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Rate the design (not the features!) of the new iMac G5 on a scale from 0 (worst) to 10 (best)

1/1: Rate the design (not the features!) of the new iMac G5 on a scale from 0 (worst) to 10 (best)

10 out of 10 - Perfection! 140 (10.46%)
9 out of 10 276 (20.61%)
8 out of 10 - Nicely done 484 (36.15%)
7 out of 10 114 (8.51%)
6 out of 10 65 (4.85%)
5 - Not bad, but not great either 116 (8.66%)
4 out of 10 20 (1.49%)
3 out of 10 17 (1.27%)
2 out of 10 - Really not good at all 14 (1.05%)
1 out of 10 2 (0.15%)
0 out of 10 - Bloody awful! 9 (0.67%)
I need to see it in person first! 82 (6.12%)
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9 of 10
Authored by: adamjacobmuller on Sep 01, '04 11:24:22PM

I gave it only a 9/10 because nothing is perfect, though this comes pretty damn close.



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A solid whack with the ugly stick
Authored by: biglug on Sep 02, '04 12:30:16AM

Personally, from the pictures I've seen, this is one of the most butt-ugly things to come out of Cuppertino in years. Looks like an iMac designed by the MacPlus designer! I'm sitting here in front of my beautiful iMac G4 with it's almost animal like 'neck' wondering why we have to go back to the 80s for the new design.

(Off topic but the fact that everything fits into such a 'small space' is no great feat either. All you have there is a G5 laptop with a larger screen and external keyboard.)



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A solid whack with the ugly stick
Authored by: iamanatom on Sep 02, '04 03:03:18PM

(Off topic but the fact that everything fits into such a 'small space' is no great feat either. All you have there is a G5 laptop with a larger screen and external keyboard.)

+power supply, +3.5" drive (rather than 2.5"), +large heatsink for the G5 +large fan.



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9/10
Authored by: rgray on Sep 02, '04 09:51:54AM

9 out of 10 until it comes with a compact, say PB or iBook like, lightweight, wireless keyboard.....



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The space.
Authored by: gorda001 on Sep 02, '04 03:14:18PM

I like it all but the large bit of space underneth the screen. On the old imacs that space was filled by two speakers, a cd drive, a power button, ect. Now it's just got an apple logo. I suppose I want it to look like a flatscreen display.



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user-serviceability
Authored by: sjk on Sep 03, '04 11:06:55PM
Externally, I'll probably get used to the yawning bezel as quickly as on my eMac. My wife likes to laugh about the eMac's SuperDrive tongue. :-)

One thing the new internal design has going for it is convenient user-serviceability in comparison with previous iMacs and the eMac, as indicated by Apple's iMac G5 parts you can install yourself article and exposed backside photos. And a 1GB DIMM is significantly less expensive than a 1GB SO-DIMM.

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G5 iMac
Authored by: johnsawyercjs on Sep 06, '04 12:55:58AM

The new iMac G5 certainly is plain. I don't know yet whether I find it refreshingly so, or just boring. It remains to be seen how well it will sell, but the cost of making it is a lot less than making the iMac G4 Flat Panel, with its chrome neck, etc., so from the standpoint of the number of iMacs Apple would sell anyway, regardless of its appearance, Apple will save a lot there. They also dropped about $300 from the average price, so they've automatically reduced how much profit they'll make, but maybe that'll help sell more of them, which may offset the loss of sales to people who won't buy it because it's so plain.

I do think they should have found something interesting to do with the space below the display, or not have that space to begin with--people would have been more impressed if they only thing they saw on their desk was a screen, and no visible computer paneling. But it'll be a convenient place to put Post-It notes, which I usually have all over my computer displays.

I agree with the complaints that the ports should have been along the side, or maybe some clever rotatable or repositionable port panel should have been implemented so you'd have a choice--at least, Apple should have done at least ONE clever thing regarding the external design or appearance. The "new" design was actually one of the old designs Apple was considering when they decided to retire the picture tube iMacs, before they decided on the table lamp design. I've been grumbling for years to myself about computers that have ports in the rear, wondering why computer manufacturers place a higher value on appearance than ease of use. Some PC manufacturers have several ports in the front, and nobody's turning up their nose at those. Lots of people frequently plug in and unplug USB flash drives, iPods, and other things. I suppose a USB hub is fine, but does anyone make a Firewire hub? Then again, you can always leave cables plugged in, snaked around to the front, waiting to be plugged into something. I wouldn't be surprised if some company designs a port extender box that you can attach to the right side, or sit it on the tabletop if you want.



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FW hub
Authored by: sjk on Sep 07, '04 06:12:21PM

Yep, FireWire hubs exist. Web search for "firewire hub". :-)



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great
Authored by: faquin on Sep 06, '04 03:09:10AM

I just come back from AppleExpo.
The new imac is definitely great. The screen is so nice (special quote for the 20"...)
The loudspeakers seems to be ok.
I tried UnrealTournament 2K4. What a pity :( much slow. That's the black point.

But it's a great mac. And cheap ;)



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Apple, can you touch this?
Authored by: pochrox on Sep 29, '04 05:44:19PM

As jonsaw said above, the new iMac does look rather plain; whether that was done intentionally or not.

Perhaps it's too plain. It may work with the iPod, but I don't know with a desktop computer.

Also, it doesn't seem to have a "body." I think people are used to a desktop computer to have a "body." This one seems to be all head & neck! But who knows.. it may just as well start a trend. I'm no industrial designer besides.

A more significant direction I think would've been to integrate significant touch-sensitivity to the design.. I think mice & trackpads are too indirect. Can't I just launch an app or move a window by touching & moving it (eg, on a touch-sensitive display)? (Tablets are another story of course as they're mostly for high resolution work.)

Just MHO. Regardless, I wish Apple the best with this new design.



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