Originally Posted by digitalclips
While not taking anything away from the new iMacs, they are really great. However,
hey Kayne, how's it going
the geeks, which are perhaps 5% of the potential market. imacs are not for them anyway. nor are mac minis.
they are for the consumers looking for a nice family machine. for the artists looking for something that can run very specific software (often Final Cut and Logic), for the small business. all folks that aren't going to tinker with a smaller machine
and now they have something new that will be flooding the market with excitement and making them think that now is the time to buy.
as for the lack of a big announcement, that's a PR move. a big day right now, knowing way in advance that Windows 7 comes out on the 22nd just looks like an attempt to steal thunder. which will possibly piss off some. slipping things in drops that risk. and it was probably cheaper not having to get a space etc.
Originally Posted by irnchriz
My kids broke my 24" iMac last week, they snagged the power cord and it went flying off of my desk and smashed the screen. My insurance company picked up the iMac this week with the view to repair or replace it. Kinda hoping they replace it with the 27" one now, seeing as it is cheaper too.
chances are you will only get replacement if the cost is lower than repairing it. and it's probably not. Also if they replace it will be with a similar model, or lacking that availability they will give you the value of the machine which might cover part but not all of the new, better machine.
so you might want to look at how you paid for it and if there was any kind of replacement program via that. I know at one point AmEx would 'insure' higher priced items like that cause they helped me pay for a stolen laptop that was only partly paid for by my renters insurance