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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:47 pm    Post subject: Apple Intros New iMac Reply with quote

Apple Releases New iMac
Tuesday, August 7, 2006
Posted by: Brian

Apple today unveiled an all new all-in-one iMac line featuring 20- and 24-inch widescreen displays encased in professional aluminum and glass enclosures. The entire new iMac line features the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors and a new, ultra-thin aluminum Apple Keyboard, built-in iSight video camera for video conferencing and iLife '08. The new ultra-thin aluminum Apple Keyboard is just 0.33 inches thin at its front edge. A new optional Apple Wireless Keyboard is a compact design that, with Apple's wireless Mighty Mouse, offers a cable-free desktop. The 20-inch iMac now starts at US$1,199, $300 less than the previous 20-inch model, and the 24-inch iMac starts at $1,799, $200 less than the previous 24-inch model.

The new 24-inch 2.4 GHz iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,799 (US), includes:
- 24-inch widescreen LCD display;
- 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
- 1GB of RAM;
- 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
- ATI Radeon HD X2600 Pro;
- built-in iSight video camera;
- built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
- 320GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
- mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
- built-in stereo speakers and microphone;
- the infrared Apple Remote, Mighty Mouse and all-new Apple Keyboard.

The new 20-inch 2.4 GHz iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US), includes:
- 20-inch widescreen LCD display;
- 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
- 1GB of RAM;
- 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
- ATI Radeon HD X2600 Pro;
- built-in iSight video camera;
- built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
- 320GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
- mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
- built-in stereo speakers and microphone;
- the infrared Apple Remote, Mighty Mouse and all-new Apple Keyboard.

The new 20-inch 2.0 GHz iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,199 (US), includes:
- 20-inch widescreen LCD display;
- 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
- 1GB of RAM;
- 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
- ATI Radeon HD X2400 XT;
- built-in iSight video camera;
- built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
- 250GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
- mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
- built-in stereo speakers and microphone;
- the infrared Apple Remote, Mighty Mouse and all-new Apple Keyboard.



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might buy one down the road. I really like the silver and black coloring a lot better than the old glossy white models.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, now im jealous
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As expected although when I posted the idea of a all new iMac, I got no replies. And here it is!!

Huh another rumor; 2008 will see a touch screen iMac, wondered if that gets released too?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want one, it looks great. Shame Im skint Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the styling, but this is what worries me. Look at those reflections!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest, I'm not that crazy about the overall design and color scheme. I think Apple did more than what was needed, and it still has that Jay Leno chin. That being said, I will hold out final judgment until I see one in person.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The memory accesses door on the bottom of the unit is a great feature.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So neat. I hope my parents need a new computer soon, so they can take my mini and I can possibly get the new iMac!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not only did they not provide a decent GPU upgrade...the new graphics offerings are WORSE than the previous gen. In fact, I believe the current Radeon 2600 PRO is equal to (or perhaps even a tad worse) than the GPU I had in my 1st gen Intel 20" iMac (which I bought back in Jan '06).

This plus the glossy-only displays definitely widens the gap between the iMacs and the Mac Pros. I gotta believe that HAS to be deliberate.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to know who these people are that keep telling Apple they love glossy displays. I'm not buying that BS for one second. The glossy screen is the number one reason why I sold my MacBook and upgraded to a MacBook Pro. I could not stand the reflections and glare under most lighting conditions.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless your name is Rudolph, you should be able to control the lighting in the environment that you are using a desktop computer in well enough to avoid issues. Task lighting, soft lighting, positioning of the monitor etc.

With a laptop you are looking down on the screen and the screen is typically facing in a upwards direction. You are typically in various uncontrollable lighting environments.

I agree with iMav, Apple may be trying to further differentiate the Pro line from the consumer line. I however have asked approx. 10 people whether they like the glossy displays on their laptops. Every person that I asked has said yes. Graphic artists and some others may dislike glossy displays, but on average I think most consumer enjoy them.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about using the new iMac with a second display? I don't know of another glossy LCD on the market. I think Sony made a couple at one time, but discontinued them. Anyways, this could make for some interesting viewing if your second display is anti-glare. I guess Apple could switch the Cinema displays over to glossy, but I find that very unlikely.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OGN wrote:
What about using the new iMac with a second display? I don't know of another glossy LCD on the market. I think Sony made a couple at one time, but discontinued them. Anyways, this could make for some interesting viewing if your second display is anti-glare. I guess Apple could switch the Cinema displays over to glossy, but I find that very unlikely.


If I decide to get an iMac (when Leopard is released) I will be doing just that (20" ACD connected to the iMac). This will be a great combo especially for photo editing. I will be able to instantly see how my photos will look on both display types.
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Bandit Bill wrote:
If I decide to get an iMac (when Leopard is released) I will be doing just that (20" ACD connected to the iMac). This will be a great combo especially for photo editing. I will be able to instantly see how my photos will look on both display types.


That's an interesting point. I'm not really in the market for a new iMac, but I think my personal preference would be to have them both match. I do a lot of photo and video editing with my Cinema connected to a MacBook Pro. It's an awesome (and expensive) combo. The rest of the time it's connected to my Mac mini. I was just wondering if anyone here thought about it. Apparently you have. Smile
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