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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radeon M?
by nabil2199 on Tue 3rd May 2011 15:36 UTC
nabil2199
Member since:
2010-03-31

I know that all in ones have heating constraints but using a mobile GPU on an expensive desktop computer seems very backwards to me

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RE: radeon M?
by Neolander on Tue 3rd May 2011 17:22 in reply to "radeon M?"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I think it's more about efficient use of space. Anything but IGPs use large and bulky PCI-e cards which definitely couldn't fit in an all-in-one, especially one made by Apple.

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RE: radeon M?
by tupp on Tue 3rd May 2011 18:57 in reply to "radeon M?"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

I know that all in ones have heating constraints...

Not really. The all-in-one heat problem exists almost entirely in the products of a single manufacturer who is afraid of vent holes and fans.

Guess which manufacturer.

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RE[2]: radeon M?
by viton on Tue 3rd May 2011 20:42 in reply to "RE: radeon M?"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

who is afraid of vent holes and fans

You presented it as if dust-collecting holes and annoyingly noisy fans is a good thing.
I prefer devices what don't need active cooling and work without stupid vent holes.

Edited 2011-05-03 20:49 UTC

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RE[2]: radeon M?
by kaiwai on Wed 4th May 2011 01:07 in reply to "RE: radeon M?"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

"I know that all in ones have heating constraints...

Not really. The all-in-one heat problem exists almost entirely in the products of a single manufacturer who is afraid of vent holes and fans.

Guess which manufacturer.
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Funny enough here I am with an iMac and MacBook Pro without such problems - maybe I'm just the worlds luckiest man ;)

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