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New Macs Announced..

Even before Apple has officially updated its online site with new hardware models, BusinessWeek has posted a description of the updates, which include redesigned 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs with LED displays, a redesigned polycarbonate MacBook, and an updated Mac mini with a server option.

http://www.businessweek.com/technolo...announces.html

AppleInsider notes a forum post from a source who has provided accurate information to both AppleInsider and MacRumors in the past claiming forthcoming product introductions from Apple. Apple's online stores are currently offline for updates.

The claimed introductions so far include three models of the Mac mini with one lacking an optical disc drive, a 21.5" iMac possibly carrying a widescreen 16:9 display, and updated AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule models.

MC207LL/A - K84 BEST BTR- USA
MC238LL/A - MAC MINI 2.26/2x1GB/160/SD/AP/BT-USA
MC239LL/A- MAC MINI 2.53/2x2GB/320GB/SD/AP/BT-USA
MC340LL/A - AIRPORT EXTREME (SIM DUALBAND) - USA
MC343LL/A - TIME CAPSULE 1TB (SIM DUALBAND) -USA
MC344LL/A - TIME CAPSULE 2TB (SIM DUALBAND) - USA
MC408LL/A - MAC MINI 2.53/2x2GB/1TB/NO ODD/AP-BT-USA
MC413LL/A - IMAC 21.5"/3.06/2x2GB/1TB/4670-256MB-USA
MC434LL/A - APPLE VESA MOUNT ADAPTER
MC461LL/A - MACBOOK 60W MAGSAFE POWER ADAPTER - USA
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission yesterday posted documents apparently related to updated AirPort Extreme base stations.

Update: MacRumors has received unconfirmed word that the "MC207LL/A" product is a MacBook running at 2.26 GHz with a 250 GB hard drive and 2 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 RAM.
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Re: New Macs Announced..

http://www.apple.com/imac/

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Old 10-20-09, 11:30 AM
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Re: New Macs Announced..

the new configuration options look good enough to make me consider a Mac. What's the pricing?

and the imacs have the 7200 RPM SATA drives. did they finally fix the clicking/panic bug or did they just dumb down the transfer speeds like they did before?
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Re: New Macs Announced..

The iMac is getting a major face lift. It too has LED-based displays of sizes of 21.5 inches and an impressive 27-inches. In fact the only non-LED based display in Apple’s line-up is the 30-inch LCD screen still offered. Apple VP Phil Schiller told me last night that getting an LED screen of that size is no small feat, so don’t expect an LED replacement right away.

The 21.5-inch model is a classic consumer design, sporting chips from Intel running at 3.06 GHz and 3.33 GHz. It will sport Intel Core 2 Duos at speeds of 3.06 GHZ and 3.33 GHz. Graphics options include the Nvidia GeForce 9400M or the ATI Radeon 4670. There’s support for up to 16 GB of RAM, and up to 2 terabytes of hard drive capacity. The starting price ranges: $1,199 to $1,499.

The 27-inch model is something else entirely. It’s aimed at the professional who might otherwise buy a Mac Pro, but who wants an iMac, because they look better. I saw the screen on this monster last night and it’s really impressive in person. It starts at $1,699, but there’s another model that has a quad-core Intel Core i5 chip, that starts at $1,999, and which won’t ship until November.
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Re: New Macs Announced..

and the store is back up
Old 10-20-09, 11:52 AM
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the way the pricing works out you are better off getting the i5 one rather than the regular 27 inch

the mac mini is a waste of money now unless you will not install Windows, have a nice LCD you will continue to use and don't care about wireless mouse and keyboard
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I'll probably offload my current 24" and upgrade to the 27" i5

I like that they now include the wireless mouse/kkeyboard
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Re: New Macs Announced..

Looks cool. I am curious why the keyboard does not have a number pad.
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Originally Posted by al_bundy View Post
the mac mini is a waste of money now unless you will not install Windows, have a nice LCD you will continue to use and don't care about wireless mouse and keyboard
What does Windows have to do with anything?

If I were to buy one, it would just go in the cabinet with my Tivo and AppleTV.
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Looks cool. I am curious why the keyboard does not have a number pad.
They did away with the numeric keypad on the previous model. They now use that flat laptop style keyboard.
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160GB hard drive means not enough space for a windows install if you wanted to play windows only games. 20GB for Win 7, at least 10GB per almost every recent game plus the OS X install and data.
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You can hook up an external. But still, 40-50GB dedicated to windows crap isn't an issue with that size drive.
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Re: New Macs Announced..

