Funny iMac Review

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
<a href="http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2002/01/09/notes010902.DTL"; target="_blank">Please Lick This iMac

Yet another utterly annoying, nearly perfect gizmo gem from those shameless bastards at Apple</a>

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  • Reply 1 of 11
    Excellent article, good find.
  • Reply 2 of 11
    pookjppookjp Posts: 280member
    nice one.
  • Reply 3 of 11
    damn, you beat me to it!



    That article covers my opinion pretty well.
  • Reply 4 of 11
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    That's a much better review than shit like <a href="http://www.eweek.com/article/0,3658,s%3D701%26a%3D20898,00.asp&quot; target="_blank">this</a>. This guy makes it sound like a big, intrusive, slow, small screened POS. (welll maybe not THAT bad, but it isn't that glowing)



    Some choice snippets:



    "...oversize widgets in Mac OS X's Aqua interface (icons and the Dock can be scaled smaller by the user, but other interface elements cannot be), and the monitor suddenly seems as small as the old iMac's 15-inch CRT."



    "It's heavier than it looks, too. Apple says that it's all right to grab the whole computer by the articulated neck for hefting around, but the new iMac doesn't feel significantly lighter than the old iMac."



    Um, yeah OK, the old iMac was 34.7 lbs, the new one is 21.3 lbs. It only lost more than 1/3 of it's weight...



    "The Apple Pro Speakers that come with the top two iMac models are the same as the ones that shipped with the ill-fated Power Mac Cube of last year."



    Aren't they changed a little? And he makes it seem like they only sold these with the Cubes... they never stopped selling the things.



    "But the limitations of the iMac listed above -- no screen spanning (it does support mirroring), a low top resolution and lack of expandability -- could be unacceptable to truly professional users, those in the print, music, video or scientific markets."



    He's right, Apple is TOTALLY going after the pro users with the iMac. Give me a break!!



    Edit - Actually, I'm sure there will be some pro users buying this iMac. Not all "pro users" need to use external monitors and stick extra hard drives in there. If you do, there are PowerMacs that will be more adequate. (just make sure to wait a month before buying...)



    [ 01-10-2002: Message edited by: murbot ]</p>
  • Reply 5 of 11
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Well it does have a semi pro price tag. But then again, it has some very nice semi pro features too. A great OS (apple will tweak the inteface a bit) and a SuperDrive.



    We'll see a Ghz 133 bus model shortly after the real PM udates arrive. It's just a jumper setting away. Most people can safely clok their 867s to 1Ghz. I really think Mot is just making 867 grade chips now and it's all a matter of labels and marketing.



    Also those are all top quality drives (expensive for a consumer model) They'll drop in price significantly over the next year. The price drops on the opticals alone will remove anywhere from 100 (24x CDRW) to 250-300 (the very expensive superdrive) from Apple's cost. Add that to a probable 50-100 price drop in the cost of LCD's over the next year, and Apple gets a ton of room to play with price points and features. We could see a 999 verion in time for x-mas '02. We could even see a 17" version on the high end (when the superdrive and LCD price drops kick in that'll be around 400 dollars extra to play with.)



    This design has a lot of potential. Much more so than the original iMac. Quite exciting. 1299 on the bottom end is pretty good. They could have made a 999 version today if they wanted: CD-rom only, use a 20GB drive, and perhaps a 600Mhz G4. It's going to be a great year for the consumer Mac buyer, just wait.
  • Reply 6 of 11
    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    [quote]Originally posted by murbot:

    <strong>"But the limitations of the iMac listed above -- no screen spanning (it does support mirroring), a low top resolution and lack of expandability -- could be unacceptable to truly professional users, those in the print, music, video or scientific markets."

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Someone better tell Genentec to cancel that 1000 iMac order then!



    J :cool:
  • Reply 7 of 11
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    Favorite quote of the article:

    [quote]Other companies claim they innovate. Microsoft claims they innovate. Microsoft lies through their mediocre brutish OS-swiping ham-fisted competition-crushing khaki-loving teeth. And they don't even make computers. In fact, they don't make much of anything they haven't bought, borrowed or outwardly stolen. Just ask the (pre-Ashcroft) Justice Department.



    <hr></blockquote>



  • Reply 8 of 11
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    I was going to post that too.



    Great line!
  • Reply 9 of 11
    Gee, if Francis Ford Coppola follows through and buys 3 million of the new iMacs there won't be any available for us until 2003. Better hurry up and get yours!
  • Reply 10 of 11
    logan calelogan cale Posts: 1,281member
    Yeah, but he wants to give them to young people, so all the young people here might get one.
  • Reply 11 of 11
    moogsmoogs Posts: 4,296member
    [quote]Originally posted by jamiemarshall:

    <strong>



    Someone better tell Genentec to cancel that 1000 iMac order then!

    </strong><hr></blockquote>





    Exactly. Someone forgot to tell them they are not "truly" professional. What an ass...
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