Owner Opinions 17" imac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by teerexx52, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

    teerexx52

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    I read a great deal about the 20" iMac and it is awesome but I am wondering how many folks out there have the new 17" like I do and what you think of it. Were you settling for less when you bought it?
     
  2. Danksi macrumors 68000

    Danksi

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    Depends what you're using it for. General purpose the 17inch is plenty. Photo's and Movie editing, I tend to prefer two screens to one large one (unless it were a 40inch widescreen).

    I'm very happy with the 17inch, although I've been screen spanning it (hack) with an external 19inch monitor and a 300Gb external drive for movie editing.

    If I had the extra cash sitting around I would have probably gone for the 20inch model, for nothing more than the larger screen and bigger std hard-drive. Faster processor would have been a bonus.

    The only thing that's been disappointing so far is the Might Mouse, which I'm giving a 2nd chance now with some control tweaks (i.e. disabling the horizontal scrolling - which is a nice idea - just a little too sensitive for my finger!)
     
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  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Coming from a 12 inch iBook I thought 17 inches was more than enough. :)

    Exposé: it's not the size that counts, it's the way you use it.
     
  5. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    I also had a 12" screen before this, so the 17" is plenty for me. I have no complaints at all, I knew I didn't need a 20" for my needs.
     
  6. Danksi macrumors 68000

    Danksi

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    Exposé: on two screens - now that's just naughty! :cool:
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Stop it you, you're making my screen messy. :eek:

    *Presses F11*


    Ah, all better now. :)
     
  8. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

    Phatpat

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    I've got a first gen 17" iMac G5, and have been very happy with it. I'm using it with an external 19" LCD, with the screen spanning hack. Works great.

    2 minor complaints: video chip is kinda weak, and I need more HDD space (80gb now, thinking of upgrading to a 300gb at some point). I think the current version solves these problems well, and adds some nice features.
     
  9. teerexx52 thread starter macrumors 68000

    teerexx52

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    I originally had a rev b 20" imac but I sold it. The only computer I had was my ibook 12". The 17" seems big now to me but I did think long and hard about getting a 20". None are available at my local Apple Store. They have set up a waiting list. So, the more I use it the more I like the 17".
     

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