Is the new iMac kinda the new Apple TV?

by mattdentler
October 23, 2009 5:56 AM
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That's the question Wired's "Gadget Lab" is asking, as it gives a quick review of the new Apple iMac's 27-inch monitor. That's only a few inches shy of what you get from an Apple TV nowadays, so maybe having the computer as well as the screen, makes more sense? From their assessment:

The iMac’s killer feature: The screen can be used as a display for another computer using an optional DisplayPort adapter (DisplayPort is a two-way interface). This means that, a few years down the line when you have convinced yourself your computer is too slow, you’ll still have a great TV.
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  • McDave | October 29, 2009 6:10 AMReply

    Nah! 27" is too small for a real TV & Front Row is no AppleTV. Best to keep it as a computer & plug ATV into your real TV - hence no Blu-ray as there's no point.


  • jay jhana | October 29, 2009 1:31 AMReply

    look if apple wanted to bring out 'apple tv' im sure they will and it would be better then what the 27 Mac is i mean its still only a computer with parts in it, when apple make apple tv it will be a invisible piece of glass when u turn the damn think off i mean lol the way they inivate stuff c'mon! n yeh the new mac is deff 'sex' when it comes to computers!!! beautiful machine with the power of the quad i7 imagine how much HD porn u could convert with that power!! lol ohhh cant wait c'mon quad baby yeahhhh!!!!

  • jl | October 23, 2009 4:22 AMReply

    Only surprised that it doesn't support Blu-Ray. Would seem to be great positioning if the iMac were the computer, TV, Blu-Ray player, Xbox/Wii display (or PS3, though that has Blu-Ray), etc.