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Apple Updates iMac Lineup with 21.5-inch and 27-inch Models

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#2
Many Thanks to Freaksavior for sending this in.
 

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nice now all we need is the i5 and i7 for the mbp. O and some blue ray so I can do a trade up:D
 
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WIN! A 27-inch model comes with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution. At LAST a higher density display. Want one.
 

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If only the 2560x1440 resolution would penetrate the 27"+ PC monitor space. I'd line up to get one :D
 
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Magic mouse. With multi-touch surface. Great.

It's embarrasing that it is Apple that is yet again innovating... and us PC'ers can only hope for the time when this tech trickles down to us cheapskates.

I am getting very close to buying an Apple and bootcamping it.
 

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I am an apple guy, most of you know this, but i was getting more and more disapointed with the imac line. c2d's when nearly everything is quad. Since i5, and i7 are now in their lineup, my faith is restored :)
 
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I am an apple guy, most of you know this, but i was getting more and more disapointed with the imac line. c2d's when nearly everything is quad. Since i5, and i7 are now in their lineup, my faith is restored :)
Can you slap a Intel Core 2 Quad Mobile Q9000, 4x 2.00GHz, Sockel-P, boxed (BX80581Q9000) in your apple?
 

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I can indeed. just like i could slap



:nutkick:

Joking aside, sadly apple solders the chips to the logic board which prevents upgrades :/
 
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Now if only the price would come down...
That nice resolution would be the only real reason I would get one...
 
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I am an apple guy, most of you know this, but i was getting more and more disapointed with the imac line. c2d's when nearly everything is quad. Since i5, and i7 are now in their lineup, my faith is restored :)
Yeah, 9400 and HD4850 :laugh:

There are more reasons to get an Mac laptop than an desktop. It's pointless to have a desktop that can't play games. Especially when you have 27" monitor.
 

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I wouldn't spend $2k to play games on medium setting at 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution.

I wouldn't spend 2k just to watch movie or surfing webs.
I deleted my last post: thought about it for a sec and that 4850 would of had a tough time gaming at that res with game spec's on high.
 

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Finally, back to the good panels. I have a white Core2 20" iMac (actually my fiancee's). I planned on keeping it because it has an IPS panel, and Apple got away from that. Now I think it's time to look at trading it in on a 21.5" model. (She doesn't want a tower, so it's iMac or a Mini)
 

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Magic mouse. With multi-touch surface. Great.

It's embarrasing that it is Apple that is yet again innovating... and us PC'ers can only hope for the time when this tech trickles down to us cheapskates.

I am getting very close to buying an Apple and bootcamping it.
God damnit, Lemon. I put a lot of faith in you to know what's right.

Anyone who thinks that buying Apple is right disappoints me.

You want a magic mouse? Get a USB one. There are millions created for PC.

Just because Apple makes dare-I-say 'luxurious' hardware items doesn't mean they don't exist for "PC's".

I really take offense when you call PC owner "cheapskates". The truth is we know what we should waste thousands on and what NOT.

/517th Apple rant
 

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God damnit, Lemon. I put a lot of faith in you to know what's right.

Anyone who thinks that buying Apple is right disappoints me.

You want a magic mouse? Get a USB one. There are millions created for PC.

Just because Apple makes dare-I-say 'luxurious' hardware items doesn't mean they don't exist for "PC's".

I really take offense when you call PC owner "cheapskates". The truth is we know what we should waste thousands on and what NOT.

/517th Apple rant
No, all you know is what you want to spend your money on. Neither option is right or wrong.
 
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There are more reasons to get an Mac laptop than an desktop. It's pointless to have a desktop that can't play games. Especially when you have 27" monitor.
I just wanted to point out how ridiculous that statement is. I hope you were joking. That might be the case in your life but it does not apply to millions (if not billions) of other people on this planet. Macs can do anything a Windows PC can, most of the time better, with the exception of games.
 

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God damnit, Lemon. I put a lot of faith in you to know what's right.

Anyone who thinks that buying Apple is right disappoints me.

You want a magic mouse? Get a USB one. There are millions created for PC.

Just because Apple makes dare-I-say 'luxurious' hardware items doesn't mean they don't exist for "PC's".

I really take offense when you call PC owner "cheapskates". The truth is we know what we should waste thousands on and what NOT.

/517th Apple rant
It's one thing to troll a thread and another to troll on a person's post. Neither is right and is uncalled for wether you know the person or not. As for the apple rant's we've all herd them all before. You buy what makes you happy we'll buy what makes us happy.

I just wanted to point out how ridiculous that statement is. I hope you were joking. That might be the case in your life but it does not apply to millions (if not billions) of other people on this planet. Macs can do anything a Windows PC can, most of the time better, with the exception of games.
What he's saying, is that if you plan on installing bootcamp and gaming at 2560x1440 then the 4850 is under powered for the job with anything over med spec's and that 9400gt just isn't going to handle any gaming even at lower res. That's what I got out of it anyways and agree on that point. But then again who buys a mac for the sole purpose of gaming. Guess you can say I'm one of those millions that doesn't.
 
