Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jun 2013 17:07 UTC
Apple We already talked about iOS 7 yesterday (after a night of sleep, it's only looking worse and worse - look at this, for Fiona's sake!), so now it's time to talk about the downright stunning and belly flutters-inducing new Mac Pro. As former owner and huge, huge, huge fan of the PowerMac G4 Cube - I haven't been this excited about an Apple product since, well, I would say the iMac G4. This is the Apple I used to love.
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RE: Knew it
by Kochise on Wed 12th Jun 2013 13:40 UTC in reply to "Knew it"
Kochise
Member since:
2006-03-03

Was the Mac cube ?

Kochise

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RE[2]: Knew it
by Bobthearch on Wed 12th Jun 2013 14:00 in reply to "RE: Knew it"
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

I think so but don't know much about them; I looked at them briefly when they were first released. They were over-priced, internally un-expandable, and didn't include some basic features.

I'd be very curious to hear from any Cube owners: "If the sound stops working in your Cube, is the necessary part easily available and how much does it cost?"

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RE[3]: Knew it
by ze_jerkface on Wed 12th Jun 2013 14:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Knew it"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

That's when you turn it into a fish tank
http://walyou.com/mac-g4-cube-fish-tank-mod/

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RE[3]: Knew it
by Kochise on Wed 12th Jun 2013 15:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Knew it"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

There was also a specific display port that rendered already own VGA and HDMI screens useless, you had to buy a compatible Apple screen. How convenient. Like LCD screen makers don't know their job and only Apple could provides an "unique experience".

Uniqueness and rarity has its price, yet I cannot afford.

Kochise

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RE[3]: Knew it
by AmigaRobbo on Sat 15th Jun 2013 13:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Knew it"
AmigaRobbo Member since:
2005-11-15

There is no on board sound on the cube, it's all on external USB sound card thingys.

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RE[3]: Knew it
by parrotjoe on Sun 16th Jun 2013 01:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Knew it"
parrotjoe Member since:
2005-07-06

I am a Cube owner. I bought it when it first out. It was overpriced, but I knew it was unique and would remain unique. I loaded it up with the max 1.5 GB RAM...had also gotten the optional 32 MB graphics card. I can't answer your question though because I've never had to replace any parts over the past thirteen years. The speakers were power hungry and their set up was not good. But the Griffin iMic came out and that tiny thing solved all sound problems. Mine is still working and when I saw they had become defunct I got one on eBay as a back-up (the iMic, I mean). It did cost a lot as did the Apple display. But, I've gotten my money's worth out of it, that's for sure.

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