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iBox (the hardware)

Cloudscout's Avatar Picture Cloudscout – January 14, 2008 10:08AM Reply Quote
iBox
Box mini
Box Pro
BoxBook
BoxBook Pro

The more the boxes change, the more they stay the same... or don't.

(talk about the hardware here)

SoupIsGood Food – January 22, 2009 05:52PM Reply Quote
Since when has Apple evarrrrrrr?

Apple is as apple does... so long as demand doesn't too outstrip supply (Amiga 1200) they are in this recession's catbird seat. I fully expect Apple to steal away Dell and HP's home-user marketshare entire. If the recession lasts longer than two years more, Apple will be the dominant layer on the desktop, period, theeee end, with Ubuntu and Windows 7 snarfling for the scraps in the netbook market.

Dr Phred (Moderator) – March 03, 2009 05:24AM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
new mini. new imacs, new mac pros, new macbook pro, new keyboards, new basestations.

wow.

ddt – March 03, 2009 05:29AM Reply Quote
geez!

ddt

rino – March 03, 2009 05:33AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Guaranteed to be at least $300.00 - $2000.00 more expensive than an equivalent Dell!

I'm a little weirded out by the Mac Pro pricing.

ddt – March 03, 2009 06:21AM Reply Quote
the gang at the mac achaia boards don't seem to be happy... esp on price, gpus, and single-core in the imac.

ddt

stan adams – March 03, 2009 06:43AM Reply Quote
waaaa


What do you expect?

I mean how long have we been watching TSO? We know that his brain hardly ever works the same way as the fan boys. It goes without saying that critics and "pro input" are not on the radar screen of the firm at all.

When I go to the retail Apple Stores I do not see / hear people like Baha or frankly any Sporkers. Apple knows the real stats on their customer base better than other firm bar none.

Products have been upgraded to match the needs of the target RIGHT NOW, economic conditions are too cloudy to take big risks at present, but as other firms make inevitable f-ups Apple will be poised to capitalize on the missteps and gain market share as spending comes back...

John Willoughby – March 03, 2009 08:44AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Just bought a 1 TB Time Capsule. I thought about it a few months ago and held off, but the dual band tipped the balance. I'll be able to retire two base stations, a base station antenna, and (hopefully) firewire backups for my wife's MBP. The simplified topology will be nice.

Jeff Cooper – March 03, 2009 09:30AM Reply Quote
I'm thinking about the same, JW. Dual band is the key addition.

rino – March 03, 2009 11:20AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
OK -- I like the entry level Mac Pro.

It's still too much Box for me. I'll NEVER use all the slots and ports. I only want the CPU/GPU capabilities please and this certainly delivers.

They still need a tween box, not an iMac and not a Pro Beast but just a smoking fast CPU/GPU with 2 bays - period.

El Jeffe – March 03, 2009 01:31PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I would like them to offer a new tower case, too. I've never liked the metal cheese grater design. I like the PM G4's case much more. But an entirely new design would be welcomed by me.

ARL (Moderator) – March 03, 2009 02:45PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
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Dr Phred
So you now get 2GB of RAM, decent graphics, DVI, firewire and still $999. Good deal.

I'm trying to verify the firewire bit you mention here - can't find it on the Apple tech specs page - they only go on about the new iBooks.

ARL (Moderator) – March 03, 2009 02:56PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
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ddt
the gang at the mac achaia boards don't seem to be happy... esp on price, gpus, and single-core in the imac.

Single core? It's still a core duo (ie two). Were they seriously expecting 2 core duos in the iMac?

[edit] Hmmm... Down to one FW800 port on the iMac now. Is Apple abandoning firewire?

ARL (Moderator) – March 03, 2009 03:02PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
DPBD!

The mini, with its better graphics and expansion is certainly worth a look now.

Pity the $A has tanked. It makes the prices suck.

Dr Phred (Moderator) – March 03, 2009 03:10PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
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Dr Phred
So you now get 2GB of RAM, decent graphics, DVI, firewire and still $999. Good deal.

I'm trying to verify the firewire bit you mention here - can't find it on the Apple tech specs page - they only go on about the new iBooks.

They hide it, but it's here.

# FireWire 400 port (up to 400 Mbps)

ARL (Moderator) – March 03, 2009 03:13PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Ah, just found it myself. Very very tempting even though the exchange rate has tanked (A$1650 here).

I actually found the new macbooks with their no button trackpads very hard to use.

dharlow – March 03, 2009 07:09PM Reply Quote
So the question is the new graphics in the white MacBook that big of difference from the previous Intel Graphics based MacBooks?

Daniel

John Willoughby – March 03, 2009 07:32PM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
I guess the minor MBP is the only bump that the line is going to get for a while. I guess I'll hold off another year.

Steve Cordova – March 03, 2009 07:38PM Reply Quote
History passes the first time as tragedy, the second time as farts. - Roy Edroso
I ordered new Mini, to replace the rev A Mini I bought when they were announced. Even standard resolution Hulu was becoming unplayable with high speed cable connection. Since it is connected to my 1080i TV via VGA and driving an appletv, I figured i would get the faster chip, as well as bigger HD, and max the RAM. (stupid to buy from apple, but I cracked the case on my old one, and while it is doable, i don't want to do it again, and my time is worth more than the apple tax). I am just hoping that the mini DVI dongle works well with the DVI to VGA adapter from my old Mini.

tliet – March 03, 2009 07:55PM Reply Quote
Daniel, according to the Register the current white MacBook makes it the best value MacBook...

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/02/12/review_laptop_apple_macbook_white/

dharlow – March 03, 2009 09:30PM Reply Quote
Hmm, but it does not seem that it is that much faster then the previous White MacBook, unless you are using OpenGL. I wonder how much real world that impacts using OS X, etc.

Daniel

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