iMac Letters, Page 3

By Matthew Rothenberg  |  Posted 2002-04-01 Print this article Print

iMac Letters, Page 3 Its my opinion that $100 price hike isnt that newsworthy. It is just $100. What would be newsworthy if what is offered is less while the price is higher. That doesnt appear to be the case.
I do think its embarrassing that Apple doesnt have these supplies under contracted prices from before the i-R2D2 was introduced. The new iMac has yet to mature into a real presence around the publishing world.
One problem with the new iMac is that it suits many people but not graphics professionals. LCD screens arent a proper tool for color correcting photographs, art or graphics intended for publishing. Graphics professionals dont regard the quality of LCD screens to consistent enough to use in color management. The first generation of G4s have been good enough for publishing work that I havent seen too many of the new Pearl G4s at work just yet. Where I have seen them in use is in video production, where their robust CPU is really needed to power Adobe Premiere. I dont think it will be until a G5 comes out that well see significant adoption of OS X and new hardware. I think what is important is to get iMac add-ons before the public. If you want to build fervor for the new computer, show us more ways to personalize and customize it. A great new selling point of this model should be how it can be made into a serious computer not limited by its original iDome or the CRT as the original iMac was. The exciting thing about the design of this computer should be that add-ons can become part of whole rather than lay lazily across office desktops for dust bunnies to collect around their cords. Its hardly a Beige-Bob Square Pants-type computer! Darren Whitley
Professional photographer, Maryville, Mo.

Mac veteran Matthew Rothenberg is online editor for Ziff Davis Medias Baseline and CIO Insight magazines.

Online News Editor
Matthew has been associated with Ziff Davis' news efforts for more than a decade, including an eight-year run with the print and online versions of MacWEEK. He also helped run the news and opinion operations at ZDNet and CNet. Matthew holds a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego.


Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters

Rocket Fuel