Buying Tips

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Newbe, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. Newbe macrumors member

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    I have decided to move from pc to iMac - either 2.0ghz or 2.16ghz.

    (1) Should I wait for Leopard :confused:?
    (2) What if any customized configurations would you recommend :confused:?

    My primary uses are word processing, web surfing, and photos :confused:. (I will continue to shoot film as long as they make it :). So, I also will need to purchase a scanner.)

    Your recommendations are welcomed. Thanks in advance.

    Newbe
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    I doubt you'd notice a difference, I'd say the 2.0GHz would be fine.

    You can buy Leopard when it comes out, you don't have to wait for it.

    You'd probably be fine with a stock 17". (The higher end 17", not the one with the combo drive, that one is not very good bang for your buck.)
     
  3. Stetwin macrumors 6502

    Stetwin

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    Take this in to consideration:

    If your able to wait a few weeks for it then i would because there should be a new one along with a lot more bang for your buck!
     
  4. Newbe thread starter macrumors member

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    Buying Tips

    iBookG4user and Stetwin,

    Thank you for the replies and the good advice. I will wait for the new imacs models. Hopefully, they will arrive by September.

    Newbe
     
  5. Tumeg101 macrumors 6502a

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    even if the new iMacs come out in September, I suggest you wait for leopard to be released, (October) because if you buy the iMac before, you will have to sped an extra $130 to upgrade to leopard, but if you wait, it comes included,

    also, I suggest you upgrade the ram to 2gb, or 3gb.. the standard 1gb that it comes with, might be enough for a while, but I am sure you will want to upgrade it sooner or later. Look at frys.com for some cheap ram, I found a 2gb (2 x 1gb) set, for only $59.99, which is an awesome price compared to how much apple charges to upgrade it.
     

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