"I like the chin..."

Discussion in 'iMac' started by vand0576, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. vand0576 macrumors member


    Aug 11, 2006
    mpls, mn
    My friend, who has owned a 20" iMac Core Duo for months now, was reading this forum over my shoulder this past weekend, and upon reading everyone's complaints about the iMac chin said simply:

    "I like the chin, that's where I put post-it notes."

    Like it or not, it's here. I think since it is here, people may as well put it to use somehow, like my friend did. What else do people use their iMac chin for?
  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2006
    Indianapolis, IN
    I don't know about the rest of you, but I don't hang or stick anything on my computer. Hell I don't even really use post-it notes...they're too disorganized. But then I'm a neataholic.

    I have to say though that I don't mind the chin. It's disctinctive. Just think, without the chin, no one would know at first glance that it was an iMac. 99% of casual observers would just think it was a monitor hooked up to a machine underneath your desk or something.
  3. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    I would be OK with the chin if the iMac had an adustable height stand... as it is, the chin can sometimes look ... odd.

    In any case, that's about the only thing I could think of to "do" with the chin space... except ... oooh, this is a good one, if I decide to get a 20" iMac next month I will get/make some vinyl clings and have some sort of cool rearrangable pirate scene on the bottom of my computer.

    That alone, I think, made my decision between a Core Duo mini and an iMac... ;)
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I like the chin aesthetically. I don't stick anything on it.
  5. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Not only is the chin completely irrelevant to me, but it's found on LOTS of other machines and displays, starting with my eMac.

    What's different? That Apple CONCEALED the speaker grilles and vents rather than making them obvious.

    Somehow, that bothers people :eek:

    Yes, there's more plastic below the screen than above. And yes, that plastic lacks visible vents, fans, grilles, cracks, seams, lights*, stripes, and other decoration*. I don't know why anyone cares, but they do.

    I'm guessing if Apple made the case in 2 parts with an assembly crack running left to right, and visible holes for speakers and LEDs or something, the exact same "chin" dimensions would make no impression on people at all. But it would be less clean and minimalist, and to my eye, uglier.

    * Except for the sleep light and Apple logo.
  6. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    It's an odd, empty look space. I mean, why do people paint walls and then hag things on them? Empty, plain space looks ... wrong. I'm not sure LEDs and speaker grills would look any better, but if they made the chin two tone it would go a long way to minimizing the chins appearance. (Maybe iPod white case with an aluminum or the PowerMac G4 blue/gray bezel around the screen, with a little more 'framing' on the bottom).

    Also the chin on the 24" is proportioned well, and looks nice, and the 20" isn't too bad. It's really only the 17" that looks awkward, imo.
  7. SmashingPumpkin macrumors newbie


    Aug 31, 2006
    I'm pretty sure Jay Leno owns a lot of Apple stock. Chin--get it? Crickets chirping

    I'll be here all week, try the veal.
  8. CoMpX macrumors 65816


    Jun 29, 2005
    New Jersey
    LMFAO! Ahhhh, thanks for a great laugh.
  9. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
  10. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2006

    With the 24", there might actually be room for them...
  11. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    Yea... I was thinking stickies or use the stickie note widget. :)
  12. xyian macrumors 6502


    May 24, 2004
    I keep a fuzzy beard on the chin. I should get a white beard for xmas time!:D
  13. amin macrumors 6502a


    Aug 17, 2003
    Boston, MA
  14. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I will use mine for speakers, cooling, RAM access, IR receiver, power button, peripheral connections and sleep light :)

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