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Apple released their new iMacs today.

Vague rumors have been circulating since before MacWorld San Francisco about updates to Apple's consumer line. Detailed rumors ($1799 17" iMac) came just a week ago. Rumor wrapup to follow.

New iMacs

$1299, 15" LCD, 800MHz, GeForce 2MX, Combo Drive
$1799, 17" LCD, DDR, 1GHz, GeForce 4MX, SuperDrive
 

Bear

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Jul 23, 2002
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Re: Apple Releases iMacs

Originally posted by Macrumors
Apple released their new iMacs today.
New iMacs

$1299, 15" LCD, DDR, 800MHz, GeForce 2MX, Combo Drive
$1799, 17" LCD, DDR, 1GHz, GeForce 4MX, SuperDrive
Actually, the 15" is not DDR ram, it looks like the old 15". It's bluetooth is the USB adapter. (Bluetooth optional) Also, it only has the Airport and not Airport Extreme.

The 17" is DDR and has airport extreme as well as internal bluetooth. (Bluetooth ready)
 

Hozie

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Jan 20, 2003
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That top-of-the-line model seems out of whack. Who's going to shell out 2,300+$ for a consumer machine? Granted, it's got a gig of RAM and superdrive, bluetooth and aiport extreme, but you could get a low-end powermac + 17" LCD for the same price! Dunno, seems a tad expensive... even more so than usual.
 

NicoMan

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Oct 20, 2002
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Re: Hmmm

Originally posted by MacsRgr8
Low end sux
High end gr8

Basically the low end is one of the old range: no ddr sdram, no airport extreme, 800 mhz, geforce2 mx. That's the cheap'o model.

NicoMan
 

Bear

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Jul 23, 2002
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It looks like Apple has simplified the iMac G4 line. Two base models, with option to get the 17" one fully configured. (Max memory, airport extreme and blue tooth included.

No FireWire 800.

But the SuperDrive on the 17" is the faster one. 4x for DVD-R burning.
 

NicoMan

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Re: Re: Apple Releases iMacs

Originally posted by Bear

Actually, the 15" is not DDR ram, it looks like the old 15". It's bluetooth is the USB adapter. (Bluetooth optional) Also, it only has the Airport and not Airport Extreme.

The 17" is DDR and has airport extreme as well as internal bluetooth. (Bluetooth ready)

Absolutely spot on.

NicoMan
 

MacsRgr8

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3rd model ?

I really think they need a model in between.
The difference between these iMacs is miles too big

3rd model: (something like)
867 Mhz
133 bus
Combo
GeForce 4 MX
60 GB
256 MB SDRAM (not DDR)
 

woodsey

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Nov 15, 2001
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Still Too EXPENSIVE!

These machines are still too expensive.

Apple shouldnt be charging this much for these slugish machines.

My friend has an old 17 inch 800 Mhz. it is soooooooo slowwwww. Even compared to my Quicksilver 733.

Lets hope the DDR speeds them up a bit. but the lack of L3 cache is where the poor performance comes from.
 

dricci

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Dec 15, 2001
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The iMac updates just flat out suck, IMHO. :mad:

I think the eMac updates are great, though. $1,299 for a SuperDrive! I just hope they have the display issues worked out on these models... :rolleyes:
 

iJon

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not smart on apple's part.If they are gonna use these prices for the imacs they need to bring down the price of the emac down to the crt imacs price. i hope my customers are satisfied.

iJon
 

Bear

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It also looks like they added an audio line, and re-arranged port locations on it. Still on the back, but in a different order.

Also, they doubled the video ram on the 17".
 

xj9000

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Dec 7, 2002
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Gigabit ethernet

Has anyone else noticed that the low-end powerbooks and all the new iMac only have 10/100BASE-T Ethernet? I guess this is an attempt to lower the price of the machine? does anyone have the opportunity to really use Gigabit ethernet on an iMac?
 

Squire

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Jan 8, 2003
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Decsions.

This makes my life a little more confusing. Do I go with the 12" PB w/superdrive, a bottom-of-the-line iBook to save cash, or the aesthetically pleasing 17" iMac?

I wonder...

(By the way, someone said "wanna buy an iBook" in an earlier post. My reply- Maybe. If the seller is in Japan it would be a short jaunt over to Seoul via courier.)

Squire
 

Swinny

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Jul 12, 2002
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The 1GHz machine seems like a good deal to me...about £150 cheaper than the previous high-end, but with better processor/memory/superdrive - as well as the Airport and Bluetooth updates.

Whats the deal with the Geforce 4 MX? how does it handle under normal OS X / Quartz stuff...I'm not looking to play games or anything too taxing, but would be nice to have something that can handle the actual GUI at a decent speed...
 

dstorey

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is it just me or with the bluetooth ready model (17") you can only have it fitted at purchase time otherwise you have to use the usb dongle?
 

woodsey

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Nov 15, 2001
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WRONG SPECS on australian apple store site

For those of us living down under, it appears apple has the wrong specs on the australian apple store.

17-inch widescreen LCD flat
1Ghz PowerPC G4
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX
64MB DDR video memory
256MB DDR 266 SDRAM
80GB Ultra ATA hard drive
10/100 BASE-T Ethernet
56K V.92 internal modem
Apple Pro Speakers
AirPort Extreme Ready
Bluetooth Ready

17-inch widescreen LCD flat
1Ghz PowerPC G4
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX
64MB DDR video memory
1GB DDR 266 SDRAM
80GB Ultra ATA hard drive
10/100 BASE-T Ethernet
56K V.92 internal modem
Apple Pro Speakers
AirPort Extreme Ready
Bluetooth Built-in

I didnt know they were planing to release a special OziMac 17" with a three year old GeForce2 MX graphics chip!
 
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