ANYONE CARE ABOUT VIZIO's iMac

12dylan34

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Sep 3, 2009
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I care a very small amount. It seems that no other all-in-one can get the stand right.

I do appreciate the thinness, but I sort of doubt that they were able to fit a whole lot of performance into such a small package. The side is more than likely its best angle as well, since that seems to be all they're showing, at least pre-release. I'd still take an iMac over this any day.
 
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dakwar

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Nov 2, 2010
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More pics if you click Gallery.
As for the actual product, no I'm not interested if it doesn't run OS X.
 
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JAYBEATS23

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$500 for i5 processor ,4 gb of ram, and 500 gb of storage I'm sold
 
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Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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"More pics if you click Gallery.
As for the actual product, no I'm not interested if it doesn't run OS X."

It may not run OS X "out of the box", but I'm wondering if the internal chipset and components will be "hackintosh-compatible".

With a little tweaking it may be able to run OS X quite well.

Also, look at the form factor. It's an "all-in-one" per se, but the logic board has been moved down to the base. As such, the display can now be super-thin because it is -only- a display. Keeps the heat-producing components out of the back (a source of problems on the iMac, as some users have experienced "burn-like" discoloration of the display panel in the areas closest to heat-producing items).

This also cleans up cables on the rear, which now lay flat on the tabletop, instead of hanging off the back.

Since the logic board, hard drive, etc. now reside in "the base", it's probably easy to get into there -- think "hard drive replacement".

And I've often seen posts here on MacRumors about how the iMac should "lose the 'chin'". With the logic board down in the base, no need for a "chin" any more!
 
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applefiend95

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Jan 25, 2012
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ugly, just plain ugly

This product can be closely tied to the Lenovo A720. it just doesn't work. if someone wants laptop quality performance with a bigger display, this product or the A720 is the way to go. keeping this in mind, the iMac is a workstation quality AIO. just take a look the lower 10%, it looks pretty much like those 13" laptop casings. also, the design is all wrong, the keyboard and the trackpad......again people with low budget and people who are satisfied with laptop quality performance with a bigger display will buy this. :eek:
 
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Stolz25

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May 14, 2012
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I'm a little confused. If its an all in one, what's the little box sitting next to it in all the pictures?
 
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62tele

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Apr 11, 2010
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$500 for i5 processor ,4 gb of ram, and 500 gb of storage I'm sold
Well knock yourself out!

Why difference does it make if it's crap? Wait until you touch, feel and experience it. Here's betting you're not getting much quality for $500.
 
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thejadedmonkey

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This product can be closely tied to the Lenovo A720. it just doesn't work. if someone wants laptop quality performance with a bigger display, this product or the A720 is the way to go. keeping this in mind, the iMac is a workstation quality AIO. just take a look the lower 10%, it looks pretty much like those 13" laptop casings. also, the design is all wrong, the keyboard and the trackpad......again people with low budget and people who are satisfied with laptop quality performance with a bigger display will buy this. :eek:
Where did you manage to get your hands on one this early? I've actually been waiting for Visio's forway into the PC market, and thinking of picking up one of their laptops. Did you get to play with one of them too, and if so, is it built any better than the desktop?
 
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MacDawg

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Vizio's iMac?
I would prefer a real iMac, not a cheap knock off
Not to mention OSX v. Windows (or Linux)

I suppose, for a hobbyist who wanted one to play with Linux it would be fine
But for me, I want the real thing and OSX
 
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Occamsrazr

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Apr 26, 2012
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It looks horrible, in my opinion. Don't like the style at all.

Also, if it runs Windows what's the point.
 
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Ddyracer

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Nov 24, 2009
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It looks horrible, in my opinion. Don't like the style at all.

Also, if it runs Windows what's the point.
I actually kinda like the design. Obviously somewhat inspired by the iMac and a knockoff (which is very common with the competitors) but it doesn't look bad. Kinda looks like a TV.
 
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