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Imac g3 design vs imac g4 vs imac g5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by superman193, May 21, 2008.


Which iMac design do you like best?

  1. iMac G3

    6 vote(s)
  2. iMac G4

    43 vote(s)
  3. iMac G5/Intel (White)

    10 vote(s)
  4. iMac Intel (Silver/Black)

    45 vote(s)
  1. macrumors regular

    What design do you like best? what are some flaws in the designs of these beauties? lets hear your thoughts ! :p

    for me, i love the imac g3 design but then again its a bit thick :rolleyes:
  2. macrumors 6502a


    The G4 with its swivel head is still the master of design for me.
  3. macrumors member

    Agreed :D
  4. macrumors regular


    i love the g3 design, specially the screen design :eek: it's the best.
    it looks like those new oled screens for sony :rolleyes: now i think sony has stolen the idea from apple :p
  5. macrumors 6502a

    • hated the G3. I always thought they looked cheap and cheesy.
    • loved the G4. It remains one of the most striking designs ever. Plus it was the Mac I "switched" with.
    • liked the G5/white Intel. All that white plastic seemed a bit much, but I didn't hate it. And I thought the user serviceability of the G5 was a nice touch that should've been carried forward.
    • love the aluminum Intel. While not as unique as the G4, I think the overall design is superb. It's my favorite iMac to date.
  6. TSE
    macrumors 68030


    The iMac G4 was definitely one of the most unique widely made computers to date.

    I have a G5 20" iSight iMac, while it looks good, the plastic up close looks crummy.

    I vote for the iMac G3, because my old school had them and I hadn't recognized what an Apple computer was until I went there and they had a bunch of them. I loved them. My favorite would have to be either the Graphite Slotloader, the Dark Blue Slotloader, or the Lime Trayloader (I have a lime trayloader. :))
  7. Guest

    The iMac G4 is the best designed desktop ever and nothing comes close to it, even today's iMacs.
  8. macrumors P6


    the g3 imac as it put apple back on the map and it was a great design at the time
  9. macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    iMac Intel, styling & performance. Computer perfected.
  10. Guest

    Don't iMac G5s/Intels feel like boxes while iMac G4s feel like work of art and high technology to anybody?
  11. macrumors P6


    i like the g4 design better sure, but i think the intel/g5 design is waaaaaaay more impressive
  12. macrumors 68000


    the lamp is the best but i love the Alu iMac just as much. its a nice combination of Alu and glass to create a beautiful working enviroment
  13. macrumors 65816

    Clive At Five

    I feel that the current silver design will look just as outdated as the white chin model once a new model is released. The G4, on the other hand, is very unique and beautiful. It holds a place in my heart, right next to the G4 Cube.

  14. macrumors 68000

    I like the G4 design much better than that of any new or previous designs. While I like the G5 design, it doesn't have the character of the G4. I never liked the G3 design, it looks kinda cheap. The Aluminum is really nice but it's almost like it has no soul.
  15. macrumors 604


    I'm glad we all agree. I got a chance to briefly use a G4 iMac a couple of weeks ago, and wow! The ergonomics of that swivel screen just blows my mind. :eek:
  16. macrumors 68020

    the g4 is a beauty. after that i like the original imac. i'm not enormously keen on the g5 but only in comparison to its predecessors and it's the one i have.
  17. macrumors Core

    G3 = clunky now, but good at the time.
    G4 = beautiful design, practical and nice, impractical for todays hardware sizes
    G5 = functional and clean
    Intel = functional, industrial.
  18. macrumors 68000


    G4 no question , while the newer iMacs look OK they will date quickly ( as mentioned before further up )

    The G4 is a design classic , a lovely looking computer which I wish they would bring back up to date & in aluminium, imagine that !
  19. Guest

    What exactly do you mean by this? :confused:
  20. macrumors 65816


    I think you meant the G4 with the moveable screen.

    so that's one poll point from G3 moved to G4... :)
  21. macrumors Core

    what i mean is that a 24" screen would never be able to work on a machine designed that way.

    not to mention that cramming everything into such a small enclosure wouldn't yield the best results imo. it would still be a nightmare to service. and if you remember the 20" screens were a bit 'odd looking' imo as well. they really did shine at the 15" and 17" sizes though.
  22. macrumors 68000

    It would certainly work you would just have to make everything bigger, apple already does this with the iMac now, the 24 has a larger stand than the 23.

    So the 24 of the G4 design would have a bigger base.
  23. macrumors 68000



    Sounds like a plan to me :) ... come Apple listen to the man !
  24. macrumors 65816

    this poll has been done before and the g4 won hands down
  25. macrumors 604


    But I have a feeling a lot of the new "recruits" haven't really used it, so won't be able to appreciate it.

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