Sony's new desktop design

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  1. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    Linky poo Look for "3D Product Review"

    Well this came out a coupla weeks ago and I thought I should share this with everyone else. There were people at Best Buy in line for this computer. 2000 bucks. Is Sony trying to compete with Apple's iMac design?

    Here are some specs:

    1.83 Ghz C2D
    2 GB RAM
    250 GB HD
    "SuperDrive"
    19" Display
    NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 7400 335 MB total available
    TV tuner

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  2. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    Best iMac copy I've seen, yet still FAR behind the iMac, and have you seen the price?!?!
     
  3. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    It's mot a horrible looking iMac copy like some, but I would still never buy one even if it ran OS X.
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    certainly not hideous. but why won't companies like sony realize things like this can't be given the crap names that they give 'em? it devalues the beauty of the product and creates horrible brand awareness. shame. i kinda like it, but still prefer my iMac. :D
     
  5. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    Just noticed that it doesn't hav 802.11a, 1000base ethernet, and the speakers are only 3 watts! The iMac's speakers are 24 watts and hidden!
     
  6. Bobdude161 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just for comparison

    iMac 20" screen - $1,674.00

    2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    250GB Serial ATA Drive
    ATI Radeon X1600/128MB VRAM
    SuperDrive 8X (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Apple Keyboard & Mighty Mouse + Mac OS X (US English)
    20-inch widescreen LCD
    AirPort Extreme
    Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
     
  7. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    This isn't new. I bought one of these for my pop about six months ago.

    In my opinion, its better looking then the iMac. No dumb looking "chin".
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i see a 'chin'
     
  9. Bobdude161 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    oh thats news to me. I just noticed it at work, so it's relatively new.
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Meet the child of the older easel Apple Cinema display. It's a tad bit overpriced for what you get, but it is Sony we're talking about.

    This isn't the first time they're tried to make an all-in-one computer either.
     
  11. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    The back of it is a bit ugly and the stand/prop looks a bit flimsy.

    But it does have a TV tuner and an ExpressCard slot, which is quite good.
     
  12. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    I work at a Best Buy.

    So far, I'm the ONLY one thats actually sold these things. Everyone else has attempted, but only I've succeeded.

    Sold my second one today in less than a week. :D

    May not sound impressive, but man, these suckers are a TOUGH sell.

    Though the customer adored it because it was silver, and matched half her house. She was squealing and screaming about it. :eek:

    The HP Touchsmart totally blows it away in coolness and specs. :D
     
  13. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    About $1899.00 plus tax @ my work :eek: :eek:


    that sony style has been out for like 6 months now,this style was out while xp still being sold on PC platform
     
  14. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Nothing new

    Sony's had all-in-one desktop Vaios for years now...
     
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    Don't worry, the men in white coats are on the way... :)confused: :confused: :confused: )

    As for the design, that thing is sloooooooow in comparison the iMac, rubbishly specced, rubbishly priced and IMO, pretty poorly designed in comparison to the iMac, although that's very subjective...
     
  17. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Saw on in Circuit City...it decent looking. Still no iMac.
     
  18. monke macrumors 65816

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    No iMac at all. Thanks Sony for putting some distance between you and Apple once again. :p
     

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