buying imac soon. not sure what will work or what exactly to get.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by andrewline6, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. andrewline6 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    #1
    im about to buy an iMac. im using a dodgy laptop at the moment and really want something good. there is a few things i need to know first though.

    • is the 24" high def quality?
    • i hav a pctv tuner for windows... if i load windows onto the imac will it work?
    • can you load dvd movies onto the mac?
    • is 2gb of ram acceptable? im going to be using photoshop and stuff like that.

    thanks :D
     
  2. JCCash macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2008
    #2
    26" iMac

    If your wanting an iMac buy the 24" 3.06GHz refurbished unit and save a few hundred bucks. I have a new one and love it but if I was going to buy today I'd buy the refurb and save a little money.

    On the other hand, I used the student discount and got an iPod Touch for my son which sells for 299.00.

    In the end it is kind of a wash for us....

    JC


     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #3
    1) Yes, it has enough resolution to do any HDTV resolution, including 1080p (it's 1920x1200).

    2) Yes, assuming you're talking about a USB device and not an internal PCI card or something.

    3) Yes. Handbrake is the most popular program for doing this.

    4) Probably fine.
     
  4. andrewline6 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
  5. andrewline6 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    #5
    is it possible to explain about this sentence?

    thanks
     
  6. scuzy macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    #6
    what he means is that he useda student discount on a new imac and also took advantage of buy mac get free ipod deal as well.
     
  7. andrewline6 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    #7
    is that just for americans or what?
    is it a specific thing you hav to buy to get it?
    does the offer still stand?
     
  8. scuzy macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    #8
    i guessi f your school is part of the program you can click on the educational store on the store.apple.com and get a discount on a new mac hardware. they also have a free ipod deal when buying a mac.
     
  9. gehrbox macrumors 65816

    gehrbox

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Location:
    Charleston,SC
    #9
    HD? yes
    PCTV w/Windows loaded? Most likely
    Load DVD movies? Yes
    2GB ram enough? In most cases yes. If you are going to run Windows in a VM get 4GB.
     

Share This Page