I would think in a school setting(which I am in) it is better to have a heacy computer because it can't be knocked around as easy, and computers in schools don't move much so it is not much of a hassale.Originally posted by voicegy
My first surprise was the weight...this thing is wicked heavy! If I were at a school site settin' these things up, I'd want to make sure they stayed put for a long time!
The power button is odd...placed on the right side WAAAY back, and almost invisible due to the Snow color theme. (keeps kids from flippin' the machine on and off, I suppose) I welcome the absence of lots of holes on the top (less places to drop items in), and, of course, the screen size is very welcome.
Sounds good. I was all set to buy the new iMac a couple of months ago, that is until my wife decided she needed a new car : ( I am finally ready and able to buy my first Mac now and am intrigued by the eMac. Yes flat panels are nice (I have a 18" Sony connected to my XP box), but I value screen real estate to. I really need to see first hand what all the fuss is about with regard to Macs. . . heheheOriginally posted by dukestreet
The screen was very nice, very flat and almost didn't seem right (too flat). Everything was crisp and clean, a decent res and like I said, quite snappy. If you're trying to figure out whether you want to buy one or not, for 1.1k, its a good deal and you'd have a decent machine that could last you for a few years doing general app stuff, photoshop, FCP etc...
That's what I want to do..... they look so 2001 Space Odessey in the adverts...... and I know that I don't really like snow..... but for some reason.... I quite like the look of them......Originally posted by dukestreet
I would recommend taking a look at one first hand. The mac store shouldn't be the only place to sell them, would be my guess. Check around and see if CompUSA has them, that way you don't have to drive 140 miles to see one.