Originally Posted by madmaxmedia
That is not the point. Apple cannot sell products in a vacuum. If we go by your logic ALONE, then Apple will never have to upgrade its computers for another 10 years. And sales will not suffer, because hey there's more than enough power to spare.
The specs aren't a big deal to me either. But I'm surprised that they didn't improve the 20" simply back to the quality of the old 20" screen in the white iMacs, and also integrated graphics in a $1499 24" model is pretty shoddy IMO. That 9400M might be like a gift from heaven in the new Mac Mini considering what used to be in it. But it doesn't cut it in a $1500 computer.
Actually, for me it is exactly the point!
While I do hear what you're saying about not selling in a vacuum... I'm gonna say Bah Humbug and call you on it.
If tomorrow, for argument's sake, Sony and Dell increased the RAM in their machines by 10x, and if Intel issued a release of new processors that were 20x as fast as current chips... would you go buy them?
Actually, if the price was right you might go buy them (LOL), but if the apps/programs you use had no way of fully utilizing the speed, the power, the whole techmology of it (say in Ali G voice), what exactly would be the point in having purchased it?
In the above example you would have paid out money for something you can't take advantage of. Of course, your machine will be fully equipped for when the rest of computing tech catches up, but, well, it is hardly time sensitive.
My point is that if the current specs in Apple's new line-up aren't good enough for you, what the heck are you running on your machine that saps so much of it's processing power????
Really, I am genuinely asking. I want to know what people use, as the programs I use are pretty intensive and my two-year-old iMac works at a very productive pace. Heck, I could probably hook up a monitor to a Mac Mini and it would still do what I need it to do professionally.
With regards the screens, I agree with you fully. The white iMacs' screens were better than the Alu iMacs', and I am surprised this wasn't addressed. Viewing quality interests me more than all the talk about the specs within the machine.
In short, I think the people who have the biggest beef with the new products' specs are either:
a) NASA scientists planning out the complexities of a Mars mission
b) Very heavy gamers (who, quite frankly, should stop playing games for kids)