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Dual G5
Apple goes Dual
jimbo_mac




msg:974377
 6:34 pm on Jun 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

Looks like all powermacs are now dual G5.
8x speed superdrive is also a bonus, definately was needed. Great specs and they look great.

 

pleeker




msg:974378
 6:50 pm on Jun 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yes, they do look great.

But I had my heart set on the idea that they'd keep one single processor machine as the lowest-level G5 and cut the price down to about $1599 (it was $1799), at which point I would immediately scoop it up. :)

Sigh. Didn't want to spend $1999 for a new G5.

whoisgregg




msg:974379
 6:08 pm on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

It's nice to see the integrated closed-system liquid cooling as well. Although, I have a dual 2.0 ghz sitting next to me and it's already super quiet... seems like the liquid cooling wasn't that necessary.

your_store




msg:974380
 6:14 pm on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

seems like the liquid cooling wasn't that necessary
The G5's use more power and accordingly emit more heat than a G4. I think this is one of the reasons I had to buy a G4 Powerbook last week, instead of a G5 one :(
Serio




msg:974381
 6:19 pm on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

<seems like the liquid cooling wasn't that necessary >

As I sit here with the side off my Mac in a British heatwave (it kept hanging) - I think that's a good idea

mivox




msg:974382
 8:04 pm on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

they'd keep one single processor machine as the lowest-level G5 and cut the price down to about $1599

Check their selection of refurbished models... I got a powerbook that way, for cheap with warranty.

pleeker




msg:974383
 9:53 pm on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

heck their selection of refurbished models... I got a powerbook that way, for cheap with warranty.

Thanks mivox ... but I think I have a mental block about 'refurbished.' I also won't buy a used car. :)

mivox




msg:974384
 12:18 am on Jun 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

It seems a bit contradictory to want a bargain, but be unwilling to take one when available... ;)

Then again, I won't buy a new car. hehe

pleeker




msg:974385
 4:27 pm on Jun 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

It seems a bit contradictory to want a bargain, but be unwilling to take one when available...

:) True, true ... but I guess I don't view "broken and repaired" as a bargain.

timster




msg:974386
 5:11 pm on Jun 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

seems like the liquid cooling wasn't that necessary.

Rumors are flying that the liquid cooling system is how they plan to design those G5 PowerBoks we're all pining for. Logic presumes it would be handy for designing G5 iMacs and eMacs, as well.

British heatwave

I see the temperature has shot up to almost 70 F in London. Mind you don't get heat stroke! (Cheerio..)

whoisgregg




msg:974387
 5:31 pm on Jun 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

Rumors are flying that the liquid cooling system is how they plan to design those G5 PowerBoks we're all pining for.

Hmm, the liquid cooling still depends on a fan to cool off the attached heatsink? I always thought Apple had a "thou shalt not put fans in laptops" edict of some sort. :)

mivox




msg:974388
 12:00 am on Jun 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

My powerbook sure sounds like it has a fan... ;)

PatrickDeese




msg:974389
 12:09 am on Jun 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

> True, true ... but I guess I don't view "broken and repaired" as a bargain.

I had a friend that worked in Austin for Dell - all the PCs that came off the line that didn't pass inspection were sent to a special Factory outlet lab where they would crack them open and look for what was wrong.

He said 9/10 times it was something really basic, like the power supply wasn't connected to the mobo, or the hard drive cable wasn't plugged in firmly.

The ones with defective parts were rare, and were usually cannibalized for replacement parts.

jimbo_mac




msg:974390
 11:00 am on Jun 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

photos and diagrams [apple-x.net] of the watercooling system in the Dual 2.5GHZ G5

might have enough space to keep an emergency beer cold :-)

[edited by: Macguru at 11:26 am (utc) on June 17, 2004]
[edit reason] fixed link [webmasterworld.com] [/edit]

aaronjf




msg:974391
 3:09 am on Jun 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

Pleeker,

Check out MacMall's price on the single 1.6 G5. It is down around $1,599 w/out a RAM upgrade.

aaronjf




msg:974392
 3:19 am on Jun 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

I can't image Apple would have stuck something like a liquid cooling system in if it did not think it was necessar. The G5 has enough of a cool factor as it is. All adding an unneccessary bell or whistle would only increase product and retail cost, not a plus.

I can tell you first hand the G5s are heating up. I have a Dual 2x G5. Put your hand behind the thing and you can really feel the heating coming out of that thing. I was suprised by how quiet it is though.

whoisgregg




msg:974393
 6:41 pm on Jun 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

Put your hand behind the thing and you can really feel the heating coming out of that thing

That hasn't been my experience. Of course, the A/C in here sometimes feels like I'm in an icebox, so my experience may not be representative. :)

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