Is an iMac right for me...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by blueridgerider, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. blueridgerider macrumors newbie

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    Bit generic topic, but here is a bit more specific information:

    I use a computer for several things:

    Encoding video
    Server for video I watch on my TV through my Xbox 360
    Internet browsing
    Writing - LOTS of writing
    Converting golden age comics
    Light video editing
    Presentation creation

    I like to multitask (do a good bit of other stuff and want it to encode without hogging all the comps resources and slowing me down).

    I had been doing all these things on a Pentium 4 3GHz. I have not been real satisfied with the computer for the last several on the as I have gotten into more HD video and this was a slow chore on the old girl.

    As long as my computer can do what I want I am not concerned with the latest and greatest. My most demanding activity is the video encoding.

    Currently I am using Vuze to watch videos on the Xbox 360 (it is faster easier than media player) Is anyone using the Mac version to do this?

    Also I read some information about .avi files that sounded good.

    I'd like simplicity, solid build quality, (I love the iMac Design), and reliability. I was rock solid for years with XP - Vista changed all that for the worse.
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    dallas, texas
    #2
    Yep. An iMac sounds like it is definitely the right machine for you.
     
  3. Scippy macrumors regular

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    An iMac would probably be great for you.
    You might want to wait a few weeks to purchase one, as Apple might be updating this product lines soon.
     

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