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MacBytes
Mar 23, 2004, 04:12 PM
Category: Opinion/Interviews
Link: MIKE WENDLAND: Apple\'s new 20-inch iMac is a beautiful step forward (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040323171220)
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designknob
Mar 23, 2004, 04:45 PM
The 20" cinema display costs $1699??? Since when???

Flowbee
Mar 23, 2004, 05:11 PM
He may be a Mac fan, but he's a hack as a technology writer.

rikers_mailbox
Mar 23, 2004, 05:43 PM
He may be a Mac fan, but he's a hack as a technology writer.

I've been reading Wendland for years (originally from D-town). He may be a total hack, BUT . . . a hack that likes Apple and constantly gives praise is ok with me. Better than Rob Enderle (http://daringfireball.net/2003/12/enderle) who is both a hack and an apple-hater.

Those two should have a throwdown. That'd be fun.

-rik

nubero
Mar 23, 2004, 08:48 PM
"I do have one significant complaint about the 20-inch iMac, however. It suffers from a general lack of expandability. To squeeze everything into that dome, there's not much room left, so it's not easy to upgrade the machine."

And what kind of upgrade would anyone want in an iMac??? The only thing I can think of is a Video Capture Card wich would then again make you a Video professional who then again shouldn't have bought an iMac in the first place...
How many people really ever bought a PCI Card in the first place? I think, this is more about the nice feeling of being able to upgrade in the future... Event though most people never do that.

Now please don't missunderstand me here. Of course Apple has to have big tower cases in their line up. But I really see no problem at all about the expandability of an iMac... :confused:

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Dont Hurt Me
Mar 23, 2004, 09:17 PM
He says it has the speed of a 2.0 P4, now how many people are willing to spend $2200 for a 2.0 P4? does he know what he is typing? this guy doesnt have a clue, sounds like the same ones who tell us we dont need or want performance and we shouldnt do this or that on a consumer Mac yada yada yada. maybe this is the target audience for Apple. he should try writing fiction.

sjk
Mar 23, 2004, 09:23 PM
But I really see no problem at all about the expandability of an iMac... :confused:My #1 "problem" with the iMac is its limited and costly memory expansion. Even the eMac has two user-accessible DIMM slots, making it cheaper to upgrade to 1GB.

A 1GB DIMM for the user slot on the iMac costs *twice* as much as one for the factory slot, which you can't mess with or you void AppleCare coverage. I could manage paying ~$300 for 1.5GB total RAM, but doing it with a 512 DIMM (from Apple) in the factory slot and 1GB (from a third party) in the user slot is closer to $600!