First time mac buyer needs advice please!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bigdaddyc188, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. bigdaddyc188 macrumors member

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    This will be the first mac I have ever purchased so I really would like some advise before I purchase. I thought with the new iMacs would make the decision easier but now I am confused.

    I am not sure if I should purchase one of the older iMacs on clearance or refurbished or dive into a brand new model.


    My needs are the following:
    Mainly Development & App Development
    Plan on loading windows for my .Net Development
    Web Development (not so much on the heavy graphics)
    Minor games (my kids)
    Last normal everyday use from wife and kids.
     
  2. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    I'd buy the new low-end iMac, or a refurb 2.66 if you can find one for around $900-1000. That is plenty for what you're looking to do.
     
  3. bigdaddyc188 thread starter macrumors member

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    I havent really seen them but I noticed they have a clearance 2.8 for 1399 doesnt seem like a deal considering the low level new iMac is $1499
     
  4. amac4me macrumors 65816

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    Go for a new model. You'll be happy that you did. Good luck with your decision to buy your first Mac!
     
  5. bigdaddyc188 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I guess now it just comes down to budget and video card!


    Thanks!
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Sounds like video card don't matter to you.

    Video card is mainly good for games and for rendering 3d models.
     
  7. bigdaddyc188 thread starter macrumors member

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    Very true!
     

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