Sort of anticliMactic?

The iMac G5 is revealed. Design-wise, it lacks a lot of the visual “oomph” that came with the older G3 iCandies and G4 iLamps; but I suppose that’s because this new iMac is so simple: a screen with everything in it, and no separate CPU. It’s revolutionary, even though it may not look it.

(What really dismays me is that a brand new iMac G5 1.6GHz costs less than what I paid for a refurbished iBook G3 700MHz, oh so long ago. On the plus side, the iBook is still performing well, two years later.)

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  1. daniel says:

    I quite agree. The design doesn’t grab me the way the others did. It’s not uniquely-Apple enough. Plus, I hate it’s ‘chin’, as one friend put it. :) Although … nobody else’s computer has a chin like this one. That’s something, I suppose.

  2. Raffy says:

    It’s cute, but I the word “iChicklet” comes to mind too easily. I wonder how heavy it is, though? Just take away the stand and you’ve got yourself an “iTablet”.

    Meanwhile, in Hixville…

    “Hey Maw! C’mere and lookit this here new iPod thingy. Reckon I’dt be a mite hard to squeeze this’un inside my overalls, thas fuh sure.”