Return my iMac?

bc008

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well, i just got the base end imac, and i am happy with it but i soon realized what i had lost.

i had an old macbook, and it was all scratched, and had been restored atleast 5 times. my iMac is better than that old macbook, but i soon realized that i had lost all the conveniences of a laptop.

no more using it in bed, no more taking it downstairs, no more taking it on vacations.

I still have 5 days left to return it, so tell me what i should do.
i upgraded the ram in it to 2 GB myself, but i could just take it out, and i bought apple care with it.

would it be better for me to return it and pay the restocking fee, or sell it on here with applecare and upgraded RAM?
 

mariahlullaby

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Why don't you save up and get an older laptop you could use when you wanted -- maybe an iBook or PowerBook G4?
 

jczubach

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check with them, you might find a sympathetic ear, as long as you're willing to exchange for what you want. if not, i really couldn't say either way...
 

bc008

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Killyp

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I agree with the others, keep the desktop. There are things you're missing that you could do with a laptop now you've got a desktop, but once you've lived with the desktop for a while, and really explored all the things you could do with it over a portable, you'll soon miss the functionality of the iMac once you switch back to a laptop. I would know, I went from a desktop PC as my main and only machine to a Mac laptop as my main and only machine (which I use on the net etc...).

Either wait a bit and get a MacBook as well as the iMac when you've got the cash, or get an older iBook/PowerBook. The older laptops are very very functional still, and while they don't offer absolutely bags of processing power, you've got the iMac as a workhorse and therefore don't really need much in a portable.
 

bc008

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well my bro just upgraded so im actually going to get his old one (freaky, and lucky)

its actually really nice, a dell inspiron E1505 running vista. he only used it for half of last year, and i technically used it more than he did.

well i guess i got really lucky
 

SkyBell

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well my bro just upgraded so im actually going to get his old one (freaky, and lucky)

its actually really nice, a dell inspiron E1505 running vista. he only used it for half of last year, and i technically used it more than he did.

well i guess i got really lucky
Good for you mate.