Re: iMac

CobraBoy (
Wed, 6 May 1998 13:04:16 -0700

Gregory Alan Bolcer sometime around 12:08 PM -0700 on 5/6/98, provided this:

> Why would somebody want a build in 15" monitor??

A number of reasons. Most PC pricing is "monitor extra" The price of the
iMac is $1299. It does do (as far as I've been told) 1024x768 and 15" is
just fine for the majority of users that this machine is targeted for. You
would probably be aghast if you know how many people I have seen run a 17"
in 640x480. I run my NEC 21" in 1158 x 1024 and I still don't have enough
screen real estate.

However I digress. The iMac is going to succeed for a number of reasons.

1) Out of the box instant on. This is a huge feature. Another example of
instant on is a television. Unbox it, plug it in, hook up the antenna and
that's it. iMac is targeted as that convient.

2) Price point. It's a pretty loaded little box for your $1299. I believe
it has a 233 G3. ATI Rage chipset, USB, etc. It's clearly going to hold
it's own against simular pricepoint Intel products.

3) It just looks damn cool. Steve has innovated yet another pair a dime in


p.s. Which reminds me of a joke/pick up line. You see a girl with her
nipples standing out and you say, "two nipples for a dime?" And hand her a


Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things. ...Steve Jobs

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