iMac 2009 base tapered?

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  1. Rintel macrumors newbie

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    I noticed that the base on the new iMacs are skinnier than the previous models, has anyone mentioned this? I know the only other change physically is the extra USB port but I can't find anyone mentioning this change in any reviews.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Probably because it isn't too important.

    It was changed to match the 24" Cinema Display.
     
  3. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    That's why you look at the photos and see that the new one has a tapered base and the old one doesn't.
     
  5. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. Thanks for pointng that out! You must be a detective!

    I LOOKED, and what I see is that they don't say which is which, and the photos are two different sizes. Accounting for the photo size differences, and assuming they're two different models ( a fact that one has to make up), they actually LOOK the SAME.
     
  6. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

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    I hope you're happy now:

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  7. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    The New iMac Appears to have a Rubber Foot of some Kind (Not Sure if the Old iMac had this, its not visible in the Pictures, and i've never looked under the foot of one) aswell.
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Why? A little "detective" work would show that the former is a picture of the 2009 iMac and the latter is a picture of the 2008 iMac. There are archived pictures on the Internet.

    Darn you. I had this queued up and then I saw you post a comparison. :D

    Well, I got done with it, so I'll do it anyway.
     
  9. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    Ignore what i said, on Tallest's Pic, i can see the Rubber foot on the '08 iMac.
     
  10. Markov macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, the older models have the rubber on the bottom as well.
     
  11. itommyboy macrumors 6502a

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    It's funny what some people consider and some do not. I personally do not like the new stand on my imac. I liked the other thicker one better. I just feel it kept the whole units look more symmetrical.

    With the new tapered stand I think it makes the display look that much more top heavy. Hardly a big gripe though I don't think of it any longer.
     

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