The new iMac models announced at this week’s Apple Event were just delicious. Multiple colours, kick-ass specs and an all-new design.
Yet I’m not going to buy one.
The iMac I rely on in my office is a 27″ machine and still doing a great job after several years. I’m not exactly a power user. Documents, recording podcasts, tons of video meetings and creating content. My needs are simple and modest when it comes to a desktop computer.
Our home iMac was sold last year when we refurbed the study. We now have a laptop each, a laptop dock and a wall mounted monitor. A simple and effective set-up.
Both of these screens are bigger than the 24″ iMacs announced this week and I’m not sure I could go back to less screen real estate. Why splash out a ton of cash on a new desktop that represents (in some ways) a downgrade?
That said, I’m pretty sure Apple will announce larger screened iMacs later this year. A 30″ screen would be delicious, especially if they came in the same vibrant colours. I’ve already picked out my favourite: orange. It’s the accent colour in my office (and professional brand) so a lovely new iMac in shiny orange would fit right in.
But, we’re still back to the ‘need’ versus ‘want’ conundrum. I don’t need a new desktop computer. End of. But I can still admire the orange from afar.
Let’s revisit this in six or nine months and see if my views have changed.