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View Poll Results: Will Apple's move to Intel influence when you buy your next Mac?
More inclined to buy a new Mac over the next 12-24 months 13 8.28%
Less inclined to buy a new Mac over the next 12-24 months 82 52.23%
Won't affect my decision at all. 62 39.49%
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Old Jun 7th, 2005, 11:42 PM   #81
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... I'm assured the enjoyment of the G5 for the next 2 years atleast and undoubtedly more if I choose to.

My other concern was the software upgrades. I've decided that after buying the G5, I'll make no software purchases until the new fat binary apps start appearing. That should be a good year from now (to coincide with the release of the new Intel Macs) and I'll upgrade only those which are absolutely necessary.

That's an angle that I hadn't fully considered, kps. Users might be more concerned about investing in software suites right now, as opposed to my earlier handwringing over hardware.

I'll confess that when I started this thread, I was less inclined to buy over the next year or two. But the more I look at this and consider the excellent points that so many have made in this thread, what seems clear to me is this:

G5s might be headed for the end of the line, but they'll still (likely) be offering at-par performance as the first line of Mintels. And that, in my estimation, suggests that they'll still be a good buy.

Having said that, the results of this informal and unscientific poll should give pause to the folks at Apple. There's a lot of goodwill toward Apple, but there are a lot of people who feel they have more questions than answers. That's what Apple's marketing people are going to be up against for the next 24 months.
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Old Jun 8th, 2005, 03:39 PM   #82
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Smile I voted with my wallet

After a flurry of hesitancy and hand-wringing, I ordered a G5 dual 2.3 (PCIX) this morning.
I was sitting on my new FCP suite software, thinking, "Gee, should I wait for Mactel?. Should a get a processor upgrade card for my G4?"
And then I realised whether a new generation of Macs comes out or not, I'd likely upgrade my hardware in a couple of years anyway. And then I figured that I'll be upgrading the FCP suite in a few years, it will then be Intel-ified, and I could then get a (hopefully) lower priced Intel Apple to go with the software.

At least I think that was my line of reasoning before I clicked "send". I may be heavily self-medicated at the moment.
(*joking about the the medication! Well, except for the alcohol and chocolate)
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Old Jun 8th, 2005, 04:05 PM   #83
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Voted "Won't affect" since I just bought a new Dual 2.0. I figured if I can make my Sawtooth last 5 years (and counting!) and still be useful, this G5 will be fine for at least 2. Heck, I don't even have to update the software on it if I don't want, and it'll work just fine.
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