65
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What are you guys - millionaires?

I'm still getting by with my IIg, thanks to a modem I picked up at a garage sale last week. Breath some new life into the old girl.

Hee Hee, loved how the Dells were used for Red Alert, mostly.

I miss Red Alert.

No, but probably at least thousandaires....
post #55 of 65
I jest upgraded from a 17"/1st generation iMac G5/1.8GHz/512MB RAM to a BlackBook/2GHz/1GB RAM
love it
post #56 of 65
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Originally Posted by Guybrush Threepwood

All I had was wordmunchers, sim city 2000, and mario teaches typing... \

I guess that's why I got into Hypercard...

the school system around down in florida still uses mario teaches typing on g4 eMacs for the typing class.\
post #57 of 65
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Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO

the school system around down in florida still uses mario teaches typing on g4 eMacs for the typing class.\

You would think they'd have a new typing game by now. I think most STILL use Mavis Beacon (I hated that bitch) and Mario.

Remember this?

2nd level...

"The American Revolution...blah blah blah blah blah...."

I think I can still type the words "American Revolution" faster than most can type their own name.
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post #58 of 65
Wasn't there an awesome PC/Dreamcast game where you typed like hell to kill the hordes of zombies clunking towards you?
post #59 of 65
Scary zombie game + third graders = a lot of checking the closet for monsters.
post #60 of 65
i'm using a vpr matrix, its a windows runned system, but as soon as the mac pro is released im jumping to the light side. i went 3 years with out a problem with my windows, yeah i think its a record, then clear out of the blue, im hit with 20 or so differen't virus. so im looking forward to the switch it wll be an ease of mind for sure
post #61 of 65
I have an iBook 14" at 1.33 GHz, with 768 MB RAM running Tiger.

I'm hoping for a low-end or mid-end Mac Pro this month, but it depends on whether I get a TA job, and whether I can convince my parents to let me raid some savings to get it. I have a nice education fund with extra money to spare, and $2200 in savings beyond the $2400 I made this summer.

Ideal set-up: Quad-core Mac Pro (2.0 or 2.33 GHz) w/ 2-3 GB RAM, 2x250 GB HDD, 20" LCD (not ACD, too expensive), eyeTV EZ.
post #62 of 65
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Originally Posted by Guybrush Threepwood

You would think they'd have a new typing game by now. I think most STILL use Mavis Beacon (I hated that bitch) and Mario.

Remember this?

2nd level...

"The American Revolution...blah blah blah blah blah...."

I think I can still type the words "American Revolution" faster than most can type their own name.

the system down here is too poor and stupied to buy a new typing app
post #63 of 65
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Originally Posted by ZachPruckowski

I have an iBook 14" at 1.33 GHz, with 768 MB RAM running Tiger.

I'm hoping for a low-end or mid-end Mac Pro this month, but it depends on whether I get a TA job, and whether I can convince my parents to let me raid some savings to get it. I have a nice education fund with extra money to spare, and $2200 in savings beyond the $2400 I made this summer.

Ideal set-up: Quad-core Mac Pro (2.0 or 2.33 GHz) w/ 2-3 GB RAM, 2x250 GB HDD, 20" LCD (not ACD, too expensive), eyeTV EZ.

As I said above my Apple LCD looked awful out of the box, especially on photos. Getting the Display Calibrator fixed all that and gave me the sound colour footing I need, I have had no issues with clients regarding colour choices.

I suspect a cheaper display would have been fine as long as I profiled it. But I'm still secretly giddy that I have my Cinema Display.

I hadn't read this at the time, but these guys give an excellent monitor comparison. This one's a year old but very interesting and informative, and I gather these are still available but prices have plummeted drastically since a year ago. Check it out:

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/..._roundup_0605/
post #64 of 65
I just bought a brand-new MacBook Pro 15.4 inch glossy screen model. I purchased the top of the line model with a 2.16 ghz Core Duo, an upgraded 100gb 7200 rpm drive, 1gb of ram, and 256mb of video ram.

Yeah, it's freakin' sweet.

And the glossy rules.
post #65 of 65
no longer with windows fellas just purchased me self a mac pro it will be here on saturday
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