Rate the iMac update

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MyDesktopBroke, Mar 3, 2009.

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Rate the iMac update

  1. *****

    6 vote(s)
    10.3%
  2. ****

    17 vote(s)
    29.3%
  3. ***

    13 vote(s)
    22.4%
  4. **

    9 vote(s)
    15.5%
  5. */less than *

    13 vote(s)
    22.4%
  1. MyDesktopBroke macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Since the positive/negative ratings on the front page are always more tilted towards negative, rate the iMac update by stars here.

    Feel free to add a comment explaining your rating, or what could've made it better.
     
  2. FoxHoundADAM macrumors regular

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    #2
    It's an alright update. Nothing great but nice bump i ram at least. Remember they were charging $1,000 for a 2GB upgrade on the previous models.

    I would have liked to see a better upgrade in the standard graphics set though.
     
  3. colickyboy macrumors member

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    #3
    Extremely disappointing for the iMac and Mac Mini. Nothing innovative. For these specs, they could've done this refresh months ago. Plus, these "new" specs are already outclassed by their Windows counterparts.
     
  4. 63dot macrumors 603

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    #4
    If you look at the context in how expensive a 24" inch screen used to be alone, and what an iMac just a few years ago offered, the new price tag for the latest iMac is pretty good and designed for the hard times to come.

    They could have come down just slightly on the 20" inch iMac, but otherwise, a nice move overall.

    4 stars.
     
  5. b.rangelov macrumors newbie

    b.rangelov

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    #5
    So what's new in the 2009 iMac:

    - more RAM: 4GB are standard these days, and they are so cheap even 400$ notebooks have 4GB of ram. And DDR3 is not faster than DDR2, it's hard to feel a difference in normal daily use.
    - more harddrive space: 1TB or 500 GB are standard for computers nowadays.

    So: one star for now for these two updates.

    - the "new" graphics: the GT 130 is a 8800GS, which is a little faster than a 9600GT. So actually nothing is updated (only the name of the GPU). The same thing with the other GPUs: new names, old hardware. Some of them are even slower than the old ATI cards.

    Here is a list of all mobile graphic cards, with benchmarks:
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Comparison-of-Graphic-Cards.130.0.html

    - the CPUs are the same (I'm not sure but the speed is the same). And no QuadCore!?! OK, its hard to put a QuadCore in a notebook (the iMac uses notebook hardware, besides the harddrives), but for 2000$ they should have find a way to do that.

    Now we've got the same machines but at higher prices. It just makes no sence to buy a mac now, when a PC cost half the price and has twice the performance. And don't forget that it's easier than ever to install OS X on a PC.
     
  6. timestoby macrumors 6502

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    #6
    i agree,even the top range imacs graphics card is a rename of an the ones that are out there and not as powerful as i would have hoped. its a big let down for me.
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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