Sydney Morning Herald iMac Review - They would switch!

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  1. needthephone macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty good review. I'd totally missed out on the fact that the new iMacs don't have the indicator light to tell you whats what. When the iMac G5 first came out there was a bit of a to do with people thinking it was too bright (indeed it was) but they addressed this issue with an update. I like the pulsing light and the review is right turning on a computer shouldn't be a guessing game.
     
  3. TBi macrumors 68030

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    I see his point about the Sleep LED being missing. I use this as a visual indicator a lot on my Macbook. They probably could have done something with the apple logo on the front. A thin ring (apple shaped ring) of white around the black logo would have been nice.
     
  4. needthephone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it was avery fair review as you have to say good AND bad points. I know I find it difficult to know what my imacs doing too.

    It seems strange how apple is SO SO good at the tricky clever clever stuff but it sometimes let down by the easy stuff
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    wow that was a fairly good review!!!!

    except for the text on the screen being blurry WTF????? never noticed that in my life. it looks fine to me.

    as for his network problems, :apple: n00b!. jks jks :p
     
  6. craig1410 macrumors 65816

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    A good balanced review I think - and not a bad outcome.

    To be honest I don't mind not having an LED to tell me if the machine is sleeping or off because I press the button at the back to wake it up or switch it on anyway and I don't have my LCD set to turn off unless the machine is going to sleep. I also use my machine every day so it's not that hard to remember if I turned it off or just put it sleep the previous night.

    Even if you did have your LCD set to turn off then why not just hit a key to wake it up or light up the screen. If that doesn't work then press the power button on the back. I would have thought that most people would just put the machine to sleep overnight. Is this inadvisable for any reason?

    I like the idea which TBi had where the apple log might have a think ring of light around it when it's asleep. That would look cool.

    Regards,
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  7. Tom J macrumors regular

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    The author, Peter Svensson, is actually an Associated Press Technology Writer based in New York. AP stories like this are picked up and run by many newspapers and other outlets worldwide and as a result, millions of people could potentially read this review. Much more exposure than some of the Mac or technology websites offer.
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ssoooo.. ur saying that this is a good thing?? cauz people will read the awsome reviews and go buy a mac?? i smell conspiracy
     
  9. apinchofhope macrumors newbie

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    yeah, I can't say I've been an active Mac-user till this past February when I bought my Macbook Pro, but I've used them off and on at all the schools I've ever attended, and I have never noticed text being blurry. Ever.

    Maybe the reviewer needs glasses? :D
     
  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    im just wondering could it be something to do with the glossy screen??? doesnt matter though.

    wow ur pretty new to macs, how ya finding them?? ive grown up on them :)
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I know some switchers find the different font rendering on OSX to be a bit blurry. I personally just find it smoother although Vista's rendering is coming along nicely.
     
  12. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    I kind of noticed the font thing on a new 24" iMac in an Apple store yesterday, it only seems to be blurry on font less than 10 points in size.
     
  13. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    I wonder if a developer could make it so the iSight's LED pulses on/off when the computer is asleep?

    Of course, that might confuse some people and make them think someone is watching them. :p
     
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    For that to work it would have to change something in the firmware which apple would shoot down very quickly.
     
  15. apinchofhope macrumors newbie

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    who the heck reads things in less than 10 pt font size??

    I love it! er, them. I'm so happy I bought my mac when I did. it's probably bad that I was so freaking gleeful that my pc finally kicked the bucket, but I had wanted a mbp for sooo long. the idea of ever going back to windows is truly terrifying.
     
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    Pity it isn't be possible to make a programme that snores when the Mac is sleeping. :p
     
  17. apinchofhope macrumors newbie

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    yes. because that is exactly what I want to hear when I'm trying to sleep. my COMPUTER snoring. lol. :eek:
     
  18. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Alright then, how about it plays little lullabies and gives little contented baby sighs every now and then. When you wake it, it gives a big baby yawn. :D
     
  19. apinchofhope macrumors newbie

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    I. love. you. ? :D
     
  20. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    Yeah SMH are usually anti-apple and very pro-microsoft, so this is a good review indeed.

    Usually when any old stupid rumour crops up on the net which shows a 'defect' in an Apple product or whatever they put it as their top story in the tech section.
     
  21. apinchofhope macrumors newbie

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    what is the deal with that? it's like that little kid game, neener, neener, I told you so.

    I mean, I used to hate, I mean HATE macs, because the ones we used in school had that stupid launcher screen and people left folders all over the desktop and it was ugly. and I couldn't take home my saved files of super solver's gadgets and gizmos and play it on our PC. :mad:

    but things are so much better now! I was so worried about switching because of things that don't run on mac, but in all honesty, if something doesn't work on a mac, I generally turn a blind eye to it, start to feel like 90% of software producers are close-minded asshats and do a google search and find free software for mac that is a billion times cooler.

    go go :apple:

    (and yes that had nothing to do with this thread. sorry.)
     
  22. Shagrat macrumors 6502a

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    Can't you set the size below which Font Smoothing is not active, in a System preference?
     
  23. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    Yes.

    System Preferences > Appearance (at the bottom of the window):

    "Turn off text smoothing for font sizes [8] and smaller."
     
  24. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I actually experience a similar network problem all the time. It's annoying as hell, and I've been using macs for years. My macs just don't recognize each other. If I make an alias of the other computer's HD, then it finds it just fine, but it doesn't see the other computers by default, and that's not Good Computing.
     
  25. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    When I switched from Windows to Mac the fonts did look "blurry" to me. It took a couple of weeks to get used to it. Now whenever I go back to Windows, the fonts look really jagged and ugly.
     

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