Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/12

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Subject: [Leica] OT: different Apple desktops
From: scheng at (Spencer Cheng)
Date: Wed Mar 12 05:43:14 2008
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Hi Nathan,

Basically, you give up expandability. The HD is hard to change when  
you run out of space. No expansion slots if you have some old H/W like  
SCSI cards or really fancy audio cards or .... No dual quad-cored CPUs  
to accelerate Photoshop.

Supports external monitor via DVI.

It has been said that the LCD is not as high quality as Apple's  
standalone monitors though that is just hearsay.

Other than that, probably not much. Think of it as an oversized, desk- 
bound, vertical MacBook Pro with a detached keyboard. :)


On Mar 12, 2008, at 3:05, Nathan Wajsman wrote:

> Since a lot of you out there are Mac folk, I thought I'd ask your  
> opinion on this. I am tempted to get one of the Mac desktops. I  
> always thought that I needed one of the Mac Pro models due to their  
> horsepower and memory expansion possibilities, but now I see an iMac  
> 2.8 Ghz 24" for a very reasonable price, several hundred Euros less  
> than a Mac Pro. Memory expandable to 16 GB, 500 GB hard disk, 8x  
> Superdrive etc.
> What do I really give up if I go for the iMac compared to a Mac Pro?

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