Moved: New PowerMac specs

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
yourdailymac.com claims to have new PowerMac Specs.



Fast:

1.2 GHz G4

512 MB DDR RAM (finally!)

60 GB HD

SuperDrive

NVIDIA GeForce4MX 64 MB DDR

$1599



Faster:

1.4 GHz G4

512 MB DDR RAM

80 GB HD

SuperDrive

NVIDIA GeForce4MX 64 MB

$2199



Fastest:

Dual 1.6 GHz G4

1 GB DDR RAM

120 GB HD

SuperDrive

ATI Radeon 9700 128 MB

$2999



Build-to-order options:

Up to 4 GB DDR RAM

Ultra160 SCSI

nVidia GeForce4MX (standard), nVidia GeForce4 Ti ($150 more), ATI Radeon 9700 ($150 more), or Matrox Parhelia ($250 more)

Zip drive

AppleCare

All systems include:

Gigabit Ethernet

GigaWire (1394b)

USB 2.0

AGP 8x

PCI-X 133 MB/sec

56k modem

AirPort ready

Bluetooth built-in

New "snow" case (similar to spy photos)

DynaCool turbine cooling



They seem optimistic to me, but I suppose anything is possible.<a href="http://www.yourdailymac.com"; target="_blank">link</a>



[ 08-13-2002: Message edited by: Jamie ]</p>
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  • Reply 1 of 300
    keyboardf12keyboardf12 Posts: 1,379member
    this guy has been so wrong in the past. i'll judge the specs in the morning
  • Reply 2 of 300
    Sweet if true, but they seem a bit optimistic, especially at those price points. And I'm highly suspicious of USB 2 and Gigawire. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />



    Not that I'm saying it will happen, but I personally would like to see a duallie in the midrange too. Like a dual 1.2GHz for around $2,000. That would be a swell replacement for the dual 450s we have in the office. A $3,000 top-end machine would be a harder sell!
  • Reply 3 of 300
    Hey! That's my prediction post from the MacAddict forums they're using! Sure sounds accurate, but I might be wrong. (BTW, I have no ties to Apple except people who know me at one of Apple's retail stores-I won't tell you the location)
  • Reply 4 of 300
    g-newsg-news Posts: 1,107member
    those specs actually sound good, thus they can't be real. He pulled em out of his ***.



    G_News
  • Reply 5 of 300
    IMHO very optimistic.

    Please note that they provided some information on new displays --



    no 15" TFT anymore and a new 19", but still keeping the 22" Cinema.



    And a new (only BTO) Powerbook case in black.



    Sorry, but I find that hard to believe.



    Even if I'd like to believe the rest ... but no black PB case ... never ....



    And this disqualifies the whole bit of information ...



    Even if 1.6GHz would be desireable...





    IMO Fake ...



    Cheers,

    Martin
  • Reply 6 of 300
    davegeedavegee Posts: 2,765member
    "Matrox Parhelia ($250 more)"



    Ummm that sure seems strange since I'm sure I read that Matrox wasn't going to support Mac with that card.
  • Reply 7 of 300
    cindercinder Posts: 381member
    He blew it with the 'USB 2.0', PCI-X, Matrox, and 'DynaCool' junk he threw in there.



    BS



    Not to mention, no GeForce4 Ti in any basic set up?



    No way.

    they said they would soon be the primary graphics supplier for Apple.

    They didn't say "our cheap crap will ship in Macs'





    Try harder next time.

    Do your homework.



    [ 08-12-2002: Message edited by: cinder ]</p>
  • Reply 8 of 300
    They may be optimistic but they would definitely be a nice thing to have. Maybe we'll see a return of a BTO option for the single procs to be duals. I believe that used to be an option back when there were 5 G4s in the mix instead of 3.



