iMac Poll

What do you think of the new iMac?

  • A revolution in computer design

    Votes: 49 62.0%
  • A much needed upgrade

    Votes: 24 30.4%
  • Still can't beat a good tower

    Votes: 5 6.3%
  • Leaves a lot to be desired

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • An overpriced lamp

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    79

Durandal7

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Feb 24, 2001
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I couldn't resist trying this. What is your opinion on the new iMac? I may be mistaken but I think that this is Macrumor's first poll.
 

G4scott

macrumors 68020
Jan 9, 2002
2,219
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Austin, TX
60 watt?

You'd think that if Apple were going to make a lamp that expensive, then they could make it a little brighter :cool:
 

Falleron

macrumors 68000
Nov 22, 2001
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UK
Imacs RAM

I just looked at the apple web site + it said the maximum ram was 768 and not 1Gb!
 

eyelikeart

Moderator emeritus
Jan 2, 2001
11,897
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Metairie, LA
iMac RAM

I think u may be looking at the wrong iMac...

the new iMac has a maximum of 1 GB or RAM...

I think the old iMac has a maximum of 768 MB...
 

Durandal7

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Feb 24, 2001
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I would make an all of the above option but i cant edit the poll now that it is up.
 

syoung6164

macrumors newbie
Jul 28, 2001
13
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NYC
The new iMac does have a maximum 1GB of Ram.The 768 you see is the amount you want put in.It has an internal amount of 128 mb of ram pre installed.
 

Falleron

macrumors 68000
Nov 22, 2001
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UK
Imac memory

I think that there is a bit of confusion here! I remember hearing that the max memory was 1Gb but when I clicked on the information next to the memory selector it said that the max memory was 768Mb.
 

dantec

macrumors 6502a
Nov 6, 2001
605
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California
I know some people who would get one...

But after I just purchased a Quicksilver with 17" display... I don't think so...:rolleyes:

I'm saving up for the 14" iBook... That really makes me :eek: :) :eek: :p ;) :D :cool: :rolleyes:

 

mischief

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Aug 1, 2001
2,920
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Santa Cruz Ca
Hooboy!

Hang on people, slow down. The max IS 1Gb, Apple has always sold BTO's in the first few months with less than the max if it was a new RAM type, which this IS. The internal DIMM can be up to a 512, the accessable SODIMM slot will accept up to a 512. Apple only has supplies of up to 256's at this time. They may not have a line on quality RAM at a reasonable price yet. Remember, it's a build option not a GURU configurator. It's currently the only 100Mhz SODIMM in Apple's line other than the iBook which doesn't use a 512 module in that slot (it'd be too big). Apple is just using their existing supply of 256 SODIMMs to start off with.
 

Falleron

macrumors 68000
Nov 22, 2001
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UK
Re: Hooboy!

I just had a look at the apple store. The superdrive model allows to configure the imac for 1Gb, but the other models are only letting you to select 768Mb (Does not matter because they are not shipping yet + this problem will probably be sorted before they ship).
 

grouse

macrumors regular
Jan 3, 2002
184
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london
-asurace poll

I guess you folk have seen the results so far (37% top rating, 0-1% bottom). From my failing memory is doesn't seem to reflect the fact that about 50% of the posts post-Macworld were negative.

I still love the idea of it and am dying to play with one, BUT in my mac-evangalist way my own poll of people I've asked (mixture of PC/MAC types) the general feeling is "it's a bit retro could look very out-dated within a couple a years". I'm not sure, but there may be point here, given Steve Js pronoucement that this is gonna last 10 years.

BTW...

1. sorry for helping to incur the wrath of macrumors admin yesterday (many topics going off message

2. sorry for having a couple of them "OFFICIALLY" closed, we didn't mean any harm, kinda a post-MWSF detox

3. Did anyone laugh as loudly as I did at Steve's throwaway comment about Photoshop while demoing iPhoto, which I have to agree is a very smart piece of software?
 

Durandal7

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Original poster
Feb 24, 2001
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I guess that SomeAppleGuy hasn't seen this thread yet since there are no votes for "overpriced lamp" yet. I am somewhat surprised that over half of the poll results are positive after all the complaining people did (perhaps you all secretly liked but didn't want to admit it). I guess the ones who hate the iMac are a minority, a loud minority.
 

Falleron

macrumors 68000
Nov 22, 2001
1,609
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UK
iMac

When people first see the new imac they dont like it (including myself)! However, once you have seen it a few times it definatly grows on you (me included)!
 

Onyxx

macrumors regular
May 5, 2001
152
0
I have asked a number of people what they think of the new iMac and I have reached a rather interesting conclusion. PC users like it more than mac users. Perhaps its because the mac users have been "spoiled" with inovative technology that has a great stylistic appeal. Then again maybe my PC using pals are finally seeing the light :p
Hey if anyone knows a good population of mac and pc users, could you ask them about the iMac and report back on the findings.
 

grouse

macrumors regular
Jan 3, 2002
184
0
london
I concur

So far from my limited polling of friends and customers, the same feeling is coming through, existing mac-users "not sure", pc users, "wow".

If this really is the case (and it certainly the case regarding OS X, non-mac users are really impressed in a way they never were with previous OSs, whereas a lot of long time macusers are "Oh it looks a bit kiddy and gimicky") and Steve can get the machine out there in front of people, then he may well have played a master stroke and we will finally (I know we've all hoped in vain before) get the extra pentration and market share that such great products deserve and demand.
 

spikey

macrumors 6502a
Apr 26, 2001
658
0
I agree with you.

In a PC users eyes this imac2 was a new imac to replace the coloured one.
In a macusers eyes this imac2 was a sequel to a truly revolutionary machine.

and the original imac is a hard act to follow.
 
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