so, what do you think?<br><br>15" CRT iMacs, no big deal... not much info on the 700 MHz model though...<br><br>PowerMac G4's wow... entry level at 733?<br><br>867 + 2MB level 3 cache...<br>with superdive... nice<br><br>dual 800 MHz machine at the high end? wow wow wow....<br>80GB drive - nice....<br>dual display built in...<br><br>got rid of ATI completely huh?<br><br>nice look on the front... <br><br>great pricing for this level of offerings.<br><br>Can you believe that the 733 cost 3500 yesterday and now it only costs 1700? lot of people gonna pissed?<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>***<br>"Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms"<br> --Clint Eastwood in The Outlaw Josey Wales<br>
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i was hoping for the revision to the Ti-book, but know that it won't come until sept. i don't care about imac so i wasn't too disappointed there. the middle (867 mhz) g4 tower is probably what i am going to order. i can upgrade to dual monitor for $94, which is pretty cool. my only decision is whether or not to get this or to wait for the Ti-book. oh, decisions decisions!<br><br>i want 10.1 right now and i might swithc to os x full time. i burn a lot of cd-roms to back up my stuff every few days. hmmm. hmmm. sept. huh? shucks! <br><br>i thought steve should have pointed out that the camera was not an apple camera during his keynote. it was bad enough that the dvd player quit on him.<br><br><br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
<br>I got up at 5 a.m so i could get to work at 6 a.m, to watch it...<br><br>Via Voice was cool <br>Maya was cool<br><br>I can't wait for 10.1 to come out... I couldn't stop laughing when steve through that digital camera and the guy drop it in the floor..<br><br>No big shock about no LCD iMacs<br><br>The new G4's are cool i am thinking about buying a 733 now.<br><br>What is funny is that here at my work we just bought 35 733's, i can't wait untill my boss comes in to work to tell her that we could have bought them for 2000 dollers less....<br><br>ahh crap... time for the earthquake drill be back in a bit <br><br>Oni<br><br>We got the Death Star, We got the Death Star.
I wouldn't say that the Superdrive in the mid-range G4, or that dual 800MHz G4s are small stuff.<br><br>I really didn't expect anything big on the iMac front. As I recall, Steve made a big deal of the iMac last time in Tokyo, and I wonder if he'll do that again, I mean at a non-US site, maybe Paris?<br><br>I'm with Oni on just drooling to get 10.1 <br><br>And that's true too.--Shakespeare, King Lear
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i think the new towers look good, the speed bump was absolutely critical. it puts the towers back on the map as a viable computing powerhouse imo with the 733mhz base and the awe inspiring dual 800mhz edition (my exact words when i heard that were holy F___). the one thing i think is weird about the new towers is the speaker in the front of them...doesnt probably 90% of people put the tower on the floor? i know someone who just bought a 733 like 2 months ago, and now that same computer is 2000 less, man thats rough.<br><br>im glad they got rid of the crappy colored imacs and brought back the snow which is my second favorite color after graphite (which i have ) it would have been nice to see a new product, but ohwell. also, its ABOUT TIME THEY ARE RELEASING ALL MACS WITH 128 MB RAM!!!!!!! sorry. had to let that out. <br><br>its good to also see a os x update, finally with DVD capabilities and CD burning. im still staying with OS9 but i have my eyes on it...<br><br>there was no big product announcement (the towers although having a new appearance seem like an update more than a new product) which made the whole affair seem rather lackluster, but i think it was a good one. i really expected a powerbook update with a combo drive option, but someone told me they dont make a slot loading notebook combo drive yet. ohwell. at least we all have some new stuff to talk about :)<br><br>i love apple. <br><br>
Nothing surprising. but that's somewhat disappointing. Slightly faster iMacs will not sell any better than the current ones. The long, multi-person rationalization about megahertz shows that Apple execs are getting embarrassed about the thing. As both a user and investor, I see nothing to get excited about, just incremental improvements and small increments at that. It's a good thing for Apple that the iBooks are doing so well; they partially offset declining sales of iMacs. Don't expect anything much now until September.<br><br>John<br>[color:red]I don't need no steenkin' signature!</font color=red>
you could always get the bottom of the g4 towers (733). it is priced around the top of the line imac except it is the pro consumer line. it screams and was the top mac of all yesterday. not a bad deal if you add a $250 monitor. then again, if you really just wanted an imac and the current offerings are up-to-par, AND you find it easy to just switch, perhaps you should. there will be a much higher increase in start up costs as you have to purchase all new software, but you won't ever have to worry about steve jobs again.<br><br>personally, i just bought the 867mhz model and added support for a dual monitor. any computer purchase from apple also gets you a free printer right now. <br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
The old 733 came with a SuperDrive, the new one does not... that an $800 equipment price difference at retail (SuperDrive vs. CD-RW), which likely translates into $300 for Apple.<br><br>What I think is cool is that you can spec a combo drive (DVD/CD-RW) on the new PowerMacs, although the easiest route for BTO is through the Apple Store, which means paying tax.<br><br>The dual 800 system provides a nice boost of value for the high-end, although I question why they didn't go with a dual-867 instead. My only concern is that Apple's pricing is still rather high; I think the high-end system shouldn't cost more than $2999.<br><br>Flat-panel iMacs in Paris, hopefully.... although that's just 2 months away, I wonder if Apple would refresh so quickly.<br><br>
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