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Discussion in 'iMac' started by rgarjr, Jun 8, 2009.
Wonder why only the Books got the price cuts.
Apple's notebooks sell like hotcakes.
Their desktops leave much to be desired.
Maybe price is the reason why desktops don't sell...
Why is anyone puzzled that there were no price drops on a product that was introduce mere months ago . . . price drops would ultimately signal that there's a new platform in the immediate future . . . which just isn't the case for the iMac or Mac Pro.
The iMacs already had their price drop 3 months ago:
"For the same $1,499 price as the previous generation 20-inch iMac, the new 24-inch iMac delivers a 30 percent larger display, twice the memory and twice the storage."
Really? I disagree. The iMac range is a very good and capable desktop.
Dual cores at 3.0 GHz are so 2007.
I also agree. They also look pretty
As you can see from my sig, I have an iMac (and love it). But the lack of user serviceable parts leaves much to be desired.
And imo the cpu doesn't matter too much; most people don't tax them anyway...
3GHz dual-core processor handles consumers tasks more than well. Of course quad-core was needed but maybe Apple wanted to keep distance between Mac Pro and iMac. And quad-core Mac Pro has more options now
iMac "Sale" for Back-to-School Population Looming?
I had read somewhere, and can't remember where, about Apple's likelihood of putting the education market favorite iMac on special by mid-summer to generate more orders for the desktop of choice by schools & home users with students.
This would certainly be welcome news for the schools that wish to add to their current iMac fleets or simply get more desktops into classrooms.
Has anybody read anything like this? What are the chances of this happening, in your opinion?
When schools or big companies buys many products at the same time, the price is usually negotiated.
It's getting tiresome to hear the same apologies for the iMac and the mentions of consumer tasks when you're spending nearly $2,000 and only getting a 3.0 GHz dual core to show for it.
Next up is going to be that the iMac is prosumer machine as well. You're paying for a desktop bound laptop and it's sad that the iMac has become that.
Have to agree, I've been a Mac user for years but feel that the iMac has, over time, sacrificed performance for the sake of it's form. It looks great, but the premium price you pay is starting to leave a slightly sour taste in my mouth considering it's technically trailing cheaper PC kit.
Saying that, I'll probably end up buying one on it's next update as, for my needs, I don't need a Pro machine or laptop and I'm still not tempted to go over to the PC dark side - it would just make the premium price more palatable if Apple could do something a little more technically innovative with the iMac.
I disagree, and in fact I disagree so much I just purchased an iMac over a Mac Book Pro. Much can be said about working on the beautiful 24" screen.
It's funny, you act like the Mac Books aren't over priced.
I agree. I am so sick of the all mobile apple lineup. It appears we are in the minority when it comes to apple's cares. They like people to buy overpriced laptops to increase profit margin. The desktop days for apple are finished. Not enough money to be made.
They aren't since the entire line at least has the passable 9400M G now.
You're shaving seconds off in time with a faster dual core in the iMac over getting an Apple notebook. LCD displays are cheap and not permanently mounted to the computer. e-IPS panels are at a reasonable price now at 22". 24" should be available this fall for the same price.
They already dropped the prices a few months ago when they did the NVIDIA refresh.
And you deserve/expect an apology why?
I just paid $2,000 for my new iMac (2.93 ghz, Radeon 4850) and in my view it was worth every penny. No apologies necessary. Would I preferred to have paid $1,200 for it? Sure. Do I wish it had a quad core? Sure. Would I rather have a $1,200 PC (Windows) with a quad core than my $2,000 iMac with a dual core? No way.
Apple will slash the price/bump the specs when buyers stop seeing value in the machine. Simple economics.
What grows tiresome is hearing people rage against Apple's business model, which seems to be working just fine for them. Unlike some of their competitors (*cough* Dell).
Sorry to hijack this thread but what is the benefit of quad core over dual core and in relation to what tasks? To stay OT, I think the entire mac ranged is slightly overpriced in comparison to PCs but people keep buying them so I doubt Apple will change
quad processors would allow more processes (or threads) to run.
I too would have like to see quad's in the iMacs; however, until SL, I honestly question the value to the end user. Most people that are likely to purchase an iMac are less likely to use applications that are written for multi-threads.
The folks that are more likely to use those apps would move towards the MP machines.
My two cents.
You're projection outrageous expectations onto me again.
Just a question . . . is there an all in one Intel Quad Core Windows box out there by Dell, HP, Sony . . . ? If there is, I must have missed it.
I believe there's a handful of laptops, but we're talking about a desktop all in one, something that's nearly as stylish and functional as an iMac.
Dell offers the Q8200 on the higher end models of the XPS One as a stock option. The lowest end is still using the E4500. The XPS One isn't that remarkable to be honest even if it is using LGA775 processors. It's in dire of an update.
Quite a few notebooks on NewEgg are using the 2.0 GHz Q9000 Core 2 Quad. At 45W it is cooler than the original E8x35 series.