They are Here



  • Reply 21 of 26
    [quote]Originally posted by Junkyard Dawg:


    All around a nice update, but I can see why these weren't hyped at MWNY.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    ya because thay were not ready.
  • Reply 22 of 26
    At first when I saw the specs I was very pleased. I thought to myself - finally, the specs caught up (somewhat) to the current asking PowerMac price. A nice speed increase along with Jaguar will be awesome. Then, I configured one.

    • Power Mac G4 Dual 1.25GHz w/167MHz system bus

    • 1GB PC2700 DDR SDRAM - 2 DIMMs

    • 120GB Ultra ATA drive

    • Optical 1 - Combo Drive (DVD/CD-RW)

    • Optical 2 - None

    • NVIDIA GeForce4 Titanium dual-display w/128MB DDR

    • Apple Studio Display (17" flat panel)

    • 56K internal modem

    • Apple Pro Speakers

    • Apple Pro Keyboard - U.S. English

    • Mac OS - U.S. English

    • APP for Power Mac (w/ or w/o display) - Enrollment Kit

    $5000 (plus TAX and Shipping) for a computer with one HD, one Optical Drive and decent (not mind blowing) specs? I don't understand that? Even when you subtract the $200 rebate for the LCD, it's still terribly over-priced.

    Also, I like the idea of two optical drives. However, the options they give you are off. You should be able to configure it with a DVD drive for the first drive, and a fast (40X) CDRW for the second. The drives they are offering are not very fast.

    I was also surprised to see that they didn't use the new shiny chrome Apple logo along with re-cased LCD displays. Perhaps this will be a change with the next revision.
  • Reply 23 of 26
    ariari Posts: 126member
    This might sound stupid, but I cannot see any buttons on the tower to open the drive bay doors. This strikes me as odd as the Apple Pro Keyboard as a key to do such, however, there is only one button, meaning that depressing it will presumably cause both doors to open. Has Apple made a mistake here?
  • Reply 24 of 26
    [quote]Originally posted by Ari:

    <strong>This might sound stupid, but I cannot see any buttons on the tower to open the drive bay doors.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Voice command.

    "open the drive bay doors, HAL"

    "i'm sorry Dave, i'm afraid i can't do that"

    <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 25 of 26
    I would put a new Yamaha CRW-F1ZDX in that second slot. It's a revolutionary new 44/24/44 CDR drive that just became available.

    Anybody understand that there have to be 3 IDE buses to acomplish what the literature says it can do? IE 4 HD + the Optical pair. I do wonder how you easily get the doors open. But we can always use a strip of Scotch ® tape for a less than elegant but efective fix to the overlooked obvious. A classic Apple "Elegance Trumps Utility" decision.
  • Reply 26 of 26
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    Finally good Power Macs!
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