iMac G3 rip-off (be prepared to puke!)

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  1. h4ckintosh macrumors member

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    Check the piece of crap here and tell me that isn't a ripoff... I guess those PC makers are too simple minded to develop their own ideas, so they have to come up with *cough* ... less original ideas... :rolleyes: :mad:
     
  2. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    Well this surely is kinda..old...news.

    In fact, about 6 years old, I think.

    Welcome to 1998, where have you been?
     
  3. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    News to me

    I've never seen that :confused: But anyways about the "computer"...... :rolleyes:
     
  4. h4ckintosh thread starter macrumors member

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    it may be old news, but it's new to me :rolleyes: ... I'm always told last... as usual :cool:
     
  5. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

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    i find it amusing that in the headline he states "NOT AN IMAC." He must get tons of responses saying "you know, that's an iMac right?"
     
  6. continuum macrumors 6502

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  7. Elan0204 macrumors 65816

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    I've actually never seen that machine either. I remember lots of really bad iMac copies, but I've never seen this one. To be honest, I think this one is the best "non-iMacs" I've seen.
     
  8. h4ckintosh thread starter macrumors member

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    Haha...probably for them there new fangled "8 tracks"
     
  9. V.A.Toss macrumors regular

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    Yeah ive seen that before.

    Jesus ****ing christ it doesnt feel like 8 years ago. Thats scary. Im in my 20s and im feeling time pass already.

    Oh well. Back to reliving britpop, Oasis CDs, and reading the big issue.
     
  10. continuum macrumors 6502

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    The upgraded version came with a BetaMax player.
     
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  12. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Could someone explain to me what that odd interface-mouse-weird-mutated-trackball-thing is? Never seen anything like it.
     
  13. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    IMO, fugly mouse just like the original iMac!
     
  14. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I guess it didn't catch on any better than the computer did. It is odd looking.
     
  15. Will Curran macrumors regular

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    I've always hate eMachines, but now I knina like them because gateway bought them.
     
  16. continuum macrumors 6502

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    what!?!?!?!


    ....the fugly mouse is the remote for the VCR.
     
  17. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Come on guys

    Yeah this is way old. Apple Actually Sued eMachines for copy right infringement or patent infringement, I forget which, and won. eMachine had to stop making the machine.

    Man, I knew about this even before I owned an Apple or would even think of getting one.
     
  18. senseibiz macrumors regular

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    That has to be the uglyest thing I have ever seen. Wow
    and people still bid on it ????
     
  19. russed macrumors 68000

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    humm... very original design. could it be anymore like the original imac yet look so so so bad? the changed are pretty minute but make it look so bad. personally i still think the original imac is a dammed fine machine and would love to get my hands on one of them! (hint hint if anyone is wanting to get rid of one!)
     
  20. winwintoo macrumors 6502

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    cMachines was lucky that Apple sued them, the law suit allowed eMachines to save face. Our local Costco sold those machines for a few weeks and every time I went there, I saw two or three people lined up at the return desk bringing them back :D :D :D

    I always wondered if the people bringing them back were fooled into thinking they were getting an iMac or knew they were getting windows and found out the machine even sucked at that.

    Costco only had them for a couple of weeks and they disappeared - probably when they sent back all those returns they just loaded them all on the truck.

    Margaret
     
  21. MemphisSoulStew macrumors regular

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    B*ll**ks - I've recently given away a Rev B Bondi iMac to my wifes best friend for her kids! Wonder if I can ask for it back... :eek:

    I've got a late 2001 graphite G3 iMac for sale if you want that instead. 600 MHz G3, 40GB HD, 512 RAM, CD-RW, all the original install discs, games pack that came with it, all in the original box.
     

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