I Bit the Bullet Yesterday and

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

  1. WATCHDOG
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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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    Congrats, hopefully you can keep your sanity in those 3-5 weeks. :rolleyes:
     
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    hahaha love it!!! i did the same but went for the 3.06!
     
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    What sanity?
     
  5. mastershakess
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    iMac is definitely not a super computer
     
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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
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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
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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
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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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  11. WATCHDOG
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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
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    Don't worry your iMac will do everything you need it to.
     
  13. txnoob
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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
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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
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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
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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:
     
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    Congrats Just bought the 3.06 and am loving it. No problems whatsoever so far. *knocks on wood*
     
  22. Lucius14
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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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