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Old 10-21-2009   #1
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Launched today: the new iMac; a dream workstation for photo and video editing.

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$1999.99 gets you 4 gigs of ram not 16. 16 gigs would be (gulp) $3399.00.
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I was talking with a friend of mine about this model today. This thing is right up my alley, though I wonder how well it will really do on the market. It's essentially a prosumer computer. I don't think it's good enough for the pro market, and it's overkill for most of the market. With the extra room on the smaller models, I think people will flock there.

Personally though, I really can't think of anything else I'd like it have. It's nearly perfect.
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Stop drooling!
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I stopped drooling when I saw that it only comes with a GLOSSY screen.
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I played with the new iMacs today. They are definitely nice - my kids enjoyed playing the games on them. I'm not into glossy screens either though.

Russell - do you have a Mac?
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I stopped drooling when I saw that it only comes with a GLOSSY screen.
I had iMacs and MacBook Pros with matte screens for years. Then changed to glossy screens as they became available. Would never want to go back!
Reflections can be managed by either slightly moving/rotating the iMac, or its tilt. Or by adjusting the offensive light sources. Your reward is a jaw-dropping brilliant image that matte screens cannot begin to produce.

But the proof of the pudding is in the eating: go see 'm IRL, side-by-side in a store with the same image (from a USB stick with test files that you bring along). Then you'll really know what the difference is. Not before.
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I'm buying one of the new 27" iMac's next week to replace my aging 20" iMac! I wasn't a fan of the glossy screens at first but have little or no problems with my new MBP when using it indoors so i imagine my iMac will be fine if it's positions correctly. I could always just get a hood for it too?
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I played with the glossy/antiglare screened Macbook Pros yesterday at the retail store and must say I do still prefer the antiglare. It's all a matter of personal preference though and a bonus to us all that they offer both. It's a good idea to go into one of the stores and see for yourself which you prefer.
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Count me in as an imac lover, but only with the anti-glare screen . The new 27" actually looks to be good value if you were just about to splash out on a mac pro and similar screen. Until they come up with a non-reflective coating though I'm not going to upgrade from my 24" just yet. To tide me over I recently built a quad core 'hackintosh', and feed that to a 30" screen. You can never have too much screen real estate .


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