Mac fans fantasize over new hardware

This is the new Apple iMac. Everything is built into the monitor. It has a slot-loading DVD burner, a large widescreen display, and the G5 processor. Very sleek and an efficient design. One misleading thing about it is that while it is a G5, all the desktop machines are Dual G5’s so this one will not perform at the same level as the standard desktop companions.iMac G5

 

Despite all the rave reviews of the last iMac, I did not like it but this one is a completely different animal. The other one had a base and was interesting to think about but this one is something to be envious of. As you can see from the picture below, it is not lacking in the number of ports it has. The inside view shows the efficient design. It reminds me of a laptop design.

iMac G5
Here is the greatest monitor yet. It is expensive ($3000) but worth it. It measures 30 inches wide and sports an impressive 2560 x 1600 resolution. I looked at the plasma displays a few months ago to compare them to this one and the resolution on the plasmas is nowhere near this. This monitor actually uses two DVI ports to operate and it requires the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL card. I assume that other cards will support it in the future. Apple also has a 23 inch model that supports more graphics cards. That one is rather impressive too. It is also about $700 cheaper.

Apple Cinema Displays



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