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You guys are killing me with those prices. I bought my B&W G3/350 for $1500. That was a middle of the pack PowerMac at the time. Are processors, etc. that much more expensive these days to justify $3000+ for the CPU? And it's way too many models. One of Steve's big pushes when he came back was to SIMPLIFY the line. Remember that product square thingy he shows off at MacWorlds? Pro Desktop = PowerMac Pro Laptop = PowerBook Consumer Desktop = iMac Consumer Laptop =...
If you follow the statistics, more and more of the population are. Especially the lucrative 20-30 something male audience. Wired ran a story recently about falling TV viewership, and companies are moving toward advertising in games to get eyeballs back.But people don't buy computers because it can't run the latest games full speed - and will not be able to run any future latest games decently. This is where the current iMac falls short. Sure, it can play last year's...
OK, v3 is out. Time to start speculating about v4. Obvious/apparent shortfalls on v3: video GPU, no FireWire 800, 4x DVD burner. Re: The current GPU. Is this a case of Apple really not caring about the gamer market? Or is this the best chip they could use because of heat issues in that tight space? If I were running Apple, this is what I'd like to see in the iMac.[list=1][*]CPU - Single at the same speed as the Pro machines.[*]GPU - Upgradeable. GPU...
My $0.02. Pricing seems good. I'd really like them to offer the no optical drive edu-model to the public. Many folks are not going to be thrilled with the side mounted drive. Get a nice third-party DVD-burner to slip underneath. (As long as it works with iDVD.) Video mirroring only on external monitor. Come on, Apple. The graphics card has plenty of power to drive a second monitor for semi-serious video editing and those that like lots of screen real estate. ...
I like it. It's like a Fark Photoshop topic. - Jasen.
IMHO, in the corporate world it's not the hardware or software that drives the cost, it's support contracts and corporate help desks (and maybe custom corporate software). My company recently went all Windows - except for special cases - in part because it's too much hassle to provide support for two platforms - nevermind the fact that Mac folks statistically require FAR less support than Windows users. Corporate IT knows they HAVE to have Windows support people, because...
It's also possible some Apple engineers saw this, started brainstorming about how that technology might be used in a computer, and being good company engineers they whipped up a patent with no intention of ever using it. (And used the patent development as an excuse to have Apple buy them a bunch of Orbs.) - Jasen.
I'm of two minds on this. 1. What a silly gimmick. Apple's really lost their edge. 2. If anyone can make this work, Apple can. Dell, HP, Sony, or any of the other Wintel box makers would never try a gimmick like this, and any small manufacturer would be lost in the sea of clone boxes. (Who knows, someone might already make this sort of thing.) Apple has the will to do the System software associated with this right - Applescriptable colors, lots of sample scripts...
Ugh. Port placement is horrible. Who wants cables dangling out the bottom of the display? Everytime you tilt or move the display you'll be moving the cables. And how much will the cables weigh down the display for adjustment? And for quick plugging things in and out the ports are on the back where you can't see them. You'd think the most logical use for the display ports would be to plug your keyboard in to save snaking it down to the CPU. Never gonna happen with...
Yep. We quietly don't buy one of the new machines or buy a Wintel box that has the features we want/need. The new 2.5GHz machine isn't terrible, but it's already 4-6 mos old. To be at the front of the pack, there are other things besides CPU speed Apple needed. We were expecting front of the pack features and got a middle of the pack speed bump. I guess now we just have to wait for all those other features to become middle of the pack requirements and then Apple will...
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