Macintel (Pictures intel inside)

Mikuro

Crotchety UI Nitpicker
And the insides of a regular G5 are attractive? ;)

It looks very empty. I guess the G5's innards take a lot more space than the P4's. That's kind of surprising, actually.
 

Xlator

Registered
Oh gawd. Say it isn't so... somebody has to be having a laugh.
 

Lt Major Burns

"Dicky" Charlteston-Burns
if it's empty, surely that means its more efficient (space wise) than the current model of dual g5s. that's better, isn't it? the g5, for all it's brilliance, is HUGE, and very heavy. it'll open up far more case design areas IMO
 

fjdouse

UNIX - Live Free or Die
It's only a dev machine, no indication on any level of what's to come.

But I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel a bit of sorrow.
 

Lycander

Registered
MacFreak said:
I dont see any dual and it look like its single pentium4 umm...
Bingo. Compare pictures of dual and single CPU PC motherboards. The board shown in these pics look like microATX form factor.
 

ElDiabloConCaca

U.S.D.A. Prime
As fjdouse said, it's only a development machine. If you had seen some of the development/pre-release machines in the past that used PowerPC processors, they were just as barren and ugly as that one.

It is absolutely no indication as to what the final Intel-based Macintosh computers will look like.
 

fjdouse

UNIX - Live Free or Die
ElDiabloConCaca said:
As fjdouse said, it's only a development machine. If you had seen some of the development/pre-release machines in the past that used PowerPC processors, they were just as barren and ugly as that one.

It is absolutely no indication as to what the final Intel-based Macintosh computers will look like.
Indeed.
 

fryke

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Staff member
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We've already seen some company (AOpen) create a Mac mini clone based on the Pentium-M processor. It's actually a bit smaller than the Mac mini. So Apple - which is, as we know, GREAT at creating gorgeous hardware - will be perfectly capable of creating very, very nice intel Macs.
 

fjdouse

UNIX - Live Free or Die
I agree, we may do. I am hoping that they will not just be designing a "PC" but designing a new machine around an Intel chip which will be much smaller and efficient. Time will tell.
 

MacFreak

Chic Not Geek
Apple VP: Mac OS X will not boot on regular PCs ...
Mac OS X for Intel will not boot on machines sold by other PC manufactures, according to Apple vice president Phil Schiller. "We will not allow running Mac OS X on anything other than an Apple Mac," he said. Schiller calmed concerns that Apple might lose sales to manufacturers of cheaper PCs if Mac OS X could run on such machines. It is unclear how Apple will restrict OS X to Macs. Intel-based Macs might feature a motherboard chip that Mac OS X must detect on startup. Although hackers might find ways to run Mac OS X on regular PCs, Apple's restriction measures should keep average consumers from ever running OS X on a competitor's PC.
 

Oscar Castillo

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fjdouse said:
I agree, we may do. I am hoping that they will not just be designing a "PC" but designing a new machine around an Intel chip which will be much smaller and efficient. Time will tell.
I'm hoping Intel only has a hand in the CPU and nothing else. No 9xx chipsets found on x86 boards.
 

madmanmac

Registered
I hope they remember to put some extra ram slots in there for the high level macs...
 

texanpenguin

Registered Penguin
Here's an interesting question, though:

Is this the end of Mac-only Video Cards (currently significantly more expensive than their PC counterparts)?
 
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