Is it likely that the next Imacs will be LED with DDR3 memory?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MontrealMonger, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. MontrealMonger macrumors member

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    I`m assuming this will be what we get when Macworld comes around, given the specs of the new Macbooks and ACDs. At least that`s what I`m telling myself to hold off purchasing one now, lol!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. Bad Paper macrumors 6502

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    The LED part (for 24" iMacs) is high, simply because they are already producing 24" LED screens, shipping in November.

    Not so sure about LED screens for the 20" iMacs, nor about DDR3 memory. The internals upgrade may wait until next summer.
     
  4. ceres macrumors regular

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    The LED part for the 24 inch model is probable. Eizo and Lenovo are also currently introducing cheap (300-500) 24in Models with white LED backlights.
    LEDs could also alleviate the grave quality deficiencies the current 24 in are suffering from.
    The DDR3 part is also likely but performance increases are largely negligible. You will see increases around 3-5% on average which is to little to be felt.
    I´d rather see a quadcore cpu being introduced ;)
     
  5. IroquoisPliskin macrumors regular

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    Quad core is what I would hope for above all.
     
  6. sangosimo Guest

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    probably because apple essentially mounts laptop motherboards inside displays.
     
  7. jameskohn macrumors 6502

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    Here's hoping against hope for quad core iMacs

    My 3.06 iMac is not even a year old yet, but quad core goodness would have it on eBay in a heartbeat. I think we're still a revision or two away from quad core iMacs though.

    With Snow Leopard just around the corner, it probably makes sense to wait to upgrade, but sometimes Apple makes it too tempting and reason goes out the window.

    And speaking of "out the window", my other dream of a 27" or 30" iMac would seem to be pretty much dashed with the move to L.E.D. monitors, at least for now. 24" is good, but 27" would be better, and 30" would be my dream.
     
  8. gotzero macrumors 68040

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    I think there will be 24" and 30" imacs, with the 20" likely dying off.

    The new ACD does not have a 20", and I bet it would have come out at the same time as the 24". I think a 30" is on the way, but the 20" will go the way of the 17" for the displays and imacs.
     
  9. NyMetsFan08 macrumors regular

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    Here is the quick pattern: Sept. 9th (2nd Week) iPod Update, Oct.14th (2nd Week) Macbook Update, and Now Nov. 11th (2nd Week) iMac Update.
     

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