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post #31 of 124
Oh, sorry, I forgot the guy that doesn't work in the manufacturing business knows more than the guy that does. My mistake.
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

The material is about $0.75 total for the 4 Pem inserts (I know, because our products use Pems all the time) and if it takes your designer more than an hour to design the holes ONCE for your product (remember, we are talking about 4 holes on a product that ALREADY has a ton of other mechanical considerations, this isn't going to be anything).

Marketing? Really? How much do you think it is going to cost for them to add the words "VESA mounting compliant" to a datasheet they ALREADY had to make? $0.10 ONCE maybe.

Fabrication, maybe another $0.10 to drill 4 holes and pop the Pem inserts in ... most likely less, since most of Apples stuff is made in China anyway.

Assembly? Sorry, that is already covered in "Fabrication".

Distribution? Nothing. You already have your distribution costs covered by the rest of your costs to distribute the iMac. Having an iMac with 4 M4 threaded holes in the back costs NOTHING more to "distribute".

Warehousing? See above.

Customs? See above.

Sorry, $40 per UNIT is totally ridiculous for integrating 4 holes with M4 Pem inserts into your product.

How dare they! You should start selling your own iMac custom VESA mounting kits for $35. I bet you'd make a killing!
post #33 of 124
I've been waiting for this!

Sign me up for the 27"

And $40 is cheap.
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post #34 of 124
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cough

Looks like 1.2 to me.

Most of us would call 1299 1.3 biggrin.gif
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Oh, sorry, I forgot the guy that doesn't work in the manufacturing business knows more than the guy that does. My mistake.

Who said I don't work in the manufacturing business? While I don't work in the consumer manufacturing business like you do, make no mistake, our company has been manufacturing hardware for the television broadcast and airborne law enforcement industries for 13 years longer than NZXT has even in existence, so if you care to refute what I said about the costs of adding 4 M4 threaded holes in a 75mm holes pattern to your design, by all means, present a detailed argument, as I did.

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How dare they! You should start selling your own iMac custom VESA mounting kits for $35. I bet you'd make a killing!

Don't care to. That isn't what our company does ... fixing short sighted design flaws from Apple. Besides, Apple would most likely charge an arm and a leg to use their name and/or logo in the advertising ... unlike the VESA organization. wink.gif
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 3/15/13 at 5:43pm
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Most of us would call 1299 1.3 biggrin.gif

nit picker sad-smiley-002.gif

But still, far cry from 3k+ ( unless you are insistent on maxing out every single option ).
post #37 of 124
And just for a little background ...
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Apple has supported VESA mounts for years, but with the new iMac, that rule is no more.

Apple confirms you will not be able to mount your new iMac, as it isn’t VESA compatible

So it looks like Apple INTENTIONALLY did not make it VESA compatible, unlike their previous products, which came with it for free, and now they come out with a $40 "solution". Interesting.
post #38 of 124
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And just for a little background ...
Apple confirms you will not be able to mount your new iMac, as it isn’t VESA compatible

So it looks like Apple INTENTIONALLY did not make it VESA compatible, unlike their previous products, which came with it for free, and now they come out with a $40 "solution". Interesting.


I have never seen such a cry baby because a company offered a new feature at a cost. Stop crying, bro. You don't have to buy it.
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I have never seen such a cry baby because a company offered a new feature at a cost. Stop crying, bro. You don't have to buy it.

Who's crying? I could care less about if Apple charges $4, $40, or $400 for this "feature". I won't buy an iMac, even if VESA compatibility was included for free. I am simply addressing the fact that their price is WAY above the cost, nothing more.
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

And just for a little background ...
Apple confirms you will not be able to mount your new iMac, as it isn’t VESA compatible

So it looks like Apple INTENTIONALLY did not make it VESA compatible, unlike their previous products, which came with it for free, and now they come out with a $40 "solution". Interesting.

Well, the previous designs, wasn't exactly easy to do and was far from free due to the purchase of an adapter for the same $40. They determined that the VESA mount wasn't selling well, but apparently enough people complained that they came out with these new models with one welded on for the same price.

The old one required some DIY stuff, including unlocking the stand using a thin card to unlatch it so the screws were made visible. You then had to unscrew I think 10 or 8 Torx screws to take the stand off, then attach the VESA mount. Wasn't exactly an easy feat as I tried doing that twice for my Cinema Display as the stand I had bought for it broke.
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