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Old Jan 16th, 2008, 01:14 PM   #1
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Prediction: New Monitors and Mid Towers

I know that new monitors with built in iSights, thinner, bigger, etc would not be earth shattering, but why are they waiting? Maybe because they're putting the finishing touches on mid tower Macs. Are they gonna go for Dell and HP's jugulars and release a smaller cheaper tower.

What do people think?

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Old Jan 16th, 2008, 01:27 PM   #2
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I know that new monitors with built in iSights, thinner, bigger, etc would not be earth shattering, but why are they waiting? Maybe because they're putting the finishing touches on mid tower Macs. Are they gonna go for Dell and HP's jugulars and release a smaller cheaper tower.

What do people think?

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I persoanlly don't think so because a mid Tower could cannibalize sales from the higher end iMacs and the lower end MacPros.
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Old Jan 16th, 2008, 02:03 PM   #3
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I know that new monitors with built in iSights, thinner, bigger, etc would not be earth shattering, but why are they waiting? Maybe because they're putting the finishing touches on mid tower Macs. Are they gonna go for Dell and HP's jugulars and release a smaller cheaper tower.
Nah.

The reason we have no new monitors is simple: look at the current monitors.

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THEM? Why, nothing.

In fact, they match the current Mac Pro tower (and MacBook Pro) design beautifully.

Oh wait ...

When the Mac Pro tower and the MBPs get a redesign, THEN the monitors will get a redesign.

Ah ...
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Old Jan 16th, 2008, 03:58 PM   #4
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apple will realize there's gold in them hills of a huge market of consumers, who don't give a rats behind about 6bit or gamut-nothing, and make monitors all glossy and 6bitty and us picky color types will have something to crap about.



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Old Jan 16th, 2008, 04:00 PM   #5
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chasm, you're missing, from the OP, the reference to Apple monitors not having iSights--which you can't even buy separately from Apple now, in any case.

Monitors with iSights do make a lot of sense. Do you have to buy a portable to get an Apple webcam?
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Old Jan 16th, 2008, 05:35 PM   #6
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Monitors with iSights do make a lot of sense. Do you have to buy a portable to get an Apple webcam?
No, the iMacs have them too.

Sure I'd like to see iSights in the monitors, but people don't really buy Apple monitors because "good enough" competitors seriously undercut their price, so adding a camera is not only going to FURTHER raise the price, but make ZERO difference to most consumers. They want a webcam, they buy a webcam. Most USB webcams work ... well enough ... with more recent editions of OS X.
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A midrange headless Mac is a nice thing to wish for... I would love to have one, but don't think it's in the works. Never say never, but I believe Apple would have to rise into a solid second place among computer manufacturers before it could venture into that market segment without getting clobbered by low-cost competition, seriously cannibalizing its own pro and iMac lines, or both.
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A midrange headless Mac is a nice thing to wish for... I would love to have one, but don't think it's in the works. Never say never, but I believe Apple would have to rise into a solid second place among computer manufacturers before it could venture into that market segment without getting clobbered by low-cost competition, seriously cannibalizing its own pro and iMac lines, or both.
Agreed. I don't see a mid-range tower from Apple any time soon, if ever at all.
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I would love a mini tower. With a high end C2D and 2 HD bays 8 GB of ram.

That is my dream.
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Old Jan 16th, 2008, 10:23 PM   #10
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it's funny, but i think the mid-range tower from apple is like the loch ness monster except no one has ever seen it. there's talk of it. it's a mythical creature that exists in people's hopes and desires.

but i don't think it will ever exist. i say it time and time again. i think the imac fills that gap.

it's headless...it's got a face, but that's about it. it's the in betweener.
honestly, it's not the "pro machine" that the mac pro is and it's not the lower end mac mini.

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