17 inch iMac faster and cheaper, sans Apple Remote
byScott McNulty||September 6th 2006 at 9:45amSeptember 6th 2006 9:45 am
The new 17 inch iMacs have a 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and start at the bargain basement price of $999, which is great. The odd thing, though, is that the Apple Remote, without which Front Row is of questionable use, doesn't come with it standard. If you get yourself a 17 incher you're going to have to pony up an addition $29 USD for that little Apple Remote.
I would have rather have seen the Apple Remote as a standard, but optional, accessory across the board. That way if you already have an Apple Remote (I have 2) you can knock $29 off the price by deciding not to include one with your purchase. Not to include one as a standard feature seems wrong to me.