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July 3, 2007

My Next Computer: Brushed Aluminum iMac

As a follow-up to my post about my home computing needs, there's a 90% chance that one of these machines will be on my desk shortly after they are announced.

I've looked carefully at the options. The Mac Pro is so much more expensive and I don't think the computing power and expansion justify the expense. There was a day when I'd go with that system because it is separate from the monitor and has a lot of extra room for scaling up down the road, but for more than twice the cost of an iMac it doesn't seem right.

The Mac mini is a step down from a laptop as far as power and capacity so wouldn't be much of a boost. Also a bad move compared to the iMace.

Hopefully these new iMacs will be priced similarly to the current iMac lineup and a good bump in processor speeds, memory slots, disk space etc. A faster DVD burner would be good too.

Posted by mike at July 3, 2007 9:02 AM