Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd May 2011 13:33 UTC
Apple Apple has updated its line of iMac desktops, with new processors and bumped graphical specifications. They also includes an HD FaceTime camera, which is certainly useful. The most interesting feature is, of course, that they include Thunderbolt ports - one on the 21.5" model, and two on the 27" model.
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Still no matte screen
by Thomas2005 on Tue 3rd May 2011 14:37 UTC
Thomas2005
Member since:
2005-11-07

Not even as an option. Also, why just one Thunderbolt port on the 21" model instead of two?

Edited 2011-05-03 14:43 UTC

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RE: Still no matte screen
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 3rd May 2011 14:55 in reply to "Still no matte screen"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Not even as an option. Also, why just one Thunderbolt port on the 21" model instead of two?


To make sure you buy the 27" model if you need to use several devices and daisy-chaining is out of the question (because if you need disconnect the first device in the chain, the remaining devices become disconnected too).

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RE: Still no matte screen
by judgen on Tue 3rd May 2011 15:23 in reply to "Still no matte screen"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

Yeah i agree, an matte screen option would be awesome.

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RE[2]: Still no matte screen
by ggeldenhuys on Wed 4th May 2011 08:19 in reply to "RE: Still no matte screen"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

It is funny how everything goes full-circle. First all laptops came out with matte screens (and not viewable from all angles), then matte screens viewable from all angles, then optional sticky stuff making them not viewable from all angles (for privacy reasons), then glossy screens became popular. Now everybody wants to go back to matte screens again. :-)

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RE: Still no matte screen
by dvhh on Tue 3rd May 2011 16:56 in reply to "Still no matte screen"
dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

is there any Apple device with a matte screen ?

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RE[2]: Still no matte screen
by polaris20 on Tue 3rd May 2011 18:38 in reply to "RE: Still no matte screen"
polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

Optional on MBP15's.

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RE: Still no matte screen
by kaiwai on Wed 4th May 2011 00:51 in reply to "Still no matte screen"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Not even as an option. Also, why just one Thunderbolt port on the 21" model instead of two?


I wouldn't worry given that Thunderbolt hooks straight into the PCIe which at least in theory if Apple wanted to support USB3 all they would have to do is provide a break out box and run the protocol over Thunderbolt (given that Thunderbolt is protocol agnostic). So it would be plausible some time in the future to have a single Thunderbolt connector and then have a break out box to allow many USB3 devices to be hooked up to it.

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