Re: Sickening...

Postby Cyberdemon » October 24th, 2012, 8:24 am

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I'm not really that amazed by it. They do the deceptive marketing trick of taking photos at that angle...by that definition if you look at me from the back I have a 6 pack and chiseled abs, until you rotate around and see my beer belly.

Thinness is great on mobile devices, but on something that sits on a desk with a stand, the footprint is defined by that bounding box so you don't get any real benefit other than it being slightly cooler than the last generation.

Re: Sickening...

Postby Greenman » October 24th, 2012, 9:28 am

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Re: Sickening...

Postby Mr-914 » October 24th, 2012, 3:36 pm

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This is thin too. Wow.
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Re: Sickening...

Postby eobet » October 25th, 2012, 5:38 am


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yo wrote:anodized black would be pretty nice!


Interesting. I really didn't like the black rear of the previous iMacs. It looked like a cheap compromise. I'm glad they don't have to compromise anymore.

Re: Sickening...

Postby NURB » October 25th, 2012, 7:11 am

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The black back is from 2 generations ago. I have the last gen iMac at work... Aluminum back. Beautiful.
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Re: Sickening...

Postby Brett_nyc » October 25th, 2012, 11:58 pm


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Ray that model is actually like 10-12mm at the edge. The finishing is really nice though.

Re: Sickening...

Postby rkuchinsky » October 26th, 2012, 12:26 am

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NURB wrote:The black back is from 2 generations ago. I have the last gen iMac at work... Aluminum back. Beautiful.


I currently have the old black back one. I actually prefer it as fits my environment more and looks less like a shiny computer. Maybe just as I have lots of black in my office :)

Time to upgrade though and liking the new one in pics.


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Re: Sickening...

Postby NURB » October 26th, 2012, 7:11 am

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I'm actually more excited about trying out the Fusion Drive more than anything on the new iMac.
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Re: Sickening...

Postby Cyberdemon » October 26th, 2012, 10:41 am

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NURB wrote:I'm actually more excited about trying out the Fusion Drive more than anything on the new iMac.


I really hope Apple doesn't get credit for "inventing" something that existed already on that one. Hybrid hard drives/intelligent caching have existed in a lot of forms on PC's for a few years now. The drive automatically caches data to the SSD and when it runs out of space, dumps the least used data to the HDD.

Lots of motherboards now even include a dedicated mini PCI-Express SSD slot directly on the board to eliminate the bandwidth bottlenecks associated with a SATA drive.

Re: Sickening...

Postby scrotum » December 3rd, 2012, 1:40 am

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Re: Sickening...

Postby Generatewhatsnext » December 3rd, 2012, 10:59 am

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Cyberdemon wrote:I really hope Apple doesn't get credit for "inventing" something that existed already on that one. Hybrid hard drives/intelligent caching have existed in a lot of forms on PC's for a few years now. The drive automatically caches data to the SSD and when it runs out of space, dumps the least used data to the HDD.

Lots of motherboards now even include a dedicated mini PCI-Express SSD slot directly on the board to eliminate the bandwidth bottlenecks associated with a SATA drive.


I think the problem isn't that Apple gets credited directly from anyone in the know for things that they 'borrow' - it's that the marketing machine that drives our consumerisms does such a great job touting the dumbest stuff and the users grab hold of it and believe it's magic...kind of like the commercial where the guy is slowly swiping his thumb from right to left and from top to bottom of the iPhone 5 screen - we should have already known Apple would figure out the exact perfect screen size while everyone else blew it.

Samsung is starting to do a good job (via their latest ad agency) at breaking through the invented here perceptions and subtley mocking Apple for it's claimed eccentricities.
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Re: Sickening...

Postby Pellicle77 » December 3rd, 2012, 11:25 am


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The flush mounted, contour following, texture matching-power-button-on-the-back = horrible design.

I have trouble finding it - my mother in-law and my mother whom I purchased iMacs for a year or so ago simply leave their machines on as they absolutely struggle to turn them on/off. I cringed when I saw the photo on this thread showing that exact aspect of the design.

I'm a big Apple fan-boy but their ergonomics went out the window many years ago when Ive's influence came into the room.

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Re: Sickening...

Postby Eddison » December 3rd, 2012, 2:42 pm


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Pellicle77 wrote:The flush mounted, contour following, texture matching-power-button-on-the-back = horrible design.

I have trouble finding it - my mother in-law and my mother whom I purchased iMacs for a year or so ago simply leave their machines on as they absolutely struggle to turn them on/off.


I can't recall the last time I turned off my computer - not that it's difficult or non-intuitive to do so. There's just no reason for me anymore, just shut the cover or walk away.

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Re: Sickening...

Postby SmartWorks » December 4th, 2012, 6:22 pm

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There's loads of space in there !

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