Originally Posted by BadlyDrawnBoy View Post
But it's not the Blu-ray!
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Yeah, that's true. Where the hell is the blu-ray already?
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You can hook up an external. But still, 40-50GB dedicated to windows crap isn't an issue with that size drive.
i just installed WIndows 7 x64 on my 5 year old home built system. 250Gb HD and at least half is gone to the OS, some of the applications and i use it as a cheap backup for my laptop. i also have an IDE 300GB HD i use for backups which is almost full and is mostly an archive.

new MBP's are probably coming next month so i'll probably wait
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You just said Windows takes 20GB.
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20GB for Windows 7 x64, add in games at 10GB a piece or more and you'll be at 80GB in no time. then you need space for the OS X install and data and any OS X games. my wife would use this for photo editing and she'll kill me if it runs out of space.
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Yeah, that's true. Where the hell is the blu-ray already?
I'm guessing they weren't happy with it? I dunno.

the 21" is a perfect 1920 X whatever is the other piece for HD... So it's close.

I think apple is torn between the download all media, and provide the hardware capable of playback
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I've had a G5 iMac since 2005, and I've loved it despite encountering a few problems. I have been disappointed with how the performance has kept of with the increasing demands of today's technology. The early iMac's just weren't very fast and while fine 4 years ago, haven't held up. I can't even watch youtube videos in high quality without the image slowing to a crawl.

Glad to see these new models can really be decked out, so I think it might be time to upgrade. I really like the 27" model, but I'm thinking it might not be necessary to spend so much and just stick with the 21". Does anyone know how well the graphics card performs on the higher end 21" model? How does it compare to the card in the 27"? One thing I'd be interested in doing is dual booting Windows to play some computer games. Would either of these cards be fine for most current 3D titles?
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Does anyone know how well the graphics card performs on the higher end 21" model? How does it compare to the card in the 27"?
The higher end 21.5" and base 27" come with the same card by default, an ATi Radeon HD 4670 with 256 MB RAM. I am not having any luck finding benchmarks for the 256 MB version yet.

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I've had a G5 iMac since 2005, and I've loved it despite encountering a few problems. I have been disappointed with how the performance has kept of with the increasing demands of today's technology. The early iMac's just weren't very fast and while fine 4 years ago, haven't held up. I can't even watch youtube videos in high quality without the image slowing to a crawl.

Glad to see these new models can really be decked out, so I think it might be time to upgrade. I really like the 27" model, but I'm thinking it might not be necessary to spend so much and just stick with the 21". Does anyone know how well the graphics card performs on the higher end 21" model? How does it compare to the card in the 27"? One thing I'd be interested in doing is dual booting Windows to play some computer games. Would either of these cards be fine for most current 3D titles?
http://www.amd.com/us/products/noteb...4850-4870.aspx

the card is pretty good except it has the slower GDDR3 memory instead of GDDR5. no big deal unless playing games
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According to TUAW the 27" model's display port accepts video input as well as output, so you should be able to use it as a monitor for a laptop, Blu-ray player, or game console. That along with the sweet specs and fairly decent price has me tempted, even if I am mostly happy with my 2007 gen MBP and 22" Samsung monitor. Wasn't really planning on upgrading until my current apple care plan ends, or they introduce a model with Blu-ray support. Only thing I don't like is the internal drive is only 160 gigs, and I'd kind of like to install Windows 7.

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I'll be picking up a magic mouse next time I'm in Osaka
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I think these look pretty good and the pricing is good as well. Remember, these are LED screens after all. Hopefully with such a massive buy we'll start to see prices come down.

I really had hoped that Dell would have launched their high end 24" LCD as an LED, but it's still traditional (U2410). Almost makes me want to skip getting a new monitor and pick up an intro 27... Of course I just bought my Mini back in February, so that won't be happening anytime soon.
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According to TUAW the 27" model's display port accepts video input as well as output, so you should be able to use it as a monitor for a laptop, Blu-ray player, or game console. That along with the sweet specs and fairly decent price has me tempted, even if I am mostly happy with my 2007 gen MBP and 22" Samsung monitor. Wasn't really planning on upgrading until my current apple care plan ends, or they introduce a model with Blu-ray support. Only thing I don't like is the internal drive is only 160 gigs, and I'd kind of like to install Windows 7.
I just put a 500Gb into my wife's 2008 AL MacBook 2.0. It was super easy. Not sure about your model, but I am guessing it's similar. I did have to buy a precision torx set of screwdrivers.

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