[quote]Originally posted by Junkyard Dawg:
<strong>Man some people will complain about anything. The new iMac is awesome, it's a superb product and IMO it has more style than anything else out there.
The specs are great. 700-800 MHz G4, with a nice video card, 32 MB vRAM, this is a serious machine.
With this new design, I can also envision Apple adding a second iMac with a larger display. The first model would have required a total redesign for a larger display, but with the new iMac, a new display would be cheap and easy to add. IMO Apple would do well to offer a 17" LCD version of the iMac. Add a top of the line graphics chipset and call it the gamer's edition, and I bet it would sell very well, as long as the price was right. But that's the beauty of the current design--as LCD prices drop, Apple can change displays at will. I wouldn't be surprised if a year from now, there were both 15" and 17" iMacs for sale.
Now here's this beautiful computer, elegant, and VERY small, it doesn't even have an external power supply, and people are whineing about it having a fan? Who gives a rat's ass! According to the register article, it's not even a loud fan, Apple claims it's about as loud as the HD. So we aren't talking about the Powermac's case fan that sounds like a 747 taking off, this is just a tiny fan for cooling the poor thing. Damn, some people will complain about ANYTHING.
Listen, if Apple had never made any fanless computers, then nobody here would even think to complain about a fan. Nobody. It has so little relevance...so you have the computer in your bedroom, then put it to sleep when you go to sleep! Is it that hard?
I'm stunned that Apple could totally outdo themselves, create a new iMac that's as stunning and original in design as the first one, and people complain about something like the fan.
Well, I'm hoping that Apple makes a 17" version, but even if they don't, I might have to buy one. That is one bitchin' computer!</strong><hr></blockquote>
Jesus, there's obviously some little things about the new iMac we can quibble about, but the fan is the lamest of the lame. The fanless slot-loading iMacs still have a faint monitor buzz, hard drive noise, and occasionally a CD-ROM spins up really loudly. Why haven't you Sound Nazis written Apple nasty notes about those
Unless the new iMac turns out to be "Son of Quickhoover", don't expect anyone to shed a tear for your 0.05 decibal increase in ambient noise.
This machine rocks.
[ 01-07-2002: Message edited by: Mithral ]</p>