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sunrunnerfire
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Aug 27, 2002, 07:59 AM
 
This sort of thing is going to push somebody into fire-bombing gateway stores. If there is one thing Gateway doesnt want to underestimate, its the rabid nature of many a Mac evangelist. I just hope Apple comes up with a good comeback campaign. Personally I think Gateway is getting desperate to make some money, (can anyone say $4 a share?).
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Aug 27, 2002, 11:14 AM
 
You have to wonder what they were thinking with this ad. Do they really think that just because their solution is 'faster' that a bunch of current iMac owners are going to dump their machines and buy this one? And to they think iMac owners had no idea there were other machines out there they could buy?

Please, give me a break. If I was a PC user, I would much rather just save some cash and buy your run-of-the-mill PC and monitor. The thing about the original iMac (and still today) is the price compared to the traditional Powermac. The 17" iMac is still a tremendous value when compared to a similarly equipped Powermac G4. Can you say the same thing about the new Gateway when compared against a similarly-equipped desktop P4? I don't think so.

I think this thing will flop and break the bank for Gateway.
     
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Aug 27, 2002, 11:34 AM
 
This reminds me of a comment that Ronald Reagan made during one of his campaigns. One of his opponents was showing images of Reagan with a lot of negative commentary on the voice-over. Reagan was delighted with the spots because they kept his image in the public eye for 30 seconds - for free. He noted that the public responds much more to the images presented than to any text being spoken.

So Gateway is putting the new iMac next to their machine. What better way to show the public what a great-looking product Apple has created? The accompanying PDF tech sheet that goes with the campaign would bewilder the average consumer.
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Aug 27, 2002, 01:52 PM
 
So, if I keep the request for a video in the public eye, will I finally get to see it or will people just think "mmm, videos are good"?
     
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Aug 27, 2002, 02:12 PM
 
Originally posted by Kon-El:
Here's a TRUE comparison between the 2 machines and this time using an iMac using Mac OS 10.2 unlike when Gateway paid for research using a mix of 10.1.4 and 10.1.5 on the low-end iMac.

http://www.aapltalk.com/shootouts/imac_vs_gateway.html
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Aug 27, 2002, 04:40 PM
 
Wait wait, now TN is actually defending a Gateway?

Even all my PC friends laugh at everything Gateway does, their computers are sub par and the state of their business shows it. NO self respecting PC guru would ever defend gateway, Compaq, HP, etc... Because they know they are crap, thats why Nimisys uses a sphere and TN's looks like my basement.

Plus just because the PC runs more titles, it doesn't means those titles are good. Oh man I can't have Corel Draw? Dammit, guess I'll just settle for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator...

Plus both cost 2Gs, the iMac BURNS DVDs.... Hrm, iMac wins, try again Gateway, that is if your still in business later on.

Oh yeah, iMac also includes iMovie and iDVD 2, and I know they are no Windows Movie Maker, but I mean cmon now.
     
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Aug 27, 2002, 05:49 PM
 
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Aug 27, 2002, 06:22 PM
 
Originally posted by daimoni:
But I still can't wait for my 17" iMac to ship.
I find it interesting that there appears to be a 17" iMac shortage and when I was at frys last week they had a whole bunch of them. even saw some guy with a box in his shopping cart in the checkout isle.

btw daimoni this was the frys in Shallow Alto
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Aug 28, 2002, 12:07 AM
 
Nevermind, stepped on a land mine with this one.
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Aug 28, 2002, 12:35 AM
 
Cows--t computers. Nevermind.
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Aug 28, 2002, 12:54 AM
 
Originally posted by beb:
what the **** is that?
     
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Aug 28, 2002, 12:55 AM
 
Originally posted by beb:
I love my iMac, G4, and soon my newer mirror-door G4, I like my custom-built pc. Isn't there a middle ground somewhere?

Nope, if you don't only use Macs and love them, you need to be round up and shot.

     
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Aug 28, 2002, 01:07 AM
 
Originally posted by rampant:


Lemings don't actually inentionally or regularly commit suicide. >:o
ugh. The reference is to an old Apple ad in which pc users walked off a cliff, supposedly because they were all 'followers'... the ad made Apple appear arrogant and largely backfired.
     
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Aug 28, 2002, 01:44 AM
 
Originally posted by sunrunnerfire:
I just hope Apple comes up with a good comeback campaign.
I think Apple has too much class to get into an advertising war with Gateway. It would be like two immature polititions who go at each other with tv commercials.

If Apple came back at Gateway with a anti-gateway commercial, it would give Apple a bad image. Any real mac person knows that we'll have the last laugh.
     
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Aug 28, 2002, 01:53 AM
 
Originally posted by janitor:


ugh. The reference is to an old Apple ad in which pc users walked off a cliff, supposedly because they were all 'followers'... the ad made Apple appear arrogant and largely backfired.
You mean 1984?

That was a GREAT ad and I don't think they were walking off cliffs.
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Aug 28, 2002, 01:56 AM
 
Maybe Gateway will resort to bringing these kinds of designs back


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Aug 28, 2002, 02:12 AM
 
Originally posted by Mac Zealot:


You mean 1984?

That was a GREAT ad and I don't think they were walking off cliffs.
No, he's talking about a completely different apple ad.
     
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Aug 28, 2002, 02:54 AM
 
Originally posted by MikeM33:
Maybe Gateway will resort to bringing these kinds of designs back
I have to admit, if I was a kid around 8yrs old, that Hot Wheels computer would be the bomb. I could care less about the iMac, bust out Skeletor!
     
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Aug 28, 2002, 05:58 AM
 
I at one time wanted a hotwheels pc as it was dirt cheap and was better than my cyrix machine.

despite the fact it was blue, I was what.. 12 I think? was handy.

They did one thing nicely, however, at that time the average computer that was CHEAP was $999, and $599 was a bargain no matter what it had.

However, you can pick up what was liquidated of those computer units through places like direction for very little $$$ now.

Only problem is what was in them was total crap.

The day I go to virtual-hideout.net and see a hot wheels PC with the logo sanded off and they say they painted the flames on it, is the day I burst out laughing
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