Originally posted by mac15
17inch....that would look kinda big
but It maybe different in person.....
they won't sell another 5 million CRT iMacs.... unless they update it........ model changes are allowed though, I would say that Steve meant the iMac model, including the new iMac... the same way as the Beetle changed substantially over it's life, from the split in the 50's to the Super beetles 1302 and 1303 of the 70's........ they were both completely different cars...... to the original beetle, also the Toyota Corolla is the biggest selling car of all time, and that's had some changes over the years....... but all the different model changes still count towards the final tally....Originally posted by kansaigaijin
when they sold the 5 millionth iMac, Steve said he looked forward to the day when they had sold the 10millionth one, and I think he meant the original, as he compared it to the original VW beetle. As sales slow some more I think they will cut the price again. People keep saying the iBook is the last G3 product, really?
Originally posted by kansaigaijin
anyone notice the allan keyed nuts on the side? looks like the back case would just slide right off leaving it standing on that cool looking (ahem) stand, all innards exposed, cool. Amazing design.
Sure. Find somebody who is attached to a school in some way, give them the cash and have them buy you an eMac. Most people know someone.Originally posted by macfreek57
does anyone know if i (as a non-education consumer) could buy one?
If you understand why they designed it the way that they did you wouldn't mind the design. It will work very well for the intended user...students in a classroom setting. Pretty low profile compared to a crappy beige PeeCee monitor sitting on a desk with all it's wires and the big box that accompanies that peecee.Originally posted by boymerang
It amazes me that people like this beast. In real life they're as big as you're imagining they are. this is just another example of Apple's judicious use of flattering photography (who else was surprised to see how large the base of iMac was? in all their marketing it looks like a giant monitor floating gracefull above a baseball - instead of a bloody beachball.) I genuinely think they dropped the ball with the eMac...it looks like the little door in the front should open up, and out would pop Toast or a defrosted porkchop. i think they could have done something more engaging than just a cliff-face of flat white plastic, with a 747 nose cone grafted on the back. The base is hot though...but in some ways only serves to make the unit look even more ungainly. oh well - guess that's why it was rejected as the design of the new iMac...good decision Steve.