Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by TenSteel, Jan 11, 2006.
This iMac G5 isn't even 2 months old, and it's already outdated.
that doesn't, by any means mean that it's a bad computer. i've got an iMac G5 and it's friggin sweet, and will continue to be friggin sweet for a long time to come
just b/c an updated model comes out doesnt mean its outdated
yeah, that kinda sucks when technology changes so quick like that. my buddy got an ipod photo and he thought it was the shit...then a month later they released ipod video...
just be happy with what you have, your imac g5 is awesome
, i wish i could get something like that. i'm going to hold off till they do something sweet with the mac mini's, then i'll get one. about a year ago, i wanted one when they first came out...but i was thinking, only 256 mb ram (thats what they first came with) was kinda weak...they will totally improve this thing in a year...so i'm waiting, patiently
intel mac mini ftw
with front row, larger HDD and hd cabapilities
all tech. you own is always going to be outdated, thats the way it is. but still, i dont see why people buy so close to the conferences.
Your computer is still better than other shitty Windows machines out there...
I was hoping that they would include front Row with ilife 06 this year. now that they haven't I pissed. I really wanted a to have that program
macs will last for years. Im still using a 6 year old Pismo and its running Tiger.
you can run front row on any up to date mac.
No its not. I would rather have the G5 imac.
The "2 times faster" bit is WAY overstated.
In fact, its more likely to be 2 times slower (or more) until the apps you use get recompiled for intel chips. And even then, particularly if they are optimised for altivec, some apps may STILL be faster on a G5.
Thats not to say the new one is a bad machine, but i wont be buying an intel mac for at least 1-2 years. I do plan to buy 1 or 2 PPC macs (an imac and an ibook probably) in a few months.
Well, I'm exchanging my defective iMac G5 for an Intel iMac (2GB RAM, 256MB VRAM), but if this computer had been OK, I'd be happy with it as it is.
However, with the opportunity for the Intel iMac with its greater speed and possible greater video-handling capabilities, I decided to switch when the opportunity came.
Keeping the G5 or getting the Intel? Either way, I'll always wonder what I SHOULD have done.
Instead, I'll just enjoy my new computer, which will do 99% of what I want it to do without breaking a sweat.
It's technology. Did you think they would never make another iMac?
feel you on the desktop but why in HELL would you buy a G4 laptop that shit was outdated two years ago
i was very surprised that they did that. seems like a good way to piss off a lot of customers
I figure people were pissed when the iMac did away with ADB, but the computer almost singlehandedly grew the market for mainstream USB peripherals too.. remember all the translucent printers / mice etc? I figure this is something of the same sort
i wouldnt go as far as to say that
If theres a dirt cheap intel ibook when i buy, i might consider it. But i would just as likely (or more) buy an even cheaper g4 ibook. plus i dont want anything bigger than the current 12".
My portable needs are very easy on the hardware: web, email, text, some light video playing (eg, dvd) and the like.
A G4 with a gig of ram MORE than meets my needs for a small portable.
I would kind of prefer the g4, so i can run old games in classic that (obviously) dont need any horsepower. classic appears to be a no-go on the new boxes.
no, i expected the new iMacs to come out later on this year, not so early. you realize that this model of iMac I'm using right now has been out for about 2 months. just seems way too quick to release a major upgrade.
here's something i found out a couple of days ago. the G5 is a 64k chip while the new intel core duo are 32k. techincally, the chips are like the G4's that used to be in the imac. I'm sure tha if mac had decided to add a 2nd chip to the G5 imac it would have run circles around the new one.
all they did is add a second chip to the product lines
I'm still not impressed by the new intel macs
nonsensical post by no av no sub noob ftw
I just started using my old WallStreet/PDQ again after I found a Orinoco wireless PC Card for it... runs like a champ!
Did you see the photoshop demo Steve Jobs did? Until all programs are updated to take advantage of the new processors in the macs, your G5 should serve just as well. And by the time all the software is finally updated, there will most likely be new machines out, and the machines that are available today will be "outdated". Enjoy what you have.