I Bit the Bullet Yesterday and

Discussion in 'iMac' started by WATCHDOG, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. WATCHDOG macrumors member

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    ...ordered me a brand spanking new iMac from *Apple.Com - Yay! for me!

    24".. 2.93Ghz.. and an ATI card which makes for a 3 to 5 week wait..

    *Now I can sleep assured that all the parts are pure :apple:

    Geez I waited forever, looking for a supercomputer for a song and a dance..

    Almost went for that PC,
    but that good angel on my Right Shoulder spoke soothing words to me,
    assuring me that :apple: is 'way-cooler' than a PC.. ;)

    Plus there's the bragging factor based on the ingrained :apple: logo,
    and the fla$h factor per unit a la mercedes benz..

    WOW! That guy can afford an :apple: !

    He's not only good-looking and smart, he must be rich! :p

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  2. aprofetto macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats, hopefully you can keep your sanity in those 3-5 weeks. :rolleyes:
     
  3. babsvii macrumors regular

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    hahaha love it!!! i did the same but went for the 3.06!
     
  4. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    What sanity?
     
  5. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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    iMac is definitely not a super computer
     
  6. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    Just curious if you were looking for a super computer what made you decide on an iMac..... dont get me wrong an iMac is a wonderful and very capable consumer computer but definitely not a super computer......... of course that all depends on your perception of what a super computer should be :D
     
  7. WATCHDOG thread starter macrumors member

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    I exaggerated a skosh.. :rolleyes:

    I do Video.. Music.. Writing..

    I wanted to be 'up to date' .. kinda like Tallest Skil.. ;)
    So I checked up and coming tech specs, et cet..
    but, the Economy has slowed things down..

    I prolly wudda bought a Mac Pro (I'd a dual processor G4 Silver Whatever which finally bit it's bullet), yet I finally came to the bittersweet conclusion, that if left to my own devices, I wudda maxed it out to the tune of $27,000+.. :D

    For my purposes, an iMac should be fine..

    I'll lean on Crucial for an additional 4G's of RAM..

    I'm stoked! :cool:

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  8. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    oh ok so you know your stuff lol. Alot of people who dont really know what they are doing see the price of an iMac and think they are getting a super machine but they dont know about Mapple Tax.
     
  9. WATCHDOG thread starter macrumors member

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    To be Frank,
    it really was a sort of, "Bite the Bullet" bittersweet decision.

    I'd take a Mac Pro in a heartbeat, but gee whillikers, it costs..

    So my decision was more based upon "principle" than pocketbook, per se..

    I was hoping the new iMac would have a "QUAD" in it..

    Who really really gives a hoot what a QUAD can really really do?

    The very word "QUAD" (itself) wudda been worth the price of admission.. !

    Face it.. (and I say this in all sincerity)

    If you possess a resonant baritone or bass voice,
    and say "QUAD" nice and s l o w l y with extra_ordinary Volume,
    it will tickle the goodies of every person in the room.. :p

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  10. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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  11. WATCHDOG thread starter macrumors member

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    Are we allowed to say that on this iMac Forum? .. :eek:

    /now I won't sleep tonite; thank you! :mad:
     
  12. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    Don't worry your iMac will do everything you need it to.
     
  13. txnoob macrumors 6502

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    Congrats on your purchase, it should be worth the wait. :cool:

    I was in the same predicament as many and understand your pain about the "missing quad". I've been riding my 2nd hand eMac since mid 2008. Wanted a new iMac, and the update didn't impress. So I went with a Mini hoping next year we'll get quads. It was a HARD decision to make, hopefully it pays off.
     
  14. genmic macrumors regular

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    Haha, you are too much, really... but at least you stopped with the little plus signs at the end of your posts :D
     
  15. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    Well done on choosing your new iMac, glad to read that you have ordered the iMac with an ATi graphics chip :cool:

    Make sure you post back when it arrives, with your review.
     
  16. Whackintosh macrumors 6502

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    Don't be bothered by that guy. You're getting a wonderful machine. Chances are that you'd never need or notice the extra horsepower (and size, and cost) of the Mac Pro. Seriously, you're going to be thrilled with this machine.
     
  17. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Actually I say those iMacs are a bit of super computers. They are so fast now. I really don't think there is anything better out there for people.

    Heck, a Mac Pro is so gigantic and hard to sell, if you ever want to change computer.

    I say getting the current iMac every few years is better than keeping a big giant Mac Pro longer and feeling like you can't easily sell it and stuff.

    DOn't get me wrong, Mac Pros are amazing, but I think for most of us imacs just work out so much better, and they're faster than the pro machines of a few years past anyway.
     
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    Congrats on the purchase. Hope you enjoy it for years to come.
     
  20. WATCHDOG thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanx for all of your encouragment, discouragement, attention, applause, and most of all, money! :p

    "I shall return!" (with a report on my :apple: iMac to be.) :)

    LIE >x37 :cool:
     
  21. Reventon macrumors 6502

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    Congrats Just bought the 3.06 and am loving it. No problems whatsoever so far. *knocks on wood*
     
  22. Lucius14 macrumors newbie

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    Uhhh, buhhh....!

    Dont Blame that guy 4 beein Happy bout his mac,
    what do we say in German for people like you: Klugscheisser!....:eek:
     

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