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View Poll Results: Which iMac design do you like best?
iMac G3 6 5.77%
iMac G4 43 41.35%
iMac G5/Intel (White) 10 9.62%
iMac Intel (Silver/Black) 45 43.27%
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Old May 21, 2008, 06:50 AM   #1
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Question Imac g3 design vs imac g4 vs imac g5

What design do you like best? what are some flaws in the designs of these beauties? lets hear your thoughts !

for me, i love the imac g3 design but then again its a bit thick
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Old Jun 24, 2008, 01:10 AM   #2
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The G4 with its swivel head is still the master of design for me.
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Old Jun 24, 2008, 01:21 AM   #3
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The G4 with its swivel head is still the master of design for me.
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Old Jun 24, 2008, 10:23 AM   #4
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i love the g3 design, specially the screen design it's the best.
it looks like those new oled screens for sony now i think sony has stolen the idea from apple
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Old Jun 24, 2008, 11:04 AM   #5
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  • hated the G3. I always thought they looked cheap and cheesy.
  • loved the G4. It remains one of the most striking designs ever. Plus it was the Mac I "switched" with.
  • liked the G5/white Intel. All that white plastic seemed a bit much, but I didn't hate it. And I thought the user serviceability of the G5 was a nice touch that should've been carried forward.
  • love the aluminum Intel. While not as unique as the G4, I think the overall design is superb. It's my favorite iMac to date.
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Old Jun 24, 2008, 12:53 PM   #6
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The iMac G4 was definitely one of the most unique widely made computers to date.

I have a G5 20" iSight iMac, while it looks good, the plastic up close looks crummy.

I vote for the iMac G3, because my old school had them and I hadn't recognized what an Apple computer was until I went there and they had a bunch of them. I loved them. My favorite would have to be either the Graphite Slotloader, the Dark Blue Slotloader, or the Lime Trayloader (I have a lime trayloader. )
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Old Jun 24, 2008, 04:32 PM   #7
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The iMac G4 is the best designed desktop ever and nothing comes close to it, even today's iMacs.
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Old Jun 24, 2008, 04:37 PM   #8
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the g3 imac as it put apple back on the map and it was a great design at the time
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Old Jun 24, 2008, 04:42 PM   #9
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iMac Intel, styling & performance. Computer perfected.
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Old Jun 24, 2008, 04:44 PM   #10
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Don't iMac G5s/Intels feel like boxes while iMac G4s feel like work of art and high technology to anybody?
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Don't iMac G5s/Intels feel like boxes while iMac G4s feel like work of art and high technology to anybody?
i like the g4 design better sure, but i think the intel/g5 design is waaaaaaay more impressive
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Old Jun 24, 2008, 06:45 PM   #12
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the lamp is the best but i love the Alu iMac just as much. its a nice combination of Alu and glass to create a beautiful working enviroment
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 01:51 PM   #13
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I feel that the current silver design will look just as outdated as the white chin model once a new model is released. The G4, on the other hand, is very unique and beautiful. It holds a place in my heart, right next to the G4 Cube.

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Old Jun 25, 2008, 02:03 PM   #14
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I like the G4 design much better than that of any new or previous designs. While I like the G5 design, it doesn't have the character of the G4. I never liked the G3 design, it looks kinda cheap. The Aluminum is really nice but it's almost like it has no soul.
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 02:07 PM   #15
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The G4 with its swivel head is still the master of design for me.
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The iMac G4 is the best designed desktop ever and nothing comes close to it, even today's iMacs.
I'm glad we all agree. I got a chance to briefly use a G4 iMac a couple of weeks ago, and wow! The ergonomics of that swivel screen just blows my mind.
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 02:12 PM   #16
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the g4 is a beauty. after that i like the original imac. i'm not enormously keen on the g5 but only in comparison to its predecessors and it's the one i have.
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 02:14 PM   #17
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G3 = clunky now, but good at the time.
G4 = beautiful design, practical and nice, impractical for todays hardware sizes
G5 = functional and clean
Intel = functional, industrial.
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 02:26 PM   #18
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G4 no question , while the newer iMacs look OK they will date quickly ( as mentioned before further up )

The G4 is a design classic , a lovely looking computer which I wish they would bring back up to date & in aluminium, imagine that !
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 02:27 PM   #19
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G3 = clunky now, but good at the time.
G4 = beautiful design, practical and nice, impractical for todays hardware sizes
G5 = functional and clean
Intel = functional, industrial.
What exactly do you mean by this?
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 02:30 PM   #20
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i love the g3 design, specially the screen design it's the best.
it looks like those new oled screens for sony now i think sony has stolen the idea from apple
I think you meant the G4 with the moveable screen.

so that's one poll point from G3 moved to G4...
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 02:32 PM   #21
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What exactly do you mean by this?
what i mean is that a 24" screen would never be able to work on a machine designed that way.

not to mention that cramming everything into such a small enclosure wouldn't yield the best results imo. it would still be a nightmare to service. and if you remember the 20" screens were a bit 'odd looking' imo as well. they really did shine at the 15" and 17" sizes though.
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what i mean is that a 24" screen would never be able to work on a machine designed that way.

not to mention that cramming everything into such a small enclosure wouldn't yield the best results imo. it would still be a nightmare to service. and if you remember the 20" screens were a bit 'odd looking' imo as well. they really did shine at the 15" and 17" sizes though.
It would certainly work you would just have to make everything bigger, apple already does this with the iMac now, the 24 has a larger stand than the 23.

So the 24 of the G4 design would have a bigger base.
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It would certainly work you would just have to make everything bigger, apple already does this with the iMac now, the 24 has a larger stand than the 23.

So the 24 of the G4 design would have a bigger base.

Sounds like a plan to me ... come Apple listen to the man !
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 03:29 PM   #24
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this poll has been done before and the g4 won hands down
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this poll has been done before and the g4 won hands down
But I have a feeling a lot of the new "recruits" haven't really used it, so won't be able to appreciate it.
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