MacVoices #23273: “Scary Fast” Discussion – Who Is the M3 iMac For and Why? (2)

Our “Scary Fast” discussion continues as Chuck Joiner, David GinsburgJim ReaEric BoldenPatrice Brend’amourBen RoethigJeff GametMark Fuccio and Kelly Guimont discuss who the new M3 iMacs are for, the external display support, and why they preferred by many as an all-in-one solution while others find this limiting.  (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:


0:01:19 Recent Mac Studio Update and WWDC
0:02:06 Personal Computers: From Desktops to Laptops
0:04:34 Accommodating different customer needs with external monitors
0:05:57 Exploring the possibility of a bigger iMac and untold stories
0:07:45 The Benefits of Using an iMac at Work
0:09:43 MacBook Air as the Perfect Gift, but iMac Still Preferred
0:10:08 iMac: A Convenient Desktop Solution
0:12:30 iMac: Appeal and Beauty in Desktop Machines
0:14:11 MacBook Pro: Powerful Machines for Professionals
0:16:38 MacBook Pro M3: The Joy of Losing the Touch Bar
0:18:35 Technical Difficulties: Muted Audio
0:18:43 Touch Bar Placement Debate
0:20:28 Waiting for the M2 Mini and Spring Event
0:27:25 Mini Desk Setup with External Displays
0:29:36 Rebooting Computer and Discussing the M1 Max vs M1
0:31:24 Differences in Memory Capacity between 14 and 16-inch models
0:32:20 The Rise of AI and Machine Learning Applications


Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at [email protected], on Mastodon at @[email protected], and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Patrice Brend’amour is the creator, advocate and Product Manager of a global healthcare software initiative, which is not only pushing the industry to provide user-centered solutions using the latest advances in UX and technology, but also advancing the sharing of medical information between healthcare providers across the world. She is also an avid podcaster, mainly in the technology space, as well as a maintainer and contributor to a number of open source projects. Everything she does can be linked to from The Patrice, You can follow her on Twitter, and engage with her on the podcast, Foodie Flashback.

Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990’s selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @[email protected] on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected]

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon.

Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE’s ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at and via @[email protected] on Mastodon.

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.


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