More iMac competition...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Adokimus, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Adokimus macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, I'll begin by saying that I don't think it's particularly attractive, but it's nice to see PC makers are finally attempting to compete with the simplicity of the iMac. This can get added to the overpriced Sony option ( http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs...10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921665203473 ) and the HP monstrocity ( http://www.shopping.hp.com/product/...770_series/rts/4/computer_store/RN635AA%23ABA ) with the saving grace of a touch-screen. I think gateway had a previous attempt that was also a hideous giant, or maybe it was an HP, but I couldn't find it. Then there's alienware ( http://www.engadget.com/2006/01/05/alienware-area-51-5400-all-in-one-pc/ ) and Lenovo ( http://www.techfresh.net/gadgets/computers/laptops/lenovo-l570w-all-in-one-pc/ ) and the list goes on, and on. Point is, they're finally at least trying. Thanks to Apple pulling the industry forward.


    So, here it is. Slightly old news, but:

    http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/27/gateway-one-gets-official/


    Even though I don't particularly like the design, it looks like they had a focus on design... which is a nice change from:

    http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/06/idea2006/image/lenovo_optidesk_hero.jpg

    which looks like a monitor attached to a desktop PC standing on its side.


    -Ado
     
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    All these have been seen here already. The Sony is the nicest looking but way over priced for its specs. It prices like a 2.8 24" iMac but specs like 2.0 20" iMac.

    You might want to google for gateway and "the one".
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Which is what boggles my mind. They want to be the iMac but can't compete in hardware. Lenovo with VIA integrated graphics? :rolleyes:
     
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    Made me laugh. :D
     
  6. Adokimus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Got it.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=361309&highlight=gateway+one

    I searched "HP one" before posting by accident. "Gateway one" had the right result. I think you can forgive me for the confusion. :)

    -Ado
     
  7. a456 macrumors 6502a

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    They try so hard in such a half-hearted way. Makes it look like school kids building iMacs out of the PCs that are lying around the classroom.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm glad it did.

    I love the new avatar.
     

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