    Also of interest are the price drops on monitors and new powerbook specs. Yet another case of optimistic but if they're true they rock. If the 7" is dropping to 600 bucks and remaining non widescreen, you'll see more folks pick it up than at 1000 bucks, but still not as many as if it were widescreen and say...700 bucks. I know if it were a 17" wideescreen like the new iMac for $700 I would pick one up along with one of the new Powermacs. Hell, even the 22" monitor for 1500 is a significant price drop. Is the 22" Cinema Display a widescreen aspect ratio already? I wanna say it is, hence the name
  • Reply 8 of 300
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,227member
    I BELIEVE THEM!



    These systems will form a nice segue to the 64bit IBM chip that will be used next year. Wow Dual 1.6ghz with a 9700 Pro. That system will kick A-R-S-E.
  • Reply 8 of 300
    This all really sounds bogus. The thing that excited me most though was the drop in price of the 22" LCD. Oh man, we can only hope...
  • Reply 11 of 300
    BTO Matrox Parhelia... *mhmmm*

    Must be expensive stuff they smoke... it's even better than RDF!



    btw. PCI-X is 533MB/s if I'm not completely mistaken...

    Rather over-optimistic. We'll see...
  • Reply 11 of 300
    Not enough FAST !

    Too expensive !



    Steve you have a night to give us 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 GHz G5 and all the speedy technologies around in one, dual and quad-processors, at not more than 3000$ !!!!





    Aw



    [ 08-12-2002: Message edited by: Appleworm ]</p>
  • Reply 13 of 300
    I just checked the article and the other predictions make me discount the whole lot. Of course with Apple anything is possible, but does anybody seriously believe that the 800MHz PowerBook that was introduced less than four months ago is going to get DDR RAM (will the chip even support it? or are the PowerBooks going to the 7470?), a 64MB Radeon, a black case, and drop to $2,399?! And the top model is going to get a SuperDrive, which as far as anyone knows doesn't even EXIST for slot-loaders? :eek:
  • Reply 14 of 300
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    1.6Ghz



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    I'll eat this post if that's true.
  • Reply 15 of 300
    [quote]Originally posted by BRussell:

    <strong> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    1.6Ghz



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    I'll eat this post if that's true.</strong><hr></blockquote>



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  • Reply 16 of 300
    [quote]I'll eat this post if that's true. <hr></blockquote>



    I'll believe 1.6 before I'll believe a SuperDrive and DDR RAM in a black PowerBook for $2,999.
  • Reply 17 of 300
    blackcatblackcat Posts: 697member
    As far as PowerMacs go, all those specs are doable, we just need a G4 that does DDR - the mythical 7470.



    The Powerbook specs, although deeply yummy, are let down by the black enclosure - you can't colour titanium black, blue, purple, yellow, even rainbow - but not black.



    I'd love a purple one.
  • Reply 18 of 300
    maskermasker Posts: 451member
    So the 22 inch Cinema display is $1000 cheaper?



    SuperDrive in the hi-end PowerBook?



    A new 19 inch cinema display for $999?



    This couldn't be more optimistic.



    Don't believe this. Prepare to be let down if you do.



    MSKR
  • Reply 19 of 300
    maskermasker Posts: 451member
    [quote]Originally posted by Blackcat:

    <strong>The Powerbook specs, although deeply yummy, are let down by the black enclosure - you can't colour titanium black, blue, purple, yellow, even rainbow - but not black.



    I'd love a purple one.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    You can anodize aluminum to a black color.

    Also, they can paint the titanium any color they want. Maybe it's a paint job abd not an anodizing?



    I'll believe when I see it, touch it, feel it, own it.



    MSKR
  • Reply 20 of 300
    [quote]Originally posted by monsterjaeger:

    <strong>BTO Matrox Parhelia... *mhmmm*

    Must be expensive stuff they smoke... it's even better than RDF!



    btw. PCI-X is 533MB/s if I'm not completely mistaken...

    Rather over-optimistic. We'll see...</strong><hr></blockquote>





    The grand-daddy of PCI-X, a PCI-X controller running at 133MHz has a staggering 1066MBytes/s of bandwidth. However, only one device is supported without the use of a bridge. Only the most hungry of peripherals (Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet) will take advantage of PCI-X 133.
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