Buy an IMAC now?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by springfield, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. springfield macrumors newbie

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    Hello! I want to buy an iMac (I've never tried any mac) but is this a good period?. I won't play computer games, I'll use it for graphic work etc. 320gb -HDD- 2gb RAM-- 20". It is enough? I wait for a revision?


    PLease excuse me, I'm spanish, and I haven't got a good English.
     
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  3. Pugpuppydude macrumors regular

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    BUY IT! I just bought myself the 20" 2.66GHz 2gb ram last week. If you need more ram you can find it cheaper from crucial. My iMac is very fast with Adobe CS4 ect.. Now is a good time to buy! Plus you only have to pay $10 to upgrade to Snow Leopard when it come out in september! Good luck.
     
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    Yes, it's good time to buy now. iMacs were updated 3 months ago and new update isn't expected before Q1 2010. Any iMac will be fine for your needs
     
  5. springfield thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, thank you guys, I will buy it tomorrow.
    I will not buy apple care...it's most necessary?¿

    :apple::apple::apple:
     
  6. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    You can wait to buy Applecare for a year, but you get a discount if you buy it now.
     
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    Think of an iMac (hardware-wise) as a laptop with a bigger screen. Most of the parts are not readily replaceable. I got AppleCare for mine, but I waited several months first.
     
  8. springfield thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What you want to say with that?I'm sorry, I don't understand you very well.... :confused::confused:


    :apple::apple::apple:
     
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    With a traditional desktop, if a video card fails, it's simple to replace just the video card. Same with a sound card, or network adapter, etc.

    With a laptop, or an iMac, most of the parts are all integrated onto one board, or at least fixed onto the board, so they aren't as easily replaced.

    That being the case, AppleCare becomes a better investment - with a laptop or iMac, a failure is more likely to be something you can't easily replace on your own.
     
  10. springfield thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ahh ok, thanks for the explication and sorry for my bad english..:p

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  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    As others have said, now is a good time to buy. I would also recommend AppleCare as well.
     
  13. macJC50640 macrumors regular

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    You'll enjoy the iMac very much I'm sure, I just bought the 24 inch 2.66 model a few days ago -- its a great computer. Congrats and enjoy your iMac, as I'm sure you will! :D
     

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