Is This Mac Right For Me?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Prabz26, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Prabz26 macrumors regular

    Prabz26

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    Hey I'm back with more tedious questions
    and I am gettin to carried away when ill be getting this thing
    in June but the questions help the waiting process:apple:

    Well I want an iMac and all i can afford is the lowest end model
    so I wanna know is it right for me:confused:

    20-inch: 2.66GHz
    2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB memory
    320GB hard drive1
    8x double-layer SuperDrive
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics

    basically im not a crazy user of any sort
    email, facebook, msn, homeowrk stuff (Microsfot office) are the basics:cool:

    but i love to photo edit nothing to advanced but i love it :)
    so id have photoshop or some simular program on it

    maybe i'd start exploring basic video editing
    start using garage band and editing mp3's and such on a program
    as well venture into new Apple programs and such:D

    so are the specs above good for me and will allow for
    smooth day to day performance:confused:
    the only thing i have money for and possibly think

    i can upgrade is the ram to 4gb which i don't mind doing cuz its only like
    $110:confused:

    but i just wanted to hear you thoughts on this and
    as usual

    all help appertained :D
     
  2. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    It sounds like the iMac would be good for you. Keep in mind that as software evolves, the demands on your system will increase. Also, if you become a more regular user, you'll want more power/speed especially if you get into high end video editing. Good luck.
     
  3. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    You would even be good with a Mac mini. I use my mini (previous gen) for those things and it has power to spare. Use the money you saved and get the biggest Dell monitor you can and maybe a larger HDD.
     
  4. Prabz26 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks
    :)
     
  5. Prabz26 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't like minis no offense
    i get what you are tryin to say

    my school only has older gen minis and im not a fan
    definetley made me dislike macs more when

    i was against macs at one point and it was windows all the way

    but i want a change
    and the iMac was great fun to play with at best buy
     
  6. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    I can see why someone wouldn't like a mini...

    Though DO NOT buy you Mac at Best Buy! Also, if you can wait about two months the new rev models will be available as a refurb. By going refurb, you can save 15-20%.
     
  7. Prabz26 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh bo, ide never buy from best buy especially hearing some stories on here

    plus im buying online

    plus im gonna upgrade to 4gb ram and need da full size keyboard and my employee discount

    but thanks again for input
     
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Buy it but not from Best Buy. All of the Macs available are able to accomplish your tasks. Mini, iMac, MacBook, etc. The Mini is actually much better nowadays, thanks to it's faster CPU and tremendously improved GPU. But the iMac is a better buy, especially for you.
     
  9. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    No prob. Great that you're not buying form "Worst Buy."
     
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    thanks for solidifying my decision

    and ill steer away from
    "worst buy" lol :)
     
  12. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    The old Mini had the old Intel chipset with the GMA950.

    The new Mac Mini is basically on par with the with the same chipset as the current iMac, though it does have the laptop hard drive cramping you there, and the bargain basement CPU.

    Not a bad machine now if you have a really nice monitor compared to the entry level iMac 20.
     
  13. Prabz26 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I dont really like
    non-apple monitors
    another reason why i want to switch to apple

    i love the simplistic
    and great design
     

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