Apple's iMac better watch out!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by nichos, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. nichos macrumors 6502

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  2. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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    That is one of the most retarded looking computers i've ever seen.
     
  3. netdog macrumors 603

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    Time to sell my Apple stock for sure. Between this and Microsoft's coming iPod-killer, they might as well close down the Cupertino campus now and get what they can for the furniture.
     
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    If that is real, it is nice to see someone else focusing on design, even if it has to be bad design.
     
  5. JoeKarame macrumors regular

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    I was always under the assumption that good design always went hand in hand with function.

    God knows what Dell's designers are playing at...

    ...Apart from quite obviously wanting to be fired.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It's really cute, but it needs more LEDs, preferably ones that flash. And blue flames painted on it.
     
  7. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if it will run on 9 D cell batteries like the boom box design it so closely mimics.
     
  8. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    It pains me to say that I think that's a very cool idea for a computer, mainly because of the seemingly hot-swappable parts. I think this could be the future of computing, where computers don't take any certain shape or form, but you add modular peripherals onto the expandable "core" of the machine as you need them. Very innovative.

    Something like the shim computing system is what I had in mind.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  9. HughJ macrumors regular

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    i can honestly say i dont think ive seen anything as awful as that dell system, what a hunk of junk, smacks of desperation
     
  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Sounds like a Dell XPS Laptop, that costs £1700 and looks about as cool as a Ford Focus with neons. ;)

    This computer btw, looks rubbish, personally I'd prefer a beige box, it may be boring and not great design but at least it's reasonably easy on the eye.
     
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    I don't see any smilies, but you must be joking, right?

    Right?
     
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  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Except that at least the Focus has the benefit of an amazing chassis that lets one toss it around turns and brings a smile to one's face, that bagged it multiple Car and Driver Top 10 placements... Inside the weird box the Dell is just a Windows PC. ;)
     
  15. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Plug & Play devices. Interesting Mr. Bond....

    It's just concept, but interesting nether the less.

    Hot swappable components is a good idea

    Notice how each of the white cartridge type devices are labeled differently WD ( hard drive) Sony (BluRay drive) ATI (GPU)

    [​IMG]

    I think the future of expandability is definetly like this (but maybe not in this form factor - this looks like some trekkies wet dream)
     
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    I agree with the comment under the photo... "it looks like some kind of warp drive thing". At least it's not beige. :D

    As for the "cartridge" idea... Aside from missing the obvious "inter-block connectors in-between the components themselves", the Mac mini is already there (stack components vertically).
     
  19. smwatson macrumors 6502a

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    Hideous pile of rubbish. Im guessing it was designed by some blind guy that wandered in off the street?
     
  20. stefan15 macrumors regular

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    Awesome idea... although the idea of a component based system like that is not new... and the design of that system is rediculous.
     
  21. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    standing on it's side it makes a bit more sense, could be an interesting design dependent on the size of it.
     
  22. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

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    Ewww...

    If this has the track record like the Dell systems I've worked on, those removable drives will die within a year.
     
  23. Shasta macrumors member

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    cartridges

    Psh... So now to get windows to actually boot we have to cross our fingers AND blow into the cartridge nintendo style... I'm glad technology is progressing
     
  24. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

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    Even if that was a gaming console it still looks ugly. Though if i had to buy a windows pc I'd rather that on my desk than an ugly beige desktop.
     
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