Gorgeous New iMac 20" - Pics included!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by JayMtl, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey all, I know that everyone here (myself included) is a sucker for pics of anything Apple, so here are a few new pics of my brand-spanking new iMac G5 20" - received this morning, no less (ordered Oct. 19th from the Apple Store)! Hopefully its beauty comes across in these pics; it really is gorgeous.

    The iMac is indeed quiet, only a fan spinning lightly in the back produces sound with the odd disc loading (I've been trying out several DVDs just for the experience). It's very warm at the top of the bezel, gradually getting cooler as you go down. Furthermore, it's impressively thin and the overall aesthetic is very minimal. One might think think that the iSight would ruin the continuity of the piece, but I think it's barely noticeable and I couldn't really picture an overall aesthetic difference if it was there or not.

    Computer performance is what you'd expect given a CPU with its speed, which is to say it's good. But I think this can be a personal issue, so I'll leave all you iMac buyers to form your own judgement.

    Photobooth is fun for a few minutes, gimmicky sure, but something to play with. I refused to let it take a pic for my login account after setting things up early in the morning (not a morning person in appearance :eek: ). Front Row is mighty cool, and takes a few seconds (about 3) to make the transition from the desktop, but appears to be very functional. DVD playback from Front Row looks good, but one annoyance is that if you pause and return back to the desktop, the DVD player mustn't be in the dock when you decide to resume playing the DVD, otherwise the video does not play. I'll get used to it, but I think Apple will need to patch Front Row a bit before it becomes truly amazing. However, even without the apps, the iMac is a spectacular deal and a nice piece of hardware.

    Anyway, enough praise...I must get back to my computer! Check out the few pics I took of my baby...some with a newly purchased DVD (guess which one ;)). So far, extremely happy with the purchase...oh, and did I mention I'm a first-time Mac user?! :D
     

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    Danksi

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    Nice. I'm laughing at how clean the setup looks though. I'll have to take a pic of my 17inch, 19inch LCD, two external drives, USB hub, extension leads everywhere, it's a mess.

    I'm also suprised our kids haven't coloured it in too!

    :)
     
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    runninmac

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    Wow looks very impressive! I want to get one around january/ december. Thanks for the pictures I just love them!:p Could you take one like the 2nd one but with more of the back? That would be great. Enjoy it
     
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    Wow that is nice. I have a dual G5 2.0ghz with 20" Apple Cinema ALuminum, but that is sexy. I want one.. :)
     
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    Nice! Hopefully my family will get one of these in a few years. Do you think you'll get a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse?
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Nice, its awesome... I wanted to buy one... waiting to get the money for a 23" and powermac instead. If I didnt need the 23" I would get a iMac like tommorow.
     
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    yumm,, i had the 1.8ghz 20in imac g5, but i can never make up my mind, sold it and got a 14in ibook and 15in powerbook, but i think now im selling both and going back to a desktop! the new imacs specs are amazing!
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! Glad you like the pics. When I get home I'll try to get a shot for you...and if not, then I'll happily take one this weekend. :)

    Bluetooth keyboard, possibly; bluetooth mouse, nope. The keyboard I can justify, because I can pick it up, put it on my lap, plus the battery life is great. The mouse has no secondary button (non-right-clickable) nor does it have a scroll function, two very disadvantageous points, IMO! From what I hear, battery life isn't great on the BT mouse either. Not a wise purchase, if you ask me. For now, I'm poor, so I think I'll just be happy with my wired devices and splendid iMac. :D
     
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    As promised, here's a pic of the backside! Just as sexy as the fontside, if you ask me. :D
     

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    Mr. Anderson

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    I played with one of these at the Apple store in Indianapolis yesterday - they're quite nice. Not much different though, from my wife's 2.0 GHz iMac. I personally don't like the built in iSight - we have a 2 year old who gets on there regularly to see grandparents, and with the built in camera, you'd have to move the whole computer around to get him in the picture. Its much nicer having the iSight on the cable. But if you don't have to worry about that, its definitely better without all the clutter.

    I'd hope that in the next version Apple makes it so the built in iSight can rotate up and down a bit.

    D
     
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    Thanks for that,it looks great.. ! I can't wait for mine ! I'm a first timer too
     
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    runninmac

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    Wow that looks good.:eek: Thanks!
     
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    mdavey

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    Hmm, that is weird. I've played about with FrontRow quite a bit and haven't seen that. Does it happen with all DVDs?
     
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    wdlove

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    Very nice pictures. I got to play with a iMac G5 at my local Apple Store today. Very impressed. I had to really stoop down to use the iSight though.
     
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    mjstew33

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    So sweet!! I can't wait to get mine :D
     
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    mjstew33

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    I still have not seen one in person.. just pictures.

    The first time I'll probably see is at my front door :eek: :rolleyes:
     
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    Very nice pictures! And my God is that thing thin... my dad has the previous rev. of the iMac G5 and I always thought it looked a little thick. This one, however, looks just right. :D I would get one of these if I really needed it, but money would be spent on a Power Mac G5.

    Anyway, congrats on the purchase! I know you'll have fun with it.
     
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    Can the screen move vertically on these yet? I know they tilt, but i would like them to move vertically as the previous generation iMac did (the lamp generation).
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    Just picked mine up today. It's great! Only complaint, front row is buggy as heck. It'll be nice once they get those bugs out. Don't have much use for photobooth, but it would be nice to have the effects in iPhoto. So far the built in iSight has worked better than i expected. The FOV is as good as the orig.

    I got the stand 512mg of ram....be nice when i can afford the 2gb module:)
     
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    SuperSnake2012

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    Looks very nice, enjoy your iMac! :D
     
  21. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No vertical movement, it can only tilt upwards and downwards about 20 degrees total.
     
  22. macrumors 6502a

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    With a VESA mount+mount arm you could. I doubt it can do that kind of moving out-of-the-box
     
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    What is that honey-comb like thing below the mount and above the power cable? Vent? Speaker of some sort? I don't recall that on the Rev A, B's.
     
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    It's a vent. The speakers are mounted on the bottom edge of the display.
     
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    I gorgeous. I saw some today at my schools bookstore and let me just say, they look amazing. Congrats on your purchase.
     

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