Do you want the iMac remade to look like the old iMac G4?

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Do you want the iMac remade to look like the old iMac G4?

  1. Yes

    29 vote(s)
    27.4%
  2. No

    77 vote(s)
    72.6%
  1. macrumors 6502a

    204467

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    #1
    Voice your opinions. Personally, I like the current aluminum design. However, I know a lot of people would love if the iMac G4 was remade with current innards. Another reason I don't think it would work; current screens are too big for the G4 design; either the weight would topple them over or they would just look plain silly.

    EDIT: I accidentally submitted this too early; how do I go back and add a poll to it?

    EDIT: Never mind. Found it. Stand by for poll.
     
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    OutThere

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    The arm was awesome but I think we've moved beyond that stage. It would look goofy I think with a huge screen. There are plenty of vesa mount options for people who still need the flexible stand.
     
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    Insulin Junkie

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    I love the G4 design, but I agree... the screen's gotten a bit too big for the contraption =P
    I'd gladly take a G4 with maxed out innards though.
     
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    Mac-Addict

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    #4
    I wouldn't say exactly the same but something of similar design would be nice.
     
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    ucfgrad93

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    I really like the current aluminum design. I wouldn't mind going back to the white, but not the lamp design.
     
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    TuffLuffJimmy

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    I think that the G4 design may have been the best, although now it's a little too dated. I wouldn't want it to go back to the old G4 design, because I actually like the current iMac design the most.

    However, here is my reasoning for thinking the G4 was the best design: The original iMac design was amazing, it was striking, smooth, ground breaking and it basically redefined the home computer. The G4 design, the successor to the original iMac again made huge improvements to the machine that wowed me. I immediately liked the new design more than the old, it was quite a break through. However when the iMac G5 came and the whole computer was in the display (that was the G5, right?) I liked it, but didn't like it as much as the old design, the G4. Eventually the G4 began to seem dated and I liked the new White, flat, all in one iMac. It had grown on me. Then the new intel iMac (the current design) came and I didn't like it as much as the old, flat white one. However, eventually the white one seemed dated and now I like the new design the most.
    So right now the current design is my favorite, however the G4 design is the only iMac refresh that I liked imediately.
     
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    Digital Skunk

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    The arm was the way to go back in the day, and was the most innovative design of it's time, and still awes many newcomers to the Apple clan.

    But, I wouldn't trade the simpler current design that we have now. Keep the chin too. There really is nothing wrong with the machine's design or technology. This statement from a pseudo gear head. :D
     
  8. macrumors member

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    Not too bothered about the arm, but I always loved the white plastic way more than the aluminium, not that it doesn't look sexy, just preference I guess XD
     
  9. macrumors member

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    I like the G4 design the most. I always wished that I had been able to get that one when they were out. Now they're overpriced on the aftermarket.

    The reason that I would want a return to something similar is that the iMac's design won't fit on my desk. I have a 24" space on my desk that I would put a display on. Even if I bought a 20" iMac, there would not be enough space to insert a CD for example. I need something top or front loading.
     
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    TuffLuffJimmy

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    It'd be smarter to get a new desk. Why would you get a computer to compensate for your desk? A computer is much more important than a desk.
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    I like the recent white iMacs the best. I was in the market for a new Mac not long ago and wasn't blown away by the brushed metal cases of the new iMacs. I found an Apple dealer who had a like-new 24" white iMac for a good price and ended up buying that instead of the newest ones. Plus, my white iPhone looks adorable next to it. :)

    I also think the LCD panel in the white iMac looks better than the ones being used in the brushed metal iMacs. Not sure if they really are different, but, all of the new brushed metal iMacs I saw in the store had pronounced fading problems on the LCD display from top to bottom or left to right.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    The G4 is a lovely design and certainly a favourite of mine but, screens have gotten too big and it really doesn't cut a slim a profile as the current alu imac
     
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    SnowLeopard2008

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    I like the old G4s, as my desktop publishing class back in the 8th grade had one... but as many people already said, the screen is too big. although if they made a mini computer, with that design, that would be a seller, b/c of the cute shape.

    The ratio of the screen size to the base is simply too ... unproportioned. jonathan ive didnt make a mistake when re-designing the imac.
     
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    It had a round board inside, which was nuts :p

    I'd be happier with the current one + VESA mount.
     
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    My mom plans on converting my room into a guest room once I eventually move out within the next couple of years, so it wouldn't be practical to get a new desk.
     
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    Phil A.

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    #16
    I loved the G4 when it came out, but I personally think the Alu iMac is the best looking computer I've ever seen! With the 24" screen, the chin doesn't really exist any more and the aluminium and glass combination are simply gorgeous
     
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    TuffLuffJimmy

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    I for one don't mind the chin. Although I'm sure Apple will get rid of it as soon as SSD becomes the standard, it'll probably be an inch thick too!


    ohhh or maybe they'll take a tip from the Macbook Air and make it less than an inch thick in some places. It could easily be a wafer thin desktop computer.
     
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    204467

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    Ugh, if the next iMac design had edges that tapered in an effort to make it look thinner, I would hate it so much. I don't think that would be a good look for the iMac. A desktop should have some sustenance to it, in my book.
     
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    TuffLuffJimmy

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    #19
    Obviously you haven't looked at the current iMac then :rolleyes:
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

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    I believe you mean "substance," but, even so, why? Do you like big clunky desktop computers?
     
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    TuffLuffJimmy

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    He's just trying to rattle my cage. This isn't the first time I've said something about a product's design that he's shot down.
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    I like the G4

    I am a switcher since day 1 of the Intel era...but I gotta say the G4 iMac is super super sexy to me.

    I would have to say that the G4 iMac is proably the computer that got my attention in the first place, and made me be aware of and be thinking of switching when the intel annoucement finnaly happened.


    The one thing I like about the G4, is the very SMALL BEZEL around the monitor.

    The current iMac bezel kinda bothers me. I would be happier with the product if they could get the stuff to be more behind the LCD screen and not have much of a bezel more than just the screen size itself.
     
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    bc008

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    i completely agree. i would go for a thicker iMac if it didnt have that chin

    (i voted no)
     
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    If they could fit the iMac behind a Cinema display, without making it too much thicker, that would be amazing. I would have to start saving again :D
     
  25. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    204467

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    No, I mean if it was something as thing as the Cinema Displays, or even thinner. That's too thin.

    Ah right, sustenance is a meal, right? My bad. No, like I said, I want something that looks like it won't blow over in the wind.

    No, I'm not trying to rattle your cage, I just don't think a super-thin desktop is the way to go. If you don't mind me asking, what other product designs of yours have I shot down? EDIT: don't bring up the example about the third gen iPod vs. the current gen iPod, I just saw that. I'm curious if there's another time I've done it. Remember, it's just an opinion; everyone is entitled to one.
     

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