Love and hate my imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by liquorice, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. liquorice macrumors regular

    liquorice

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    I love my imac but I wouldn't buy one again, unless I could afford to change it every 2-3 years and was lucky enough not too be waiting for my 2nd graphics card change.
    Its a lovely machine but now I've been nearly a week without it and am losing the love, especially as I am down to using a ipad and an old omnibook xe4400 :D
    All in one systems are not for me, when it finally dies I will also be without a beautifully screen.

    And not the easiest thing to drag into an apple store for repair .
     
  2. apple_iBoy macrumors 6502a

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    When it does fail (or outlives it's usefulness), you can use that beautiful screen in Target Display mode, assuming the screen isn't what failed. It'll be just like a Thunderbolt Display with a slightly elongated chin.
     
  3. liquorice thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's true as long as I get a mac or would a pc with thunderbolt be able to use it as a screen. Just wondered as am considering building my own computer again.
     
  4. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    Depending upon your budget, get a Mac Mini or a new Mac Pro and a Cinema Display.
     
  5. liquorice thread starter macrumors regular

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    It appears that my type graphics card is a constrained part, so they are trying to get one from another store.
    So hopefully should get my imac back by the end of the week.
     
  6. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    If you really feel that constrained by the GPU, you might want to consider a Mac Pro. Not the new one, but a 5.1 or similar...You can swap drives, change graphics cards in much the same way as you can with a PC making things more flexible. I'm lucky enough to have both a top spec iMac as well as the MP and a rMBP, and I find the gaming experience on my iMac to be fine, but I do have the 2GB GPU..the newer models with the option of 4GB should be more than ample for most modern games.
     
  7. liquorice thread starter macrumors regular

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    Its not me who said the graphics card is constrained, it was the genius but I think he meant hard to get hold of.
    I have a top spec BTO 2011 imac.

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    Good news just had call from apple and they are getting the part from apple store in Southampton, so should be fixed by Wednesday :D
     
  8. Micky Do macrumors 68000

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    I would say depending on needs…..

    The Mini is probably all the average Joe or Jill needs. The Pro is for more for pros. Both form the heart of a system, with components based on budget and requirements. Parts, including the computer itself can be upgraded / updated as needs or desires dictate.
     

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