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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I can't understand folks bitching either.<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>The answer so nice she posted it twice...<br><br>Seriously, though- for someone soon upgrading from a dual 500 G4, I couldn't be more pleased with the current line- the low end, anyway. What's also nice is that I don't have to add hundreds upon hundreds of dollars in upgrades- $100 more on the memory to bring it to 1gb, and $50 more to up the vid card a notch.<br><br>In the past, it seems like you'd have to tack on about 3-400 smackers just to make it a decent working machine...<br><br><br>[color:red]5.19.05 - The 'Jedi Slaughter' tour begins!</font color=red>
#226049 - 04/27/0509:18 AMRe: New G5s? Is that it?
The high ends are too expensive for what they are offering. At least, bump up the Ram to 1GB. That's a minimum! And the graphic card? Please...did Apple look through the ATI trash can for hit? I would understand a card like this on a consumer machine, but this is the top of the line they're shipping it with!!!<br><br>Really, really, really not impressed! The machine is great and all, but for what it it, Apple should have just not released anything until they were ready to release something respectable.<br><br>
Well I AM impressed! You must be a newb to Macs. Apple has consistently produced great products since Jobs came back, better than they ever have in the history of the company IMO. Because I too recall the mid-late 90s wondering if Apple was going under. Then wondering if we would break the 1 GHz barrier. So what if G5s aren't at 10 GHz yet. My 1 year old dual 2 GHz model is plenty fast. Chip speeds haven't increased much over the last two years, not from Intel, AMD or IBM. Current chips are too fast for 90% of the computer buying public anyway. I was also impressed that Freescale has produced 2 GHz G4s. I have 2 G4s at home, dual 1.4 GHz and a 1.2 GHz upgraded Digital Audio G4 and you know what? The G4s are plenty fast too. They still feel faster than most "fast" PCs I've used. I also have a dual G5 at work and at home. I use it for heavy-duty graphics, video, 3D animation, etc. Would I like a 10 GHz machine...of course! But I am totally happy with the current performance of the G5s. It would still cost more to get an equivalent Alienware box or Xeon workstation. We have been ordering single processor Xeon workstations for our engineering department and so far every one of them has been $500-$1000 more than a low-midrange G5. The high end G5s are about the same as the mid-range dual Xeons. So I think Apple is doing just fine and I think the G5 pro line is very competitive.<br><br>
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I agree that they should probably have a 3ghz machine by now, but I guess my perspective is deviated a bit from potentially upgrading from such an outdated machine...<br><br>I also agree that 1gb should be the standard, but hey- it was 256mb before today...<br><br>[color:red]5.19.05 - The 'Jedi Slaughter' tour begins!</font color=red>
I think it's much better that Apple doesn't up the RAM. Pro users have specific needs and filling slots with 256 modules may be a waste if your aim is to fill it with 512s or 1 gigs. Although for the consumer gear, I think the iMacs and powerbooks should definitely ship with higher RAM.<br>
RAM is cheap, some need more, many don't. I don't want to pay more for the machine just because it has four 256MB sticks that I'm going to throw away so I can replace them with 512 or 1gig sticks.<br><br>And the video card??? For what? Are you under the assumption that everyone who buys a Mac is playing Quake? Because there is very little reason (if any at all) to have a better video card installed other than games. High end print, web and audio, as well as general consumers surfing the web ges no benefit at all with a better card than what is already in there.<br><br><br><br>CreativeGuy: For your "fix" of design software tips, tricks & commentary.
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Pro users have specific needs and filling slots with 256 modules may be a waste if your aim is to fill it with 512s or 1 gigs.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Apple could put a 1 gig stick in the G5's and still sell them for the same price.<br><br>
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1gb has always been enough for me- actually I'm running with 896mb in my G4 and rarely have had a problem. Apple's '1gb' option is two 512mb modules, so that's fine IMO...<br><br>The big reason for me to upgrade is photos & video- the 500 G4 is sluggish when working in iPhoto and especially crawls when rendering anything in FCP. Time to give my workflow a little punch...<br><br>[color:red]5.19.05 - The 'Jedi Slaughter' tour begins!</font color=red>
Apple could put a 1 gig stick in the G5's and still sell them for the same price<br><br>1 gig sticks are much pricier than 1 pair of 512s, how do you figure? If a dual tower has 4 slots, you gotta fill it with 2x512s <br><br>
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