iMac I7, any reason to wait?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by IDreamOfSpace, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. IDreamOfSpace macrumors newbie

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    Hi all!

    I've been lurking for awhile on this site and I finally decided to sign up!

    I would love some advice from you! I will be purchasing a iMac 27" i7 from B&H tommorrow and I have some hesitation. Now that it is mid-product cycle, I'm wondering if I should wait for the next revision (I would like to have Blu-ray, but I'm not sure if Mac will ever have it). This is my first Mac, and I am not very experienced on how drastically Macs evolve from one revision to another.

    I guess my question in a nut-shell is: Is it a good time based on current specs to purchase this model.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

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    I have a 27" i7 and love it!!

    It's got all the horsepower I need to do transcoding video and audio.

    The concept of "wait till the next revision" will always exist.
     
  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Blu-ray works fine on Macs so long as you use Make MKV and VLC or MPlayer Extended.
     
  4. MacDuff2000 macrumors member

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    A 27" i7 was my first Mac that I used as my main computer (I had a Mac Mini that I played around with).

    After 2 months I still love the i7. It took some getting used to, but it is still fun and exciting.
     
  5. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    +1...people wont be satisfied ever...just get this one and a blue ray player and you'll be very happy!
     
  6. gonzaload1987 macrumors regular

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    im in the same one of the user who started the thread.

    The question is, if the new imac's revision will be much greater of what is selling right now or just a small increment of it? :confused:
     
  7. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    I'm loving my i7 as well. If you're ready to buy now then go for it. It will serve you long and well.

    Well, with Apple you never know but I wouldn't expect any major redesigns in the next release. More likely it will be a speed bump and I wouldn't expect that to happen any sooner than the summer.
     
  8. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Or even better than VLC/Mplayer Extended, Plex.

    Plex + the 27-inch iMac = a match made in heaven. :D
     
  9. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    The problem with Plex is that Blu-ray disc playback is still not ready for prime-time. Perhaps in a few weeks it will be. For for disc playback, VLC and MPlayer Extended are about as good as it gets for Blu-ray discs ATM.
     
  10. IDreamOfSpace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks alot everyone! I feel better about pulling the trigger on it now. Looking forward to ditching my emachines s-box with vista!!
     
  11. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    True, but for now you can rip to MKV using MakeMKV and watch those rips in Plex with no problems. If you have an i7 it is a fairly speedy process as well :D
     

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