Goodbye Mac

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

  1. wawanarchist macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2008
    I'll spare you the story of how I came to want a mac, how I waited months for the new releases, and how sit here shocked now that the new models are very unimpressive. All I have to say is goodbye mac. I came here knowing my premium amount of money going into your pockets would get me a premium system, now all I see is an overpriced downgrade with wimpy graphics, and an already outdated CPU.

    I'll be ordering a Dell XPS 435, and though I'm sure Apple will not miss the $1,800 with their name on it, its the only stand I can take against this botched update...

    Is anyone else giving up on getting an iMac?
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    It's a laptop for your desk. That's how it has been for years. I don't know why you thought otherwise... :confused:

    Sorry to see you go, though.
  3. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    It just amazes me as well that people really think apple is going to suddenly make super high end computers across the board.
  4. wawanarchist thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2008
    I understand that it uses laptop components, and uses them well, however, the last remake of the iMac was impressive and forward thinking for its time, this one is disappointing and lackluster, and thats just not good enough for me.:(
  5. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    What exactly are you going to use it for that a core 2 duo cannot handle?
  6. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
  7. wawanarchist thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2008
    I'm a freelance photographer, and the core 2 duo can handle my work, it has (I used to own the 2.8ghz model) in the past. But when I could get an i7 system with 6gb of ram and a 750 gb hd, and a (lower quality) 24" screen for $1,500 or a core 2 duo with lower specs in everything but the screen for $1,800 it just doesnt seem worth it, I don't think the sleek design is worth $300 more.

    Hey, i made a huge impact in the whole five months i was here.... I'm even a regular! That must mean I'll be missed :D
  8. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    The Dell is nice, but I'm not sure what it is you're using your system for that the iMac can't handle. My 15 month old 24" is wall-mounted, silent, does everything I throw at it, and is as unobtrusive as something with a 24" screen could be.

    Of course, I don't game. But to compare a full-body desktop with a separate monitor to a one-piece wall-mountable unit isn't a fair comparison. The iMac has maybe 1/4 to 1/3 the total volume of the Dell plus monitor.
  9. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    Ah, well at least you have some actually reasoning for it instead of being against "the principles of it".

    Sad to see you go.:)
  10. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Maybe not... but OSX is ;)

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  11. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Oh spare me you Dell shill. If you wanted value then the previous generation iMacs go a nice price cut today. But I don't think you are a Mac aficionado anyway because once you go Mac you don't want to go back. I'd rather use a 8 year old Mac than a brand new Dell... especially with Vista.
  12. synagence macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
    I do a fair amount of photoshop work and even the mac mini i have with 2.5Gb ram is fine.

    Even though snow leopard is coming ... software like finalcut and photoshop won't take a major advantage of it for at least one revision (cs5 anyone?)

    I'm still torn right now .... i want an iMac and the PC builder in me knows what's achievable with £1600 these days (me and a work mate are always spec'ing and re-spec'ing machines) but i can't bring myself to use Windows much longer .... i bought macmini 9 months ago and i've loved it ... its doing my head in looking at the new macs :)
  13. robotartfashion macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    i agree that osx for me has always been the reason to be here

    i'm a photog as well, and my imac 2.0 coreduo white worked just fine even with photoshop cs through rosetta

    at this point i've upgrade to a macpro 8 core (about 6 months old now)

    couldn't you possibly pick up a second hand mac pro quad core for around that same price (as the xps) and then not have to deal with Dell or Microsoft?

    just a thought

    i wish you luck back out in the blue screen wilderness

    (not to mention all the snubbing from snobs in the creative arts who will think you're a madman for working photoshop through windows)

  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Hmmmmmm..... not necessarily! :D But we all have to buy what meets our needs and wants. Apple doesn't build computers to satisfy everyone. No one does. Hope you find what you're looking for!
  15. edgew8 macrumors regular


    Dec 8, 2008
    I hate to say it but Apple doesn't want you OP, a freelancer that needs horsepower who can't afford the Mac Pro, they want average users who don't tax the processor ( IM, email. internet, home movies, garagebands, basic office stuff) or professional users buying the Pro line. Sadly you kind of slip through the target demographic crack right into the hands of Dell.

    When windows7 comes out, I'll be right there with you OP on my HP touchsmart:D
  16. appletea macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2007
    Some Anarchist you are... whatever happened to 'All Property is Theft'?

    Surely you should be kicking in the Apple Store windows and stealing the damn things.

  17. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    I can see where the OP is coming from.

    For me the operating system is the main thing I'm after at this point which led to me setting up a hackintosh after I sold my macbook in hopes of something better coming out. Since all else failed at least I got a lot for my macbook.

    I'm not saying goodbye mac but I can see how one can come to that conclusion.
  18. techpr macrumors 6502


    Sep 9, 2008
    San Juan, PR
    Goodbye for you...

    Goodbye... I will stay here :D
  19. marold280 macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2008
  20. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    This behavior is amazingly common on these forums and I CANNOT for the life of me figure out why?

    Why would anyone deprive themselves of a computer in the hopes that the next one will be somehow revolutionary?
  21. Zyniker macrumors 6502

    Feb 14, 2008
    With Mac, you are going to pay a premium for design and the OS. If you've used a Mac and you still think you'd be content with Windows. So long, enjoy fighting your computer.
  22. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I can only guess it's because they don't use their computer for anything critical. If you only play games and surf the web, you can do without one. If, however, you make money with your computer, there's no way you'd sell one until the replacement is up and running, fully configured. Some view a computer as a tool; some view it as a toy.
  23. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    Well that makes sense, but then again I've seen a number of posts here with people in your second scenario, who then are outraged that they didnt get a huge improvement.

    I just can't understand the logic in being outraged at something that happens 90% of the time.
  24. iParis macrumors 68040


    Jul 29, 2008
    New Mexico
    Do you remember that Dell hardware is crap?
    Apple hardware is one of the beset rated.
    If you're going to get a PC at least get something like HP or Sony.

    Did you forget one of the main differences?
    THE OPERATING SYSTEM. To run OS X Leopard/Snow Leopard smoothly you don't need 6GB ram.
    And if you're into photo editing I don't see why not a Mac.

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