From something called Think Secret comes this story, “Death knell tolls for 17-inch iMac.” This actually has something potentially to do with the world I work and teach in at EMU, as the last paragraph of this piece points out:
The omission of a 17-inch iMac means customers looking for a more affordable Mac or one with a smaller display, especially in the education market, will have to hang their hat on the Mac mini and buy a separate display.
We are (supposedly) going to get a computer refresh in on of the labs in the English department, and the original plan was to get the 17-inch iMacs. I don’t know if the powers-that-be are going to opt for the very stealable Mac minis or if they are going to bump us up to 20 inch machines, but I am hoping for 20 inchers, obviously.
At home, I have a 20 inch iMac (and a second 19 inch display, actually). It is true that the price difference was such that it didn’t seem “worth it” to me to get the 17 incher, especially given that the 20 inch iMac also came with a faster processor. And I’d be lying if I didn’t admit there is a big part of me who thinks I should I have spent just a wee-bit more money and gone with the 24 incher….