new intel chips for imacs

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  1. TNFlyBoy

    TNFlyBoy F =/= ma?? wtf??

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    i just went to apple.com and saw they released the new imacs with intel duo chips. for people that just bought one recently, like myself, do you wish you had waited just a lil longer? personally, i'm happy with mine and glad i have the sturdy G5, i'm sure the intel chips work great but i've never been a fan of buying a brand new model as soon as it comes out, just in case there's some unforseen problems, but that might just be me rationalizing it because i missed out on the new bigger and better processor :hsugh:
     
  2. TNFlyBoy

    TNFlyBoy F =/= ma?? wtf??

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    oh yeah there's a new MacBook Pro that's 4x faster than the G4, i really can't wait for my crappy, crappy Compaq laptop to bite the dust ;)
     
  3. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    yeah my ass is kinda chapped about just buying a 20" G5 a month ago, but eh, its a quality product and that is just the way shit goes with apple. i still :love: it though.
     
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    lol, my powerbook g4 seems completely obsolete all of the sudden.

    the thing that I ahve to realize is this:
    My PB still performs everything I want it to do (which is a lot) flawlessely. And as far as I can tell, it will continue to do so for quite some time.
     
  5. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    couldn't have said it better. this iMac just like my last one will probably last me 5 years with no hiccups. can't really complain unless things just completely switch to intel here in a couple years, but even then i dont think it's going to be a serious problem.
     
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    Any idea when a 17" will be released?

    I've very tempted to pull the triger right now.
     
  7. TNFlyBoy

    TNFlyBoy F =/= ma?? wtf??

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    well, i went to the computer store in at UTK today to ask them about it, the guy i asked kinda laughed when i asked if there was a model in the store, he said "we just found out about it today" :) he told me that the new models were scheduled to ship in february, but didn't give any more specific than that.
     
  8. TNFlyBoy

    TNFlyBoy F =/= ma?? wtf??

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    that's how i feel about mine, my 20" iMac is a wonderful computer and i can definately see it lasting me well into the future. right now i'm kinda a hybrid user (mac desktop/windows laptop), this new jump in performance makes me wanna fully switch asap
     
  9. moses

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    i just got the new powerbook in oct too.

    oh well :hs:
     
  10. TFunkadelic

    TFunkadelic One Nation Under A Groove

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    With computers there will always be something new and better just around the corner. Unless you know definitively (as in you knew what was happening today) that something big is getting released, you may as well just get whaty ou want when you want it. You can only have the best for a week or two it seems, so the faster you can get over having an older comp the better off you are.
     
  11. Rev. Johnny Vegas

    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    These are CPUs you're talking about, not Ford engines. :fawk:

    The only major flaw I've ever heard of with a CPU in my life (and I've been around x86 CPUs for a long time) is the old rounding error in the Pentium 1's FPU and that was about a decade ago.

    A consumer buying an off the shelf computer system accepts very few risks with regard to the CPU in the system. The only ones that come to mind are heat generation and power consumption and any decent system integrator should have those considerations well under control.
     
  12. TNFlyBoy

    TNFlyBoy F =/= ma?? wtf??

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    well then, i retract my previous statement.















    and ford sux :bigthumb:
     
  13. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    damn! that macbook looks good!
     
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    i think i will get a 20 iMac at the end of the month (birthday present to self) unless bad news starts showing up about the intel chips.
     

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