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Old Feb 1, 2013, 01:56 PM   #26
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I have to say that the thickness may not be functional and even if it is for some reason beneficial, our new 21" looks and works great. Now if only Apple could figure out a way to eliminate the power cord...then the keyboard and trackpad. Clean up the entire workspace so you only have a monitor in front of you - then I'd be happy.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 02:56 PM   #27
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I'm still not sure of the point of it being thin since it's a desktop...
They needed an excuse to take out the ODD and a few ports!
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 03:12 PM   #28
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So let me put this in another way...
The thinnest part of the iMac (5mm) is about 80% thinner than the older models.
The thickest part of the new imac its around 12" and in the older model is like 20-25"...so the bottom line this is the thinnest imac and all in one and best on the market with a design hard to equal
A desktop with Mountain Lion and easy to install windows so you can use both of them very easy..
The others all in one desktop you have windows but they will run very strange with mac os so you have only a best operation system
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 03:17 PM   #29
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Maybe an infection?

Maybe the new Imac has a virus infection that is causing it to bulge in the back. In the old days we could put some leeches on it, but I guess you could download the Antibiotic App.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 04:48 PM   #30
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Sad really for a company that has innovated so much. They just seem to have lost their way of late and now even the court cases are going against them. I see them as being petulant and just plain out of ideas and yes I do have plenty of Apple kit, but that shouldn't stop one from criticising when warranted. I think the scales have fallen from the eyes of a good number of Apple consumers of late. Of course you will never get the Apple die hards to accept things could be better but hey ho!.

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Old Feb 1, 2013, 05:25 PM   #31
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Sheeze, I love these Dinosaur Theory threads
LOL, I think I'll name my iMac "Bronto" when it arrives!
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 05:39 PM   #32
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It's only thin at the edges. It's actually as thick as the older model towards the center of the machine....the only thin parts are around the bezel edges where it tapers off.
You're very late to the game, as this topic has been beaten to death in the forum for over 3 months. It's a computer, not a fashion model. Get over it.

imac pics a bit deceiving
Anyone prefer not to have the edge thin due to the fat bulge?
2012 iMac – a sober and detailed dissection with a nice comparison chart
Are we looking at iMac design the wrong-way-about?
First Impressions & the Profile
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 05:53 PM   #33
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Sheeze, I love these Dinosaur Theory threads
I haven't thought of Miss Anne Elk in years.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 06:11 PM   #34
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The new iMac is a great design, yes it's not 5mm thick in the center, closer to 50mm (2inches) would be my guess on the 27". it won't get thinner until SSD is standard but this will also mean RAM being soldered in like the MBA. Not an issue with the 21" as you can't get to it anyway.

It will be a long time before any future iMac is truly 5mm thin for the whole computer but this won't matter as long as they use the same stand as in reality the new thin 2012 iMac uses the same desk space as the last iMac and probably the one before that.

If anyone is buying a new iMac, sight unseen and thinking it will be 5mm thin needs to take a good look at them selves. There has been plenty written about the topic online.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 06:11 PM   #35
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How will they fit a Mountain Lion in an iMac if it gets any thinner?
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 08:14 PM   #36
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LOL, I think I'll name my iMac "Bronto" when it arrives!
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 11:04 PM   #37
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Zomg!!! Apple scammed me?!?!?! So this enjoyment of my new iMac has been nothing but a lie?!?!? Noooooo.............
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 12:12 AM   #38
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But the 5mm thickness is not uniform, it's an oblong taper that bulges in the middle. It's not 5mm thick in the middle, it's more like 25mm or 30mm thick.
oooo shiii i was just about to buy a second one. Lucky I read your post. Decided to get a 200mm thick PC box instead. THanks mate!

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Sad really for a company that has innovated so much. They just seem to have lost their way of late and now even the court cases are going against them. I see them as being petulant and just plain out of ideas and yes I do have plenty of Apple kit, but that shouldn't stop one from criticising when warranted. I think the scales have fallen from the eyes of a good number of Apple consumers of late. Of course you will never get the Apple die hards to accept things could be better but hey ho!.
yet they are still in front of competition.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 12:29 AM   #39
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You're just now realizing that it's tapered? That said, I'm still not sure of the point of it being thin since it's a desktop...
The iMac is not the right machine for InDesign or Photoshop or users who demand certain ergonomic features. However, it is the thinnest AIO office computer on the market. That is a pretty unique role. Not!?

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How will they fit a Mountain Lion in an iMac if it gets any thinner?
Good question! ;-)
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 12:32 AM   #40
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This thread title cracks me up, but I did watch the iMac intro live and they did make it seem like the imac was notebook thin. Within 24 hours tho, with all the photos and reviewers it was clear it was more like a pumpkin pie
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 12:35 AM   #41
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I bet the 2012 iMac looks great mounted on the wall being as thin as it is... Whoops sorry
http://www.macrumors.com/2012/12/20/...h-vesa-mounts/
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 12:46 AM   #42
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It's only thin at the edges. It's actually as thick as the older model towards the center of the machine....the only thin parts are around the bezel edges where it tapers off.

I had the idea that Apple that pioneered this revolutionary new design which was a 5mm thick panel, using thin drives and flash memory to reduce size. It's all really a gimmick, the thing is not thin. The 2011 iMac is still a helluva machine, and the new "design" is not much to brag about.
Nothing's wrong with your post. Except you're 4 months late to the party. So:

http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Go+...c5_4202727.jpg
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 02:06 AM   #43
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