New Apple PowerMac's @ 1.42 Ghz

nagger

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The new Power Mac G4 combines rock solid engineering reflective of the full-throttle Xserve architecture with new technologies for massively enhanced output and connectivity. And it?s a digital media powerhouse that delivers tremendous value across the line, with dual processor performance starting at just $1999.

Specs and Prices:

$1,499.00
1GHz PowerPC G4 1MB L3 cache
256MB DDR266 SDRAM
60GB Ultra ATA/100
Combo drive
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX
64MB DDR video memory
FireWire 800
56K internal modem
Bluetooth Ready

$1,999.00
Dual 1.25GHz PowerPC G4 1MB L3 cache/processor
256MB DDR333 SDRAM
80GB Ultra ATA/100
Combo Drive
ATI Radeon 9000 Pro
64MB DDR video memory
FireWire 800
56K internal modem
Bluetooth Ready

$2,699.00
Dual 1.42GHz PowerPC G4 2MB L3 cache/processor
512MB DDR333 SDRAM
120GB Ultra ATA/100
SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
ATI Radeon 9000 Pro
64MB DDR video memory
FireWire 800
56K internal modem
Bluetooth Ready

$3,799.00
Dual 1.42GHz PowerPC G4 2MB L3 cache/processor
2.0GB DDR333 SDRAM
120GB Ultra ATA/100
SuperDrive
NVIDIA GeForce4 Titanium
128MB DDR video memory
FireWire 800
56K internal modem
Bluetooth Included

Here's the link
 

ed21x

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a ton of people are prolly gearing up to bash the mac in this thread, but let me be the first to mention that those systems prolly get more girls cuz they're so d@mn sexy :)
 

Gunnar

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The mac would be light years ahead if it wasnt for Motorola dicking around. This system should have been released last summer.

I am totally pro-Mac, but I'm not going to forgive Apple or the AIM alliance for letting their politics keep the machines behind where they should be. There is totally no excuse why the FSB of the G4 is not running at DDR, Motorola is to blame, but I also blame Apple and IBM for not suing those bastards to get their act together.

Unfortunately for Apple, after that IBM announcement, I think everyone is waiting for their next mac. I know I am.
 

PCMarine

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Originally posted by: ed21x
a ton of people are prolly gearing up to bash the mac in this thread, but let me be the first to mention that those systems prolly get more girls cuz they're so d@mn sexy :)

Sexy? Almost all macs (excluding the powerbook I think) fell down the ugly tree and hit every branch down! The computers with their ugly fruity colors and cheap integrated monitors (ala emac, old imacs, etc.). Give me a nicely styled PC biege case (or even better alluminum) any day!
 

Utterman

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Well the price drops in the systems were nice. The 23" cinema display went from $3500 to $2000:Q. I wouldn't mind having a dual display of those babies :)
 

RanDum72

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Those configurations are looking more competitive compared to past Macs. Its still not down to the level of Dell, but Apple does have some good features such as firewire 800 and awesome styling/aesthetics.
 

vegetation

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I have to agree, I like Apples innovation in computers but their cpu's are just way too slow and overpriced these days. Apple is just losing the cpu war badly compared to Intel/AMD.
 
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It's kind of silly for the current Power Macs to use DDR333. But nobody probably manufactures SDR166.

Oh, and I posted this earlier today. :)
 

Darien

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Wow, the LCDs dropped quite a bit.



A rather weak update on the powermac line though. Guess I'll be waiting 'til later this year when *hopefully* powerpc 970 based machines are announced.



I'm surprised there's no USB 2.0 and AGP 8x.
 

Trader05

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Top model has 2gb of ram....wtf are you going to do with all that, back up your harddrive? lol
 

ultimatebob

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Originally posted by: Trader05
Top model has 2gb of ram....wtf are you going to do with all that, back up your harddrive? lol

There are a few uses for that much memory:

1) Run a database server
2) Edit some really BIG Photochop images
3) Movie editing
 

Eug

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Originally posted by: Darien
I'm surprised there's no USB 2.0.
USB 2.0 competes against Firewire 400.

1) Firewire 400 is better
2) Firweire 800 already is included, which is WAY better.
3) Firewire is Apple's invention so they want to keep competitors out.
4) It costs extra to add USB 2.0, for no real benefit.

Anyways, I'm not hugely impressed with the PowerMac updates. They're a marginal improvement but nothing more. Hopefully we won't have to wait a full year for PPC970.

But it's nice to see the LCD display prices in line with the norm now.
 

cmdrdredd

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Originally posted by: vegetation
I have to agree, I like Apples innovation in computers but their cpu's are just way too slow and overpriced these days. Apple is just losing the cpu war badly compared to Intel/AMD.

there is no CPU war between Apple since Apple uses a different OS and is RISC and oh...Motorola makes the PPC not Apple anyway
 

Eug

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1.42GHz? I remember when I bought my 1.33 Athlon like 2 years ago..
It's a dual 1.42 GHz. And 1 GHz of a G4 is faster than 1 GHz of a P4. (Although it isn't as fast as Apple claims it to be.)
 

EdipisReks

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Originally posted by: Eug
And 1 GHz of a G4 is faster than 1 GHz of a P4.
though often slower than a 1 gHz Pentium III. :)

edited because i couldn't get my tags right :(

 

CraigRT

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Originally posted by: Eug
1.42GHz? I remember when I bought my 1.33 Athlon like 2 years ago..
It's a dual 1.42 GHz. And 1 GHz of a G4 is faster than 1 GHz of a P4. (Although it isn't as fast as Apple claims it to be.)

i was simply knocking the MHz.. they're slooooow clock speed.
 

Eug

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Originally posted by: Yield

i was simply knocking the MHz.. they're slooooow clock speed.
I agree. 1.42 GHz is nothing to write home about. That said, I'd guess that 2 x 1.42 GHz with good SMP-aware software might be comparable to something like a fast P4. (Usually not as fast as a 3.06 GHz hyperthreaded P4 though due to SMP overhead issues, etc.)
 

majewski9

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IS the 1.42 ghz model even available? Shouldnt Apple release OS 10 for X86? That would be a whole heck of a lot better!
 

LethalWolfe

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Originally posted by: majewski9
IS the 1.42 ghz model even available? Shouldnt Apple release OS 10 for X86? That would be a whole heck of a lot better!

I know you can order it, but I can't tell you what the shipdate is if that's what yer asking. Why would Apple want to release OS X for x86? Someday they might use x86 instead of PPC in their propriatary boxes but you'll never see an Apple OS released to "run free" like Windows does.


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In 2004, Apple is slated to shift to x86-based hardware.

However, due to their pricing strategy of "Rape The Few Diehard Fanboys We Have" - prices will increase proportional to the x86 clock speed.

</sarcasm>

- M4H