New iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iSlave, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. iSlave macrumors 6502

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    Waiting for new iMac....money burning a hole in my pocket.....even comtemplating jumping ship back to PCLand, just to avoid waiting for stuff like this.....help.....:(
     
  2. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    Then jump. If you need a new computer then buy one. If you don't then wait, it really doesn't matter.
     
  3. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I don't get what you want us to do. I don't think Apple is going to be hurt too much if you don't buy a computer.

    What do you need that the current iMac can't do?
     
  4. iSlave thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay, I'm not wanting anyone to organise my life for me, but I mainly do video editing, DVD creation and music stuff...now the iMac is marketed as being perfect for all those things, but is the PC really that bad at it? Or am I just being suckered in by Apple's hype?
     
  5. ThePhage macrumors newbie

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    The iMac is perfect for that, if you don't mind waiting a bit longer for your Effects to render and DVDs to transcode. A Mac Pro will do those things faster, but as far as the actual editing goes, an iMac will do great (I'll be buying one soon for those reasons). A PC will also work if you have the patience to use software besides Final Cut Studio and a system that you may have to tinker with a bit more to get everything to work properly (the whole "Mac's just work" thing has truth to it). It's not that PCs are bad at video/dvd/music work, it's just that apple gives you a prosumer turnkey system with software that's fairly intuitive and integrates well (iLife) or you pay for the higher end apps (Final Cut, Logic, etc) that have good user support and work like a pro. Pro's work on PC's too. To each their own.
     
  6. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Buy a refurb if you can't wait. You'll save $200 on the 20" version or $300 on the 24" version over the regular price. That'll make up for some of the could-have-gotten-more-for-the-same-price frustration when new models come out, which could be weeks or months.

    Or wait.
     
  7. iSlave thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll wait. I'm sure it'll be well worth hanging on for, I'm just an impatient mutha..
     
  8. driver.joe macrumors newbie

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    Also Waiting

    Hang in there I'm in the same boat! Don't listen to guys that are saying that they don't get it and what do you want us to do. I say if you can't support somebody don't say a DAMN THING. I've never had a MAC so I don't know that it's all that much better and there is the problem. After all this waiting it better perform some kind of a Miracle! :rolleyes:
     
  9. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    Have a look at the videos of OS X on the Apple site to get a taster, or read http://www.xvsxp.com/

    Macs are great things to own - attractive, different and full of quality. The operating system is the thing you'll actually be using though, and it's far nicer to use than Windows.
     
  10. iSlave thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the support driver.joe....I'll wait this one out, I'm sure it'll be worth it. I've been using Macs for the last 2 years, and like most people on this site, can vouch for how much of an improvement they are over Windows.

    I was only tempted to go back to PC out of impatience, not because they are really great or anything!
     
  11. Hairball macrumors regular

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    If you really want a new iMac, just go out and get the current one. Apple will always come out with something better once you finally make your purchase.

    I waited for the Intel switch to purchase my iMac and about a month and 1/2 later the Core 2 Duo came out.
     
  12. APPLEFAN8 macrumors 65816

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    I'm also waiting after the new ones r suppose to come out in early august! we'll have to wait and see!
     
  13. sver macrumors newbie

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    I waited for the Intel switch to purchase my iMac and about a month and 1/2 later the Core 2 Duo came out.


    Intel iMac came out 10/01/06. Core 2 duo iMac came out 6/9/06. That would be eight months, which leads me to believe that you're not telling the entire truth. Not the best way to give advice, is it?
     
  14. Cormier6083 macrumors regular

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    iCan't stand it anymore! I want my first Mac to be perfect. Where is it?!?!?!?
     
  15. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Hmmm...

    "Getting value for money"

    Oh oh, I got a better one

    "Not paying today's prices for 10 month old tech"
     
  16. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    ...But unless there's been a price rise, it's ten month old pricing too. :confused:
     
  17. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    The current iMacs are fantastic computers, very fast and very practical. The thing to remember is, if you wait for the new iMacs to come along, then you really should wait for the Revision B ones. I know from experience that 1st revision Apple hardware is generally pretty rubbish, you wouldn't believe the incredible number of issues I've had with my CoreDuo MacBook Pro, and loads of other people report similar issues...

    The current iMacs are well developed, well tried and well tested, and they are very reliable.
     
  18. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    The trouble with Apple gear is there doesn't seem to be any decline in prices as the line ages. I hope Apple would gain more marketshare so they can actually afford to offer more customisations. With that there would be no more of these threads anymore. You can buy what you can afford at any time of the year and when a new design comes out you have lesser regrets too.
     
  19. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    The trouble with that line of argument is that every single revision is the 1st version of its revision.

    It can much be argued that the current SR MacBook Pros are actually the first revision of MacBook Pros with a LED backlight and a all new logic board design too. Still pleases me heck of a lot more than the Rev C 2.16/2.33 MacBook Pro that I owned.
     
  20. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Just to point this out, this post confused the hell out of me but then I realized that 10/01/06 means January tenth, 2006 (for those who are from the states or elsewhere)
     
  21. Hyperfast macrumors member

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    I'm impatient too... I gave in and bought a G5 imac 24" :)

    I probably wouldn't have been able to afford the best imac G6 anyway. And I ALWAYS go for the best one. :p
     
  22. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    You mean a 24" Core 2 Duo iMac? There was no such thing as a 24" iMac G5.
     
  23. Hyperfast macrumors member

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    LOL yeah that's it! Sorry :eek:
     
  24. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    So where is this better packaged and specced PC for a similar price that I always hear so much about?
     
  25. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    :confused: :confused:

    Only the iMac Core 2 Duo is 24", and there won't be an iMac G6. The next iMac will still be a Core 2 Duo (only slightly faster)
     

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