Is this a prototype iMac?

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  1. acprkit macrumors member

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    Prototype imac?

    I was watching Bridget Jone's diary, and saw an interesting mac computer being used. I have never seen one like it - it looks like a hybrid crt and lcd imac. Can anyone explain what it is?


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  2. olvrfshr, Jan 26, 2010
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  3. TSX macrumors 68030

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  4. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    I wish apple would make colored computers again!
     
  5. EliteF50 macrumors regular

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    That's the iMac G3 Slim prototype. It never came out though.
     
  6. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Hmm...I too am interested.

    I was thinking one of Apple's Displays, but I couldn't find anything that looked like that(didn't look for too long, maybe I made a mistake)
     
  7. raysfan81 macrumors 6502a

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    If they had that monitor before the iMac g3's then why didn't they use it instead of a CRT. Would have looked even cooler with a LCD. But i guess cost was a factor as well :rolleyes: Any way, thats pretty cool!
     
  8. raysfan81 macrumors 6502a

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    Not all of them because the aluminum looks so sleek but yes a line with colored computers would be very cool :)
     
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  10. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    it was not so much the cost , it was more a thing of quality , you have to remember in 1997 the picture quality of the crt was far superior then what you got from a lcd screen of that time and yes the crt was cheaper , so you got a better display and the imac g3 stayed affordable
    and the picture quality of a crt is still good and you need to spend really a lot on a lcd to get one that can match the crt quality
    i would love to have this 21"studio crt ..maybe there is enough room inside somewhere for a mini
     
  11. itommyboy macrumors 6502a

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    I get a kick out of the fairly obvious dare I say gratuitous MSN shot on screen as well. :eek:
     
  12. dh2005 macrumors 6502a

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    Haha...!!!

    There are some very keen eyes, out there...!
     

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