I caved.....

IGregory

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Aug 5, 2012
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Hi All,

First, I want to apologize to a couple of commenters, user names I can’t remember, for being overly critical of them for not being able to wait for the release of the new Imac. I’ve been patiently waiting since February when I decided to go with an Imac to replace my desktop PC.

Well, Yesterday (Saturday) I caved and bought the MBPR 2.6/8/512, Mountain Lion Pre-installed. I’ve made many trips to the Lenox Square Mall Apple Store in Atlanta, GA, since the release of the MBPR. I really enjoyed the experience of trying out the MBPR each time I went there. I made the decision to buy the MBPR because for me there are no negative reasons not too. Yes, the real estate is a lot less, but at some point, if I find the need to for more screen space; I will purchase an external display. Now, I have the advantage of having the ability to take a powerful machine on the road and to move it around in my house. I was considering an IPAD as a companion to an Imac, now I won’t need it. I still plan on replacing my Samsung GSII smart phone with an IPhone when my contract expires next year. I’ve had the MBPR less than 24 hours but I am relieved and content with the purchase. So far (fingers crossed) I have not found anything wrong with it. :)
 

\-V-/

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Grats on your new purchase. It's a great machine. You can always buy a big display if you need it.
 

Lancer

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Jul 22, 2002
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Congrats on your new MBPr, I've been waiting over a year to get my iMac, first I couldn't afford one 12 months ago but now I finally can.

That said I might need to get a new LCD for my G5 PowerMac soon as the one I have has developed lines on the screen, yes I've tested it its not the video card or lead.

So I might get a new 24" LCD which is a little bigger than my current one to tide me over but I'm not sure if I should wait and see what happens Sept 12?
 

boy-better-know

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Jun 30, 2010
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Hi All,

First, I want to apologize to a couple of commenters, user names I can’t remember, for being overly critical of them for not being able to wait for the release of the new Imac. I’ve been patiently waiting since February when I decided to go with an Imac to replace my desktop PC.

Well, Yesterday (Saturday) I caved and bought the MBPR 2.6/8/512, Mountain Lion Pre-installed. I’ve made many trips to the Lenox Square Mall Apple Store in Atlanta, GA, since the release of the MBPR. I really enjoyed the experience of trying out the MBPR each time I went there. I made the decision to buy the MBPR because for me there are no negative reasons not too. Yes, the real estate is a lot less, but at some point, if I find the need to for more screen space; I will purchase an external display. Now, I have the advantage of having the ability to take a powerful machine on the road and to move it around in my house. I was considering an IPAD as a companion to an Imac, now I won’t need it. I still plan on replacing my Samsung GSII smart phone with an IPhone when my contract expires next year. I’ve had the MBPR less than 24 hours but I am relieved and content with the purchase. So far (fingers crossed) I have not found anything wrong with it. :)
Likewise, I was also waiting for an iMac refresh for a long time and went ahead and bought a rMBP. I absolutely love it and I am still planning on buying an iMac once it has been fully redesigned. Or maybe I would be tempted to get a retina thunderbolt display should Apple release one. Let's see what happens!
 

wiznet

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May 30, 2012
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Did the same thing as you man! Mind you, I waited longer for the imac.

Mine's a 2.6/16/512, and I absolutely love it. Congrats for joining the club;)
 

Tankmaze

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Mar 7, 2012
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Congrats!! At least it's the rmbp. I remember a post where he/she bought a mini instead, which is essentially the same as the current imac.
 

forty2j

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Jul 11, 2008
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I've heard the siren call of the rMBP several times. That screen is just sooo pretty.

Ultimately the portability means nothing to me. I just need a desk ornament. And dpi aside, the rMBP has less horsepower than the 2011 iMac.

I hope you enjoy your purchase. I also hope everyone is critically analyzing their needs and making choices appropriately.
 

IGregory

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Aug 5, 2012
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If you bought a Macbook Pro; why's this in the iMac part of the forum?
Well, I don't think it makes a difference where this comment is posted. It fits here just as easily as in the MacBook forum. My post relate to both.

Thanks gentlemen.