Crazy. I'm so happy to be rid of CRT monitors. Damn, I hated those heavy things.
The imac wasn't another $80-90 a month to use.
@funstrawif you wanted a comparable mobile data plan on it (omitting the cost of voice since it isn't a phone) yes you would still be paying a monthly fee like that to be able to use it anywhere
It would make more sense to compare the 2000 imac to an ipod touch: an even greater price difference with roughly the same specs... the imac wasn't a phone - compare to something that isn't a phone.
Wouldn't it make most sense to compare an iMac to oh...an iMac?
jmorey,If you don't pay that monthly fee than the phone does not work, unless you hack it, might as well buy a brick. The mobile fees are more expensive and less quality than the imacs internet.
The 1999 iMac was the first computer I ever owned; I was thrilled with it. It was so beautiful to look at; so cute and cuddly. The first and last desktop I've ever owned.
I think its a fair comparison. Truly utilize the internetMacintosh (iMac) you had to pay an ISP to use the internet, so yes a recurring monthly charge was needed.
I think the comparison is fair: flagship product to flagship product.Also: the worst pointing mechanism Apple ever designed, vs. the best.
my original green imac sits on my kitchen counter and I use it to listen to music and watch cooking dvds.
eww i had an orange one
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