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eMac vs iMac G5 5,768 Views / 141 Replies  
I posted this info before, but I think the most important comparison is the new entry iMac G5 vs. the entry eMac G4.

According to MacWorld Magazine's ("real-world") SpeedMark tests, the current...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Oct 7, 2004 at 02:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
I think the most important comparison is the new... 1,788 Views / 15 Replies  
I think the most important comparison is the new entry iMac G5 vs. the entry eMac G4. My guess is value (performance/price) tilting toward the eMac.

EDIT: All the numbers are there -- just not on...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Sep 27, 2004 at 10:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Does anyone know whether these iMac G5 internal... 1,888 Views / 28 Replies  
Does anyone know whether these iMac G5 internal photos are of the 17" or 20" models? I'd expect the two different screen sizes to have different internal mechanical designs ($).

Maybe the eMac...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Sep 3, 2004 at 11:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: So, does anyone know for sure whether the second... 4,054 Views / 27 Replies  
So, does anyone know for sure whether the second generation 1.8 and 2.0 GHz Dual G5 towers use: (1) the original 130 nm 970, or (2) the new 90 nm 970FX? I haven't seen any resolution of this...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Jul 17, 2004 at 01:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
Outside Apple, anyone seen a 2.5ghz G5? 4,382 Views / 65 Replies  
Outside Apple, anyone seen a 2.5ghz G5?
Posted by Loco Engr, on Jul 3, 2004 at 12:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
This morning, I read that Xilinx dumped IBM as a... 7,315 Views / 92 Replies  
This morning, I read that Xilinx dumped IBM as a 90 nm chip partner. Things aren't looking too promising for the PowerPC camp. Ever since it's inception over a decade ago, the MIA alliance has been...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Jun 16, 2004 at 06:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
EGO. "No new products from this company are... 1,862 Views / 37 Replies  
EGO.

"No new products from this company are announced unless I'm on the stage. When's my next keynote scheduled?"

June 23rd @ WWDC.
Posted by Loco Engr, on May 31, 2003 at 01:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
I think the eMac should be renamed the iMac and... 2,928 Views / 54 Replies  
I think the eMac should be renamed the iMac and the iMac FP should become the eMac = Executive Mac.

There, that should clean things up! Then I wouldn't expect Apple to be able to offer an FP iMac...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Feb 6, 2003 at 12:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the feedback. I asked iomega. They... 356 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for the feedback. I asked iomega. They said ask Apple. Apple makes it tough to ask. Thanks again.

Locomotive
Posted by Loco Engr, on Jul 25, 2002 at 03:59 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
USB ZIP Drive on old iMac ? 356 Views / 3 Replies  
Does anyone have experience using a new USB Bus-Powered ZIP Drive (100 or 250 MB) on a pre slot-loading Rev A,B,C iMac? I believe there was some concern about whether the USB bus/connector provides...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Jul 24, 2002 at 02:12 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'd personally like to start with anything rather... 589 Views / 6 Replies  
I'd personally like to start with anything rather than keep ignoring the (possible) math speed problems. Previously, I'd suggested Integer (INT) and Floating Point (FP) benchmarks using say the...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Mar 21, 2002 at 07:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Since OSX Beta was introduced 1.5 years ago, I... 650 Views / 25 Replies  
Since OSX Beta was introduced 1.5 years ago, I have been seeking math benchmarks -- integer (INT) and double-precision floating point (FP) on various Mac systems. I would like to see G3 vs. G4 and...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Mar 11, 2002 at 12:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have system folders for 9.1, 9.2.1 and 9.2.2... 1,320 Views / 63 Replies  
I have system folders for 9.1, 9.2.1 and 9.2.2 (no X yet). Both 9.2's broke my Energy Saver so I reverted to 9.1 and use 9.2.x only for occasional testing. I read somewhere that my "sleep problem"...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Mar 1, 2002 at 04:00 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Seriously folks, does anyone feel IBM will become... 397 Views / 8 Replies  
Seriously folks, does anyone feel IBM will become re-interested in designing/making PPC processors suitable for Apple computers?
Posted by Loco Engr, on Feb 12, 2002 at 04:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
G5 Source ? 397 Views / 8 Replies  
Who do you think will fabricate the mysterious G5 processor?

(a) Motorola
(b) IBM
(c) Apple
(d) Mac Rumor Sites
Posted by Loco Engr, on Feb 11, 2002 at 07:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
G3 Sahara -- Any News? 280 Views / 0 Replies  
Any news on IBM's G3 Sahara chip? It was supposed to have some great features including: clock speed (>1 GHz), 512K on-chip cache, low power dissipation, and (perhaps) faster math. Sounds perfect...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Feb 10, 2002 at 02:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have no idea about the G5 chip's... 861 Views / 46 Replies  
I have no idea about the G5 chip's Estimated-Time-of-Arrival (ETA), however I do have a relevant QUESTION. Will the G5 chip production come from ???
(a) Motorola
(b) IBM
(c) both
(d) neither...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Feb 7, 2002 at 11:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
G3 Sahara -- Any News? 382 Views / 1 Replies  
Putting an 800 MHz G4 in the new Superdrive-equipped iMac makes a lot of sense. Personally, I would prefer a 1 GHz IBM G3 Sahara in the first 2 iMac models -- if it exists.

