Justifying the Cube...

So I've been lusting after the G4 Cube. I've got
a
blue&white G3 400 href="http://www.blakespot.com/mac/Images/Gallerypix/
myG3_2.jpg">with two screens
(both 17"), and I'm
so happy with the dual-head setup that the G4 Cube
with its one 2x AGP slot (and it is really a
slot)
pretty-much ruled out a dual-head setup, and thus the
Cube itself. Well, it occurred to me that the desktop
area (in # of pixels) of one 21" screen (@
1600x1200) is 96% that of two 17" screens (@
1152x870 ea). And there's no physical break in the
desktop. This suprised me! Still...there's the issue of
high performance 3D--Voodoo5 is too long to fit in the
Cube's slot, and the Rage 128 Pro...well...it's a little
limp.


...so the joy of my desktop acreage revelation was
added to by looking at some recent href="http://www.hothardware.com/hh_files/S&V/Radeo
n_ex.htm">performance evals
of ATI's Radeon over
at Insane
Hardware
, which will be, very shortly,
available as a BTO option for the Cube at The Apple
Store (...well, we're almost certain). I've never been an
ATI fan, but the
Radeon, outpacing the nVIDIA GeForce2 in
benchmarks, would sufficiently tickle my fancy, I
believe.


In short -- if you're a power user that wants that
kickass cube sitting on your desk, it seems that bliss
may be closer than it originally seemed I know it is
for me, anyway. (Sadly I've not figured out a way
around the price of that rig, though...)

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