20" Rev.B iMac G5 is here finally (with pics!)

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  1. macanno macrumors newbie

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    yes guys, i have a time advantage here living in the GMT+8 region of the world and got my iMac 14 hours before. :)

    could anyone advise if there's any significant changes in the internal layout?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/37127318@N00/
     
  2. snackcakeofd00m macrumors member

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    that is so hot i MUST HAVE ONE*turns into hulkish creature, runs to apple store takes one*
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks for the pics. Can anyone see any major differences between this and the rev A? I'm not quite observant enough to pick up on anything. :(
     
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    There doesn't appear to be any internal differences,

    The only difference you might notice is due to the size difference (I believe the stock apple image is of a 17")
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks for that, it's a 17-inch right? Or have they moved the hard drive further from the edge?
     
  7. Etrain macrumors 6502

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    They look different, but I don't know whats what. :)
     
  8. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Yeah, something does look a little different.. The uhh silver thing with the square.
    I'm so helpful.

    MACANNO:
    Nice iMac!! :D
    *totally not jealous...*

    a little off topic, but I LOVE that table and chair set! So awesome!

    and I see you got the bluetooth mouse and keyboard.. awesome!! :D :D
    Man... I need either another free mac or a job and not go to vienna during march...

    Hmm.. a new mac or a trip to europe, haha
     
  9. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    There is no physical difference between that and the rev.A 20".
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well, you can see the different graphics cards (I think that's what it is - near the top and kind of in the middle) and I'm pretty sure the RAM is laid out slightly differently but that might just be me.
     
  11. noel4r macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I asked this numerous times already but can you confirm if the screen spanning hack works on this revision?
     
  12. macanno thread starter macrumors newbie

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    could you fill me in with more details about that "screen spanning hack"? :)
     
  13. macanno thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi katie,

    that set is Air Table and Air Chair by Jasper Morrison, my top pick with my very limited budget :p

    now that my iMac G5 is here, implying my planned dive trips in South East Asia this year could only be dreams next year.....

    enjoy your Vienna or iMac! :p
     
  14. steve88 macrumors member

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    The fan ducting on the revB looks totally different. Unless you just cant see it in the 17" revA.
     
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    Yep, and the heat sink for thr proc is different.
     
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  17. Etrain macrumors 6502

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    Maybe the fan problem and the heat problem has been fixed! :D Since I am buying one tomorrow, I really hope so!
     
  18. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    The fans exhaust on the right of the picture is different then the rev A's. Also, it appears that the ram is angled the other way. i'll go back and check each now and see if anything else is different.
     
  19. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    Looking at the two side by side, there is a lot different. The two fans have different shaped vents, the airport card slot is moved. Seems like everything is shifted down, but that could be because the original is a 17'' and the new one is a 20".
     

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  20. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a

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    Don't compare 17" with 20" they are pretty different on the inside. The RevA 17" is almost identical on the inside at the RevB 17" and the same applies with the 20" models. I have a RevA 20" and I can say that it looks nearly the same as the RevB 20", except mine doesn't have a built in airport card, it has a slot for one. Fan, ducts, heatsink, everything looks similar to the old stuff. The fan looks a bit different, and the positioning of capacitors and such is a little different.
     
  21. macanno thread starter macrumors newbie

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    found a pic of old 20" iMac here

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    compare with Rev.B
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    NEW: sorry for the mistake, this should be the correct old 20", am quite certain this time coz the RAM modules of 17" are flipping inward while those of 20" flip outward
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  22. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a

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    Nice pics man! I like your table and chairs too!
     
  23. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Those are pretty big changes. Thanks for the pics
     
  24. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I don't reckon they're all that major. Although, the hard drive definitely seems a little more centred now, which is strange.
     
  25. isgoed macrumors 6502

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    Seems to me that you found an old picture of the 17" mac.
     

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