A Very Mac-like PC

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
It's been a while since the last slugfest, err, discussion about what kind of new Mac Apple should build next. I thought this article was inspiring. I want one with a G5!



http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/04...q_200n_review/
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  • Reply 1 of 39
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    Nice Cube.



  • Reply 2 of 39
    gongon Posts: 2,437member
    They'd look a lot better if they were cubes.

    External measurements are 210mm x 323mm x 187mm.
  • Reply 3 of 39
    screedscreed Posts: 1,077member
    Gawd, and people mocked the Power Mac Cube for being toaster-like!



    Cheap (looking) Little Metal Box.



    Screed ...and it's not Mac-like if it doesn't run OS X.
  • Reply 4 of 39
    crusadercrusader Posts: 1,129member
    Meh. It's still a PC, and it has those weird green and pink colors for the audio ports. It's nice to see someone actually trying to bring some ascetic improvement to those poor shmoes on the PC side of the world.
  • Reply 5 of 39
    snoopysnoopy Posts: 1,901member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by sCreeD





    ...and it's not Mac-like if it doesn't run OS X.






    Not so! If it ran OS X it would be a Mac, not just Mac-like.



    True, this PC might be a little cheap looking, and Apple would do a better job. Yet, I'd take a Mac that looked like that. It takes up less shelf or desk space (area) than my Beige G3 desktop. If Apple doesn't make something with a low profile, I might have to update the Beige G3 with a 750 GX, which is 1 GHz and a 1 MB L2 cache from PowerLogix. I use the Beige G3 desktops in two places with just a little over 9 inches of head room. For six years or so, the Macs have been taller than that. Oops! Except for the cube, but it takes more clearance because of the CD-ROM drive on top.
  • Reply 6 of 39
    tekmatetekmate Posts: 134member
    I would buy a Mac that looked like that.
  • Reply 7 of 39
    dobbydobby Posts: 796member
    They are popular on boats.



    A local GPS/NAV shop stocks them and I've installed 3 of them this year.



    Dobby.
  • Reply 8 of 39
    cubistcubist Posts: 954member
    Small form factor (Shuttle-like) PCs are the latest things in the PC world. Today's towers are what we used to call "mini-towers" (remember the full-size towers, with 5 full-height 5" openings?), and they are rapidly becoming old-fashioned. They're mostly empty anyway, altho in the PC world they usually fill up the space with a tangle of ribbon cables. Smaller is the trend, and Apple would be foolish to ignore it.
  • Reply 9 of 39
    cam'roncam'ron Posts: 503member
    what ever happened to those cubes that hp was supposed to release as part of the windows entertainment package?
  • Reply 10 of 39
    ensign pulverensign pulver Posts: 1,193member
    How 'bout this?







    Full article.
  • Reply 11 of 39
    msanttimsantti Posts: 1,377member
    Now that is pretty nice.



    I think I saw where it was quite expensive though.



    Need to check the site.
  • Reply 12 of 39
    ensign pulverensign pulver Posts: 1,193member
    Pricing as not yet been announced, but I'll bet you it'll be a lot cheaper than an iMac.
  • Reply 13 of 39
    This is neither Apple hardware nor future hardware. It doesn't belong here.



    Moving to General Discussion.
  • Reply 14 of 39
    I've got a Shuttle XPC running on my Cinema Display

    They pack a lot of power for such a small box, and seriously they are the best looking PC if you had to buy a PC and make one on your own in the market.

    I have a Radeon 9800Pro, AMD 2400+, 120gig HD, and 1gig of ram; all running from a small box.

    I use it for gaming.









  • Reply 15 of 39
    ensign pulverensign pulver Posts: 1,193member
    Man that Shuttle actually looks really sweet paired with the Apple designed display, iPod and keyboard.



    Apple could make a smaller and better looking version of that Shuttle, slap a 970fx G5 in it and price it at $999. Why the hell don't they do that?
  • Reply 16 of 39
    my shuttle only cost me $700 to build

    and it's great for gaming
  • Reply 17 of 39
    gongon Posts: 2,437member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by TrunksGoku

    my shuttle only cost me $700 to build

    and it's great for gaming




    I wonder when the most hard-headed Apple zealots get the fact that these relatively good-looking 700$ boxes with excellent 3D performance are not an exception but rather the *rule* in PC land.



    Props to TrunksGoku... well balanced parts, classic case, that plastic finish fits especially well with Apple displays.
  • Reply 18 of 39
    Quote:

    Originally posted by TrunksGoku

    my shuttle only cost me $700 to build

    and it's great for gaming




    err... do you even use CDs? That shuttle is lacking a CD drive.



    Also I hope that the image being displayed is of a Mac... not the shuttle.



    Edit #2: Oh... I almost forgot. Welcome to AI! It is good to see more people planning to switch. When you want to setup that RedHat box give me a shout with any questions.



    Edit #3: I am not on the ball today... grrr....
  • Reply 19 of 39
    ensign pulverensign pulver Posts: 1,193member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by \\/\\/ickes

    err... do you even use CDs? That shuttle is lacking a CD drive.



    No it's not.
  • Reply 20 of 39
    Quote:

    Originally posted by \\/\\/ickes

    err... do you even use CDs? That shuttle is lacking a CD drive.







    My DVD burner is stealthed behind the faceplate I just push the plate to open it
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