Mid-end tower concept

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Not-a-cliche, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. Not-a-cliche macrumors regular

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    A while ago I came up with this, but I doubt many people saw the little post about it, so here goes.

    Note that this design is impractical in many ways, which I will list at the end. It's still a cool idea though.

    Well, Apple could do something very original with this. They have the iMac - where the computer is being the screen and it's all one device. Well, many people don't want an all-in-one, they don't want to have to get a new screen and speakers and webcam and microphone when they're iMac gets old. So, Apple release a thin mac pro.

    It would have specs that match the iMac, but it sits behind your screen, attached to it with DVI like normal. The computer is about an inch to 2 inches thick, with stands that fold out on both sides to keep it upright. It has the SuperDrive in the side, vertical, and speakers on the left and right bottom corners of both sides, thus meaning you can put the computer either way round, depending on where the SuperDrive will go (where you want it). You can turn the speakers on one side off if they're facing the other direction from you. These speakers would project the sound under your monitor, past the stand, and to you, but if you don't have a stand, you'll have to get external speakers (which would be an optional extra).

    So, that's my idea. It's an interesting concept, but it would never happen. Here's some of the reasons why:
    -Apple just wouldn't do something like this, it's not their style.
    -Having speakers on both sides would be quite a waste of money...that could be a built-to-order option though.
    -If the computer is 20 inches wide and you have a 20 inch monitor, it won't look so good, or if you center it you can't reach the SuperDrive.
    -No visible Apple logo D:


    Well, that's an idea. Thought I'd share it.
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Just a small point. How can you have a Mid-end?:confused::)
     
  3. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Surely you speak not of... The Forbidden xMac?
     
  4. RRK macrumors 6502

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  5. shu82 macrumors 6502a

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    Not again, yes we all want it. But we will never get it. It would eat too much into the low end imac sales, as well as the mini. I would have shelled out the extra money for one. But I just bought the mini, and am still pretty happy with it.
     
  6. Spikeanator6982 macrumors 6502

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    i think most people would just buy the imac. NOW if u had a tower that had 4 cores, 2 sata HD slots, good mount of ram..say 8GB. and a few pci-e slots, one being 16x for a good graphics card. and an acceptable amount of connections. one fw 400 and one fw800 doesnt cut if from me (thats wahts on the imac). I think many people would buy something like that..but..idk..
     
  7. toru173 macrumors regular

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    Although the xMac is something talked about all the time with no progress, I believe the OP has hit on a novel approach.

    Not-a-cliche - perhaps instead of a free-standing screen and a free-standing "thin Pro," what about a thin Pro with VESA mounting points in it? You would be able to attach the screen to the case of the Pro, but use the Pro itself in place of a stand for the monitor. It would have the upgradability of the Pro, the all in one-ness of the iMac and it would allow us to change the screen if we want! Is that the sort of concept you're thinking of?
     
  8. Mavimao macrumors 6502a

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    I would just like a mac tower that didn't cost over 2 grand to buy. Remember when you could buy an 800 mhtz G4 tower for something like 900 dollars five, six years ago with a student discount?
     
  9. Queso macrumors G4

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    I missed that model.

    Or have you just typo'ed "Cube"? :D
     
  10. RRK macrumors 6502

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    No, I am saying that the OP's idea contradicts his screen name.
     

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