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New iMacs next week?

by MacBook man / April 24, 2008 12:48 PM PDT

Ok, I was wondering if people had anything to say about the article on gizmodo

It states that new iMacs are coming next week. I've been waiting for the iMacs to get new processors. Just wanted to see if anyone felt its true or not.

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The few items you know to look for are...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 24, 2008 12:54 PM PDT
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Multi-touch as noted but if you find any display with CCFLs you can rest assured that these will be replaced.

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RE: New iMacs next week?
by dj_erik / April 25, 2008 10:45 AM PDT
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I'd be willing to bet that they are going to update the iMac line soon. Whether that's next week, or a few months is up for debate. I'm actually a big fan of MacRumors timeline:

It's not the most accurate, but does seem to give you a general feel if it's worth waiting for a bit before the big plunge.

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Probably soon, but maybe not next week
by tleMega / April 26, 2008 2:56 AM PDT
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Knowing Apple, they could update the iMac line tomorrow or in a month. But, the iMacs could use the upgrade to Penryn processors. The Mac Mini needs it too.

I would recommend waiting for the refresh before purchasing one, should anybody need a new iMac or Mini. Considering that Apple is bound to release something new before WWDC, or at least at WWDC, it won't be that long of a wait.


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You know what I would like to see?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 26, 2008 8:22 AM PDT

Glad you asked:

I would like to see Apple, or ATI, produce a decent set of drivers for the ATI Radeon HD2600 (and derivatives) which is currently in all the iMacs.

I would like ALL the capabilities of that card, on a par with the drivers that are used in Windows machines with the same card, being utilized on the Mac side.

I don't know all the tech ins and outs, but I do know that X-Plane has had to dumb down the graphics on that program for the Intel Mac's with that series of cards.


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I would like Nvidia cards
by tleMega / April 26, 2008 1:44 PM PDT

Apple is always mixing things up with their graphics card selections. Now, I prefer the Nvidia cards used in the MacBook Pros now rather than the ATI card they used to have, but I would prefer the ability to choose one or the other like the Mac Pro. Of course, Apple wouldn't give you too many options, but having to choose between two cards is better than being set with just one. I would like to see an option for Nvidia cards in the next update.

Rumors of the hard drive changes don't bother me much. Graphics and clock speeds are the only things in this update that may catch my eye.

Anyway, I'm hoping for a Mini update. That would give me more reason to go get one... Happy
The only thing Apple needs to worry about updating is their display line. Those things need to be revamped. And price-cuts would be very nice. And while I add to this growing list of things Apple should include here, I think they should reintroduce an external iSight camera of some sort for use with a Mac Mini or Pro.


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What do you know
by tleMega / April 28, 2008 8:24 AM PDT

Nvidia cards for the 24-inch models. I would have liked that option available for the 20-inch line too, but that's definitely an improvement. Besides, combine that with the 3.06Ghz CPU and you have a sweet deal. The 20-inch models are also a bit more expensive too, so if anyone was in the market, might as well spring for the larger machine. Or a Mac Pro with just one of the quad-core processors.

Not bad at all. Now the Mini and the old displays are up next.


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