Hi everyone, I just joined today and thinking about switching to an iMac...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wanderer707, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. wanderer707 macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2007
    Hi I'm wanderer707 and I recently bought an iPhone and was simply amazed. I've been a PC user mostly all my life, but I've seen macs before in the Apple Store and I love to use them! I am really starting to like Apple and I am about ready to make the switch. Problem is, I don't really have money haha. I'm going to graduate high school next summer and entering college. I really want the new iMac before I graduate also. It looks so cool.

    Yeah...well I just wanted to say that to start me out. I found this forum just a few days ago and thought it was a great place to get Apple news and discussions so I decided to join.
  2. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2003
    my advice is to hold off until next summer before you go to university and buy a new Mac laptop then. A laptop is essential for university (trust me, I've had both a desktop and laptop as a student), and you will want a new machine too.
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    When you enter college, Apple sell you a Mac at a small discount and give you a free iPod as well. It happens every summer. Wait until next summer.
  4. wanderer707 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2007
    whoa, I never knew that. Good idea, thanks for the advice guys!
  5. Kaiser Phoenix macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2005
    Welcome to the forum!

    On the other hand, if you want to get a new mac, I actually think it may be a good idea to get it when Leopard comes out.

    Since you are new to Mac, starting out college with new environments, new people and a new life in general, the last thing you want is to be stuck with a computer that youve never tried before, let alone an entirely new operating system.

    I suggest getting some sort of mac either really cheap or an imac now so you will get used to using the mac and by the time u reach college, at least you can rely on your laptop for productivity etc.

    My 2 cents
  6. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    I'm with Kaiser on this. Don't wait until the last minute. However, if you can wait until January you may be able to get a good deal on a refreshed (returned) machine that was given as a gift. Best wishes.
  7. basbr macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2007
    Near Rotterdam, the Netherlands
    I've been enjoying my first Mac (the new low-end 20" iMac) little over a week now. Coming from DOS, 3.1, 95, 98, XP and Vista, I must say: It took me about 10 minutes to get used to OS X.

    That's not to say that I advise you to wait. I advise you to buy, and buy now. It's the best machine I've ever used; and this with the OS X that will be significantly updated in two months!

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