New PowerMac specs

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  • Reply 21 of 300
    More seriously :

    - OS X (preemptive multitask, protected memory, multiple users, true GUI)

    - Good hardware (if these specs are true, best will be the "G5" at 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 GHz)

    - lower price (if this is true)



    THE 3 BEST REASONS TO SWITCH...



    All the reasons that PC users blame to the mac are killed (no protected memory, not multitask, to oexpensive, too sloww)

    NEXT step : a iOffice with compatibility with msOffice and Wintel will be very bad.



    Well done Steve.



    Aw
  • Reply 22 of 300
    keyboardf12keyboardf12 Posts: 1,379member
    Macrumors.com are reporting that these specs are _WWWWWRRRRRRRROOOOOONNNNNGGGGGGGGGG____



    (wrong)
  • Reply 23 of 300
    I guess the specs were too good to be true.



    <a href="http://www.macrumors.com"; target="_blank">link</a>
  • Reply 23 of 300
    nonsuchnonsuch Posts: 293member
    From MacMinute:

    [quote]New Power Mac G4 systems to be unveiled tomorrow with speeds up to 1.25GHz

    August 12 - 16:33 EDT Apple will unveil new Power Mac G4 systems tomorrow, MacMinute has learned. Sources inform us that three configurations will be offered: dual-867MHz (US$1,699), dual-1GHz ($2,499), and dual-1.25GHz ($3,299). The dual-1GHz and dual-1.25GHz models will feature ATI Radeon 9000 series graphics cards; additional system-specific details are not available. The dual-867MHz configuration is slated to ship by the end of the week, while the new dual-1GHz model will ship towards the end of the month. Availability of the high-end dual-1.25GHz model is being pegged at sometime in September. Current Power Mac G4 systems will be reduced in price as follows: 800MHz ($1,299), 933MHz ($1,499) and dual-1GHz ($2,199). Additionally, Apple will introduce a SuperDrive-equipped eMac for $1,499, sources say, and will reduce the price of CD-RW and Combo Drive iMacs by $100 to $1,299 and $1,499, respectively.<hr></blockquote>
  • Reply 25 of 300
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member




    [ 08-12-2002: Message edited by: Leonis ]</p>
  • Reply 26 of 300
    The specs post by macosrumors.com on Thursday 8 August are nearly the same (1, 1.2 and 1.4 GHz with 1.2 and 1.4 being the 7470)...





    Aw
  • Reply 27 of 300
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    1.25GHz? What's the bus speed?

    hint:

    166MHz * 7.5



    <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 28 of 300
    whoamiwhoami Posts: 301member
    that sucks if true! i guess i was too hyped up by those overly optimistic specs above! hehehehe. i'm not buying til' january anyway!
  • Reply 28 of 300
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    All duals. Not staggering, but nice. The closeout price on the old dual GHz isn't bad, either.



    It looks like the old mobo stays for one more round...
  • Reply 28 of 300
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    MacMinute reported the top end will be only 1.25GHz at $3,300



    doesn't seem like good thing for Apple. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
  • Reply 31 of 300
    nonsuchnonsuch Posts: 293member
    FWIW, I don't ever recall MacMinute being wrong with any 11th-hour predictions like these.
  • Reply 31 of 300
    1.25 GHz <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />



    Steve, are we $-cows ?



    I will wait tomorrow and if this is true, I really switch to PC-Linux.



    An no update for the powerbook ?



    Aw



    [ 08-12-2002: Message edited by: Appleworm ]</p>
  • Reply 33 of 300
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    Fine...I think I should now keep using my SlowSilver(tm) until next year.
  • Reply 33 of 300
    cthulucthulu Posts: 20member
    "configurations will be offered: dual-867MHz (US$1,699), dual-1GHz ($2,499), and dual-1.25GHz ($3,299)."





    Now this sounds like apple! Thanks apple for letting me keep my money another 6+ months!
  • Reply 35 of 300
    bodhibodhi Posts: 1,424member
    I have yet to remember when MacMinute was wrong so I must say that if these machines have SDRAM... I think we will continue to hear Fred Anderson in earnings calls blaming low Power Mac sales on no Quark for OSX.



  • Reply 36 of 300
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    [quote]Originally posted by cthulu:

    <strong>"configurations will be offered: dual-867MHz (US$1,699), dual-1GHz ($2,499), and dual-1.25GHz ($3,299)."





    Now this sounds like apple! Thanks apple for letting me keep my money another 6+ months! </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Since they will sell the current Dual 1 GHz for $300 less than the new one, there will be more than just updated processor speeds.
  • Reply 36 of 300
    I can't think of a time when MacMinute has been wrong either. And the news is...yet again...dissapointing beyond belief.



    The price drop is the only thing interesting me (dual 1Ghz dropping $500).



    [ 08-12-2002: Message edited by: oranjdisc ]</p>
  • Reply 38 of 300
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    I don't think MacMinute has ever been wrong with last-minute specs either. They're good.



    Before people start 'ing and running off to PCs: All we know is processor speed, video card and price. That's not much. I'd be surprised if DDR RAM appears, but if there's a move to the 166MHz MPX bus, that's about a 25% increase in CPU bandwidth to go with a 25% increase in CPU clockspeed. It's not astonishing, but it's a solid upgrade. Also, the bottom end machine is a duallie now, not a crippled single-processor runt. Who can complain that the cheap machine is now a much better value?



    And who seriously expected a PowerBook update?! There's no way that's happening until November. They got a significant revision not long ago, and the current models are sweet.



    [ 08-12-2002: Message edited by: Amorph ]</p>
  • Reply 39 of 300
    toofeutoofeu Posts: 73member
    <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />

    I'm starting to be very tired of apple and its products, I can't believe that the specs are so low...

    the intel world is reaching the 3 ghtz barrier and we get a 1.25 processor speed for more than 3000 dollars!!

    I'll keep my old system for another 6 months.



    But this shouldn't come as a surprise, Apple knows so well how to let us down...
  • Reply 40 of 300
    xypexype Posts: 672member
    actually I think a dual 867 at the bottom is great. and dual 1.25 is great, too. this is PowerPC after all, no Pentium 4 schit. I guess a dual 867 with a Radeon 9700 card would make a kick-ass machine. and if it comes in snow-white, all the better - it shines more that way.
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