Is an iMac right for me...

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

  1. blueridgerider macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2009
    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


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    Yep. An iMac sounds like it is definitely the right machine for you.
  3. Scippy macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2009
    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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