in General Discussion edited January 2014
We have iMac, iPod, eMac etc...

Hmmmm, Power Macintosh G4 doesn't sit to well now does it? And yes, it mentions the fact Apple are STILL using G4's for what seems like a lifetime!

Will the naming convention be changed for the tower macs this summer?

Any ideas for new names? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

Xmac, Pmac etc.

[ 06-27-2002: Message edited by: r@ven ]

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  • Reply 1 of 14
    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    Wrong forum. This has nothing to do with Mac OS X.

    J :cool:
  • Reply 2 of 14
    r@venr@ven Posts: 24member
    Sorry, this was an accident, although I can't seem to move it...

    help anyone???

    sorry <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />
  • Reply 3 of 14
    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    Don't worry about it

    One of the admins/mods will be along soon!

    J :cool:
  • Reply 4 of 14
    Well I'm sure Apple owns the rights to PowerTower? name
  • Reply 5 of 14
    neutrino23neutrino23 Posts: 1,546member
    [quote]Originally posted by r@ven:


    it mentions the fact Apple are STILL using G4's for what seems like a lifetime!


    Only if you are very, very young.
  • Reply 6 of 14
    justaguyjustaguy Posts: 37member
    Or maybe, just maybe, the PowerMac is the Power version of the iMac. (or rather that the iMac is the consumer version of the PowerMac).

    The name will stick around for a while. The G4 was added to differentiate it from the Power Macintosh G3, although it's fairly moot by now.

    Granted, having said all that. PowerTower does have a certain charm.
  • Reply 7 of 14
    i*** = consumer

    Power*** = professional

    e*** = education (don't doubt me, the eMac was designed for education, not consumers)

    xServe= who the hell knows.
  • Reply 8 of 14
    programmerprogrammer Posts: 3,409member
    How about "Xtower"?
  • Reply 9 of 14
    snofsnof Posts: 98member
    [quote]Originally posted by Programmer:

    <strong>How about "Xtower"?</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Too much like XBox if you ask me.
  • Reply 10 of 14
    serranoserrano Posts: 1,806member
    the name is Power Macintosh, no g4 on the end. for instance i own a Power Macintosh 6100/60 along with my Power Macintosh g3. as mentioned before g4 isn't part of the lines name, just the specific models title.

    how about power macintosh apollo? i kind of like it.
  • Reply 11 of 14
    dobbydobby Posts: 796member
    They could use an anagram of Power Macintosh ie **** on PC Mower.

    (Sorry for the expletive)

  • Reply 12 of 14
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    Moving to General Discussion.
  • Reply 13 of 14
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    I'd like an expandable alternative to an iMac. Currently, the lowest end PowerMac measures up fairly well with the highest end iMac, except that the PowerMac only has a CD-RW, not a super drive. There are other small differences, but if the gap is widened a bit (hopefully by making the middle and high end better, not the low end worse), the lowest end tower could serve as a good alternative to an iMac if you're willing to pay a slight premium for expandability. Right now, though, the low end tower is too expensive and doesn't have enough features to be a good alternative to an iMac.

    800 MHz Power Mac G4 ($1600)

    60 GB HD upgrade ($50)

    Super Drive upgrade ($200)

    Pro Speakers ($60)

    15" Flat Panel ($600)

    $300 rebate

    Total: $2210

    So you're paying a $300 premium to be upgradeable, $600 if it wasn't for the rebate. Is it worth it? Maybe. You are getting a faster bus speed than on an iMac, and you can add a second display, a better graphics card, a processor upgrade, USB2, FW2, etc later on.
  • Reply 14 of 14
    wolfeye155wolfeye155 Posts: 425member
    Or you could just get the 933 Mhz that comes with the 60 Gig harddrive, the SuperDrive, a better video card, and a 2 MB L3 cache for $2,299. I'd rather have a better machine then a fancy monitor which you could always buy later. I'd just find some spare CRT monitor lying around (am I the only one that has spare monitors lying around the house :confused: ) and use that until you got the flat panel.
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