If you could change one thing about the current gen iMac, what would it be?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by joe50000, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. joe50000 macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2006
    Honest question.

    I would add a TV Tuner with support for Front Row. Otherwise, great system.
  2. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    Color options. The 24" should have come available in black or silver anodized like the ACDs.
  3. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    Also, I would like to see it like the G5 iMacs - have the back come off for user HDD and optical drive replacement.
  4. vi2867 macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2006
    Eastvale, CA
    TV Tuner would be great!:D
  5. mongoos150 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2005
  6. mongoos150 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2005
    ^ Even more than those - FASTER SUPERDRIVE. Honestly, the iMac's optical drive is years behind even basic PC configurations. I don't understand why I can only burn CDs at 24x :rolleyes: :mad:
  7. joe50000 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2006
    It's because it's vertically mounted. It's really funny because when Steve Jobs introduced the G4 iMac he talked about a design like the G5 and said it was a really bad idea. The superdrive also has to be limited in speed.
  8. mongoos150 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2005
    It's a cryin' shame. I'm sure 'they' could figure out a way to do it. With all the technology we have it doesn't seem that tough to make a fast vertical optical drive.
  9. joe50000 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2006
    I read because in most optical drives keep the disk in place magnetically.
  10. ctsport1234 macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2005
  11. jorasho macrumors regular

    May 10, 2005
    some wishes:

    - graphic cards and hd upgrade options for 24" also for 20"
    - faster bus
    - firewire 800 for 20"

    that's it. :D
  12. randomlinh macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2006
    FW800 across the board

    built in TV tuner that supports OTA HD and digital cable.

    an upgrade path for the hard drive, laptop style.. but with normal drives

    undermounted usb ports and headphone jacks (in addition to what's there... it's annoying as hell when I want to use headphones)

    glossy screen option

    wireless ergo keyboard, ergo mouse.

    the ability to turn off just the screen

    cheaper :)
  13. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    easy and possible upgrades to:
    1. hard drive
    2. optical drive
    3. graphics card

    side mounted USB port and headphone port. (make two headphone ports, one for speakers on the back and one for real headphones on the side, USB port for thumb drives, really only need one on the side, but two would be sweet.)

    turn monitor off.

    make all wall mountable

    decrease the size of the 'chin' on the 24"

    pull out handle on the top to move it easier. ;)
  14. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    It is wall mountable. The mount on the back is VESA approved and therefore can be used with a wall mount kit.
  15. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    currently only for the 24" i believe.
    both sizes of the Rev A & B G5 iMacs were wall mountable.
  16. slackersonly macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2006
    $500 cheaper :p

    Seriously though:

    HDD, Video, and more RAM upgrades
    TV tuner
  17. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
  18. Edge100 macrumors 68000

    May 14, 2002
    Where am I???
    Add an ExpressCard/PCMCIA slot, just like the MBP. Basically, give me some way of expanding the system, without a full-fledged PCI Express expansion system. I'd love to be able to add a second Firewire bus. This will, of course, NEVER happen, but it's what I'D like to see.

    Other than that, I love everything about my iMac.
  19. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    one other thing. allow other uses for the monitor. make it easier to connect to other devices so the monitor can be used with your game console, or whatever else. even if it only includes a DVI input, there are converters and adapters that will work well enough.
  20. sigamy macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2003
    NJ USA
    It's too hard to limit this to just one thing so...

    TV Tuner - Would really turn this into a media center

    Integrated memory card readers - I really thought the iMac would have this by now. I'm getting old and pulling out my card reader and plugging it in is getting to be too much for me.

    Integrated Swivel base like the i360 or "bring back the arm!" - Give this generation of iMac more movement like the G4 iMac had. I want to be able to move the screen all around.

    Better video card, bigger HD standard
  21. weldon macrumors 6502a


    May 22, 2004
    Denver, CO
    user-replaceable hard drive

    other candidates...

    esata port
    DVI *input*
    better video card
  22. Paul S macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2006
    In addition to all of the above, a standard wireless keyboard/mouse. :D

    Or at least a LONGER cable for the keyboard. I'd complain about the cable length on the mouse, but I just realized last night that you can plug it into the keyboard.
  23. volk macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2006
    No screen hum!

    A couple more USB ports.

    Easier access to the internals for upgrading.
  24. joe50000 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2006
    anyone know why they took away the ability to remove the back panel totally?

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