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Old Jul 3, 2013, 06:48 AM   #1
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I love my 2009 Macbook but feel the time is right to upgrade. I'm looking to buy a new iMac desktop computer, probably model: MD093B/A. Apart from the bigger screen and enhanced memory what are the other advantages of imacs compared to my macbook? One downside I have noticed they don't come with a CD/DVD drive, could this pose a problem? Any advice much appreciated
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Old Jul 3, 2013, 06:53 AM   #2
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CPU and GPU are much better then your 2009 laptop, so you have a better screen, faster GPU faster CPU, faster memory. Larger capacity storage. Basically you need to ask what's not better at this point
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Old Jul 3, 2013, 08:28 AM   #3
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Plus you can just buy cheaply an external CD/DVD drive if need be.
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Old Jul 3, 2013, 12:49 PM   #4
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One downside I have noticed they don't come with a CD/DVD drive, could this pose a problem?
Beyond the answer that you can add an external drive, you should first ask yourself how often (if ever) you need one. I can't remember the last time I bought software on a disk. It's really only useful for playing CDs or DVDs.
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Old Jul 3, 2013, 01:44 PM   #5
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Hey if you want an imac then go ahead and get one. There won't be another one released and shipped until dec. and as for the optical drive, if u REALLY need one u can always buy a cheap non-apple one.
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Old Jul 4, 2013, 08:58 AM   #6
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Thankyou!

Hi guys,

Thanks for all the advice, iMac sounds a good option to get and its handy to know I can connect an external cd drive if needed. Thanks again
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 01:25 AM   #7
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So when are you going to get the new iMac..
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