Are new IMAC coming out soon

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by badcrc32, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. badcrc32 macrumors regular

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    Im looking to buy a new Imac I saw that there end of cycle and new ones should be coming out. I heard that black ones are going to be released....Im more interested in hardware improvements than colors.....Anyone know when to expect them and what they will have?

    Appreciate it!
     
  2. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Buy now. When I was looking to buy a new iMac, the cycle showed it was due for an update. I waiting 9 more months.
     
  3. harrisone23 macrumors member

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    Please

    i hope so! I want to see the new design.
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    They have just had a design update, they won't get another for a while ;).
     
  5. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Best case scenario is that in a few months probably 6 or so (since they were revamped not updated in August '06) they will have a speedbump update. Maybe processor or some internal workings.

    I wouldn't call what happened in August an update. To much was replaced, processor architecture, video cards, that's practially over half the logic board there. Plus the outside, introduction of the new keyboard, all centered around the iMac. Doubt very seriously they'll have a major update similar to that for a while.

    New design more than likely (since almost all products are resembling the iMac) won't happen for at least a year or 2.
     
  6. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    I agree completely. The ONLY thing that will happen with the iMacs before 2009 (and maybe well into 2009) is an upgrade to the Penryn processors. And from what I've heard, the speed/power bump won't be worth waiting more than a month or so for.
     
  7. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Penryn won't significantly impact the iMacs since one of their advantages is lower power consumption, something that helps out a notebook battery much more. And right now the 2.8Ghz extreme is available. So a Penryn version might not be any faster and the 45nm advantages might be minimal. Buy now.
     
  8. badcrc32 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks....

    I really appreciate everyones comment....I was thinking about upgrades like better video card, maybe more memory, and faster speed. Not a whole new redesign.....If faster Imac are going to be out in a month I would wait.

    I can hardly wait....I want to give my pc the boot bad. :D
     
  9. djejrejk macrumors 6502a

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    I'm hoping for new lcd panels... the current one are pretty flaky. I'm not expecting any major design changes, but I wouldn't be too surprised if they released some slight chassis modifications such as a slightly thinner design or less pronounced chin. They did something similar with the white iMac.
     
  10. amac4me macrumors 65816

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    I doubt that new models will be released soon.
     
  11. peejack macrumors 6502a

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    No they are not they are great screens, have you actually used one?
     
  12. mward333 macrumors 6502a

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    Although I know that some people would disagree with me, I think that the new iMac is awesome. We ordered ours on the day it was released, back in August (as I recall). We really enjoy it.

    I don't think that you will regret buying an iMac right now. In other words, buy, buy, buy! I bet that we don't see any updates until fall 2008, and I think that any such updates will be just a tiny speed bump. It should be safe to buy, in my humble opinion.

    If you get one, enjoy! It is a great machine. Although I love my Mac Pro at work, I'm never disappointed with my iMac at home either.
     
  13. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Part type wise the 20" iMacs use lower quality screens, this was confirmed over and over again.

    The biggest reason I went with the 24" since it uses a higher quality screen. The screen is (at least on mine) not flakey in the LEAST!!! It's friggin beautiful.

    No gradient issue, no dead pixels, no nothing. I was very fortunate. Apparently (paraphased from here and in the apple discussion groups) Apple has 2 or so vendors suppling the lcd's and one of them made very shoddy screens.

    If it appears gradient take it back, chances are it'll be fine as that issue has dwindled down lately and reported vary rarely now. So it would appear the bad screens are almost out of circulation.
     
  14. BlueZombie macrumors newbie

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    I have to agree that the screens are great, at least on the 24" ones. I know there have been some complaints about them on this board, but I feel that comes from a very small percentage of iMac buyers. The received my iMac less than a week ago and the screen is brilliant. No gradient issues whatsoever and everything runs so smooth. Buy now...
     

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