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Need something new
Authored by: leamanc on Sep 13, '08 09:13:14PM

I'm pretty well equipped across a wide range of Apple's current offerings. I need something new and different to make a new Mac purchase.

I almost chose a new model of Mac mini or MacBook Pro, but if trends continue, I wouldn't buy one. They look the same as they did three or four years ago (counting the PowerBook G4s having the same case as MBPs).

Sure, they're faster and have a few new features here and there (trackpad gestures, etc.), but I want Apple to blow me away with a new, innovative hardware design. It seems like they have been milking some great designs for just a little too long.

Alternately, like robg and many others, I would be happy with a non-flashy minitower. Something like what Psystar offers, but with Apple's style and grace in the design department.



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Re: Need something new
Authored by: Anonymous on Sep 15, '08 06:09:43PM

I'd like to see something like the rumoured Amiga "Walker" concept from about 1995. A base machine, with a set of upgrade ports on the bottom. Sit it on top of a series of upgrade boxes: graphics, storage, second optical drive, iPod dock. Third parties could get in on the act to produce devices that conform to the same form-factor: film scanners, graphics cards, 5.1 surround, etc. Upgrades without opening cases, and without cables.

The base machine would be fairly low spec and cheap to produce. The profit is made on options.



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