Originally Posted by CapnJackGig
It's not about hating the new design, it's about the idiocy of creating this design to the detriment of things like bluray/DVD drives. Show me one person that was whining about the last iMac being too thick and I'll show you a fool.
[shrug] Why make it thick? ODD aside, the innards have shrunk to the point that little more than a bulge on a thin screen is necessary.
wasn't going to do Bluray. Period. "Bag of hurt" - and that from someone on the Bluray board. By now, an ODD must
support Bluray, or be dropped altogether - as happened with iPod, iPad, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini (with the ODD on Mac Pro languishing into oblivion). Once the ODD is removed, there's no reason for the iMac to be that thick. Take off a layer or two from the display, compact the innards, optimize for heat exchange and airflow, use optimally viable panels, try a new welding method, and you get something that doesn't need to be any more than 5mm at the edges + an "aw, it's a Mac Mini in the oven".
What shall we say of someone who whines that it's too thin without offering any suggestions for what should occupy that space?
 - "“Apple is pleased to join the Blu-ray Disc Association board as part of our efforts to drive consumer adoption of HD,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO." 2005 @