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The Apple Store online seems to point out the stray Mac – the PowerMac G5. The last of a dying breed of PowerPC based machines. The gasp of breath through those little holes in the front is strong. What will become of him, this Zeus of […]

The Apple Store online seems to point out the stray Mac – the PowerMac G5. The last of a dying breed of PowerPC based machines. The gasp of breath through those little holes in the front is strong. What will become of him, this Zeus of Macs, this fallen god of power?

Why upgrade him, of course! Apple can’t let this ultimate of machines sit idly by while his brethren are moving to overtake him. What would go into the new PowerMac? If Steve called you and said he needed a fresh customer perspective from you, what would you put in the MacZeus Pro?

Dual and Quad core offerings?

What graphics card(s)? SLI?

What would the enclosure look like?

How would you keep the cost reasonable?

  1. And I already know the name – ProMac. :)

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  2. I have a dream… No, litterary – I woke up in the middle of the night and thought: “Apple should make a PowerMac that features BOTH a PowerPC processor, and Dual Intel!” That way native PPC-programs wouldn’t need to go through the emulator, and universal binary-built programs would go to Intel…

    Or, Apple could be the first manufacturer to use the Quad-core Intel that they showed a prototype of a while back… *drool..*

    I do SO need a new Mac by now, and I hate thinking about that whenever I buy it (Intel iMac or Quad), Apple will upgrade the PowerMac two weeks after I buy it… ARGH!

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  3. Justin Crittenden Wednesday, May 17, 2006

    i thought they were going with MacPro?

    In my opinion (and i know people will have issues with it) they should perhaps have two ‘woodcrest’ chips in there at the high end: ie: 2 quad-core processors for 8 total cores. for all those recording engineers screaming that they need a faster way to encode high definition video to multiple formats.

    and in such case they may as well throw in enough graphics memory and processing to power 4- 30″ cinema displays… (though i’d like to see it without nvidia)

    I assume they’d keep the same enclosure since there were no major style changes to the mini or iMac, although I’d like to see room for multi-TB storage capacity

    overall I think apple has the potential to make government supercomuters jealous with this one, but with a ‘conroe’ proc. and less gfx. it would still be affordable and lighning fast.

    on a final note: Apple, for the premiums we pay for these things. could you at least add a tuner and television to FrontRow?

    ok theres my three cents, have at it, lol

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  4. “The last of a dying breed of PowerPC based machines.”

    (cough) XServe (cough)

    Of course, I’m probably one of only a handful of folks who want an intel XServe sooner than later.

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  5. I don’t care so long as I can render on Final Cut while still editing. Still don’t see why I shouldn’t be able to render one timeline while I work on another one. Silly.

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  6. Lonely?!? Last?!?

    I guess as long as you don’t count the XServe and eMac.

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  7. anyone know when the high-ends intels will be announced

    Want one…so bad

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  8. Ditto, Scott.

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  9. @Kiel: It’s Apple… You won’t know untill it hits you… But it’s most likely going to happen right in the middle of paychecks, a week after you bought another mac – and when you least expect it…

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  10. @ Scott and Hackand

    The eMacs have been missing from Apple’s lineup for a good while now. If I’m being perfectly honest I don’t count servers as being a part of the Apple Line up. They aren’t really consumer machines.

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