Nov 18th, 2003, 06:55 AM
Suppose Apple either ditched the 17" model or gave the option to go to 19" for an extra, oooh $150 CDN. I think it would be seriously cool (it would have to be able go to a 1600 x 1400 resolution). People could get some serious work done with that amount of screen real estate and on a very tight budget. Sure it would be a bit heavier (does anyone care) and maybe it would eat into the lowend powermac (oxymoron?) market.
[ November 18, 2003, 07:19 AM: Message edited by: Script Kiddie ]
Nov 18th, 2003, 09:08 AM
I would agree with you..but after lifting my stepmoms emac from the desk to the floor to change ram....the emac is not for the wife or someone with a bad back or wanting a bad back...I don't find them too bad for weight..but a 19" would kill someone...I do agree with you totally on the coolness and usefulmess of a 19" emac and yes the real estate would be wicked! it would be a great lowend graphics solution...so just like they should with software (have cheaper versions for the amatuer) make a lowend mac they will entice amatuers to go to a more powerful system when thier ready! Mark
Nov 18th, 2003, 09:20 AM
As imactheknife points out, and as I can confirm, the eMacs already weigh a ton. A larger screen would only add to that tonnage. smile.gif Is "tonnage" a word? ;) tongue.gif
When I upgraded the RAM on my eMac, I thought I was gonna bust something...and it would not have been my eMac. smile.gif
But hey...at least you can get a 20" screen on the iMacs now. graemlins/heybaby.gif graemlins/greedy.gif
Nov 18th, 2003, 09:59 AM
I can't even imagine anything heavier than my eMac. As it is, I have to hire Allied Van Lines to get it from room to room.
Nov 18th, 2003, 04:05 PM
Just a feeling, but I think the eMac's days are numbered.
Nov 18th, 2003, 05:02 PM
Just a feeling, but I think the eMac's days are numbered. Not sure... so what do you replace it with as a cost effective entry level desktop with some punch?? I like it, and where it sits in the product line up. We have an LCD vers in the iMac, and the CRT keeps it nice and cheap. PLUS - look @ what you get? take it out and really you have to force folks into a lap - :confused: that may make some sense... but then, you're buying one for your kids as well. :eek: - whoa...
the 19" screen would kill it. Think of the box that it would get shipped in?? Ever seen the box for the 19" Lacie's? :eek:
The foot print grows immensly as well... 17" is perfect.
Nov 18th, 2003, 06:44 PM
I've actually rigged up a block and tackle to my ceiling to move my emac around... graemlins/rofl.gif
When i bought my machine i enquired about the airport card and base station... the salesman looked at me and said "do you really think your going to be strapping this thing on your back and going for a walk around your apartment?"
Nov 18th, 2003, 09:19 PM
Ah ya bunch a woosies. Where are your wheaties?
Why I've seen The Mayor with an eMac under each arm and feedin' the baby.
Ok was exaggerating about the baby part...