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Tauron Level 1 (0 points)

I'm getting the new iMac when it comes out in December, and I'm going to install Office 2011 for it. However, reviews say it looks blurry on retina display. Should I get iWork's instead?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,745 points)

    The new iMacs do not have a retina display.

  • babowa Level 7 (29,930 points)

    http://www.apple.com/imac/features/

     

    No mention of retina that I could find......

  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,745 points)

    Thank heavens!

  • babowa Level 7 (29,930 points)

    I have problems with it on my iPad (too many pixels = miniscule pixels)......

  • Acetone. Level 1 (55 points)

    At the moment 15" is the largest retina, and a 27" retina would be a MASSIVE hit on the graphics chip, it would a gigantic number of pixels to move around.

     

    So no iMac retina for a while yet especially  27"

  • Ziatron Level 4 (3,830 points)

    It has no optical drive either !

  • babowa Level 7 (29,930 points)

    I'm surprised there is room for a hard drive......

  • RRFS Level 5 (4,490 points)

    I was thinking that if they wanted a flat thin monitor for the iMac they should make the stand part of the hardware and have all the ports and plugs on the inside verticle riser and a thicker foot containing the hard drive.

  • babowa Level 7 (29,930 points)

    I believe this is the first iMac model I am going to pass on and I've owned every model since they were introduced; i'm not in the market for a while since I just got one earlier this year, but there are too many things I'm not enthralled with. I actually checked out the new Mini since this fusion drive is an available option and the 5400 rpm slow drive was always what prevented me from wanting one. Combine with an external burner and a decent non-glare display (quite a few choices available) and it sounds like a good option to consider.

  • Acetone. Level 1 (55 points)

    Going back to the question about office or iWork's, unless you have some compulsive requiment or a huge number of office document I don't really see the advantage over iWork's

     

    As a personal and VERY light business user I find iWork's fulfills all my needs, pages and numbers are pretty good, but I never use keynote.  There are other cheap option too such as open office.

     

    On the new iMac front, it's worth remembering that the new 21" has NO user RAM upgrade, what you buy is what your stuck with. the 27" has user upgradedable RAM though.

  • seventy one Level 6 (13,225 points)

    Ah, yes, RRFS,

     

    But this is all about aesthetics.  You can't have thick feet and plugs and cables in too visible a location.   Just not the done thing.

  • RRFS Level 5 (4,490 points)

    Actually if the plugs and cables were placed between the iMac and its stand on the inside surface with the plugs facing down the cables would be much less obvious than the ones sticking out of the back of the unit now, and save the depth (thickness) they require for a less obvious space. If contructed properly the "Foot" would only be 3/4" thick and house the HD making replacement a snap. From 10' away I doubt you would even notice a difference.

  • seventy one Level 6 (13,225 points)

    Brilliant.   Apple; give the guy a job. 

  • babowa Level 7 (29,930 points)

    If contructed properly the "Foot" would only be 3/4" thick and house the HD making replacement a snap. From 10' away I doubt you would even notice a difference.

     

    You seem to be describing a Mini with an attached monitor?????

     

    But, you guys are missing the point: we are not supposed to be mucking around with anything, hence the new "not user upgradeable" design, hiding heretofore visible (and needed) system files, and iOS integration. We are supposed to be swayed by the ultra coolness and not worry about anything else.

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