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Cube by far, but . . . .
Authored by: mmulhern on Jul 29, '03 05:00:04PM

The Cube is by far the "best" design for a desktop computer I have ever seen, but it came out in the era when I had moved from my Apple][s (+, //e, and //c) over to x86 platforms. Now I've come back with a vengence and have a PowerMac (QS2002), iBook (White 2xUSB), and a TiBook800.

The Cube is a far better design than the LCD iMac because while I am impresssed by the actual LCD screen and it's mounting, the deflated soccer ball base just does not have the same flair, or vibrance of the new iBook, or the stunning simplicity of the Cube. The dull white surface just doesn't do it for me sitting under that beautiful 17" LCD screen. Come on Apple, now that you've upsized the LCD, how about a make-over on the iMac base.

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Cube by far, but . . . .
Authored by: tim_bissell on Aug 01, '03 05:19:16AM

I've a Cube iMac 17" and powerbook 15" (not to mention a Mac plus, Apple II+ and //e)

The cube is definitely the coolest, but I still hanker after an
Apple ///. The iMac base could definitely do with updating, perhaps
a chrome finish; brushed aluminium would look too much like a kettle!

My dream apple design to succeed the cube would be a transparent cylinder, with the mobo bisecting it; and two whacking great copper fan heatsinks on each side. Perhaps a big fan on top, protected by a mesh, turning at a couple of hundred RPM. Dual G5s, and all the peripherals/PSU in a separate box connected by a 800MHz firewire cable which sits by the screen.

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