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Originally posted by blackcalx@Aug 31 2004, 08:11 AM

Very impressive. I would imagine that your upgrade options are as limited as a notebook, since this seems to be designed in the same manner.

Well, yes and no. It looks like mostly standard computer components, I mean it's a lot more than 1" thick. Here's a shot of the innards (click for 600kb version)

 

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Well, the really good news is that those look like standard 400MHz DIMMs, and the hard drive is just a normal IDE, too.

 

The bad news is that the rather lovely G4 iMac has disappeared instantly from the Apple Store; I'd be vaguely tempted to pick one up if they're going to make them cheap now.

 

I'm not overly enamoured of the new design - all things considered, I'd rather an iBook instead, I think.

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Great looking. Now get those G5 PowerBooks done!

 

The pricing of the 20" iMac ($1800) makes the 20" Cinema display seem kind of high at $1200. It's the same dispaly with $600 worth of G5, Hard drive, RAM, video card, mother board, etc.? I don't think so. Showing your margin in such an obvious manner isn't usually so common.

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Originally posted by iCamp@Aug 31 2004, 09:08 AM

Great looking. Now get those G5 PowerBooks done!

 

The pricing of the 20" iMac ($1800) makes the 20" Cinema display seem kind of high at $1200. It's the same dispaly with $600 worth of G5, Hard drive, RAM, video card, mother board, etc.? I don't think so. Showing your margin in such an obvious manner isn't usually so common.

Actually, it's likely not to be the same display. Apple uses different LCDs for iBooks vs Cinema Displays, I'd wager it's from the lower-end iBook stock...although since I haven't seen it yet, i can't say.

 

But honestly, the old 20" iMac screen was fine...I suspect this will be as well.

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Originally posted by iainl@Aug 31 2004, 09:59 AM

The bad news is that the rather lovely G4 iMac has disappeared instantly from the Apple Store; I'd be vaguely tempted to pick one up if they're going to make them cheap now.

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebO...0.3.1.1.0?89,73

 

Unfortunately, it's about the same price as one of the newer G5s.

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Actually, it's likely not to be the same display. Apple uses different LCDs for iBooks vs Cinema Displays, I'd wager it's from the lower-end iBook stock...although since I haven't seen it yet, i can't say.

 

I'm sure you're right. It does have the exact same resolution though. But I'm sure there are some internal differences.

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Originally posted by Whooter@Aug 31 2004, 09:08 AM

Sexy!

 

I always worry about such heavy integration, though. If one piece breaks, the whole thing's got to be replaced...

Every piece of the new iMac G5 was designed to be user accessable and user replaceable(a first for Apple I think), including the LCD. That information is straight from someone at Apple.

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From a technical standpoint, the iMac G5 is work of art.

 

Interesting issue: nVidia is very much pushing to kill off the FX line "yesterday", matter in fact they have supposedly recently stopped production on the 5200, but are stressing they have a HUGE stock pile as it didn't sell anywhere near what they thought.

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Originally posted by Kain rising@Sep 1 2004, 09:18 AM

My family member (who had placed an order for one of the last generation iMacs right when they ran out) got a call from her Apple dealer and she'll be getting one of the very first new ones that come into their store. :tu:

Take pics!

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