Would you buy an 23" iMac ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Macmadant, Sep 3, 2006.


Would you buy a 23" iMac

  1. Yes, ASAP if releases

    24 vote(s)
  2. No,

    53 vote(s)
  3. A few months after it's release (if released)

    28 vote(s)
  1. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2005
    Just trying to get an idea of how much of a market, if released, would it appeal to ?
    i know i wouldn't buy it
    But what about you
  2. technicolor macrumors 68000


    Dec 21, 2005
    Yes, if it came with a Merom chip and another ram slot .
    I would buy as soon as announced.
  3. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816


    Sep 6, 2005
    Nope; 23" is a bit large to throw away when I need to uprgrade my computer.

    I still think they should make the monitor removable...like a 'snap on', 'snap off' kind of thing, so it would be usable after the computer became obsolete...
  4. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House

    For some reason I'm over the current iMac design. It was kind of cool when I got one of the first G5's, but it's worn off.

    Hoping for a redesign next year - about time, really.
  5. Macmadant thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2005
    A good idea :D you should patent it
  6. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    No..i really like my Mac Mini plus ACD combo..i had planned to replace my Mini with a Mac Pro come x-Mas, but my mini is so fast..i see now reason, and I can update more with a cheaper Mac. I had an iMac, but I like the different options of screens(for me)
  7. hayduke macrumors 65816


    Mar 8, 2005
    is a state of mind.
    No I wouldn't buy it.

    Totally agree. Apple has pulled a fast-one on the iMac community. They have convinced the user that when it comes time to upgrade their CPU they need to upgrade the monitor as well. What crap!
  8. Xander562 macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2006
    i voted no simply because i dont need it, althouh i suppose if i were to get an iMac this would be it.
  9. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
    There need to be more options. Like, "I might consider buying one." Which I might. Not right now though. I have to wait for this PC to die first. I like how when I absolutely need a computer to work, it breaks, but when I want it to break it decides to last for a million years.
  10. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    None of the above.

    I'll buy one when and if I need it and can afford it. Neither of which applies now...
  11. Macmadant thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2005
    Yeah but if you were to decide against it, this is to figure how much of a market it will have, not what it may have

    I've never really liked the design, i thought it was a bit of a let down after the imac G4
  12. Zwhaler macrumors 603


    Jun 10, 2006
    I would really like one, but the 20 would work fine.
  13. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    No..... I'm saving my pennies for a Mac Pro, which will be more upgradeable than my current G5 20" iMac.

    IF, however, I didn't have this iMac and didn't need some of the features available on the Mac Pro, and wanted/needed a desktop, I would buy the 23" iMac IF it had potential for adding more RAM and IF it were more upgradeable in other ways, too, such as ability to swap hard drives and ability to upgrade the graphics card..... The current situation of only 2 GB RAM on the present iMacs is a bit of a problem and I hope that the next ones (23" or not) do provide more RAM slots and more upgradeability.
  14. risc macrumors 68030


    Jul 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Australia
    A 23" iMac would be way too big for me so I voted no. Having clicked NO though Apple always seem to fill me with a MUST BUY NOW kind of feeling, so as soon as I see the thing I might need to change my vote to YES.
  15. aswitcher macrumors 603


    Oct 8, 2003
    Canberra OZ
    If it had dual HDDs, preferably 4 ram slots, and a decent price.
  16. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I've already got a 20" iMac Core Duo, so obviously I'm not in the market for a new iMac at the moment. That said, even if I didn't have my current iMac, I don't think I'd go for a 23" iMac. It's too big, and more importantly, likely to be much too expensive for a consumer machine. A 20" screen is plenty for me when weighed against the extra size, weight and (likely) price.
  17. vv-tim macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2006
    1920x1200 resolution if it has anything less, I won't buy it =p

    But a 23" screen would be nice, as long as the pricepoint remains close to the 20" of now. If they try to tack on $200 or more for 3" more real estate... lame.
  18. aswitcher macrumors 603


    Oct 8, 2003
    Canberra OZ
    Unless of course they give it other stuff.

    I am looking forward to price drops across the whole of the iMac, iPod, Mac Mini line this month.
  19. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK
    No. A 23" iMac is getting into Pro areas. A regular user doesn't really need 23" and a Pro user will probably want the expandability but hey, I'm sure loads of people will buy one. I know a few people that got a 20" iMac because it wasn't *that much* more than a 17". If a 23" iMac is not *that much* more than a 20" then Apple will be onto a winner. A slightly faster processor and a larger hard drive as standard and they'll be laughing. I've got a sneaking suspicion that if they do this, they will keep the chin but they might put an extra hard drive bay in there.
  20. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2006
    In a Mac box
    I'd get one if it were upgradeable and some more options for customization were added. I think it will be fast but if you can't upgrade it, it will be outdated fast unlike...MAC PRO! :D (BTW what is a chin on the iMac?)
  21. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020


    Jan 6, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    Its very tempting, but I'll probably end up sticking with the 20".

    I'd really like to get a Mac Pro ideally, but its just too expensive (without a monitor and completely downgraded to the cheapest Mac Pro its still more expensive than my ideal iMac.)

    If hell freezes over and they release the "Prosumer Headless iMac" (which based on what I've read would probably sell like hotcakes) I'd get it. But I'm not holding out. As soon as a Core 2 Duo falls into the iMac, I'm clicking "Buy Now." And I'd probably be clicking the "Buy Now" underneath the 20".

    Where did this 23" iMac rumor come from anyway? I'm still not sure I even believe it. If they don't make one I'd be happy, that means it will hurt less when I buy my 20". :)
  22. bembol macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2006
    The 23" iMac would put the price close to Mac Pro right...???

    I would say NO...especially since I just picked up the 20" iMac Intel Core Duo this June...!!!
  23. andiwm2003 macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA
    a year ago i would have bought one in a heartbeat. but Apple didn't make one so i bought a dell 24" monitor for my PB G4.

    i'm happy with the setup and would only go for a headless mac now.

    either a mini if it comes in a merom version. or if apple releases a conroe mac (unlikely). since i don't think a headless midrange mac will be released i wait till next year and go probably for a mac pro.
  24. milozauckerman macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2005
    If I suddenly hit a small lotto jackpot and need a desktop in my living room for iTunes and the Internets to complement a Mac Pro in my studio? Sure.

    As my sole computer, a monitor to be tossed down the line? No.

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