20 inch iMac Released

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    MacRumors

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    Apple released the 20" iMac today.

    The new high end iMac offers a 20" widescreen LCD screen, 1.25GHz G4, 256 DDR333 SDRAM, and NVidia GeForce FX 5200 Ultra for $2199.00

    iMac Line:

    15" 1GHz, $1299
    17" 1.25GHz, $1799
    20" 1.25GHz, $2199

    A couple of tidbits have filtered in on this new surprising configuration over the past month... with two reports (1, 2) finally being posted just yesterday predicting today's release. Rumors of a larger (19") iMac date back to May 2002 -- could the Chinese newspapers have been onto something?
     
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    a little disappointing that the specs weren't beefed up at all. still i can't wait to see that in person. maybe i'll take a trip to cambridgeside at lunch...


    edit: spelling
     
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    where do you see 20" all i saw was 17.
     
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    the store has it; hardware and home pages aren't updated yet.
     
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    Maybe this is a dumb question but...

    If a fella had an iBook or PowerBook, could he hook it up to the monitor on that beast?

    Squire
     
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    It's on the Apple Store site right now; they'll probably update the main site later.
     
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    They aren't showing the 20" unless u actually go to the iMac page.

    20" iMac
     
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    US webstore has them. UK store still down.
     
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    WTH is going on - there is no 20" iMac on Apple. Did you read something wrong, Arn?
     
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    I agree with Ambrose, you'd think that there would be more beyond just the larger screen size, such as 512 MB of memory standard or the 160 GB hard drive.

    On the plus side, this does give Apple something you can't find with any other all-in-one (a number of them have 1440x900 or 1280x1024 displays).
     
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    They should have at least bumped up the video hardware, and for what you're paying they could have at least used a 1.33 GHz processor. Bleh, I wish Apple would try harder with their low end stuff :rolleyes:
     
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    After 3 years, i'd rip off the screen and fins a way to use it with another new machine...
     
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    There is, the main site is just not updated. Check the store, its quite visible.
     
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    so i wonder what this does to the chances of a G5 or radically redesigned iMac appearing anytime soon. maybe the 20" was the redesign that had been rumored?
     
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    [​IMG]

    The pod is really dwarfed under that 20" display.
     
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    thank you, very nice but it still needs a g5 before ill plop down any cash and a better video chip.
     
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    In reality, there was never any real chance that a G5 would appear in an iMac so soon after the Powerbook G5s were introduced. Rumors about it were obviously wishful thinking. BUT a new form iMac will eventually come sometime next year without a doubt. When it does it will have a G5 chip but not the current version as it runs too hot. Reality is also more accurate then lack of common sense.
     
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    Hmmm Difference between 17'' imac and 20'' imac $700 Australian, Difference between 17'' monitor and 20'' monitor is $1100 Australian.

    But I am not the market for this machine anyway. Now if it was a G5 headless imac/cube + bundled 20'' monitor for say $500 more Australian now their would be something to be excited about.
     
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    Very cool! I want one. To be the father that my 15" never had...


    I still don't get the separate monitor jones. Why not just get a g5 and a studio display?
     
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    jayscheuerle

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    "Apple will never release another G4 machine. It's all G5 from here on out!"

    Thank GOD we can put that to rest finally. Reality is still pretty sweet.
     
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    I still don't see how this will help improve the slow iMac sales one bit. Had the 20" come in at $1,999 along with a $200 price cut on both the 17" and 15" models this would have been good news, but if $1,799 17" iMacs weren't selling well, then $2,199 20" models certainly won't. Especially considering they didn't bump up the RAM, hard drive, graphics or anything else over the existing 17" model. I must say I'm rather disappointed.
     
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    The main Apple page has finally been updated. Surprisingly enough, the refined PowerMac lineup gets top billing, and the iMac takes the first square on the bottom row. I would have thought the iMac update was the bigger story.

    Edit: Now the iMac is taking the lead spot. Reloading the page sometimes changes it back to the PowerMac.
     
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    golem is so right all they did was jam a larger screen on the still yawn!:eek: 1.25 g4 with no l3. still lame fx5200 and apple will be saying again what did we do wrong? i dont predict big sales when you have a nice screen connected to an obsolete cpu, so this means you are stuck when all that sweet stuff comes out next year and you are struggling to get through with a lackluster motorola g4.:rolleyes: they could have at least put a 1.5 g4 on that oh yeah motostagnation.
     
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    jayscheuerle

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    Some people don't need $1700 worth of computer or even $700 worth of monitor.
     

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