Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2007 18:02 UTC
Apple Apple has released new iMacs, with a new interior (up to 2.8Ghz Core 2 Duo) as well as new exterior (thinner, with a black back, as well as black 'eyeliner' around the screen), including a new keyboard, during a press event in Cupertino today. Apple also released new version of its iLife and iWork suites. iLife has seen updates on all its applications, while iWork has also received a new spreadsheet application called Numbers. Update: The Mac Mini has been updated too.
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by Simba on Tue 7th Aug 2007 22:32 UTC in reply to "RE"
Simba
Member since:
2005-10-08

> Why don't other manufacturers get it? This is what consumers
> what from a computer.

It's not what I want from a computer. I want something that I can expand. I don't want an all in one system with a monitor built into it.

Apple still doesn't make the system I want. And I've given up that they ever will. I want an expandable Mac Pro type system, that doesn't cost $2499 because it has a quad Xeon processor (which I don't need). Why oh why can't Apple make a reasonably priced expandable system? With Apple it is either low end, or high end. There is no in between.

As far as the keyboard, if those keys have as little tactile feedback as it looks like they must have, considering that they hardly extend off the surface of the keyboard at all, than I don't think I would like it. And it would seem to be another example of Apple placing aesthetics over function.

Edited 2007-08-07 22:34

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by VManOfMana on Wed 8th Aug 2007 00:00 in reply to "RE"
VManOfMana Member since:
2006-11-01

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As far as the keyboard, if those keys have as little tactile feedback as it looks like they must have, considering that they hardly extend off the surface of the keyboard at all, than I don't think I would like it. And it would seem to be another example of Apple placing aesthetics over function.
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If the keys of the new iMac keyboard are anything like the keys of the MacBook, yes, they do provide tactile feedback, and IMO, its very nice.

C'mon guys. At least let's not fall into prejudging things before even giving them a try.

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by Moochman on Wed 8th Aug 2007 03:55 in reply to "RE"
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2005-07-06

Yep, I think you should pretty much give up on your quest. It really is hopeless. But I don't blame Apple. Sure, one of their motivating factors is that you have to buy a new computer every time you want an upgrade (other than RAM). But it seems to me that the majority of (non-gamer) people already follow this buying model, regardless of whether they could theoretically upgrade their PC or not. So why not have a PC that takes up as little room and looks as sleek as possible?

Edited 2007-08-08 03:56

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