not impressed with imac update

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Willdta, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Willdta macrumors member

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    im not impressed with the imac update very much, i have a few reasons

    1.there's no USB 3.0 ,i know its not really a big deal yet, but macs are supposed to be top of the line and ahead of everything else so why not just put one for future development?

    2.no change in the video input process, apple didn't add any kind of video resolution scaler so to input video from a non display-port device requires expensive adapters still.(pandering to MBP users again)

    3. no HDMI input-simple enough (see above)

    4. limited audio functionality.i have a very high end stereo system and i would like to at least use it with my imac sometimes without using a headphone jack!.its way to limited.most pcs have a super audio port or at least something equivalent.


    now the speed boost though not very impressive is nice ,and im sure would be good for graphic designers and people using memory intensive programs but is it enoguh to make me want to buy a new imac?

    im very happy with my imac ive never had any lag with it and no problems at all.i think i will probably update in 2 to 3 years when the specs on the imac are enough t make me want to buy

    opinions?
     
  2. Elysian macrumors member

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    iMac is a computer. You are looking for a media center. May I suggest a new Apple TV?

    Plus you can buy an adapter for HDMI on the iMac.
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    You have the previous generation iMac and you're bitching the generation that directly replaces it are not enough of an advance? Why the hell are you even worrying about this?
     
  4. zaffle macrumors member

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    NONE of those things (1-4) were realistic expectations.

    i'd like 12-core xeons in the next imac and i'll be unhappy if i don't see them. oh, and the moon on a stick.
     
  5. IndustrialSpace macrumors 6502a

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    This was a very perfunctory refresh. Nothing ground-breaking. Apple has more interest with R&D in the iOS line of products. They don't give much attention to the desktop stuff.
     
  6. Elysian macrumors member

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    You know what? I'm pissed that my iMac doesn't make me toast! ****ing Apple, get with the program already! :rolleyes:
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You shouldn't expect every update to be significant. You have a fully working and still fairly new iMac so you should be just fine. You should be happy that your iMac is still decent and you don't have need to buy one, usually it's vice versa that people are pissed about the new features :rolleyes:
     
  8. JHorstmann macrumors member

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  9. Man-Droid macrumors regular

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    What bothers me is not what the OP wants from his computer, it bothers me that it is expected because it is offered in the PC counterpart. Macs are not PCs. They have never offered the same thing and I doubt they ever will.
     
  10. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    There is a real issue with including HDMI input; HDCP. In order for an iMac to accept full 1080p HDMI input, it would need to be a HDCP compliant device. This requires a lot of software changes that Apple does not want to make. the media studios do not want a full fledged computer being able to read their precious 1080p data and be able to record it to disk.
     
  11. JHorstmann macrumors member

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    the mini display port

    I don't understand what everyone's beef is about that mini display port. Yes, it does suck that the adapter costs 30 dollars (15 [or even 8] if you go generic), but I like that. I like to know that I can use virtually any screen with my iMAC from analog display, S-video, HDMI, VGA, DVI, etc. It's all there. I do think that Apple should at least let you pick one that comes with said devices- but at the same time if a PC had an all in one I doubt they'd have an adapter for anything either.
     
  12. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Not impressed with this thread. =p

    Many PCs require adapter to connect to DVI displays
     
  13. Willdta thread starter macrumors member

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    im not saying thats what i was expecting,im just saying its not enough for me to want to upgrade.i never thought i even would.12 would probably never be a option. overheating

    not bitching, just expressing my thoughts. i just would have liked to see a few minor ithings i noticed the last imac didnt have,like a better video input system.

    my five year old $300 pc has a super audio port,am i wrong for expecting something better than a heaphone jack?
     
  14. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    Yes. [Almost] no one uses something else than the headphone jack or the optical audio port that's hidden inside.

    And if you need anything else, chances are you already have bought a Firewire audio interface. EDIT: I'm using "you" in the general meaning, here.
     
  15. JHorstmann macrumors member

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    So, right now I see your problem with the new computer is it requires a 15-30 dollar adapter, doesn't have a technology that is definitely practical, but not widely used and supported, and you can't use a speaker system that it itself would not support an adapter.

    Maybe you should get a stereo system with more options instead of harping on Apple (hahaha, i'm just kidding)
     
  16. Willdta thread starter macrumors member

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    well i cant help it people use **** speakers, i have surround sound dolby and i watch movies on my imac,good luck getting a good sound out of the headphone jack.i would expect it from a walmart computer,i dont think its unreasonable to expect it with my imac,i dont want to have to buy a adapter that wouldn't really fit with apples "it just works" slogan now would it.

    i can use my stero with the imac fine,but i cant use higher end cables anymore and it sounds like crap,what a bunch of sheep.

    and idk were your getting 15-20 dollar adapter from ,,the cheapest input modulator on the market for the imacs native resolution is over 200 dollars,why would i want to output to another monitor?
     
  17. Elysian macrumors member

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    Considering you'll be watching movies on your iMac, I doubt you would notice the sound difference coming from the basic audio output vs an optical output.

    Second of all, even if you hook up to an HDTV, I still doubt you will be far enough away from that HDTV set since you are hooking it up to your iMac.

    To me, it looks like you're looking for a home theatre system. If that's the case, buy an Apple TV. It's got HDMI and Optical Audio Output. Even with an in home theatre system in most houses, you still won't notice much of a difference coming from the normal audio out jack compared to the optical jack. Well, that is unless the room with the home theatre is big and built for it. In that case, people wouldn't be hooking an iMac up to it.

    Also, please use multi-quote, your many post in a row is annoying.
     
  18. henrikrox macrumors 65816

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    Dude, imac isnt a htpc, incase you didnt notice
     
  19. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

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    We cannot expect USB 3.0 until 2012 as intel aren't going to add it to their motherboards; however, Apple could add a discrete controller for USB 3.0 but it's unlikely.

    Light peak will probably be in the next update, as well as Sandy Bridge, but USB 3.0 is unlikely until 2012...

    I agree that HDMI should have been in this update, even the mini has got it! How can the Mac Pro and the iMac not have a HDMI port when the mini has?
     
  20. Willdta thread starter macrumors member

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    i agree completley the diffrence is nominal i can tell sometimes but it would be nice for them to at least included it,i didnt upgrad for thebigger screen to surf the web.but thats not really mt biggest thing,i just wanted a better video input system,so i didnt have to buy a 200$ adapter
     
  21. Queso macrumors G4

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    Then your expectations weren't realistic. All signs pointed to this being a speed bump update and nothing more.
     
  22. JHorstmann macrumors member

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    But an adapter is any cheaper for a PC? Oh wait, PC doesn't support that resolution. Dude, get a home theatre system. You're not going to find any other set up that will need any less adapters.
     
  23. Willdta thread starter macrumors member

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    apple knew people were displeased with the mini-display port they could of at least made changes to the scaler options of the hardware.
     
  24. Queso macrumors G4

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    Apple obviously thought that so few people were displeased with it that it could wait.
     
  25. Willdta thread starter macrumors member

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    dude wtf are you talking about ,im talking about a video input converter for the imac resolution,so i can input dvi to the imac.no pc would need the converter because very few pcs use display-port or are even all in one pcs.i think your confused
     

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