Yet another iMac idea

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  1. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    I think it would be neat if they could increase the thickness of the iMac just a it and add a printer. it is an all in one, isn't it?

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    You're joking, right?
     
  3. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    I think it should be added on if anything (both sold separately), it wouldn't look so good if it was bundled together like that.
     
  4. Willis macrumors 68020

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    you might aswell have an old style iMac (eMac) and whack a printer in the back. OR, just buy a printer =P
     
  5. munchmime macrumors member

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    LMAO:D ....... i like the idea. mr. Dell:eek: would poop himself.

    i would prefer just black ink for it though, i find that i could use a monochrome printer more and more as i go through black the fastest... let alone it would cut down on having to add extra room for other colors.

    as for the physical limitations of it though, i see that as a long way off, i mean printers shake and vibrate, some fairly hard and violently, so perhaps it would damage the computer itself...
    then you would also have people breaking the computer just trying to get the ink in... not so good.

    a built in lazzzzzzer scanner under the bottom lip, right under the power would be kinda useful too.

    -Munch
     
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    No.

    It would be a disaster. Who wants an inkjet bouncing around in the back of your computer. Printers jam and mess up all the time, and I'd hate to involve my computer in all that mess. It would have to have a slot to load paper, and it would increase thickness by way too much to make it worthwile.
     
  8. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

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    WHY would you want it thicker? The thinner the better and more stunning to Mac newbies. :p
     
  9. technicolor macrumors 68000

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    why stop there, add a few extra inches and put in a full kitchen, dinette set, and a bar :rolleyes:
     
  10. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    Ummm...no. First, there are technical issues: people have vastly different printer needs. I just need a 3-in-1 (scan, print, copy) deal, very simple, nothing the least bit complex. Another customer might need a printer with alot more power. Secondly, this would be quite heavy. Even though the imac isn't portable, it is pretty easily moved. Not so with a big hunking printer on it. Thirdly, it would have to be designed so a person wouldn't have to get up to retrieve what they printed. Fourthly, i'm sure the imac would have to be redesigned somewhat. It would almost certainly lose it's tilting ability. A printer would mess up it. Just bad bad bad.
     
  11. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    It was just a suggestion folks, don't kill him...

    I would love to have a computer that seems like an earthquake when ever I have to print out a paper late at night.
     
  12. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I am getting pretty shelled here. But your suggestions make great points.
    All of you who postead should be renamed "Mr. Shellsalot =P
     
  13. savar macrumors 68000

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    or how about a printer with an imac on top??

    your idea isn't totally crazy, but fitting a laser pritner on the back of an imac just wont work right now...where would you store the paper anyway?
     
  14. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Scratch that.

    What was the OP thinking?
     
  15. slffl macrumors 65816

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    I think it's a great idea.

    And apparently most of the people here havn't seen how small printers can be.
     
  16. netdog macrumors 603

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    I find a wireless printer placed out of sight but accessible to be a fine solution. Therefore I don't need the printer in my Mac.
     
  17. -Garry- macrumors 6502a

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    To be fair, I don't think we're a million years away from an iMac with a built in 6x4 photo printer. It could be done, if Apple wanted to do it. But yeah, and Apple-style bluetooth printer tucked away somewhere would be much nicer.
     
  18. netdog macrumors 603

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    Can't you just see the threads here complaining about the noise from the internal printer?
     
  19. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Apple got out of the printer business years ago. There is no reason for it to get back into the printer business.
     
  20. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    I had the same idea last week! I think it might happen in the future, it would be kinda cool to just press Print and the paper slides out the bottom.

    A+ for creativity.
     
  21. netdog macrumors 603

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    I say we kill him, and then we torture him and then we kill him again. Is everybody with me?

    (NB for the mentally disturbed: there is not one bit of sincerity in my above comment so please don't act on it. Thanks, Da Management)
     
  22. sintaxi macrumors member

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    How about iMac with a cup holder and ashtray built in:D
     
  23. macg4 macrumors 6502a

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    there ya go, now thats an idea
     
  24. steelfist macrumors 6502a

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    not a bad idea, but i doubt I will ever see that happen though.

    having a mac that has wheels on a stand up to desk level that will follow you where ever you go is pretty cool.
     
  25. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    He has already done it, just he forgot too add the printer etc.


    Yeah, iMac with printer, it will look like the Dell above.
     

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