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Will be playing with the entry level shortly.

Interested to see how the screen is. Happy to answer questions.

 

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Live from a new iMac.

Very sweet looking machine.

Just some quick notes before we load it with ram.

Keyboard is very quiet and so slim the lack of a wrist rest is immaterial. That said there is no indent on the keys to help finger alignment but the keyspacing is okay.

F-keys are too close to the numeric keys - still not bad. I might try it for a bit on my main system

Yes there is glare.

Have not played a movie but for media this will be a winna - designers...hmmm.
The monitor was almost unusable out of the box - settings were so far out - don;t know what that was about.

ALL of the settings were skewed like this




Not sure what Apple was on about this.

Unit is very quiet - does beg for the wireless gear as it's so sleek.

Going to be popular to transport as an entertainment unit for the cottage. - Could easily watch a movie - especially on the 24" which unfortunately we have yet to see. :(

Will try movie trailer and sound now.
 

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Well tis has to be the multimedia bargain of all time. I could easily sit and watch a movie fully engaged in near field with the sound system it has.

Blacks are very deep and colours rich without being saturated.
Apple clearly made a choice to go knock on media and let dsigners buy their own screen.

Any light behind the user tho is a distraction.
The keyboard is easy to use with no ambient light - the screen provides enough even with the brightness down.
The white on aluminum actually is a good pairing and the keys being quiet is a nice treat.

Airport connection is solid - tho it is a damp day out - can see 1/2 dozen of the neighbours.

Not sure what the screen is made of - looks like glass and the black surround is a good touch. Will be interested to see what kind of speed we get on the FW 800
 

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These truly sound like sweet machines. :) Keep teasing us all with details, MacDoc. :)
 

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Switching back to the matte 30" for now it's clear the Designer Prime of the iMac wears black turtleneck sweaters ;)

Reflections ARE be distracting and a matte screen on this would have been a wonder ala a Samsung 215.

Still it's a gorgeous bit of design - I'd say perhaps the very best Apple has yet produced even beyond the Cube and matching monitor.

With wireless KB set ( so cheap why not ) this = desk envy big time.

Even the "chin" is really not intrusive - the early G5 iMacs look positively clunky in comparison. It really is slim and Apple has used black and aluminum to emphasize that.
The black around the screen with just a thin aluminum trim makes the 20" look like a 24".

I'm just wondering if they can pull off a 30" version which would be a total cross over unit for many families - HD media centre and monster workspace at the same time.

Needs an HDMi in tho.

By making the back all black it keeps it smoother but it's hard to find the ports - that little pen flashlight will be de rigeur.

I'm curious if Apple used different screen qualities up the line. I tell you out of the box was unbearable. Would like to hear from others on that.
 

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Hi,

I'm interested in the 24". When you look at it can you give me an idea what it will be like to swap the hard drive on that one?

Unless someone already knows about the 24" disassembly and hard drive change.


Thank you.

s.
 

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Hi,

I saw that one.

Where my confusion comes from is apparently the previous 24" iMacs back could be removed easier than on the 20" and 17". I don't know about that, but I would like confirmation.

Thanks Atroz

s.
 

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Hi,

I'm interested in the 24". When you look at it can you give me an idea what it will be like to swap the hard drive on that one?

Unless someone already knows about the 24" disassembly and hard drive change.


Thank you.

s.

Based on the pics referenced above, it doesn't look straight forward. The previous version of the iMac was easier to work from the stand point of swapping hard drives.
 

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My MacBook screen was equally ill-calibrated out of the box. i was surprised by this.

Live from a new iMac.

Very sweet looking machine.

Just some quick notes before we load it with ram.

Keyboard is very quiet and so slim the lack of a wrist rest is immaterial. That said there is no indent on the keys to help finger alignment but the keyspacing is okay.

F-keys are too close to the numeric keys - still not bad. I might try it for a bit on my main system

Yes there is glare.

Have not played a movie but for media this will be a winna - designers...hmmm.
The monitor was almost unusable out of the box - settings were so far out - don;t know what that was about.

ALL of the settings were skewed like this




Not sure what Apple was on about this.

Unit is very quiet - does beg for the wireless gear as it's so sleek.

Going to be popular to transport as an entertainment unit for the cottage. - Could easily watch a movie - especially on the 24" which unfortunately we have yet to see. :(

Will try movie trailer and sound now.
 

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Came back from Sherway about an hour ago. Played with them for about 30mins. More than usual amount of people there on a Thursday night - all playing or hovered around the new iMac's. The 24in is gorgeous. For some reason, it doesn't look as mammoth as the white one. Didn't find the glare that distracting even in the lit up Apple store. BTW: iWork '08 - sold out!
 

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iSight: Not hi-res?

This review from PC World indicates that the iSight in the new iMac is "640-by-480-resolution." - That's a bit of a surprise, given that the MacBook Pros have gone hi-res.

Any confirmation / refutation of the camera's resolution?

M.
 

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When I was at durham college in oshawa, I met a good buddy of mine who was taking a photography course. His program gave him a macbook, I bought mine myself. He had to give his back and just got his new iMac. He says it's freakin sweet.

If anyone could test out some games and post your reactions of full settings. Especially World of Warcraft ;)
 
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I'm curious if Apple used different screen qualities up the line. I tell you out of the box was unbearable. Would like to hear from others on that.
Those shifts were quite curious. The luminocity I could see, but those color shifts are pretty crazy.
 
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