New Macs

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Nate Tschetter, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. Howdy

    Announced on the heels of the new PowerBooks, the new desktop Macs.

    Looks pretty interesting. As always, I'll probably spring for the middle system (dual 1.25 gig) for, surprise surprise, $2000.
     
  2. SonOfSmawg

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    Hmmm ... $2000 for a tower, keyboard, and mouse. What would SOS do? Hehehe ...

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    * Antec PLUS1080AMG Case / 430w power supply
    * Tyan Tiger MPX motherboard
    * 2 @ AMD MP2400+ CPU (2Gb each)
    * 2 @ Vantec Aeroflow VA4-C7040 heatsink / fan
    * 3 @ 512Mb Genuine Samsung PC2100 (1536Mb total)
    * Gainward GeForce4 Ti4200, 8X, 128Mb DDR (For "Normal" Use)
    * Matrox G550 (For Audio Use)
    * Turtle Beach Santa Cruz Sound Card (For "Normal" Use)
    * Archtek Conexant Chipset Modem
    * WD400JB HDD (System)
    * WD1200JB HDD (Audio Files)
    * Plextor PX4012TA-BPS (Black)
    * Lite-On LTD-166 DVD-ROM (Black)
    * Alps FDD (Black ... of course)
    * Microsoft Office Keyboard
    * Microsoft Trackball Optical

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    DARN! It's still a little shy of $2000! Oh well!
     
  3. Mario-C.

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    mmh... I hope they are not as noisy as the previous ones...
     
  4. M Brane

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    You didn't figure in any software.

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  5. Howdy

    Mario, I understand that was one of their biggest complaints about the last generation. So, they made a big deal about quieting the new models.
     
  6. SonOfSmawg

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    You PAY for software??? Hmmm ... interesting concept!

    Well, considering that the peecee I described has 1.5Gb of RAM, two harddrives, and two video cards, you can feel free to omit one of the items to pay for an OS, if you don't already have an OS or if you feel that you want to pay for one.

    I think the point that I made was pretty clear. But, hey, a computer is just a tool. If the tool that you prefer to use comes with an overly-inflated pricetag, then you don't have much choice but to pay their price.

    If you already have all of the audio software for the Mac OS, then switching to a peecee would cost you a fortune, because you'd have to pay for all new audio software (theoretically).
     
  7. Howdy

    Unfortunately, the new Macs are OSX only. I think the majority of software manufacturers are optimisitcally 6 months and realistically a year away from full OSX compatability.

    However, they are still selling some OS9 machines. Unfortunately, I think these are the "Cesna" models. It seems that the best move for someone that needs an OS9 machine for audio is a Quicksilver Mac.
     
  8. Mario-C.

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    :mad: there you go, I thought I could dump my current mac and get the new one but DP3 and Pro Tools still need OS 9 seems I will spend some more time with the noise...
     
  9. RobertS2003

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    Pro Tools 6.0 for mac OSX is now shipping..Motu DP 3 should ship in February...They have no choice now that the new desktops are out.
    Robert
     
  10. Tnglwd_stu

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    Yeah the sooner they all go over to OS X the better, I'm getting rather :D