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[5]: radeon M?
by tupp on Wed 4th May 2011 00:10 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: radeon M?"
tupp
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2006-11-12

If you could point the way to one that's as fast, as thin, as good looking and functioning as this one, I'm all ears.

I am sure there are faster ones, I am sure that there are thinner ones (and we know how important that extra 1/16" of thinness is to a computer that sits on a desk).

Functioning? Please. When it's not malfunctioning, it's a Fisher Price item, at best.

Good looking? It doesn't look so good to me, especially with that big red fire extinguisher that one must always keep adjacent to it.


By the way, I haven't heard the new MacPro, but my G5 was the quietest dual processor I ever owned.

My friend's G5 sounded like a wind tunnel.


But really, they lowered the price, raised the performance, and I'm impressed enough to consider purchasing a 27", just to run Linux on it!

Don't forget to budget for that fire extinguisher.

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RE[6]: radeon M?
by fasted on Wed 4th May 2011 02:09 in reply to "RE[5]: radeon M?"
fasted Member since:
2006-11-09

"I am sure there are faster ones, I am sure that there are thinner ones (and we know how important that extra 1/16" of thinness is to a computer that sits on a desk).

Functioning? Please. When it's not malfunctioning, it's a Fisher Price item, at best.

Good looking? It doesn't look so good to me, especially with that big red fire extinguisher that one must always keep adjacent to it."

Let me guess, you have a big square box sitting on or around your desk, with 20 wire's , two speaker's, 3 power cords, and it doesn't faze you at all. Yeah, if you don't get it , then don't buy it. But in my humble opinion, it's neat, tidy, powerful , efficient , and very attractive. No lights, noisy fans, or neon lights and see through panels. Neat tidy vs what a fricken mess.
My friend's G5 sounded like a wind tunnel.
They were large diameter, low rpm fans, all 8 of them. Know why they did it like that? Because it's quite. In the 5 years I had it, the only time I ever heard the fan was on a memory test, and even then, it was quiter than 75 % of gaming rigs I've heard. There were a few that had fan issue's, but mine wasn't one of them. My PS3 was waayy louder.

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RE[7]: radeon M?
by tupp on Wed 4th May 2011 08:24 in reply to "RE[6]: radeon M?"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

Let me guess, you have a big square box sitting on or around your desk, with 20 wire's , two speaker's, 3 power cords, and it doesn't faze you at all.

Direct personal attack?... Fine.

Now, let *ME* guess:

You often sit and admire your computer's housing with the power off. You admire your computer housing almost as much as you admire yourself in the mirror. However, you fail to realize that the design of your computer's housing is simply a cheap, banal, retro derivative from the talent-rich 1960s. You like to watch "Dancing With The Stars" and also entertainment awards shows (especially red carpet interviews). Your whole shallow world revolves around superficiality and materialism.


Yeah, if you don't get it , then don't buy it.

Oh, I get it... but I'm not "buying" it.

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RE[7]: radeon M?
by Neolander on Wed 4th May 2011 09:08 in reply to "RE[6]: radeon M?"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Let me guess, you have a big square box sitting on or around your desk, with 20 wire's , two speaker's, 3 power cords, and it doesn't faze you at all. Yeah, if you don't get it , then don't buy it. But in my humble opinion, it's neat, tidy, powerful , efficient , and very attractive. No lights, noisy fans, or neon lights and see through panels. Neat tidy vs what a fricken mess.

Well, when I think of it... Pretty, tidy, extremely silent, made of laptop components...

No doubt, I have one on my desk. It's called a laptop. As a bonus feature, I also can carry it around when I need it.

I don't understand all-in-ones... They always sounds extremely expensive to me for something which is essentially a laptop with a larger screen and no integrated input devices... In my opinion, people who don't need more than a glorified laptop really should buy one instead of looking for a more bulky equivalent, and leave desktop computers for more heavy-duty tasks...

But there must be some side of this market which I've not understood yet.

Edited 2011-05-04 09:15 UTC

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RE[6]: radeon M?
by Neolander on Wed 4th May 2011 09:04 in reply to "RE[5]: radeon M?"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

tupp, I have to warn you... If you and mrhasbeen were to meet and touch each other one day, it would probably result in an explosion so strong that our whole galaxy would be disintegrated ;)

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