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[Forum] iMac G5 AnnouncedANN.lu
Posted on 31-Aug-2004 10:27 GMT by Lando24 comments
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Apple announces new iMac G5. Apple this morning announced the new Apple iMac G5. Gone is the semi-spherical base and in comes the whole computer built into the widescreen LCD display. Starting from just $1299 for the 1.6Ghz G5 with 17" display up to $1899 for the 1.8Ghz with 20" display and Superdrive. More details at apple.com. Can Genesi or Eyetech compete against Apple in the PPC market?
iMac G5 Announced : Comment 1 of 24ANN.lu
Posted by takemehomegrandma on 31-Aug-2004 08:43 GMT
This announcement was kind of expected. A lot of money, but not too un-attractive for my eyes, especially with its widescreen LCD display. But I don't like MacOS a lot though ...

;-)


> Can Genesi or Eyetech compete against Apple in the PPC market?

Define "PPC market"? Perhaps you mean any of these bransches?

http://www.genesi.lu/olp.php?slide=8

;-)

Nah, I know that you were talking about "Power Desktop Users", where "G5" is the only option. Well then, you know the answer yourself! Neither of them has a G5 system available, hardly even in the pipeline.

(But at least Genesi proclaimed the *ambitions* to roll out a G5 Pegasos3, but that was a long time ago, before the Pretory chrisis, and a lot of things has happened since then as you know.)
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Posted by Bill Panagouleas on 31-Aug-2004 09:06 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (takemehomegrandma):
No more lamp computers :)
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Posted by Joe "Floid" Kanowitz on 31-Aug-2004 09:28 GMT
Ooh, secure storage for passwords!

No, the real humor is that, regarding the aluminum enclosures on the Cinema Displays, "Apple designers carefully chose this hue to minimize interference with color onscreen, providing a neutral reference point for viewing your work." As opposed to, say, reflective white plastic?
iMac G5 Announced : Comment 4 of 24ANN.lu
Posted by Bill Panagouleas on 31-Aug-2004 09:34 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Joe "Floid" Kanowitz):
My main question is can these new iMac's also be used as a monitor for another computer?
iMac G5 Announced : Comment 5 of 24ANN.lu
Posted by priest on 31-Aug-2004 09:56 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Bill Panagouleas):
Public screens and VNC, perhaps ... ;)

Or rip out the G5 guts and insert miniA1 etc.
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Posted by cheesegrate on 31-Aug-2004 10:28 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (priest):
>Or rip out the G5 guts and insert miniA1 etc.

tbat would be really stoopid ;)
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Posted by cheesegrate on 31-Aug-2004 10:30 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (priest):
much better to have mos/aos4 running on the little imac through mol ;)

that's the only way hundreds of thousands of former amigans now using macs will get to experience the amiga ppc revival..

getting thse people to buy a pegasos/maione? forget it!
(i'm one of these, though i use x86 and macs as wel.
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Posted by priest on 31-Aug-2004 10:39 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (cheesegrate):
"much better to have mos/aos4 running on the little imac through mol"

Perhaps.
But would it deliver "good enough" performance when it can not use the HW 100% natively?


(perhaps some monitor/case manufacturer makes LCD "case" for miniITX PC builders)
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Posted by Joe "Floid" Kanowitz on 31-Aug-2004 11:16 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (priest):
Public screens and VNC, perhaps ... ;)

Or rip out the G5 guts and insert miniA1 etc.


Or take advantage of the X11 server. You're not going to get the equivalent of a DVI feed into one, but if you want a TV or DTV, there are various Firewire and USB solutions... that could work equally with our scene's hardware, if they don't already. (I can't remember the ATSC bitrate off the top of my head, but I assume you'd get 'full quality' with that, especially with a suitably 'dumb' peripheral that doesn't do any needless transcoding. Analog capture peripherals are more variable, for semi-obvious reasons...)
iMac G5 Announced : Comment 10 of 24ANN.lu
Posted by Ronald St-Maurice on 31-Aug-2004 11:41 GMT
It's very beautiful. I want one. And I have room for it on my desktop. :)

I hope Apple sells millions of these beauties.
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Posted by Amon_Re on 31-Aug-2004 12:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (cheesegrate):
If someone pulls that off & i can aquire an extra copy of AOS4 legally for that purpose i'd buy a new PowerBook ^^
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Posted by Amon_Re on 31-Aug-2004 12:03 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (Ronald St-Maurice):
The only thing i'm worried about is how to take them apart without breaking the LCD.... ^^
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Posted by Ronald St-Maurice on 31-Aug-2004 12:43 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (Amon_Re):
Why would you take it apart? Can't get a 17 inch desktop LCD monitor? :)
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Posted by Turambar on 31-Aug-2004 13:29 GMT
It's a piece of crap. I cant believe apple have the audacity to limit it to a geforce fx5200 (no you cant upgrade) and then show unreal 2004 benchmarks comparing it the previous imac.
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Posted by Sam Smith on 31-Aug-2004 13:48 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Turambar):
It's an aesthetics machine. It is what the Mac is best at - looking good but underperforming and ultimately impractical when compared to the all-conquering PC.

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Sam
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Posted by Amon_Re on 31-Aug-2004 13:56 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Ronald St-Maurice):
I work in a computer shop :P
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Posted by Ronald St-Maurice on 31-Aug-2004 15:40 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (Amon_Re):
*cough* PearPC with AOS4 *cough* ;)

Plus and no need to risk damage/buy such a pretty computer.
iMac G5 Announced : Comment 18 of 24ANN.lu
Posted by JoannaK on 31-Aug-2004 16:48 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Turambar):
Well.. it'll beat crap out of every Amiga (including Amigaones, Pegasos etc) sold.. so it's not *SO* bad.. It may well be bit weak as a gaming machine, but for that use-.- Athlon-64 system+ windowse is better anyhow, more games better Power/Price etc..
iMac G5 Announced : Comment 19 of 24ANN.lu
Posted by MarkTime on 31-Aug-2004 18:23 GMT
In reply to Comment 18 (JoannaK):
I like this machine too.

Mac OS X is a very elegant OS, with lots to like and, in my opinion a lot of productivity apps to boot.

as always, I wish they would get the price down to the 'comfort' zone of the pc world... but these iMac's are nice for what they are...and I won't criticize the iMac because apple didn't also release a headless computer in the sub 500 range...which would also be nice.
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Posted by Anonymous Orc on 31-Aug-2004 20:13 GMT
I'll be buying one of these - its the sort of system I need and want.
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Posted by hooligan/dcs on 01-Sep-2004 05:01 GMT
It's really not that bad looking. Not bad at all!
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Posted by ikir on 01-Sep-2004 05:53 GMT
I love these new iMacs. But also the old ones.
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Posted by JoannaK on 01-Sep-2004 08:47 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Joe "Floid" Kanowitz):
"No, the real humor is that, regarding the aluminum enclosures on the Cinema Displays, "Apple designers carefully chose this hue to minimize interference with color onscreen, providing a neutral reference point for viewing your work." As opposed to, say, reflective white plastic?"

Well.. at least is a lot less offensive than those couple years old Lowend-macs with five colour eggshells.

IMHO this has nice aspect of fuhnctionality compared yo over-designed previous models.. I'm not 100% sure *IF* it's good idea to put all connectors at the backside of LCD panel, but at least Keyboard has some (slower) USB:s for removeable memory devices.
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