When And What Future Computer Will You Buy?



  • Reply 21 of 99
    For me, I'm a waiting for whatever the top of the line Powerbook will be, as long as it will be the kick ass notebook we expect Apple to build. I expect it to be industry leading in 2D/3Dgraphics (meaning better video chipsets than in comparable PC laptops), sound, processing power, and at least as high resolution screen as the best of the wintel offerings. The current TiBook fulfils almost all of these, but I'm more than happy with my new iBook for now. I'll see how the PowerBook stacks up in 12 or 16 months.

    Edit: Oh, and of course DVI out so I can buy a big, skinny Apple display to go with it!

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  • Reply 22 of 99
    When I can get a Quad G5 for less than $4,000 I will buy...
  • Reply 22 of 99
    I have an original G4 450 thats a little over 2 years old and the thing is still running great. Runs 10.1 like a champ and still crunchs through photoshop and other programs fine. I'm thinking I'll get a new one next year around July or so, hopefully theyre up to Rev. 2 of the G5 tower.
  • Reply 24 of 99
    addisonaddison Posts: 1,185member
    Well I will re-kit my whole office with LCD iMacs if the screen is 15" or larger.

    I will buy a new powermac with superdrive when they have DDR and a jump in processing power and I don't mean 1ghz.

    I am convinced we will see a leap in power in 2002. Faster memory, system bus speeds, ATA and possible G5 in the next 12 months. If I buy now I am sure I will regret it. I want this machine for rendering and I will wait for some decent speed. I know that the speed by historical standards is already amazing, however the possibility of a 200-400 percent reduction in rendering times is something I can wait for.

    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
  • Reply 25 of 99
    i'm waiting for a G5....

    i got a pismo that's still kicking ass. when a

    G5 comes out, i'll keep the pismo for portable uses i have......

    oh yeah, and i'm really trying to save up for a cinema display


  • Reply 26 of 99
    cdhostagecdhostage Posts: 1,038member
    My next computer will be the marked-down QuickSilver G4 or its immediate successor, when Apple releases the G5. I don't need to pay $3000 for the latest hardware when I can get yesterday's hardware (fully functional and useful, mind you) for $1000.
  • Reply 27 of 99
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 18,020member
    [quote]Originally posted by Ifok5:

    <strong>When I can get a Quad G5 for less than $4,000 I will buy...</strong><hr></blockquote>

    I assume that was a dig at those of us who made a comment about reasonable prices for the hardware we want. i didn't read anything too far out there like "I want a G5 with a cinema display for $999".

    or were you for real?

    By the way, JW Pepper I am a music teacher. Small World.
  • Reply 28 of 99
    beerbeer Posts: 58member
    As soon as they offer a dual 1GHz G4 with DDR, I'll snap one up. I'm hoping for MWSF.
  • Reply 29 of 99
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    I intend to wring several years of service out of my Cube.

    I might get a laptop to go with it, but there are more urgent things demanding my wallet's attention for quite a while yet. Maybe a year from now I'll look at whatever the iBook has become and get that. It'll probably be more powerful than my Cube, but that's technology...
  • Reply 30 of 99
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    I was on the verge of getting the recent TiBook 667 (paid by work), but decided I could wait. I'll get the next revision PowerBook, hopefully Apollo-based, hopefully not too long from now (Spring?).
  • Reply 31 of 99
    When Apple releases a

    -G5 at 1.5 or greater Ghz

    -A system bus that is over 200 Mhz (and double pumped)

    -a 19 in. moniter

    -a two button mouse

    -a superdrive with faster read/write/ speeds

    -at least 2 full drive bays

    -a Geforce3

    -HyperTransport/RapidIO or some new motherboard design

    -USB 2

    -Firewire 2

    -a AGP 6x (or whatever the next step up is)

    -5 PCI slots at 66mhz

    -ATA 133

    I will by it whatever it costs (within reason)
  • Reply 32 of 99
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    when apple releases a half decent desktop with a somewhat competitive price
  • Reply 33 of 99
    jeffyboyjeffyboy Posts: 1,055member
    I'll be first in line for a G4 iMac with a Superdrive-luckily, I'm the patient type!

  • Reply 34 of 99
    I got the G4 450 (i ordered a 500 but then apple relized they didnt have any) when it first came out. I plan to go in on a G5 the same way
  • Reply 35 of 99
    As hard as it will be, I can't recommend jumping in with the rev 1 of any Apple product. I have a rev 1 B&W G3. Its great but it's hamstrung in several serious ways compared to the Rev2. It's always like that with Apple.

    I'll buy a Rev 2 G5. I'm guessing Jan 2003.

    Apollo This jan

    G5 Rev 1 MWNY

    G5 Rev 2 SF2003
  • Reply 36 of 99
    Because of an offer I cannot refuse I will be using an iBook 500 combo next: something that I am looking forward to greatly

    But after having used a desktop machine for some time now, in conjunction with an old Powerbook, I think it will be a long time before I return to the desktop market. I just do not feel as comfortable working on a desktop machine as I do on a portable. If I was a serious poweruser I might feel differently, but I'm not and so find comfort takes priority over speed.
  • Reply 37 of 99
    In August I just bought an 867 QuickSilver with a Cinema Display :cool: so I am set there. This combination running OS X 10.1.1 is so great. It will be several years before I need to upgrade this.

    On the other hand, possibly next spring I will trade in my Pismo 500 for an iBook, assuming Apple comes out with a faster, lighter version.

    PS: I doubt the G5 will come out at MWSF. It seems too soon. Even if the rumors at MOSR are correct I think it will take till next summer to finish the engineering and testing. Look for a speed bumped G4 at MWSF.
  • Reply 38 of 99
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 18,020member
    Well, I need a desktop in the spring. I'll have to see....as I said if the dual G4 1ghz shows up for under $3K, then I may go for it. After all I will have to be able to pay extra for the airport card (and one for my Pismo to use the desktop as a software base station). Not to mention laying out 799 to 999 for a decent flatscreen.

    This brings us to like $4K. That is a lot.....
  • Reply 39 of 99
    bradbowerbradbower Posts: 1,068member
    [quote]Originally posted by Scott H.:

    <strong>I hate to say it but the next one I buy may be a Linux box. I'm still rather POed that Apple dropped support for the tray loading iMac in OS X. Apple's Iron Curtain policy of not telling people WTF is going on and what type of support to expect is very annoying. At least with Linux you know what you get.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

    WTF are you talking about? It's running great on my Rev. A and C iMacs. They work in their entirety, as well as all of my peripherals (I was never expecting as much). Exactly what kind of problems are you having? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
  • Reply 40 of 99
    [quote]Originally posted by bradbower:


    <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

    WTF are you talking about? It's running great on my Rev. A and C iMacs. They work in their entirety, as well as all of my peripherals (I was never expecting as much). Exactly what kind of problems are you having? :confused: </strong><hr></blockquote>

    Read here.

    <a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=5&t=000019"; target="_blank">http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=5&t=000019</a>;

    There's no problems per se. But OS X is not meant for our machine. Apple still does not have real video card drivers for it. That alone tells me that the don't care to support the system. Notice how the only supported hardware is what was currently shipping when OS X shipped. Everything else was forgotten.

    Fact is Apple blew off the older hardware. They claim it's supported but it is not.

    Here's another example. DVD playback for non agp systems. Where is it? Coming soon? Don't count on it.
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