How many intel macs in the macrumors community?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jacobj, Feb 20, 2006.

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Where are you on the intel mac buying timeline?

  1. MacBook Pro - my first ever mac.

    8 vote(s)
    5.0%
  2. MacBook Pro - replacing an ageing mac

    8 vote(s)
    5.0%
  3. MacBook Pro - replacing a mac that doesn't really need replacing

    11 vote(s)
    6.9%
  4. MacBook Pro - in addition to an existing mac

    4 vote(s)
    2.5%
  5. iMac Core Duo - my first ever mac.

    14 vote(s)
    8.8%
  6. iMac Core Duo - replacing an ageing mac

    10 vote(s)
    6.3%
  7. iMac Core Duo - replacing a mac that doesn't really need replacing

    12 vote(s)
    7.5%
  8. iMac Core Duo - in addition to an existing mac

    12 vote(s)
    7.5%
  9. I have a recent mac but am eager to upgrade when I can justify it

    61 vote(s)
    38.4%
  10. I am a Windows user but am eager to get a mac when I can

    8 vote(s)
    5.0%
  11. I am a mac user that thinks that the switch to intel means that hell has frozen over

    9 vote(s)
    5.7%
  12. I am a Windows user that thinks all mac users are sad fools

    2 vote(s)
    1.3%
  1. jacobj macrumors 65816

    jacobj

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    #1
    OK. Someone made a comment about how many people on MacRumors have actually bought MBPs. There is of course no way of knowing what this means for the broader sales of mac, but I though I would conduct my own little survey here to see what we've got.
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    #2
    Bought an 20" Intel iMac

    Will be buying either another 20" iMac or MacBookPro at the end of May when protools is released for Intel Macs...
     
  3. jacobj thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Damn you were quick.. you didn't give me a chance to finish writing the poll :eek: :)
     
  4. risc macrumors 68030

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    I can't see an option for "Give me a Rev B Mac pro desktop and every app I use being universal. Then I'll buy!" so I didn't put anything down.
     
  5. risc macrumors 68030

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    #5
    BTW How come Windows gets a capital W but Mac doesn't get a capital M?
     
  6. jacobj thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Because Windows needs a little help in the community. It is the hated poor cousin in the family of OSs..Bless its grossly flawed cotton socks.;)

    PS. There's always someone with a smart ar*e reason not to vote. :eek: ;)
     
  7. risc macrumors 68030

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    Oh I "LOVE" its flawed cotton socks and I will as long as they keep paying the bills. Not the Bill the bills! God bless socks!
     
  8. risc macrumors 68030

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    #8
    How so? It's a perfectly valid reason. Apps suck under Rosetta, and I've got no interest in anything other then the Power Mac (or whatever it gets called). So how is that not a valid answer? I'm sure other people here think the same. Maybe it fits under "I have a recent mac but am eager to upgrade when I can justify it". I'll click that one but it's not really a good enough description.
     
  9. jacobj thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I was only kidding..I'm just annoyed with myself for not thinking of that reason.:eek:
     
  10. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Define ageing :D My Powerbook is 2.25 years old and feels ageing to me so is getting replaced with a MBP.
     
  11. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    How about adding a poll category: "I have a PPC based mac that i am content on using until the software companies give me a good enough reason to upgrade" or how about "My PPC based Mac works fine for me and have no interest in upgrading". I have 4 PPC based machines and they work great for me now and probably well in to the future.

    I debated jumping on the Intel hype bandwagon and getting a intel iMac but after thinking about it i really saw no reason to do it since all the software i currently use works great on the hardware i have now. I tend to find what works for me and not upgrade for years, why fix it if it isn't broken.

    Ed
     
  12. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    #12
    That's why I have voted that hell has frozen! My G5 still works great, no need to upgrade, maybe a newer graphcs card. But I still keep a close eye on the new hardware, and when the itch is annoying enough, I start scratching!
     
  13. plinden macrumors 68040

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    #13
    Wow, am I the only Mac noob with an Intel iMac? I'm still the only one so far in the "iMac Core Duo - my first ever mac" category.
     
  14. portent macrumors 6502a

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    #14
    Where's the "I will purchase a new MacIntel when I need one, but I have no idea what or when that might be" option?
     
  15. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a

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    Well, mine's between mbp-first mac and mbp-aging mac.

    I bought an old PowerMac G4 Sawtooth last year but the power supply died on me after a week, so I barely got to use it.

    I kinda consider it my first Mac then.

    I'm quite glad, though, that the last poll option is still at 0%.
     
  16. arcsbite Guest

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    replaced my iMac G5 for an core duo, mainly becuase I could at no extra cost.

    plan on keeping it till the PM's get an intel makeover, then I plan to get rid of this and get one as i'll be using Pro apps in my 2nd year at Uni.
     
