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    News - HP unveils Omni27, its largest ever all-in-one PC

    27 inch all-in-one PC announced alongside Compaq L2311c Notebook Docking Monitor.
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    Re: News - HP unveils Omni27, its largest ever all-in-one PC

    1920x1080 display? Bit of a let down for a machine that size, the iMac has it beat there.

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    Re: News - HP unveils Omni27, its largest ever all-in-one PC

    Under the first image - "starting prices excepted"

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    Re: News - HP unveils Omni27, its largest ever all-in-one PC

    I am getting sick and tired of these playschool vertical resolutions. I had a 2048x1620 CRT display in 2001. What with things like ribbon interfaces, overcrowded status lines, launchers, nearly all the vertical resolution is gone before I've found somewhere to type in.

    Come on, HP, sort things out.

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    Re: News - HP unveils Omni27, its largest ever all-in-one PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    1920x1080 display? Bit of a let down for a machine that size, the iMac has it beat there.
    Not sure about the 27" iMac but my missus 21.5" one has 1920x1080 resolution...

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    Re: News - HP unveils Omni27, its largest ever all-in-one PC

    Quote Originally Posted by spoon_ View Post
    Not sure about the 27" iMac but my missus 21.5" one has 1920x1080 resolution...
    27" iMac is 2560x1440

    But it's not worth comparison really, those specs read as not really in the same ballpark as the iMac
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    Re: News - HP unveils Omni27, its largest ever all-in-one PC

    Yeahh the imac cant compete, cant even offer an internal blu-ray player, dont think the imac offers usb3 or the option of am 8 core CPU.
    Its got thunderbolt though, there will even be an adapter tomake it usable for a few ££££££

    Quote Originally Posted by Barakka View Post
    27" iMac is 2560x1440

    But it's not worth comparison really, those specs read as not really in the same ballpark as the iMac

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    Re: News - HP unveils Omni27, its largest ever all-in-one PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Flibb View Post
    the option of am 8 core CPU.
    Neither can the HP from all the specs currently out.

    As for Blu-Ray, I know, I mean God, my VAIO is over a year old and has a Blu-Ray drive in it !! Stupid Macs don't know what they're missing, I mean i've used my Blu-Ray drive... er... never

    But seriously, the CPU/GPU Intel graphics and Fisher-Price resolution mean this really no challenge at all to the iMac, and that's shame as it could have been so much more.
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    Re: News - HP unveils Omni27, its largest ever all-in-one PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Barakka View Post
    But seriously, the CPU/GPU Intel graphics and Fisher-Price resolution mean this really no challenge at all to the iMac, and that's shame as it could have been so much more.
    Surely that depends on the price.....

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    Re: News - HP unveils Omni27, its largest ever all-in-one PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Barakka View Post
    ... Stupid Macs don't know what they're missing, I mean i've used my Blu-Ray drive... er... never
    To be fair, it seems pretty ridiculous to produce a 1080p+ computing / entertainment system and not include a drive that can at least play blu-rays. Even if it was an upgrade option and they charged swingingly for it I could kind of understand (it fits apple's business model, after all), but no, you're stuck with optical technology from the last decade.

    Unsurprisingly, the apple website makes no mention of how great the iMac is for watching HD movies. HP can happily slap "Watch blu-rays in full HD!" on the Omni27's marketing blurb, and *bam* - keyword heaven for selling to the masses.

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    Re: News - HP unveils Omni27, its largest ever all-in-one PC

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    To be fair, it seems pretty ridiculous to produce a 1080p+ computing / entertainment system and not include a drive that can at least play blu-rays. Even if it was an upgrade option and they charged swingingly for it I could kind of understand (it fits apple's business model, after all), but no, you're stuck with optical technology from the last decade.
    But Blu-Ray technology has not really made any entry into the computer market, DVD did, the computer market was crying out for the 4.7GB discs for archive and storage at the time, but these days portable HDDs have it covered so Blu-Ray offers nothing more than movies really. So why put in technology that's not going to be around for long (relatively speaking) and achieves nothing that can't already be done cheaper without physical media. That's a more accurate appraisal of where it fits with the Apple business model with the push for all media to be held on, and delivered via, the Cloud.. sorry iCloud

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Unsurprisingly, the apple website makes no mention of how great the iMac is for watching HD movies. HP can happily slap "Watch blu-rays in full HD!" on the Omni27's marketing blurb, and *bam* - keyword heaven for selling to the masses.
    Of course it does, the Apple website talks about viewing HD video on the iMac plenty, with screenshots from HD movies all over the place. Apple just don't believe in investing heavily in the Blu-Ray devices for the Mac hardware, firstly because the standard is still changing (BD/BDXL etc) and secondly because they believe that physical media is on the way out. And to be honest, IF I was an Apple nut why would I buy a Blu-Ray disc when I can rent the movie once on iTunes and then have it available to watch on my iMac, iPad, iPhone, and TV (via AppleTV) for half the price of the Blu-Ray.
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    Re: News - HP unveils Omni27, its largest ever all-in-one PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Barakka View Post
    ... Blu-Ray offers nothing more than movies really. ...
    Perhaps, but that's a *huge* market for a "nothing more". So whilst people looking for a "computer" might not care that much, people looking for an entertainment centre will see blu-ray as a selling point.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barakka View Post
    ... the Apple website talks about viewing HD video on the iMac plenty ...
    Looking at the "features" page for the iMac on the UK Apple store website:

    Quote Originally Posted by Apple Store
    ... watch HD content ...
    ... a 16:9 aspect ratio — the same as an HDTV. ...
    ... edit HD home videos ...
    .. HD Facetime camera ...
    ... make HD calls ...
    HD's mentioned quite a lot. Movies aren't mentioned at all (and I specifically said Movies, not video or content). I'm sure Apple have their own, very good, reasons for not getting behind blu-ray as a technology, but it's hardly a new technology and it is gaining traction in the film industry as a content delivery format.

    I'm not going to get into an argument about physical media vs. downloads here, as it's not really relevant to my point, which that if you are going to make an all-in-one with entertainment centre credentials and a 1080p screen, and you're going to equip it with an optical drive, it makes implicit sense that you make it available with an optical drive that can handle the current standard optical media for HD content. It'd almost make more sense for the iMac to not have an optical drive at all...

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