The Sahara chip was...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Jan 29, 2002 at 02:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
In terms of Mac processor development, Apple... 628 Views / 35 Replies  
In terms of Mac processor development, Apple remains 100% behind their loyal customers and the rumor sites -- WAY BEHIND!
;)
Posted by Loco Engr, on Jan 21, 2002 at 12:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Since the first G4 announcement, Apple has fully... 1,555 Views / 142 Replies  
Since the first G4 announcement, Apple has fully embraced the WFM processor development strategy. "Waiting-for-Motorola". I would have preferred a 1 GHz G3 Sahara in the first 2 iMacs myself...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Jan 18, 2002 at 11:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
Mac 128 (==> 512K) Mac II Mac LC Quadra... 857 Views / 43 Replies  
Mac 128 (==> 512K)
Mac II
Mac LC
Quadra 630
iMac DV
iBook SE

ANSWER: Every 2.8 years -- more than one year to go... ;)
Posted by Loco Engr, on Jan 16, 2002 at 12:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
I took the train to MWSF last week. ... 460 Views / 4 Replies  
I took the train to MWSF last week. Unfortunately, Apple's white display counters use strong backlighting which makes it hard to see any of their products clearly. As far as I could tell, the LCD...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Jan 14, 2002 at 12:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
AMac© 2002 Features - Transportable Integrated... 675 Views / 47 Replies  
AMac© 2002 Features
- Transportable Integrated Computer/Display
- A-Frame Style Structure and External Shape
- Tilting Flat Panel Display for 0 to 20º Viewing
- Multiple Screen Sizes 14" & 15"...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Jan 6, 2002 at 02:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
AMac© 2002 Features - Transportable Integrated... 416 Views / 15 Replies  
AMac© 2002 Features
- Transportable Integrated Computer/Display
- A-Frame Style Structure and External Shape
- Tilting Flat Panel Display for 0 to 20º Viewing
- Multiple Screen Sizes 14" & 15"...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Jan 2, 2002 at 06:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm interested in Double Precision Floating Point... 491 Views / 31 Replies  
I'm interested in Double Precision Floating Point (DPFP) math speeds. Now I'm confused. Will the first release of the new Sahara G3 do DPFP MATH faster than the present G3 ??? (say both G3's run @...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Oct 17, 2001 at 04:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
raygol I've had exactly the same problem and... 324 Views / 3 Replies  
raygol

I've had exactly the same problem and received the same Apple message on my iMac DV 400 since upgrading to Mac OS 9.2.1 from 9.1. My main goal is Screen Blanking after 5 minutes of...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Aug 26, 2001 at 03:32 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
In the future, our Steve shouldn't commit to... 1,113 Views / 64 Replies  
In the future, our Steve shouldn't commit to keynote any show or event with more than a 24 hour notice! ;)
Posted by Loco Engr, on Jul 21, 2001 at 10:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
At MWNY, I'm confident Apple will immediately... 1,099 Views / 60 Replies  
At MWNY, I'm confident Apple will immediately take orders for 1 GHz G4 hardware.
Be near the front of the line for your 2002 Macintosh. :eek:
Posted by Loco Engr, on Jun 29, 2001 at 05:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
Retro... ... 5,176 Views / 441 Replies  
Retro...

http://homepage.mac.com/ion_quest/.Pictures/iMacRetro.gif


For clarification, the brown ends are intended to be natural wood while the rest is pure 'cubism' style.

[ 06-28-2001:...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Jun 28, 2001 at 12:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
DribbleWare. The world is moving from Software... 396 Views / 35 Replies  
DribbleWare. The world is moving from Software to DribbleWare.

(1) Microsoft pioneered it.
(2) Internet enables it.
(3) Complexity means that no company can/wants to test every...
Posted by Loco Engr, on May 11, 2001 at 12:49 PM, in Mac OS X
Based on the new Mag iBook, I think the clear... 919 Views / 92 Replies  
Based on the new Mag iBook, I think the clear message from Apple is for a new iMac screen at MWNY. However, NOT the 17" CRT folks have been clamoring for. Rather a ~15" LCD. This would compare to...
Posted by Loco Engr, on May 4, 2001 at 11:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
AppleInsider had predicted that the highest end... 507 Views / 11 Replies  
AppleInsider had predicted that the highest end iMac just introduced would include just such a Combo drive. I too predicted an iMac lineup of 3 models: CD, RW, and DV (combo). Most PC's under $1K...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Mar 26, 2001 at 08:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
I thought the points made about Apple's need to... 807 Views / 67 Replies  
I thought the points made about Apple's need to "draw a line in the sand" (furlong above) were well crafted from the ‘consumer’ viewpoint. However, the ‘business’ argument has only recently surfaced...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Mar 26, 2001 at 03:18 PM, in Mac OS X
I think in the very near future Apple (which... 507 Views / 11 Replies  
I think in the very near future Apple (which tends to offer fewer slots than PC's) will offer a "Combo Drive". This will be a full CD-RW drive, plus DVD movie play. Eventually, the Combo Drive...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Mar 26, 2001 at 12:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ah, Economics 101 : Supply and Demand. The... 339 Views / 5 Replies  
Ah, Economics 101 : Supply and Demand. The notion is a little fuzzy, but I think it goes something like this. If your machine's Supply is constrained by a shortage of competitive components, Demand...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Feb 23, 2001 at 06:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mac Entry Prices 339 Views / 5 Replies  
Apple seems to be meeting the competitive realities of 2001 head on. At Tokyo in February, Apple just raised the price of the entry machine in the iMac line by $100. Previously in January, Apple...
Posted by Loco Engr, on Feb 23, 2001 at 01:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
 
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