A docking imac mini?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mccldwll, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. mccldwll macrumors 65816

    Jan 26, 2006
    I don't need a laptop, don't like the current imac w/ the big chunk of glare- creating white plastic, don't need a powermac, but would like dual monitor capability (preferably w/o a hack). What I would like is a "transportable"--an imac brain in a mini-like form which would dock to a 17" or 20" display/base, with isight, or plug into a tv (maybe another dock) for front row. Is this too much to ask for? Obviously Apple's considered this. Would this cut too much into other higher margin sales, or could this be the next imac? Any thoughts, comments or rumors?
  2. reh macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2003
  3. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
    Your asking basically what the iMac features, but you don't want the iMac. You want a more portable one, I see, but Apple doesn't have a portable version of the iMac other than the MacBook Pro, but you don't want a laptop.

  4. Eithanius macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2005
    you're asking for technologies vs compactness that's yet to come.... which century are you from....? :p :p
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Get a 12" iBook, that will dock to a 17" or 20" external monitor. Powerful enough.

    You are picking the technologies you like the most from what computers offer today. But you can't get all of them in your own configured box, gotta get what is offered.

    Or just get a used Dual PowerMac G4 Quicksilver if you don't wanna buy a new Powermac G5. Those duals are really fast.

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