I caved.....

Discussion in 'iMac' started by IGregory, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. IGregory macrumors 6502a

    IGregory

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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. :)
     
  2. \-V-/ Suspended

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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.
     
  3. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

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    This is the worst thing that you could have done.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Its a solid machine, congrats and enjoy your new baby :D
     
  5. Lancer macrumors 68020

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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?
     
  6. Liquinn Suspended

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    If you bought a Macbook Pro; why's this in the iMac part of the forum?
     
  7. iHailCarlo macrumors 6502

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    lol!!! Anyway enjoy your purchase.
     
  8. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    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!
     
  9. wiznet macrumors regular

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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;)
     
  10. Dowjohnny macrumors 6502

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    congrats on your purchase :) I would love to have a rMBP but i just can't justify ... love my air too much ;)
     
  11. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  12. forty2j macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  13. IGregory thread starter macrumors 6502a

    IGregory

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    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.
     
  14. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    Glad to hear you got a shiny new Apple you like. Congratulations and enjoy your new toy! :D
     

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