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Oh Skywatcher... guess what Apple announced today!

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    How 'bout one of these puppies!



    Tom :)macwave:... don't tell Lisa!)
     
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    I've been dreading this day :( I now have screen envy!
     
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    OMG. That's less than a house so I might get it past the commitee
     
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    It's bad folks very very bad.

    I already have a macbook pro, I have a mac pro and I have monitors everywhere.

    I saw the 27" and I have to have one :( noooo nooooo I cant I mustnt .... but I know I will :(

    :sorry: :unsure:

    Not good at all.... apple I hate you whilst secretly loving you at the same time. why must you do this to me
     
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    Why... so you can watch HD movies and get your email all in one place of course!

    Silly boy! :wink:

    Tom :)macwave:... instigator maximus!)
     
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    :yes: you sir have a very valid point indeed. How could I ever have doubted the way of the mighty apple :worship:

    (I do still have that apple developer 20% discount burning a hole......)
     
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    We'll have to recruit Terry and go on a mac buying spree!
     
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    I think his next go is a lappie. At least that's what Sue said! Guess who wins! :laugh2:

    Tom :)macwave:... knows which side the bread is buttered on!)
     
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    I think that's the right way to go... laptop first :yes:

    ok, so Josh, me and skywatcher are upgrading to the 27" imac
    Terry's up for a macbook
    Tink wants a macbook pro to replace her rubbish winblows laptop and a 27" imac to replace her old powerpc model

    Who else is coming shopping?
     
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    I love the fact they are advertising it with a screenshot of the star trek movie - its like they know their audience so well

    :geekon:
     
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    me wants
     

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    me wants to

    very much

    take it it doesnt come with blu ray :unsure: as that would swing it
     
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    apparently not which is a stupid omission IMHO although of course you can feed in from apple tv thing, watch HD downloads and even use the huge monitor as a second display.

    Ive seen 30" monitors go for not much less than that whole 27" imac and in person it just looks amazing.

    Definitely tempted
     
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    :rotfl: Do you think we'll get a group discount? I also get a huge student discount and you have your 20%... perhaps they'll just give us them! :yes: :rotfl:
     
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    Er........ Keith any chance you could go shopping for me ;)
     
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    It really is extremely tempting isn't it mmmmmmmm
     
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    Yes yes it is.
     
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    I would have put in an order already if it had blu ray as it would have been a no brainer
     
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    yeah I admit that's a puzzling omission :/ it was very widely rumoured to be in this revision but taken out just before launch. To not even be a build option is truly strange.

    TO BE HONEST, for me it doesn't matter. I'm on the computer almost 24*7, so if I want to watch a movie, I want to watch it on tv not on a computer screen but I can see how this one would fit in great into a lounge environment so people may want to use it for that.

    For me it's more about a) the resolution b) the all in one tidy unit

    It would cost me v.v.v.nearly as much as the whole imac 27" to buy a monitor of equivalent resolution! Feels more sensible to pay a couple of hundred extra and get the whole mac!
     

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