Looking into buying a IMAC

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by deff808, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. deff808 macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2008
    I have 2 personal Dell Desktops in my house. One for my brother and one for my Parents. I need a computer in my room, for personal use.
    I search the web daily, no "gamming", DL songs, burn/load cds/ipod etc...
    I do upload photos, no editing or video editing for me.

    Figure try out a mac, since it will by my first mac computer.

    I did go to a apple store, back in May. I was amaze how the new macs, labtops etc... But the price is WOO!

    I figure get a 20" Basic IMAC. Would it be a good call?
    With the student education, its only $50 off.
  2. chill. macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2008
    your computer needs seem very modest, and if price is an issue you may also want to consider the mac mini or a refurbished or previous generation imac
  3. deff808 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2008
    Debating a 20" or a 24"

    I would get the 20" and i will be purchasing a HDTV.

    If i get the 24", than no hdtv for me!

    Doing a whole new makeover in my room ;)
  4. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

    Chris Rogers

    Jul 8, 2008
    my house
    Don't dismiss the mini just yet, you can connect a macbook to an HDTV so I'd assume you'd be able to connect a mini. With a mini you'd be able to get a bigger TV. Or look into an apple refurb for iMac.
  5. deff808 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2008
    Oh ya, i forgot about the Mac Mini....

    That would be something i should look into!

    There is a Fall Promotional for my School...

    So hopefully i get a email back, with a coupon or something...

    Would the mac mini with a hdtv would be clear as a regular IMAC?
  6. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2008
  7. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Depends on the viewing distance. Up close, it's blurry, because a 24" has 1920 x 1200 pixels and a HDTV (any size HD) is 1920 x 1080. If it's far away, like a TV viewing distance, it's crystal clear and very sharp. but up close, like a computer monitor, it's blurry as heck.
  8. deff808 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2008
    Just notice it only goes up to 23"!

    I was gonna get a 32" HD TV!

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