I was with ThinkSecret on this one, thinking that the video iPod was a ways off still, if only for the reason that it will draw sales away from the Nano.
The iMac is pretty neat (included remote, Mighty Mouse standard, built-in iSight), but I was excited to see new Powerbooks and Powermacs... can anyone say dual-core? Ah well, hopefully we'll see that before the end of the year.
agreed - though i would push my parents to get the iMac, probably won't happen tho, they were looking at the $300 Dells
Ouch man. My folks went with a Gateway when they got a new machine a year or two ago. Every time I make the trip to visit (5-8 hours, depending on if it's by car or train) I run virus scan and spyware cleanup. My brother would do it when he's home (and he still is in the summer), but now that he's at college, it kind of makes it a bit more nessisary to do when I can. It's not too bad, it's an email machine mostly anyhow, and my mom actually keeps up on updates.
And my brother... I tried to get him to go with an eMac, but he got some Windows machine (maybe an HP? I don't remember now). Low and behold, as soon as he got to school, with no way to easily get it back to where he bought it, he runs into some massive failure. I can't help him since I haven't regularly run Windows in... 2 years? and I can't acually see the problem, but it sounds like a bad hard drive. So he needs to take it back for warantee repair, but he can't get it back to the store... it's a mess.
If they go with the Dell, make sure they get some serious tech support, unless you're prepared and able to do it for them.
Dont get me wrong, the new iMac is great. Its the computer it always should have been. iPod+video, why? Who in their right mind would watch videos on a 2.5" screen? And you can download music videos on iTunes, so what. This is the least revolutionary iPod yet. I guess all good things must come to an end--there really wasnt anywhere else for it to go.
ok, iTunes 6 rocks. I just imported my music videos into it and it has a separate section for them. It also plays the videos where the song art usually displays. Definately something I have been needing for a while, music video organization! Cheers.
Also the new frontrow looks promising. Glad apple is taking these steps. I think there is alot more to be taken from these releases than is shown.
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