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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RE: radeon M?
by tupp on Tue 3rd May 2011 18:57 UTC 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[3]: radeon M?
by tupp on Tue 3rd May 2011 22:12 in reply to "RE[2]: radeon M?"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

You presented it as if dust-collecting holes and annoyingly noisy fans is a good thing.

Vents and/or fans are a necessity for proper, safe function and for competitive performance (unless one goes with liquid cooling or some other, more expensive cooling option). They are certainly "a good thing."

If Imacs had vents and/or fans, they wouldn't have heat problems, and they wouldn't need to use slow/crippled mobile processors. I would sooner blow the dust out of my computer every six months rather than have it catch fire (or have to settle for mediocre performance).

By the way, is it wise to put a frail, "fru-fru" computer into a harsh, dusty environment?


I prefer devices what don't need active cooling and work without stupid vent holes.

Well, then I guess you won't be getting a Macpro: http://www.macmall.com/n/Image-Gallery/macProductPages-macProductPa...

It looks like the Macpro may have one or two "stupid," "dust-collecting" holes with an "active" and "annoyingly noisy" fan.

I guess they couldn't get around the need for holes/fans on a full computer.

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RE[3]: radeon M?
by ggeldenhuys on Wed 4th May 2011 08:26 in reply to "RE[2]: radeon M?"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

My wife's 21.5" iMac (mid 2010 model) is everything but slow! And she uses the iMac for her digital photography business with Adobe Photoshop and very large RAW images. I'm actually very jealous because my Dell Inspiron laptop now feels very slow compared to her machine.

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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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RE[3]: radeon M?
by ggeldenhuys on Wed 4th May 2011 08:33 in reply to "RE[2]: radeon M?"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

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

Nope, you are not alone. My wife's iMac behaves like yours. No heat issues!

Yes we have heard the fans switch on once after she processed very large RAW images with many Photoshop filter macros running. Once the hard work was done and the fans did their job, the iMac was silent and cool again. ;)

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