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The main question here is, why would you need such a huge display? When:

-You can't do gaming,
-There are cheaper solutions for watching h-def movies, or you could just plug your hdtv to your Mac laptop.

I guess you want to surf webs in high resolution, and read texts in h-def. I meant no offends, the monitor is truly nice, but that didn't give me enough reason to spend that much.

Beside, do iMac even have a blu-ray drive?
 

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The main question here is, why would you need such a huge display? When:

-You can't do gaming,
-There are cheaper solutions for watching h-def movies, or you could just plug your hdtv to your Mac laptop.

I guess you want to surf webs in high resolution, and read texts in h-def. I meant no offends, the monitor is truly nice, but that didn't give me enough reason to spend that much.

Beside, do iMac even have a blu-ray drive?
Well I for one use my MBP as my DVD library and works like a champ with front row, just do what you said and plug it into the TV. We all know their are cheaper solutions for watching HD movies. I don't buy a mac for the horsepower nor do a lot of other people.
Speaking for myself here I enjoy getting 5+ hours of battery life and have the option for more power when I want it, I enjoy the slim aluminum stream line design of mac's, the great customer support when I want it, and the usability of OSX over windows. I could by a pc that has a quad core and a gtx 285 stuffed in it running hot as hell with only an hour of battery life but choose not to. I could buy a Roush Mustang that would smoke my BMW but don't. It all come down to personal pref is all not everyone buys a computer or builds one with gaming ability being first on the list. Granite this is TPU so gaming being number one is kind of expected. LOL
 

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I'd rather have magnesium alloy over aluminium (20 times stronger), have performance with exceptional battery life (12-cell Lithium Ion battery), and make a few phone calls to get a new battery instead of taking/sending it back to Apple and paying at least $179 for it.


@kid41212003: It has an 8x DVD+/-RW drive. No HD videos for you (at least not on a disk). :(
 

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I'd rather have magnesium alloy over aluminium (20 times stronger), have performance with exceptional battery life (12-cell Lithium Ion battery), and make a few phone calls to get a new battery instead of taking/sending it back to Apple and paying at least $179 for it.
Magnesium alloy would be nice but aluminum is still better than plastic. I got lucky when I bought my MBP, has the removable battery:D I don't really like the whole integrated battery design myself on the newest one's.

You can play BD on these. External bd rom drive, vmware. Only reason they don't come with is because theirs no software to support blue ray at the moment, if ever. lol
 
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Im gonna go with the gamers on this one... why in the world would you want/need that resolution for text and web? Videos, sure itd be nice, but there are much cheaper (and imo better looking) solutions for that. I will admit for editing, whether it be music, video, or photo, mac is probably the best, but ive never seen one of these all in one pc's in any professional setting. Towers with expandability are paramount, especially in the music industry.
As for looks, meh, Ive never liked macs looks. Underpowered, overpriced... the only thing it has going for it is this fabled "usability" they keep touting. Honestly, if you cant figure out windows, theres no hope for you in the computer world anyway, and you sure as hell won't figure out a mac, especially once you realize that you have to jump through hoops (albiet far less of them than a few years ago) to interact with your peers who have PC's. If Macs were priced right, i'd jump all over something like this, but the value just isnt there. I cant see how anyone would want the BMW over the Rouch Mustang (no offense to you personally, woody you just had a good metaphor, that I happen to not agree with lol) The mustang is easily modifiable, easy to get parts for, faster, and stronger. The only thing the BMW has on it is its quieter and more expensive. Quite a good metaphor really.
 

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Im gonna go with the gamers on this one... why in the world would you want/need that resolution for text and web? Videos, sure itd be nice, but there are much cheaper (and imo better looking) solutions for that. I will admit for editing, whether it be music, video, or photo, mac is probably the best, but ive never seen one of these all in one pc's in any professional setting. Towers with expandability are paramount, especially in the music industry.
As for looks, meh, Ive never liked macs looks. Underpowered, overpriced... the only thing it has going for it is this fabled "usability" they keep touting. Honestly, if you cant figure out windows, theres no hope for you in the computer world anyway, and you sure as hell won't figure out a mac, especially once you realize that you have to jump through hoops (albiet far less of them than a few years ago) to interact with your peers who have PC's. If Macs were priced right, i'd jump all over something like this, but the value just isnt there. I cant see how anyone would want the BMW over the Rouch Mustang (no offense to you personally, woody you just had a good metaphor, that I happen to not agree with lol) The mustang is easily modifiable, easy to get parts for, faster, and stronger. The only thing the BMW has on it is its quieter and more expensive. Quite a good metaphor really.
I had a 03 roush and an 89 GT hatch back and yes they are easily modifiable, I know. I miss em both but love the BMW it's an 09 M3 coupe all the creature comforts and 400+ horses. Fun car/sexy but good point on cost of ownership:eek:
 
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e92 > Mustang (And i love Mustangs....but i love M3s more)

I wont even begin on the Apple flame thread lol
 
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#25
Yawn. With PC makers beginning to spit out all-in-one PCs at lower prices, I'll be buying one of them instead (unless I suddenly become very rich - come on EuroMillions!).


That Magic Mouse is pretty sweet though. Can't wait for that tech to come to PC - especially with multi-touch support in Win 7.