Gateways new iMac??? what a joke

Discussion in 'iMac' started by erandall38, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. erandall38 macrumors 6502

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  2. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Better than their last effort - http://www.gateway.com/programs/profile6/

    What's with that web page though? It took about three minutes to load - if you think Flash on OS X is slow, try it on Linux. And you can't tell what the images link to until you click on them, and even then you're not sure what you're being shown. Terrible web design.
     
  3. chrisdazzo macrumors 6502

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    blatant ripoff (without the stand and thin profile) much? :mad: way to go, gateway.
     
  4. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    No kidding--I'm on a cable modem, and it is still counting down.....

    Oh, my--better, maybe, but still ghastly!
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    For the same money as an iMac ($1500) you get a 1.5GHz CPU and a lower res (1440X900) and smaller (19") monitor. You get an extra Gig of RAM (with a 3G ceiling, Napa?) and slightly more storage (400G vs 320G). Everything else is pretty much the same (no OSX, of course). I like the way it opens up to upgrade the hardrive and access to the components, other than that, meh.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The specs are a little underwhelming but then again it is upgradeable.

    GMA X3100 = Santa Rosa
     
  7. OllyW Moderator

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    Not as ugly as I expected but they seem expensive, only 19" monitors too.
     
  8. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    My god, that's a slow website. Who ever thought of the idea of a countdown that counts up? How high will it go? When should I give up on waiting?

    All that for a computer that looks like... a bad imitation of the iMac. It's just like an iMac except thicker, uglier, and doesn't run Mac Os X.

    That mouse sounds utterly unusable. Why would I want a rock for a mouse?
     
  9. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    That is one ugly machine.

    Incidentally, I saw the new iMacs for the first time at the weekend, and they are just drop dead beautiful, IMO. Maybe that's just because I'm often sat in front of an iMac G5, who knows.
     
  10. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Didn't see that on the low end. That is particularly underwhelming but at least its Santa Rosa. I wonder if the first gig is soldered on if they advertise a 3G ceiling.
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm seeing 2 x 1024 for the 2 GB models. Even if you try to customize it, there aren't any options to pick. :rolleyes:

    I'm still waiting for service manuals or any other form of documentation on it.
     
  12. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    I have 20Mbit/s cable and it still took forever.

    Nothing to see, it looks horrible ;)
     
  13. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    And people complain about Apple's lack of options. :eek:
     
  14. elppa macrumors 68040

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    2.7 MB for the flash animation according to Safari.

    I'd guess it was counting up to 100%.

    I don't think it looks too bad, but the I/O power bar looks horrible.
     
  15. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    PCMag says it's upgradeable at least.
     
  16. HLdan macrumors 603

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    LOL, not only is that website slow the whole computer is laughable at best. Those specs suck.
    The very next poster that complains even a little bit about the new iMac not being worth what Apple is charging I am pointing them straight to Gateway. Nothing to date trumps the iMac in features, fit and finish. My gosh, the low end iMac has a discreet GPU and bigger screen and is 2Ghz and is $100 cheaper than Gateway.
     
  17. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    The low-end Gateway is particularly poor value compared to the iMac. The other two models fair only slightly better. Interesting that Gateway chose the same graphics core as Apple. I wonder if its an MXM card.
     
  18. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Is it just me or does it look like an oversized black 5G iPod? (top half without the click-wheel) :eek:
     

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    it'd probably sell well if they drop the price a bit, though the rosie o donnell-chin is gonna take some time to get used to.
     
  20. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Yeah, that chin is twice the size of the old white iMac. I thought it was called the Jay Leno chin.:D
     
  21. alljunks macrumors regular

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    at least..looks better than other models....

    good improvment......
     
  22. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

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    The design isn't horrible. Keep in mind Gateway was purchased by Acer a few weeks ago. The top of the line features:

    • Glossy Screen
    • ATI® Mobility Radeon HD 2600XT
    • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.0 GHz T7250 Dual-Core Processor
    • Integrated 19" Widescreen TFT Active Matrix LCD

    If you compare these features at $1799 with the equally priced iMac 24", I think Gateway (Acer) will have a hard time selling these until they lower the price a bit.

    I'm also wondering if an ATI® Mobility Radeon HD 2600XT is the fastest GPU anyone can use in an all-in-one PC???
     
  23. redraidermacman macrumors regular

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    better effort than anyone else has made to try and compete with the imac....interesting, in the fact that its not just UGLY, still not near as pretty as even the last gen imac, but if you just HAVE to have a pc all-in-one, that would be the one to get...
     
  24. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    I think it looks like an 80's computer, just in black and with a nicer designed ad.
     
  25. BlakTornado Guest

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    Wow.

    They even gave it a remote too?

    Wow. Someone give these guys a brownie point for making the best iMac rip off out there.
     

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