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Tuesday, August 31, 2004


new imac released today at macworld paris and i've got to say that at first, i wasn't all over it.

the main problem i was having was the stand vs. the media-rom drive. i was worried that if someone tried to push in a disc, they'd topple their computers in the effot. i mean, i've one of the old slot-loader tangerine imacs (named tang imac, natch) and the drive's a little "chewy" in that sometimes it feels like i'm pushing a little hard to get that disc in there. either that or there's just a lot of mechanical things going on to pull the disc in. i'm nervous that the act of putting in a disc will cause the screen to wobble too much, or that people just won't want to reach up to put a disc in, or take one out.

i am also a little nervous by the shape. it think it's a bit bricky. i think if they're going to make a tablet, lose the back support.

that said, it's not a tablet. it's a desktop computer. time to look at the good things:

17 and 20" displays. their low-end is my high-end. brilliant decision to go with huge displays, and to have the computer mimic the new studio displays released a few months ago.

the ability to hang the display on the wall is a great idea, and really pushes apple into the "home entertainment" area people keep bugging them about. one of these on the wall next to the stereo components, at a trade show, or on the wall in the nurse's station in a hospital linked to patient monitors is the perfect place for this tool.

it's g5. in a megathin case. based on this, i'm not sure how far away powerbook g5s are, that is, as the u.s. prison system knows, a good thing.

in the end, i'm excited for these new systems and excited to read more about them as people get their hands on them.

what do you think of the new imac?


Blogger Tracy said...

if i had an extra 2 grand just sitting around, i would be ordering a new imac right now. they're just pretty.

August 31, 2004 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger moy said...

did you see these images? be adventurous and replace "image38" with other numbers to see more. :)

yah, they are very pretty. a friend of mine just said he'd mount one if he had one too.


August 31, 2004 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Julian said...

Yeah, I'm liking them a lot. I think I might have to trade my 12" powerbook in for one. I've got a laptop, but to be honest, it's left the house maybe twice since I've had it!

August 31, 2004 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger moy said...

thanks for the thoughts julian. sometimes i wish i had a laptop to sit on the porch with and work well into the summer nights. i guess HellaPod will have to do.

August 31, 2004 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

I liked it so much I placed an order! 1.8GHz G5 @ 20" LCD w/ 512MB RAM/Airport Extreme/Internal Bluetooth BTO.

September 2, 2004 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger moy said...

wow! that sounds pretty sweet. i want to see some snaps of it when you get it, sir.

September 2, 2004 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

Comin' right up....not. This thing has an estimated on or before 9/30/2004 (30/9/2004 for some of you). But, in which ever century this really does ship, I'll have state of the art digital (or perhaps holographic by then?) photographs for salivating over.

September 3, 2004 at 1:35 AM  

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