IMac ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by yaser1987, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. yaser1987 macrumors member

    yaser1987

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    Hello you there, I hope you are all doing well.

    I am a PC, windows user for ever, since 98 till 7 .

    recently I got the Iphone 4 and I really liked how smooth and easy the system. so I was wondering what MAC book pro and I mac look like is it easy?

    so I know a friend who have both the mac book pro and Imac.

    so when I saw it and I have tried it, it is really nice system and fast and I really like it so I decided to buy Imac for me. but a friend told me that in this coming March/12 Apple will announce the new family of Mac and Imac he said wait till March. So while I am waiting I was thinking to post a thread in here and ask people who have same story as me. I mean after you bought it? is it worth it? or did you go back to windows?

    Please guys help the Imac is expensive I don't want to buy then get disappointed.

    I thank you all for your help.
    Best regards. :D
     
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    Yes, refreshed iMacs are likely to be released within the next month or so, so it would be worth waiting if you can (of course, nothing certain except death and taxes).
     
  3. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    no one knows for sure.
    Remember this; there are three people who get tech:
    The people who get it when it first comes out: then complain about issues and (sometimes) price drops
    People who get it at the end of the cycle: Complain when a new one comes out
    People who get it when they want/need it: This is where I fall, I just purchased it when I wanted it and dont care really. I have a great machine.

    Get the iMac when you need/want it.
    The current iMac is a beast (quad core, 32gb of ram thats cheap, great graphics, great display, and lots of storage)
     
  4. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    It really doesn't matter if new machines are coming, they are always new computers on the horizon. If you buy today all that matters is will the computer do what you bought it for well and will it work OK in the next several years. I'm typing this on a 4 1/2 year old iMac that works as well as it did the day I bought it. It suits my needs fine, however if I made my living using the computer and needed the speed, graphics and port improvements that have come out over the years I would have upgraded. In short you need to evaluate what your needs are.

    Apple does not pre- announce new Macs, so if you want and/or need a new computer then buy today. If you don't want/need a new one then you can wait as long as you like. To be a little sarcastic you can wait until 2020, those machines will be better than the 2012's.
     
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    Yes, which is why I noted nothing is certain except death and taxes. But based on Intels 2012 road map, the age of the current iMac, and also the MR Buyer's Guide, it's more likely than not we'll see new hardware in Feb/Mar.

    True, but if you are in the market for a computer right now and there is good reason to believe an updated version will be available in the next month or so and your need is imminent but not immediate then, yes it does matter because it makes zero sense to pay $1700 for a 2011 model today when, if you wait mere days or weeks you can get a 2012 model for the same or similar money.
     
  6. yaser1987 thread starter macrumors member

    yaser1987

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    hello again

    Hello guys, please tell me what do you think, one of my friends have commented for the argument

    is he right?
     
  7. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    No. Simple as that.
     
  8. redache macrumors member

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    No, iMacs tend to be more powerful than many of the All in Ones around its price range as other manufacturers tend to use mobile CPU's. If you compare it to a desktop at that price it's not a fair comparison since the iMac is a) thinner (you sacrifice power to get there) and b) has a screen that could cost as much as £700+ on its own.
     

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