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I know I'm a bit late with the news, but just was wondering everyone's opinion on this. Think we'll see a new incarnation of the all-in-one line anytime soon?

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Hi,

I've read reviews on the 20" iMac elsewhere and many folks aren't impressed with it. It costs over $2000 and for that price you can get a 1.6GHz single processor G5 and 15" studio display. It depends on what you need and what your priorities are, but I just don't see the value in what specs you get for the money. Anyone else?

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They feature the iMac as an all-in-one design. However, the keyboard, mouse, and speakers are still separate. Now take my G5 tower ... the only extra separate thing is the monitor - and that's a hell of a lot better than the iMac monitor! Is a separate monitor really all that more convenient to not be considered all-in-1?

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I don't know.

I considered an iMac a while back, but I knew I'd want to expand and upgrade, so having an all in one design wasn't for me. I suppose folks who just want to keep it simple, have no need for upgrades, or have limited space might consider the iMac a viable option.

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Personally, about a year ago I wanted to get into the world of macs. I wanted a simple machine for my dorm room and so I got an iMac. I just bought a G5 tower for my home and am in love with it.

I think the iMac was the right decision for me at the time because I was really looking for either a laptop or something very condensed.

For a power machine for home, though, I'd definitely go w/ a tower.

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This just reinforces a question I've had all along about these new Imacs...

Knowing how hinges can wear out, what's going to happen in a few years to all of these swivel monitors, especially one as heavy as a 20" model?

I'm envisioning a lot of hunched-over Mac users in a few years once the tension on those arms start drooping...

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My case exactly.

Can't you see the market, though? Nifty looking little translucent pieces of plastic, with an adjustable arm and a monitor-shaped notch on top:

THE IMAC EASEL!!!

/me grabs a patent application

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My case exactly.

Can't you see the market, though? Nifty looking little translucent pieces of plastic, with an adjustable arm and a monitor-shaped notch on top:

THE IMAC EASEL!!!

:D
you've hi the bull's eye !


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