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News New iMac disassembled

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 9 Aug 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Oh that poor, poor system.
     
  3. Ramble

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    Wouldn't that be fifth generation iMac?
    G3 -> G4 lampshade -> G5 all-in-one -> Intel all-in-one -> Intel all-in-one v2.0
     
  4. Tim S

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    The Intel all-in-one was still classed as a G5, afaik. :)
     
  5. fwalm

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    Personally I would rather smash it on the ground to open it. Which doesnt always work since we did it in tech adn it didnt break. Of course accidently but nice engineering:wallbash:
     
  6. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    Oh that penny arcade strip is just wrong. Nice to see the insides of the mac though, very clever how it all fits in there.
     
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    As a long time PC user and developer in the possession of a shiny new MacBook Pro I have to say I really really like it. OSX is very awesome, everything so far has been great, from opening packaging to remoting into my windows desktop at work from home. I'm a convert - and I want a new iMac, now, please, thanks.
     
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    Makes you wonder why we don't get windows machines with such wonderful engineering :(
     
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    Call me a skeptic, but.......

    It's looks like they've just crammed the Macbook innards into the back of an LCD monitor case. Clever stuff it may be, but i'd be worried about heat and maintenance/upgrades issues, after all isn't that the whole point of getting desktop over a laptop?

    I don't see where the iMac fits, it strikes me as the worst of both worlds, a Macbook without the portability, or a Mac Pro without the power and customisability.

    But it does look damn sexy, so maybe that's the salient point?:confused:
     
  10. DarkLord7854

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    Selling point is some people want more power then a laptop, bigger screen, no battery hassle, but without the mahoosive space of a full tower, and want to avoid cable clutter.
    I've used iMacs a lot, and I must say they're quite convenient even though they're completely sealed, but thats what I have my windows machine for right? :p
     
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    That's a fair point.

    I guess the engineer in me just wonders why they don't design a tablet style flippy-over-twisty-round-screen Macbook to go on a nice brushed aluminium stand with a nice wireless keyboard and mouse. You get the same effect but with portability when you want it.
     
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    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    What would (again) raise the price...

    I'm impressed with how they managed to get all that stuff into such a small case as everyone else. But as everyone else I can't see this happen without running into overheating issues. This one better be far better designed than the 360. ;)
     
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    The 360 doesn't have three sunon centrifugal fans. I'd be more concerned about how loud that thing would be...
     
  14. Ramble

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    What I find bizarre is why there are no wintel machines like this. All the PC companies are selling pieces of crap that are loaded with shite.
    Where's the nice computer with a nice clean install of Windows?
     
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    Stunningly nice packaging to be honest, the design at Apple is still fantastic. It's just a shame there's nothing quite like this on the windows side....
     
  16. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    I like the look of this model... they should do a release in black. Black is better than all this horrible, horrible white. Don't understand why some many PC fanboys hate Apple - I think they're products (including the iPod) are great. However, I wouldn't dare have an iPod - still they're a solid company and they're designing computers with passion. Good on 'um I say.
     
  17. naokaji

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    sony has some windows desktops with the same approach...
    http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921665089229

    all it is, is basically a notebook with the screen mounted the wrong way round (true for both the mac and the sony one)
     
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    It's a nice bit of kit, but how does the LCD stand up to the heat?

    I do like Apple stuff (apart from the iPod), and love the whole concept/history. But I still can't stand the way they advertise their machines, relying on blatant insults and stereotyping.

    As for PCs with similar design - there's no point. The PC market is so competitive that expensive, nicely designed computers just wouldn't sell. PCs are generally cheap and cheerful on the outside, but have beasty innards.
     
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    If you have ever used them when there on a server you would no why my class and I decided to trow it on the ground. They just crash constantly, there good by them selfs though just the game for them really are bad. The fact also it isnt a blue screen its a dimmed out black screen with a big apple in the middle when it dies. An apple come on.
     
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