I still think the original G3/G4 towers were the best design. Easy to get into, easy to get at RAM, easy to get at HDs, easy to get at PCI slots. The G5 chips were too hot for that design, but I suspect the Intels would do OK in 'em.
Edited by yoyo52 (09/30/0902:12 PM)
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I would be ticked since I have some of the cheese graters in a rack. The spacing is perfect and the heat going front to back is also good. That cannot improve on it. If they went to bulging swoopy things they wouldn't fit as well.
Well a minor speed bump and maybe a drop in price - BIG DEAL
Apple has to get back in business of true innovations
I have seen the insides of every cheese grater since the first, there has been much innovation through the models. They have become very refined inside. And like poly mentioned the processors have been getting faster, not by big speed bumps but more so by running faster and cooler at the same speeds by improving the architecture of the chip. I'd rather they do like they have been and improving on a case design rather than wasting time designing new ones every couple of years.
Now the iMacs, they have become a nightmare to work on, they could use some innovation back to the way the original G5 iMacs were made.
On my towers I have replaced countless memory cards and hard drive, never a motherboard. I guess I am just lucky. If I suspected a motherboard burned out I would be standing in front of the brainiac lounge asking for help. When I do that they replace everything for free.
I agree. I LOVED the G4 plastic cases with the hardware on the swing-out door. Made it so darn easy!
To be fair though, the MacPro is quite simple to upgrade (other than the processor, and how often does someone do that, if ever?). I've added RAM and HDs within just a few seconds. It really depends on where the MacPro is sitting. If you have plenty of space around it, you just turn it on its side and go. If it's in a cabinet or on a shelf, it's a bit more of a pain, but then any model would be in that situation.
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