am considering getting an imac for the house...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by londonmystery, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. londonmystery macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2009
    London, UK
    Well as a new convert to the world of mac computers I have decided to buy an imac for the whole family to use at home. My kids use them at school and my wife doesn't really care, she only uses itunes and the net for facebook (sad I know).
    Would be used for photo and video editing, itunes, web browsing and all my university work.

    So the questions are;
    Is there a new version coming soon?
    Which model would be best if there isn't?

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    Any should be fine. I do that on my old G4 fine
  3. ButtUglyJeff macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2008
    New York. The state, not the toilet.
    My family computer is a 2008 20" iMac. My family needs sound almost identical to yours. Basically, it sounds like you don't need a hot rod, but you might need storage space. If I was shopping today, I'd go for the entry level 24" model........

    Looking for a confirmation on an iMac update is asking for alot. Coming up on last Christmas, I was convinced on a pre-holiday speed bump. It never happened, and I still had no regrets on my purchase, even after the speed bump that happened at Macworld.......
  4. martynmc7 macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2008
    Check out the Mac Rumours Buyer's Guide:

    For the iMac the guide states it's mid-product cycle, so really if you want/need it now then get it now. The previous revision was in March, and I doubt we'll see any spec bumps until January as September will probably be the a bump to the iPod line-up.

    So yeah, go for it!
  5. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a


    May 20, 2009
    Get it...I don't see a major change coming in January anyway
  6. londonmystery thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2009
    London, UK
    Thanks for all the info. Am not in a desperate rush so will probably wait a little bit. get it sometime between now and christmas I think. :):)
  7. outaru macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2008

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