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Wish List for the MacWorld Keynotes

I present two lists for Lord Steve's consideration: improvements that he absolutely must make to retain customer loyalty, and things that he could announce to expand the faith and fervor. The MacMini almost satisfies my request for a small desktop model, but I still want accessible slots and bays.

C'mon Steve, Show Me the Pizza Box!!!


Current Models as of 2006 Apr 24 Minimum Bump Supreme Bump

Mac Mini as of 2006 February
$600/$800

1500/1667MHz Core Solo/Duo
512MB DDR2 5300
60/80GB 5400rpm
Combo/2L DVD±RW
64MB GMA950
0 open bays
AirPort Extreme
FireWire + USB2

Mac Mini/Mini Plus
$500/$700

1500/1667MHz CoreDuo
512MB DDR2 5300
60/80GB 5400rpm
Combo/2L DVD±RW
64MB Radeon X300
none/1 open 3.5" bay
none/1 PCIe
PVR option

Mac Mini/Mini Plus
$500/$700

1833MHz CoreDuo
512MB DDR2 5300
80/120GB 5400rpm
Combo/2L DVD±RW
128MB All-In-Wonder X600
none/1 open 3.5or5" bay
none/2 PCIe
dual display ports

iMac as of 2006 January
$1300/$1700

1833/2000MHz CoreDuo
512MB DDR2 5300
160/250GB 7200rpm
2L DVD±RW
128MB Radeon X1600 spanning
0 open bays
0 slots
17/20" 1440/1680 LCD
iSight, FireWire + USB2

iMac
$1300/$1700

1833/2000MHz CoreDuo
512MB DDR2 5300
160/250GB 7200rpm
2L DVD±RW
128MB Radeon X1600
0 open bays
0 slots
17/20" LCD
PVR option

iMac
$1300/$1700

1833/2000MHz CoreDuo
512MB DDR2 5300
160/250GB 7200rpm
2L DVD±RW
256MB All-In-Wonder X1800
0 open bays
0 slots
17/20" LCD

iBook G4/PowerBook G4 as of 2005 July
$1000/$1300/$1500

1333/1420/1500MHz G4
512MB DDR2700
40/60/80GB 4200rpm
Combo/DVD±RW
32/64MB Mobility 9550/Go 5200
0 slots, Airport Extreme
12/14/12" XGA LCD

iBook/MacBook Mini
$1000/$1500

1667MHz CoreSolo/CoreDuo
512MB DDR 3200
60/80GB 4200rpm
Combo/DVD±RW
64/128MB Mobility X1300 spanning
12" XGA LCD

iBook/MacBook Mini
$800/$1300

1667/1833MHz CoreSolo/CoreDuo
512MB DDR2 4200
60/80MB 5400rpm
Combo/DVD±RW
64/128MB Go 6200/7400
12" XGA/1280 LCD

MacBook Pro as of 2006 April
$2000/$2500/$2800

1833/2000/2166MHz CoreDuo
512/1024MB DDR 2700/DDR2 5300
80/100/120GB 5400rpm
DVD±RW/2L
128/256MB Mobility X1600
ExpressCard, iSight, FW + USB2
15/17" 1440/1680 LCD

MacBook Pro
$2000/$2800

1833/2166MHz CoreDuo
512/1024MB DDR2 5300
80/120GB 5400rpm
2L DVD±RW
128/256MB Mobility X1600
ExpressCard, iSight, FW + USB2
15/17" 1440/1680 LCD

MacBook Pro
$1800/$2500

2000/2166 CoreDuo
1024MB DDR2 5300
120/160GB 5400rpm
2L DVD±RW
128/256MB Go 7800
ExpressCard, iSight, FW + USB2
15/17" 1440/1680 LCD

PowerMac G5 as of 2005 October
$2000/$2500/$3300

Dual Core 2000/2300/2x2500MHz G5
512MB DDR2 4200
160/250GB SATA 7200
2L DVD±RW
128/256MB Geforce 6600LE/6600
1 open bay
3 PCIe
FireWire 800, USB2, SPDIF

PowerMac G5
$1700/$2200/$3000

Dual 2000/2300/2x2500 G5
512MB DDR2 4200
160/250GB SATA 7200
2L DVD±RW
128/256MB Geforce 6600 or better
2 open bays
3 PCIe

PowerMac Pro
$1500/$2000/$2500

2000/2500/3000 Conroe
1024MB DDR2 6400
160/250GB SATA 10k
2L DVD±RW
256MB Geforce 7800
3 open bays
4 PCIe
more FireWire, USB2, etc

Current Models Minimum Bump Supreme Bump

Xserve G5 as of 2005 Jan
$3000/$4000

2000/2x2300MHz G5
1024MB DDR 3200 ECC
80GB SATA
Combo
2 open bays
2 PCI-X
hardware RAID option

Xserve G5
$3000/$4000

Dual 2500/2x2500MHz G5
1024MB DDR2 4200 ECC
160GB SATA
Combo
2 open bays
1 PCI-X + 1 PCIe

Xserve G5/Xserve Pro
$2000/$3000/$4000

2x2500/2500/3000MHz G5/Woodcrest
1024MB DDR2 6400 ECC
160/250GB SATA
Combo, GPU with Core Image
3 open bays
1 PCI-X + 2 PCIe

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