Super-thin iMacs WILL be here for Xmas, cram warehouses even NOW
Oh Santa, you scared me! fanbois gasp
Smooth white boxes carrying super-thin iMacs are already in American distribution centres, 9to5Mac reports, pouring soothing balm on the hearts of fanbois who had previously feared that the hyper-honed desktop may be delayed until 2013.
The new iMac launched on 23 October, when Apple made much of its stir-friction welded aluminium edges. The solid-state joining process (the metal is not melted) allows a super-slim edge of just 5mm.
But a rumour from a French blog MacBidouille suggested that it was just this high-tech welding that was delaying the arrival of the machines, pushing the launch of both the 21.5-inch model and the 27-inch model back towards the end of December or the New Year.
Thankfully ANOTHER rumour - from "inside sources" who spoke to All-things-Apple site 9to5Mac this time - promised that Apple Macs would not be delayed.
The insiders claimed that both should be out, as promised, within a matter of weeks. The 21.5-inch iMac should be in stores by the end of November, with the 27-inch iMac on sale from the beginning of December.
According to 9to5's sources, the Macs are already sitting in US distribution centres just waiting to be driven out to the shops. ®
A super-portable desktop computer.
On the list of "things the world urgently needs" this must be right up there with shoes made of brie and underwear woven from nettles.
I kid, I kid. I'm sure it'll look great in a hundred thousand loft apartments.
Re: A super-portable desktop computer.
underwear woven from nettles.
Actually, you can get surprisingly good fibre from nettle plants. I just did a quick search for 'nettle fibre' and turned up this amusing page which by chance happens to have a section titled "STUDENT SHOWS OFF NETTLE KNICKERS" (with pic). So not quite in the same class as chocolate teapots and such...
Re: P. Lee
I don't even see those. Precisely how much difference does a computer being an inch or two THINNER help in most space constrained environments> The limiting factor is going to be the larger dimensions, i.e. its width or height.
As for regularly travelling with a desktop, well it's only a couple of years since I completed my doctorate and was flying between Dublin (Uni) and Manchester (home) eight or ten tens a year, invariably with desktop in tow. I had a flat screen telly, keyboard and mouse at both locations so it was just a mini-itx base unit that I could stuff in a relatively small suitcase and stash clothes, paperwork, toiletries etc immediately around and on top of it. I wouldn't even consider chancing that with something like this - even if you treat your baggage with kid gloves it's only a matter of time before Ryanair smash something through the large, vulnerable, expensive screen.