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iMac G5 wins \"Computer of the Year\" designation

updated 09:35 am EST, Tue November 30, 2004

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The iMac G5 has been named the "" by The Washington Times: "It will cost close to $2,100 to get the supersized 20-inch model with extra RAM and a wireless keyboard and mouse. That's a relatively high price in this age of far-less-expensive Windows-based machines. But Apple Computers IMac G5 is a very impressive machine.....But even if Apple fell into the sea tomorrow, and if not another line of code were written for the Mac platform, the IMac G5 would still be a great achievement that should deliver sterling performance for years. Its compactness, and Apple's emphasis on wireless computing are two very positive factors. I believe this is a computer that will deliver several years of good use and thus is a good value for the money."




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  1. Zaren

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    "IMac"?

    *sigh*

  1. Faizon318

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    ummm

    then the dual g5 2.5 Ghz is a marvel .. how do they fit all that power into somthing that only weighs 60lbs .. what next .. Comon .. am I the only one that thinks the G5 should have been smaller then the G4 .. yeah its nice but taking it to LAN parties sucks .

  1. ecrelin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    flatter curve than thatů

    The obsolecence curve has been flattening as fast as the speed increases. Usability is measured in "wait time" for processes. Since you can perform professional level video production on G4 era machines and the only home oriented task that requires real juice is gaming this machine will last many more years than two for the vast majority! The speed increase between 10.2 and 10.3 speaks well of further system optimization. Apple should expose the reality that many homes and schools are running 10.3 easily on machines that are four and even five years old, try that with XP let alone LongShot.

  1. madgunde

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    He isn't helping...

    "It will cost close to $2,100 to get the supersized 20-inch model with extra RAM and a wireless keyboard and mouse."

    Why does he have to overinflate the price by adding the wireless keyboard and mouse in there? Does the average reader need a wireless keyboard and mouse? I'd agree with maybe the extra RAM, but come on, it's like he's trying to make it look more expensive. In the full article, he does mention that you can get the entry level 17" model for $1299, but IMHO, he should have lead with the low price and then finished off with a recommendation as to why upgrading to the $2100 configuration is worth the money. Many people might not even get past that sentence saying to themselves "Whoa, $2100! Macs are still too expensive!" and skip the rest of the review.

  1. theduffsronme

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    The Moonies weigh in.

    Rev. Sun Yung Moon likes iMacs. I don't know if I like to be in the same company.

  1. bscepter

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Moonie Mac?

    Considering this is from the Moonie-owned Washington Times, I'd take this with a grain of salt. Though, I must admit, it is a pretty sweet machine...

  1. mgpalma

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    iMac 20"

    I love this Mac! The only one to win my heart since the Cube. Truley incredible machine!

  1. Okonomiyaki

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Fall into the sea?

    Someone reming me, how many times does the stock need to be upgraded in a single month before the "Apple might not be around in a year" talk ends?

  1. klinux

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I will remind you

    That you need to tying your self-worth to Apple. People should be able damn well say that Apple is dying as often and as much as thay want to. If thay are wrong, ultimately it comes back to them. People predict the death of companies - Microsoft, Sun, Netscape, KMart, Kodak, etc - all the time, so what?

    Why are you and the fanatics so hypersensitive about this as if it was a personal assualt on your integrity?

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