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Apple Keynote

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by a_minimalist, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    Just finished watching and the new iMac is extremely impressive with how thin it is--80% thinner then previous iMacs.

    The iPad mini is impressive as well but I don't think the pricing is very competitive, at all. It starts at $329. There is also a brand new iPad 4 with new hardware which should speed things up a bit. That was very surprising since they just came out with the "new iPad".

    Right now, Apple is updating their store so it should all be easy to look at pretty soon.
  2. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    IMO $329 is too much for the mini
  3. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    I agree. If it came with a retina display I'd buy one. Right now, I'm not sold on the mini. If I'm spending more than $250 I'll go all the way and buy the regular.
  4. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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  5. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    It has to be that much or it would knock out the iPod market. I honestly don't think Apple did much here w/ the mini. It isn't new or fresh. It's cool and thin and cute, but it cannot compete w/ the $199.99 tabs, unless your theo w/ endless amount of $$ sitting around for tech.

    :laugh2:
  6. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member

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    What a slap in the face.
  7. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I think Apple did very well with is the iMac. Check that out. It's very cool. I want to get rid of my iMac now just to get it.
  8. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    That new iMac was the best "new" device they showed. Amazing.
  9. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    Do you have an iMac already?
  10. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    Agreed. That was a sweet little desktop. The price isn't bad at all. Odd since Apple loooves to jack its systems up on price, just because they are Apple.
  11. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    No, I would never own an Apple computer. I can't get past not using Windows.
  12. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    The new iMac is nice! My current iMac is 4 or 5 years old and was telling the wife it is time to replace it.
  13. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    Hey I'm the opposite. I can get past using Windows. I prefer UNIX/Linux/OSX over any Windows environment.
  14. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    It's kind of funny as I really enjoy the Iphone and the older Ipod stuff from Apple but also would never own a mac computer.

    I like the option of opening up my desktop PC and changing out parts and so on.

    Sadly though now it seems like it might not be long before the desktop is phased out as it seems there is a big push to move towards lap tops and I HATE lap tops with a passion.
  15. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I don't do anything cool enough to warrant something other than Windows, but basically I need Windows at home so that I can work remotely.
  16. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    You can do that with an iMac, it's just a bit harder. Changing out memory is the only thing that's is really easy with an iMac.
  17. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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  18. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    The new iMac does not have a dvd drive. So they want it to be a big iPad with external device support?
  19. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    In fairness I think I've used my DVD-RW in my iMac like 10 times total
  20. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    My kids use it for watching movies. Not as often as they used to though. Also I do not like the idea of having to provide the drive if I wanted to reload the OS.

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