Ewwww, Dell make an "iWin"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jive, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    I'm surprised you haven't seen that yet. It's been out for quite awhile now. I've never seen one in person though.
     
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  3. jive thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I clicked on a link found in some Digg thread. I'm shocked at how bad it actually is. It's not even like it's not just my taste or something, it's just wrong...



    Although I probably am biased since I do love Apple design. Love it so much <3
     
  4. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    For what you get it's definitely not worth the price of a Mac Pro. And people say Macs are expensive...
     
  5. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    It's a "laptop", not a desktop machine like the iMac.

    There was a review of it a while back where some guy took it on the Tube. People stared.
     
  6. MacSyn macrumors regular

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    Don't know what else to say beside "it's fugly".
     
  7. jive thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But it's got a 20" screen >_>
     
  8. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    this has been around for a while. seeing it again made me want to throw up a little but i controlled myself.
     
  9. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    I don't think he literally meant "laptop". It is a mobile computer with a (huge) battery. I think it would be cool if the iMac had some sort of mobile power source. My friend uses his iMac as a mobile computer...

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=255911

    This is one thing the Dell couldn't do is fit on a tiny college classroom desk...

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Ah... you hafta see it in the flesh. It's a rather impressive beast. As one of the above posters said it's been out for a while so now it only matches the iMac in terms of general performance. I was considering it when my Macbook Pro became untenable for me to use normally. Eventually though I found the HP 17" laptop which was an excellent choice for me, now followed by the equally excellent (although so ugly that it becomes a talking point) XPS M1710.

    I get the same reactions about the other XPS machines I have... the only haters are those who can't immediately pony up the cash to buy one ;)
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    This is the eighth or ninth thread on this thing on MR... just let it die in ugly peace... :( uLose.
     
  12. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I find it to be oddly compelling, but I suspect that a 20" iMac with a UPS in an iLugger case would be smaller and lighter.

    No subwoofer, though. The Dell would win there. I loves me some deep thumpin' bass when I'm sittin' in the cubicle at work with my homies.

    If it were me, though, and I wanted a gaming PC, I'd buy a nice desktop, a decent 24" monitor, and a nice generator, then pay some kid to lug it around for me. I think it'd be easier and cheaper, and the carbon monoxide from the generator would really help me win against my non-oxygen-mask-wearing LAN party foes.
     
  13. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Or just get the M1710 and have a 2407WFP / keyb / mouse at each location, which is what I do.
     
  14. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, but I really need that advantage only CO can give me at LAN parties. I suck at gaming.
     
  15. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Well that's the funny thing, I don't really game and I don't need a luggable gaming system. I just find it a great business machine because it's engineered to endure more stress than it does in my usage and has power to spare. I looked at the Precision notebooks but I figured what I do on a daily basis was more consumer-GPU orientated.

    And I'd certainly rather have a dependable brick than a temperamental Apple supermodel which starts to flounder when you start trying to use the power that it is supposed to have.
     
  16. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    The Dell machine has space inside for multiple hard drives and has a better graphics chipset than the MBP, so it is ugly for a reason - it's full of nice things.

    Say what you like about Dell, but they certainly offer a lot of configuration options to the person looking to buy a machine for Windows use.
     
  17. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    That is Dells strongest point, The ability to make a machine that fits the buyer and not some committee of marketeers and brown nosers.
     
  18. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    all too true.

    Lets be honest, if Dell were willing to throw away all the stuff that Apple have they could almost make a PC that looked as good as the iMac.
     
  20. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    This thing is hideous... saw one at best buy...
    jeesh... just get a desktop... or a laptop, or a desktop, or a portable, or a desktop.... :confused:
     
  21. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I do see it as a relatively nice LAN gamer rig, but I can't honesty see any other use for it. It's too big to do anything but lug around when needed, and not as powerful as a comparably-priced desktop, so I can't see any reason for non-gamers to buy one, and a gamer that dedicated (to spend that much) is likely going to bring a gamer desktop instead.

    I fail to see the market for it.
     
  22. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    They call it a show stopper. In my line of work show stopper means we do not proceed with our application, project, etc. Yeah it's a show stopper all right.
     
  23. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah it'll stop people......and make them say "wtf is that fugly thing"
     
  24. zoziw macrumors member

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    I saw one at an ever trendy Dell kiosk in a local mall. While the kiosk itself is pretty lame, that particular model was quite impressive looking.

    Too rich for my blood though.
     

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