  17. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    I put "iMac Core Duo- an adition to an existing Mac" becuase thats what Im going to be ordering soon. I just have to sell my 17" NEC first. (see sig) hint hint. ;)
     
  18. bankshot macrumors 65816

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    No kidding. I had to choose "I have a recent mac but am eager to upgrade when I can justify it" because that was the closest to my situation, but it's not really a good fit. I'd hardly call my 4-year-old Power Mac "recent", but it's still going strong and doing everything I need it to. Would I like a new Intel Mac? Of course. I even have plenty of $$ to buy one today if I wanted, but there's no real need. So, I can't really say I'm "eager to upgrade when I can justify it" - makes it sound like I'm trying to think of any possible rationalization to empty my wallet on one as soon as possible. Not the case here.

    Should be more like "I have one or more existing Macs and I'll upgrade when they no longer meet my needs." That covers the "recent Mac but eager to upgrade" case, as well as those like mine.
     
  19. jacobj thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It never even occurred to me that someone could be that rational in respect to getting a new mac. I take my hat off to you.;)
     
  20. jacobj thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It is worth noting that over 10% of people that have voted so far are new to mac. That is encouraging news.

    Those that have switched can you post your main reason for switching? I am thinking that we may need a switchers poll that looks at the main reason for switching. I am doing a little market research (on a micro scale) for Apple ;)
     
  21. T-Stex macrumors 6502

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    Same here. I was in the situation where I needed a new laptop at school, but couldn't wait and gamble on the MacBook Pros being released on time with no problems, so I ordered myself a new 12" PowerBook G4. I got a pretty good deal on it, and don't have any regrets about buying it. I'll probably try to wait for Merom to come out, and see what happens in the future with Apple's laptop line, and maybe order one this summer. However, for now, I'm enjoying the little PowerBook just fine.
     
  22. Todd H macrumors regular

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    #22
    i bought my first Mac this month...a 20" iMac Core Duo. I'm NEVER going back to Windows. :)

    As to why I switched, I just got tired of the hassles of Windows. I got tired of constantly having to run spyware and virus scanners, as well as patching my system all of the time. And even though I very rarely had any kind of spyware or virus, it just got to be too much of a pain.

    I've also used Linux in the past and wanted an operating system that combined the power of Unix with the best GUI on the market. Linux GUI's weren't quite up to snuff. Mac OS X fits the bill perfectly.

    Plus, the iMac is such a beautiful computer! You should see the look on friends and family's faces when they drop by.
     
  23. plinden macrumors 68040

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    I think it started at my sister-in-law's wedding, about 3 1/2 years ago. A couple of us had digital cameras, and the day after we all got together to see the photos. I decided to download my pictures on my father-in-law's PC, but first I needed to download the drivers, which meant going to Canon's website and searching for the relevant ones, which took a loooonnnnng time since my f-in-l only had dial up. And his PC only had USB 1.0, so loading the photos would have taken a couple of hours if I'd got to that stage.

    Meanwhile, the best man was an Apple fan and had his PB with him, and had finished the slide show including MY photos before I had even started.

    Then my office colleague turned out to have been a long time Mac user who started working on his PB in the office, so I was faced by a cool UI every day.

    Then my brother got an iPod. Before that I had been dismissive, believing the comments about the iPods being overhyped and overpriced, but I'd played around with other MP3 players and was never impressed enough to buy one - they just felt cheap and plasticky, and because I'd decided I wasn't going to get an iPod I didn't even look at them. But when I held my brother's iPod in my hands, I knew I had to have one - it just felt right. So within two weeks I had my iPod, a 40GB iPod Photo.

    It was only then that I started to look at Macs seriously and compare them to PCs and realised that if I was willing to spend just a little more, I could vastly improve my computing experience. And as time goes on, the extra I have to pay has got less, until now, the iMac is the least expensive computer in its class (albeit that's practically a class of its own).

    I actually had Macs in the Apple store shopping carts twice before, but both times something came up. One time we had an expensive car repair and the second time my wife decided we needed new couches ... well we did, and they'll last much longer than even a Mac.

    So now, after a seamless switch to Apple, I'm torn between being sorry I waited so long (I could have had this years ago) and glad I waited long enough for the Intel switch (Java flies on my iMac.)

    When I think back, the iPod was the tipping point leading me to the Mac-side, so you could say there's an halo effect there, even though I was half-interested before.
     
  24. wpwj40e macrumors regular

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    My story is similar! No wedding... and mine has been more like 6 months not 3 years:) But after playing with a Mini i bought my parents for the holidays - the kicker was the ease in which I could move all the pictures over to it and have a slideshow going in no time. Without having ever even played with that function before. It really was amazing.

    And then well...like you thought iPods were overpriced ....etc. Kids had them(mine included!) and I'm a bit of an audio"snob". No way could I listen to the compressed...well you got it. Then I played with the video 60gb a friend had. Had to have one.

    I truly find the Tiger OS X to be exceptionally useful and the design of the iMac as well as some of the other Apple products is quite appealing...but functionality won me over.
     
  25. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    My option isn't up there - "Waiting for a Conroe/Merom iMac in 2007, my current iMac works flawlessly". :p ;) :cool:
     

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