Should I get an Intel iMac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by cruxed, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. cruxed macrumors regular

    cruxed

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    I have an intense case of Gear Lust.

    As you can see from my sig, my setup is by no means under-powered.

    Yet, I find myself lusting after a 20" Intel iMac, with it's sleek all-in-one design, and it's extra features (iSight + FrontRow + Boot Camp)

    I could really use a dual-boot system, as I play many games, and coincidentally, my PC system is getting outdated.

    Additionally, I would like to purchase another 20" display for a two display setup, so if I sell my PowerMac, I can have this desired setup (iMac's screen + Cinema Display).

    Regarding Rosetta, the only non-universal apps I use are the Office suite, and occasionally Photoshop CS2 (I'm only a light user).

    Also, I think that the Intel iMac is more future proof, and will provide longer lasting enjoyment for me and my parents.

    What do you guys think?

    Edit: If you guys haven't already noticed, I'm looking to SELL my PowerMac, and purchase the iMac. I'm not looking to keep both of them
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

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    If you could generally do with another mac, and your also looking to replace your gaming pc, then your pretty much covered.

    What I'm surprised and must say a little disgusted by is how snappier windows feels (even browsing the web) on my imac than it is in osX....

    I prefer os X obviously and never had any problem (i'vehad it since 10.1) with it, until now... A new OS X shouldn't feel as sluggish in comparison :mad:
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Why not wait for the Mac Pro's as they will be more upgradeable for gaming? (or is that not an issue?)
     
  4. eXan macrumors 601

    eXan

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    No, you should not get the iMac. Keep your PowerMac, its faster and has awesome upgradability options. Getting iMac would be a downgrade from your current system.
     
  5. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I think an iMac would be great for you actually. If you sell the PM, you can use the money to have not only a dual display setup, but you'll have a pretty fast Intel machine which you can use for Windows and Mac OS X. Therefore, if you even wanted, you could run the non-universal apps like Photoshop or Office on your Windows partition. I think it's a good idea, and you're right, Intel is Apple's future, therefore, it is more future-proof.
     
  6. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    I would hold off and wait to see what the new Towers offer before downgrading to a prosumer machine.

    Actually your parents could buy an iMac as a replacement "FAMILY" home system, but your system is fine just the way it is.
     

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