iMac purchase delayed till September advice

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MCIowaRulz, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. MCIowaRulz macrumors 6502

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    So I'm going to try get an iMac in September (I currently have a fixed income) Is that too long for a "refresh" to occur? I see that it is "Neutral"
    http://guides.macrumors.com/iMac_Buyer's_Guide
    I can't afford to spend $1600 and have it be "out of date" for a while:)
     
  2. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    The current iMacs will not be "out of date" for a long while. You didn't mention what you'll use it for, so I'm assuming casual computing. In that case your fine for 5 or 6 years at least.
     
  3. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    It won't be outdated in September. If it is close to another update in September, you can opt to wait for a new model.
     
  4. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    And so it has begun. Let the flood of "should I wait for the next iMac" posts begin. :confused:
     
  5. zarathu, Aug 5, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2011

    zarathu macrumors regular

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    If your actual machine is a Dell as listed in your stuff, the following is not an issue. But you may wish to get a copy of parallels virtual, so that you can run all your current pc software in whatever you are currently doing. This would make your transition to a mac very easier. I have some software that will NEVER be put into apple format, and I run it in unity with my mac. I click on the item and it simply opens even though its running in windows xp, I don't know that. It seems like its running on my mac.

    If you ahve a mac now, our biggest problem here is that you may have a lot of legacy software that won't run on Lion. You need to address that issue before you buy a new machine, migrate your stuff, only to find that 3/4 of the software you use everyday no longer works.

    P.s. : I understand the fixed income, I get my "entitlement check" on the 4th wednesday of every month.
     

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