Skip to comments.Apple unveils new iMac with next-gen quad-core processors, graphics and Thunderbolt I/O technology
Posted on 05/03/2011 9:03:20 AM PDT by Swordmaker
Apple today updated its signature all-in-one iMac with next generation quad-core processors, powerful new graphics, groundbreaking high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and a new FaceTime HD camera.
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Looks sweet. Shame I’m not in the market for a new desktop, though.
iMac with next generation quad-core processors>>>>>>>
AKA Sandy Bridge. Apple has them and so do Windows machines. They run cooler on less wattage http://computers.shop.ebay.com/Computer-Components-/3667/i.html?_nkw=I5+SANDY+BRIDGE&_catref=1&_dmpt=Desktop_PCs&_fln=1&_ipg=&_trksid=p3286.c0.m282
Should be interesting to see what the first Thunderbolt peripheral will cost.
I’m looking at my dual-core i3 iMac and reflecting on the fact that the best time to buy a computer is always six months in the future. Oh, well, by the time I’m due for an upgrade, there will be a lot more Thunderbolt peripherals available.
After having my POS HP desktop crash on me twice last night, I am so tempted!!! That or dock my MacBook to a bigger monitor.
Figures. Three months after the guy in the Apple store swore they had no information about an impending upgrade to the iMac. And I bought one. (In his defense, he probably didn’t know, given how close to the vest Apple plays this stuff.)
Anyway, glad to see the upgrades are significant and not just incremental.
yawn... I built my quad-core PC two years ago for less than $1,000.
Software, Monitor, Cost of your time - All included in that price? Would you build me a comparable one to the iMac for under $1000?
Never buy an Apple product without first checking that buyer’s guide. The check historical release timelines and all the rumors to come up with what is usually a pretty accurate suggestion.
Yeah, I bought it just as they updated the MacBook Pro. I would have waited but it was a must-buy situation with my old iMac dying in the middle of a big project.
AKA current generation.
Sure, no problem! What's time worth, $2/hr? Piece of cake. And good anti-virus software is free and never ever slows down the system, and Windows Updates only take 15 seconds or so, and never cause system problems. And... and...
I actually like Windows 7, so I'm not griping about that per se. But as one who has a few of each (Mac and Win/PC) and uses them all daily, it really is the case that the "cheap PC" ends up costing just as much as a Mac by the time it's all factored in.
The only thing cheaper about a cheap PC is the initial purchase price of the hardware. So I suppose all these "mine is cheaper" folks drive Yugos? The logic is the same.
It's good to live in a country with lots of choices. Everybody should be happy.
It makes some people happy to build their own computer.
> It makes some people happy to build their own computer.
Oh, I know. I've been doing that since 1976 - 35 years.
Trust me, I know the true cost of a homebrew personal computer just as well as a slick pre-assembled one. :)
If it’s such a financial drain, why do you keep doing it?
Thanks for the link. Mac mini probably due for a refresh this summer. I wonder if they will wait until the release of Lion? At any rate, I will wait.
video card (good one) $150
power supply $50
22” monitor $150
Windows 7 Pro $50 (if you know where)
AVG - free
Under $800 for a good pc that will game, assembly time less than an hour.
Not interesting in gaming? Use onboard video and knock $150 off the price.
Of course, not everyone is comfortable with technology, or building their own computer.
I’m wondering what these “hidden costs” are that need to be factored in?