LOOK - Possible New Imac!!!!

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  1. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    It would be pretty cool, a Wide Screen 15" version (like the Powerbook) I am not sure if a 17 or a 19" will ever be made.

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    ok, so I had some fun in Photoshop:
     

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  3. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    17 and 19 inch versions. Seems unlikely to me at this time. Why would apple place the lower margin iMac into the realm of the high margin powermacs. They would be rather expensive as well, considering they aren't expandable. I would think they would either eat into the powermac sales, or just flop because people who want to pay that much for a computer want more than the iMac can offer. Plus, its selling just fine as it is right now. larger screens will probably happen eventually, but I'm very skepticle, espcially fo the 19", for the immediate future.

    and what kind of source is that. A report from taiwan? At least they could have said an inside source. For all we know its just some guy on the street who made it up.
     
  4. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    almost the4 same as a an article previously posted, once by itself and once in another thread, but here's my opinion I previously posted:

    "17 and 19 inch versions. Seems unlikely to me at this time. Why would apple place the lower margin iMac into the realm of the high margin powermacs. They would be rather expensive as well, considering they aren't expandable. I would think they would either eat into the powermac sales, or just flop because people who want to pay that much for a computer want more than the iMac can offer. Plus, its selling just fine as it is right now. larger screens will probably happen eventually, but I'm very skepticle, espcially fo the 19", for the immediate future.

    and what kind of source is that. A report from taiwan? At least they could have said an inside source. For all we know its just some guy on the street who made it up."


    I think the cost would be so high to the consumer it would suffer the same fate as the cube, it wouldn't have any real market for a non upgradeable, limited in power $2500+ computer that can't even use a bigger monitor if you wanted to.

    At least this article tries to make the source sound legit, but this really sounds completely bogus to me. but hey, maybe apple will surprise me.
     
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Well, if you think about it, if this is true, Apple's making the LCD iMac a viable low end professional machine by upping the res and screen size. It might indicate that the new Pro line will either be more expensive or more powerful than expected (could be both...)
     
  6. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    I would say maybe a 17" at the MOST, but certainly not a 19". It would simply be too topheavy. They'd have to broaden the base at least by a few inches, and I don't see Apple doing that.
     
  7. kenkooler macrumors regular

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    Right now it would be too expensive for the consumer line. If Apple is right and the LCDs become cheaper at the end of this year, it would be nice...
     
  8. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    As I said in the other thread on this, at the most there could be a 17" screen. Anyone want to try Photoshoping a 19" on an iMac base? That thing would fall over! It would be way too top heavy, and the metal arm in back would have to be enlarged and reinforced, the base would have to be broadened... I just can't see it happening.
     
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  10. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    I actually doubt it falling over would be a big problem. Granted I've never lifted a 19" display before, but one would think the base would still be heavy enough (and it is quite heavy) to keep it pretty firmly planted. Bigger problems in my mind would be making sure the adjustable arm had enough tension to support the extra weight, and the fact that it would become more expensive than the powermacs.
     
  11. mymemory macrumors 68020

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    17" at most, more than that would look abnormal. But to me realistic a wide 15" would be the next step for shure.
     
  12. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Well, that maybe where they're going, all across the line wide format. That would mean the 15" would be 17" and the 17" would be 19", I'd go for that and it would be nice to have that extra bit, especially if they can keep the 19" below 1k, they do well.
     
  13. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    I think that a 19 inch is just way to far fetched. A 17 inch may be plausible, but I agree that the 15.2 widescreen will be very reasonable. I personally would love to see that. I think that I could talk the Mrs. into it.
     
  14. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

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    im not syaing they will do it or not but hemingray's comment is just wrong.

    they most certainly wouldnt need to widen the base or strengthen the arm. if you think so you obviously havent seen an imac yet. it is very sturdy and would probably even hold a 22" if apple were crazy enough to use one.

    the only way this is happen is if those powermacs are very amazing (which is possible).
     
  15. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    I have to go with lemon here. If they wanted to, they could put anything on the iMac. It would hold up just about any type of LCD, especially if it was a thinline. Now, that being said, although I don't believe these rumors, they would mean that the PowerMacs would be insane in specs. that would be very, very cool.

    That is unless they are going to make a PoweriMac?
     
  16. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    You've got to be kidding, a 22" display is HEAVY, almost as heavy as the entire imac (including the 15" screen). To put a 22" on it would be overkill, the imac's arm would slip forward and probably end up 'leaning' on the screen.

    A 17" would probably be fine but still, the whole arm would have to be redesigned due to the tension.
     
  17. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    Yea, they would have to weight the base down for the 22, but that will never, ever happen. Now the 17 would not require the arm, or the base to be redesigned at all. Maybe, maybe a tension increase, but I doubt it.

    Still, I don't think this rumor is going to hold water in the long haul.
     
  18. agent302 macrumors newbie

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    Actually, the most likely (if it were to be widescreen), would be a 17 inch widescreen, but not in the way most people here seem to be thinking. The 15.2 inch screen in the Powerbook is really just a normal 14 inch screen that has pixels added to the side. So a 17 inch widescreen could be the same height as a 15 screen, but wider. Remember, the screen measurement is diagonal inches, so making a screen the same height but wider makes the diagonal length bigger.
     
  19. nero007 macrumors regular

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    The Register has been posting some tall ones lately. I guess the 19" iMac will be coming out with the 1.5ghz G4 at MWNY. :rolleyes:
     
  20. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000

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    Love the idea of a 19-incher but...

    D'ya think that both RAM slots would be accessible by a user instead of just one? And maybe an option to have the optical drive part rotate to the left or right so one doesn't have to drop the keyboard in one's lap when changing disks?

    And perhaps offer a slot for a Pyro PlatinumDV board for all us video-folk...
     
  21. SPG macrumors 65816

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    The 17" is plausible, feasible, and almost inevitable. The 19"? Wellllll....we'll see. It'd be nice, but we'll see if they can make it affordable enough to justify it. And to throw another two cents in, the base could easily support it and any arm redesign would be minor.
     
  22. IndyGopher macrumors 6502a

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    What spongy surface are you setting your iMac on? With the flippy foot thing lowered/extended on the keyboard, on a flat surface, you cannot get the CD/DVD door on a G4 iMac to hit the keyboard. I thought perhaps I was just lucky with mine, so I verified this on the 3 display units at CompUSA next door.. none of them are any different.
     
  23. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    I beg to differ. I have seen and examined the new iMac quite carefully. That arm was designed with that monitor size in mind, and MAYBE a 17". But a 19"? I don't think so.

    My comment isn't any more wrong that yours until you can prove me wrong. :)
     

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