iMac advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by applepancakes, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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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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    maflynn

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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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    Plus you can just buy cheaply an external CD/DVD drive if need be.
     
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    talmy

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    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.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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