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  • Quote: Originally posted by melgross You are making this very difficult for us to help you. Haha, sorry, its just frustrating right now. Its no biggie, first I have to try and sell my PC before I start trying to find a mac. Hopefully Appl…
  • As far as I know, the online Canadian apple store does not offer refurbished items.
  • Unfortunatly, I'll get little to no warranty, and have to pay a rather hefty amount and shipping, as well as take the gamble anyone takes when they buy used. I think I'll just wait, and get something directly from Apple (or an Apple retailer) that …
  • I'm a bit frustrated by this move, as I was in the middle of trying to sell my computer so I could buy an eMac with a gig of ram, however since in all likely hodd I won't be seeing an eMac for awhile I'm kinda screwed. I'm hoping to get 1700 (CAD…
  • Quote: Originally posted by Gene Clean Hm, didn't know that. Thanks. Hmmm, I'm thinking of grabbing one of the new eMacs, and getting a used G3 laptop. I'll have to wait and see what the official specs are though, I definitly at least nee…
  • Personally, the rumor I'm most eager to see confirmed or denied is the eMac update rumor. I intend on grabbing one if they update the CPU to 1.5, bump the ram up to 512, and put in a 64mb GPU. If thats true, then at the end of the summer I'll prob…
  • Quote: Originally posted by Relic Huh, so what about PlayStation DVD's? UMD recorders will come out if Sony is going to make any head-way with this format. I don't think they want UMD's to become a huge format...pretty much the only use for t…
  • Quote: Originally posted by exhibit_13 umd discs aren't actually "discs," per se, they are kind of like floppy's in the sense that they wouldn't spin in a normal cd drive. they're almost squared-off on one side (at least this is how i've perceive…
  • Why is everyone screaming for a G5? Higher power consumption, and not much of a real powerboost in most real life applications...Personally, I'd much rather see an 8641D in the hight end 15 and 17 inch PB's, with the lower models getting a single c…
  • Quote: Originally posted by womblingfree Care to elaborate? I'm personally tired of being told to get a gaming console every time I ask about a graphics card update to the iMacs barely adequate card. There are games on the mac, and I like to…
  • Quote: Originally posted by Qchem If you're wanting cutting edge graphics performance don't buy an iMac. The current gpu in the iMac will run UT2004 and Doom3 (although not on top quality settings), if you want uber gaming performance you either …
  • Quote: Originally posted by trout I sure hope your right and they do upgrade the GPU, for what its worth, I went to the Apple store this last weekend and the sales rep. said this "I highly doubt that they will upgrade the GPU, likely a speed b…
  • Quote: Originally posted by Addison I am expecting a processor bump 8x burner and 512mb ram. Doubt that the video card will get much better, however... I expect this to happen at the same time as Tiger is launched and that will provide a decent b…
  • Quote: Originally posted by trout I did some research on the *Current* card in tyhe iMac, the 5200 ultra. And this is directly from Tom's site: *****The gap between the FX 5600 Ultra and the FX 5800 is a big one - too big, actually. Here, NVI…
  • Quote: Originally posted by DCQ Expect Rev b sometime in the may/june timeframe. Trout, if you got a dell with 64 MB of VRAM in "1999/2000", you must have paid top dollar. Complete systems were shipping at that point with 64MB of system memory…
  • Quote: Originally posted by keikojaa Waiting for the same thing. REv B. I have a emac 800mhz and as soon as the imac update is out,with tiger and ilife 05 i will buy it... Just hope it will have the 8x superdrive, more memory, i'm hoping too for…
  • Quote: Originally posted by Flounder Well, even if the graphic card doesn't get an update, I'd say there is a good chance of a HD bump, which would be welcome and possibly a move up in base RAM to 512, since the powerbook had moved up to 512 stan…
  • Quote: Originally posted by emig647 So you think they will release them with non-Core Technology compatible cards again!? That means I'm back to square one. Decided between a PC Laptop and a Powerbook. Neither of which I want to buy. This is …
  • Quote: Originally posted by Placebo The iMac G5 is a nerfed version of the G5, and besides, many of the Barefeats tests, particularly the Motion test, rely on a good video card, which the iMac G5 doesn't have, and the Powerbook G4 does. G5s are f…
  • Quote: Originally posted by ChevalierMalFet Looking at the benchmarks for 1.5Ghz G4 PowerBooks vs. the G5 iMacs, I must say, for people who must Get Shit Done, the PB is a better choice. In fact, in one test suite (barefeats) for photoshop action…