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Jul 27, 2010 07:16 |  #1

New Imac and new screens we hope!!!!!


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Jul 27, 2010 07:50 |  #2

Apple store isn't down.

Between, the new iMac's been out for few months already.


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Jul 27, 2010 08:14 as a reply to  @ mchong75's post |  #3

Is the Magic Trackpad new? I don't recall seeing that before.


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Jul 27, 2010 09:25 |  #4

new imacs, trackpad, screens, Power macs etc!! Im getting the 21,5 a bit dissapoindted that the 21 does not have an i7 and option for 1gb graphic.

my wife would kill me if i got a 27 for the home office.... to big and ugly!!


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Jul 27, 2010 09:29 as a reply to  @ zincozinco's post |  #5

Looks new :d


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Jul 27, 2010 11:32 |  #6

IMO, the new iMac's are more sensible then the new MacPro's... Pity.

Still waiting for a "Mac Midi" :p


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Jul 27, 2010 12:02 as a reply to  @ René Damkot's post |  #7

I have to replace my PPC MP. I had hoped to be able to avoid a glossy screen, but my amateur budget doesn't justify a new MacPro.

I work with +200MB psd files, and will be working with HD clips from my 5DII--

Would I notice a performance difference with the i7 iMac over the i5 (both with ATI 5750)?

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Jul 27, 2010 12:37 |  #8

its all a bit wank to be honest.

the low spec 21 cant be upgraded to i5 and the high spec 21 cant be upgraded to i7....

so an mid spec 21 i5 is the same price as the "old " 27 i7..... which is probably what Im getting after having spoken to my better half... I was holding out for a 21 i7 - but that wont happen for another year.... if ever....


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Jul 27, 2010 12:45 |  #9

Trout Bum wrote in post #10611982 (external link)
I have to replace my PPC MP. I had hoped to be able to avoid a glossy screen, but my amateur budget doesn't justify a new MacPro.

If you have some computer skills you could always build a hackintosh.

I work with +200MB psd files, and will be working with HD clips from my 5DII-- Would I notice a performance difference with the i7 iMac over the i5 (both with ATI 5750)?

That depends on your software. Aperture uses hyperthreading which would give you 8 virtual cores on the i7. Photoshop doesn't for most of its functions, thus the differences between an i5 and i7 would be minimal at the same clock speed.

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IMO, the new iMac's are more sensible then the new MacPro's... Pity. Still waiting for a "Mac Midi"

They're called "hackintoshes". :)


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Jul 27, 2010 12:56 |  #10

Can anyone explain to me why the magic trackpad is useful? If it like a wacom equivalent?


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Jul 27, 2010 13:01 |  #11

It's just a multi-touch trackpad, like what's found on Apple's laptops (e.g., gestures, etc.). I doubt it's an equivalent to a Wacom and it's unlikely to be pressure sensitive.


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Jul 27, 2010 13:18 |  #12

Tony-S wrote in post #10612219 (external link)
If you have some computer skills you could always build a hackintosh.

That depends on your software. Aperture uses hyperthreading which would give you 8 virtual cores on the i7. Photoshop doesn't for most of its functions, thus the differences between an i5 and i7 would be minimal at the same clock speed.

Not building my own computer-- forgot I must always mention that on this forum...
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Jul 27, 2010 14:18 |  #13

Trout Bum wrote in post #10612433 (external link)
Not building my own computer-- forgot I must always mention that on this forum...
I also use LR.

Thanks.

I was thinking to do it a while back but there is a lot of bugs on native programs im told such as FCP and Aperture. In anycase - I could never build an imac.... :)


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Jul 27, 2010 16:00 |  #14

iMacs have been updated! Lets discuss

Updated iMacs were announced this morning and they look promising as always. 21.5" get various flavors of the i3 and an option for an i5. 27" models can be ordered with an i3, quad-core i5, or the quad-core i7. 27" models can also be fitted with a 1 or 2 TB HDD and a 250 GB SSD.

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I have a couple of questions:

-What benefits do quad-cores bring?
-Why would you need a HDD and a SSD in the same machine? Which drive would serve which purpose and what benefits are there to this configuration?


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Jul 27, 2010 16:45 as a reply to  @ Staszek's post |  #15

The only meaningful improvement to me is the ability to get the SSD as a second internal drive. I'd use the SSD as my boot drive as it would be a lot faster. The quad cores will allow you do to things faster, but the i7 has hyperthreading. Applications that can use it will have better performance (about 30% according to Intel). Right now there are not too many apps out there that can do hyperthreading, but Aperture is one.


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