Dream iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by irishgrizzly, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    How long would I have to wait for this?

    iMac
    23"
    1 GIG RAM (base config)
    A graphics card better than a ATI Radeon X1600
    Running OS 10.5

    A year, 6 months, less?

    Any speculation welcome :)
     
  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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  3. smwatson macrumors 6502a

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  4. savar macrumors 68000

    savar

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    I would buy it, especially if it had a DVI/HDMI input
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i'd upgrade my 17" for a 23" that would rock, and the chin wouldn't be so pronounced either.
     
  6. Cowinacape macrumors regular

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    I'd be happy with a 20" screen but way beefed up video, and a output to hook up a second monitor like the MBP, for either mirroring, or extra realestate, capability for more ram (even just up to four gigs) and FW 800 (at least one port) or a port for external sata drives, as well as the ports it has now.
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Provided that Apple actually ever releases a 23" iMac, I would say within a year. It would be a nice iMac if released irishgrizzly. :)
     
  8. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    There's no reason they couldn't get rid of the chin altogether with that much area behind the screen
     
  9. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    except for the fact that the speakers, fans, aand other important things are in the chin.
     
  10. milozauckerman macrumors 6502

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    I've joked about it, but I don't foresee a 23" coming any time soon. Given the pricing of Apple 23" screens and the current iMacs, you're looking at a $2300+ (I'd say more) computer, and that's a helluva lot of scratch for a computer where none of the parts is reusable down the line.

    The advantages of 23" vs. 20" are fairly small (esp. if the 20" is capable of expanding with another 20" - I've never tried it with the current model, does an ACD screen line up even with a 20" iMac?) for the cost. Nor do I think they'll have an iMac Pro with another hard-drive bay or top of the line graphics or more than two memory slots.

    The highest end iMac is more than enough to suit the needs of most people who buy iMacs (esp. if you throw in a good GPU for people who wish to game), and though I'd buy an iMac Pro I'm not sure the market is there. When you start getting up in price people want reusable pieces (moving HDs from one tower to the next, reusing monitors, etc.).
     

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