Take off the dark glasses.bentley said:...
I can't see the iMacs target market anymore... ?
I wholly understand that. But it's appeal must have been narrowed since the arrival of the Mac Mini. It's become much more niche where as before it was the "consumer" choice.Bear said:Take off the dark glasses.
Who wants the iMac G5. Well, for startes, someone who wants more than a MacMini can offer but doesn'tneed the full flexability of a PowerMac.
Someone who has a very limited area to keep a computer in. Someone who doesn't want the clutter of having the computer seperate from the display and the extra cable(s) that would be in use, including a second power outlet. (Although I strongly recommend that computers be kept an good surge supressors.)
The iMac G5 takes up less desk space than a MacMini plus screen. Come to think of it, the iMacG4 is pretty effecient on desk space as well.
Remember everyone has different needs and esthetics.
Actually, a PM G4 with a good HDD, vid card and lots of RAM will come real close, but they don't make em' anymore!whooleytoo said:There's a substantial performance difference between a 1.25 G4 (at the low end) with its slow FSB and a 1.8 G5 (at the "high end"). I'd imagine playing around in iMovie or GarageBand a user would immediately notice the difference.
Also, I think the neatness of the iMac (internal LCD, internal speakers, internal power block) would appeal greatly to any design-conscious users - not many of those are Mac users...