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  • $500 Macintosh???

    Seems rumors are abounding that Apple is going to make a more affordable iMac in 2005.

    http://money.cnn.com/2004/12/31/tech....reut/?cnn=yes
    http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercu...0537236.htm?1c
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  • #2
    That'd be nice

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    • #3
      Oh don't tease me Always wanted a mac.
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      • #4
        Really underpowered though. You need 512 MB bare minimum, 1 GB for smooth performance.

        But for people in web design who need to test pages in Safari and such, it could work.
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        • #5
          512 minimum? Where did you get that idea? I have 3 macs in this house, all running OS X and one is a 6-year-old I-mac with 256 megs of ram. Macs do well the way they manage memory usage, so I'm not sure what you mean that anyone needs a "minimum" of 512 megs of ram. I suppose it depends on what you're doing with it.

          Not to mention, RAM is SOOOOO cheap these days, you could still build a a fairly inexpensive system with a good amount of RAM.

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          • #6
            A good idea, I am sure there will be a bunch of web developers who get one for proper site testing as well as some of the other things that macs do better. I have often wondered why MAC dosen't push the "2nd computer" thing a bit more - a bit like the Gamecube console - this could be a good start.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dean C
              Oh don't tease me Always wanted a mac.
              Me, too. I've been contemplating getting a nice dual G5 system, but simply can't justify the cost. This would be perfect for me.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by cirisme
                Me, too. I've been contemplating getting a nice dual G5 system, but simply can't justify the cost. This would be perfect for me.
                Ditto, I've evne though about a regular iMac but cant justify the costs.. :/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Zachery
                  Ditto, I've evne though about a regular iMac but cant justify the costs.. :/
                  bill it as a buisness expense. just say you need it to do your mod work faster.

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                  • #10
                    Well I also can't afford to shell out the 1400 all at once

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                    • #11
                      The eMac is running for under a grand now.

                      My eMac is a few years old, 700mhz processor with 256MB ram, but within the next couple days I think I'm going to buy a 512MB stick to boost me up to 640.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Andrew111888
                        The eMac is running for under a grand now.

                        My eMac is a few years old, 700mhz processor with 256MB ram, but within the next couple days I think I'm going to buy a 512MB stick to boost me up to 640.
                        why not just get a 1GB stik of ram?

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                        • #13
                          Overkill for that old of a system unless he is running Photoshop

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Zachery
                            Overkill for that old of a system unless he is running Photoshop

                            that reminds me i need to redownload that puppy i just found my good LEGIT serial number.............. thank goodness i keep copies of that on paper.

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                            • #15
                              ooooooo

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