Forget a portable, just use an iMac!

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  1. tkidBOSTON macrumors 6502a

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    So I think this might be the best thing I've ever seen.

    I went to lunch today at the local Panera and saw this from a distance:

    (sorry for the blur, its an iPhone pic)
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    See it? Back there?

    Yeah, its a man on an iMac. Who needs a MB or MBP when you can lug around an entire iMac and set up shop?!!

    I snapped another one closer up when he went to get another beverage:

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    Might be the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. I just had to share with everyone. :)
     
  2. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    Wow, I have never seen anything like that, did you see what he was carrying it out with? Was it just the box that it came with because I don't know if there are many "sleeves" or "cases" for an iMac.

    ChrisN
     
  3. Tycoonguy macrumors regular

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    :D:apple::DiMacs are are designed for portability. I don't think thats what apple had in mind tho. did you see an ilugger case?
     
  4. tkidBOSTON thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, no, he definitely had a "backpack" carrying case. When he left, he slid it over the whole machine, flipped it over, stuck his BT keyboard and mouse in and zipped it up.

    Definitely designed for just such an affair. It was quite impressive.
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i'm surprised that the store employees didn't say anything
     
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    why would they? who is he hurting?

    do you see a sign when you walk into a panera that says sorry our wifi is for laptops only?

    i think its awesome i mean heck you only need one cable for the imac to work, the wireless keyboards are so small now they fit nicely in a briefcase or heck your POCKET and bingo you're all set
     
  8. tkidBOSTON thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, their website kind does:

    (emphasis mine)

    :rolleyes:
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    perhaps because its going to draw a lot more power than a laptop, and the fact that it has to draw power, unlike a laptop.
    because it doesn't quite fit in and takes more space.

    i know its not against the 'rules' but it could put off some potential customers too.

    i'm not saying its wrong, i'm just pointing out the other side of things.
     
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    I've seen people with iMacs the mall getting them fixed in the Apple store but this is new. That man has a lot style :cool: I wonder what he was doing.... :rolleyes:

    -Victor
     
  11. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    yeah i guess i mean it would sound kinda silly if they put in there "or drag your all-in-one computer from home!" lol

    most people i see have their laptops plugged in, and i think an imac would prolly draw about twice the power of a laptop, say 250watts compared to 90watts, and on a 2400watt circuit..its not that big of a deal
    i guess, you would have to be a real ass to take offense to it though, sorry if anyone reading this does :p
     
  12. hockeysc23 macrumors regular

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    haha that is hilarious. I personally wouldn't use the iMac as my portable but good for him.
     
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    DAYM!! That is fresh but I would rather carry my 5 pound MBP then a 20 pound iMac. That is sweet though.
     
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    Well... if we take it as saying that you can only use their wi-fi if you use a laptop, we can also take it as saying that you can only use their wi-fi if you're eating a warm bagel and drinking a latte. ;)

    Want to surf while you have a cappuccino, or maybe a croissant? Get thee to Starbucks! :mad: :p
     
  15. tkidBOSTON thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ha, yeah, I was just being a smart a- ...*ahem*... a smart guy.
    Don't mind me. :)
     
  16. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    so wait..i cant use my iPod touch either!! that sucks :(
     
  17. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    you read my mind!:D move over MAcbook AIR!! SIZE MATTERS! he he
     
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    finishing up for the feb 26th event.. he's video editing people!:D
     
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    hey that's me!!! what's the big deal about it?





    not just kidding my powerbook is doing just fine :p
     
  23. Loge macrumors 68020

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    OK, now someone has to try it with a Mac Pro. :D
     
  24. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    hey!!!!!! i thought about that FIRST! i'm now preparing to go to starbucks and shooooW these noobs who'se the MAN!:D:D

    hands down to this guy!!
    he doesn't care what other people think, as long as he finishes his work..that's productivity!!
    hey!! let's hire this guy! he's a workaholic!:D
     
  25. netdog macrumors 603

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    I don't think that it even occurred to them that somebody would cruise in with their iMac. I don't think they said it to forbid desktops.

    Until they make a 24" MBP, this guy has the solution down!
     

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