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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:27 pm    Post subject: Great and just when you thought iMac was safe Reply with quote

Newegg has a great product here Laughing .
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16856167002
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eww. That has got to be one of the ugliest computers I've seen. It's way too thick and it is in no way appealing to the eye. That can't even be compared to the iMac.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hasn't the Windows universe finally dumped all the legacy ports? It made me laugh to see PS-2, and parallel ports on that...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ClunkClunk wrote:
Hasn't the Windows universe finally dumped all the legacy ports? It made me laugh to see PS-2, and parallel ports on that...


no kidding eh?
i guess they're still gunning for the 10% of computer users over the age of 80

that is really terrible
i mean it's so obviously a total rip off of the imac, but done so tastelessly

looks like something you'd see in a dollar store
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a nickel kid; get yourself a better computer. Wink

About the legacy ports: no, surprisingly. Of all the PCs I sold over the last year at the source, only one model (Compaq Presario 1920NX) came without a parallel port. PS/2 is still pretty standard.

So were the dinosaurs until 65 million years ago.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:16 am    Post subject: Re: Great and just when you thought iMac was safe Reply with quote

dungeon92 wrote:
Newegg has a great product here Laughing .
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16856167002
I know you are being sarcastic. But it is nowhere near being great. It is expensive for a barebones. With the crappy Pentium you would have to pay for, along with memory and storage.... it would be more than the entry level iMac. Which is the comparable machine, since they both have integrated GPUs.

So the iMac is still safe.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is ugly!

To me it is the OS not the machine (Apple hardware is very nice though) that makes a mac and OSX is something that will never run on that or any PC. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh that is butt ugly...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:33 pm    Post subject: look at printers Reply with quote

All PC's almost have the parallel ports, and it's rather efective, plus Ps/2 ports aren't too bad it frees up USB ports, and most newer devices come USB with an adapter.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:11 am    Post subject: Re: look at printers Reply with quote

dungeon92 wrote:
All PC's almost have the parallel ports, and it's rather efective, plus Ps/2 ports aren't too bad it frees up USB ports, and most newer devices come USB with an adapter.
The nice thing about not having those connections... is that you get the organized and smooth looking port areas of the MacBooks (Pros), Mac Minis and iMacs.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS2 ports are indefensible, let them go away...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AH! I feel sick, that's a bad copy of a iMac. What were they thinking when they designed that, it's like putting your son incharge of a loaded gun.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That thing looks (from the point of view of one who studied Industrial Design for a while) like a Ford impression of a Porsche.

Whoever tried to make this look like an iMac has no talent.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am actually not a big fan of the current iMac design, it's a chin thing! But this is horrible. It makes the iMac look like a work of art. Absolutely woeful.
Once again Apple demonstrates why it is better to be a driver than a passenger when it comes to innovation.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That thing is ugly, it looks like a dollar store knock off.

That being said, the price point is good. It looks like it would make a decent POS terminal. It has all the legacy ports along with modern ports.

No it's not Apple nice, but most businesses could care less.

These things would work good for my company. We are currently supplying laptops to our end users for convenience sake, but the 2.5" hard drives take a beating as they are constantly receiving real-time data 24/7. An RS-232 (serial) port is a must. Some of our users hate a 15" screen. This unit has VGA out so if they want a larger than 17" screen, no problem. Many of our users hate laptop keyboards as well due to the lack of a numeric keypad.
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