so i bought my imac 2 months ago

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rich2k4, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. rich2k4 macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2009
    kind of sucks for me. It's my fault because i knew that new ones were being released, but i felt the free ipod touch and free printer was a better deal. I use the ipod touch everyday.

    I don't really need much from a computer, i just do internet, youtube, watch the occasional movie or tv show, and use adium. sometimes i rip audio cd's into mp3s.

    my mac is a 2.93 ghz 24" so i don't think there is any reason to really upgrade (it's not an option anyways, i;m stuck with what i have) since i don't need the extra power.

    still, you know how it is.
  2. DDave macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2009
    Yes, I know how it is. I'm thinking of getting a new iMac to replace my old mini.
  3. Techhie macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2008
    The hub of stupidity
    iThink you may have to sell it off at a loss to buy another one, based on your need to complain on apathetic forums :D
  4. The Samurai macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

    Dec 29, 2007
    Your current machine is absolutely fine. Theres no reason in getting a new one as their is no benefit to your needs (from what you have stated).

    Remember, theres always new machines round the corner - are you going to sell and buy each machine every 3-4 months?

    Yes, spirits are high on these boards due to the new product launches - but that doesn't mean it outdates your current system.
  5. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    Kinda sucks to listen to you whine. With what little you do with a computer you can probably run this one into the ground. EVERY electronic gadget you will buy will be trumped by something "better" in short order. Shut up and enjoy what you have.
  6. stever500 macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2009
    Gaithersburg, MD.
    Your current iMac totally rocks the Casbah. Don't get caught up in the rush to get a new one. Yours is still the bomb!!! The 24" has it's plusses actually over the new one, so just enjoy yours. It's more compact, from side to side. Not a bad thing.
  7. Aadhil macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2009
    Hehe I also bought a 2.93ghz 24" imac in August. I'm not that sad about it; it does it's job fine and I have more computer than I actually will probably need. :D
  8. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    Ouch dude. He didn't hold a gun to your head and force you to read his post, nor did he force you to respond. Sure, the post was a little bit whiney, but we've all been there, purchasing a big ticket item only to have a newer version come out shortly thereafter. No need to be an a$$ about it.
  9. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    Got mine (refurb) in June....the way I look at it, I would have waited for the new generation quad cores to go into refurb before I would have bought one. Since they aren't shipping until November, refurbs proably won't show up until Feb 2010, so I had 8 more months where I would have been using the old Mini before upgrading....I've enjoyed the iMac so far, so that's life.
  10. bbydon macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2005
    Wait for the next revisions.... Then a new one will be even better
  11. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009
    Captain Obvious has struck!
  12. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    He whined before about NOT having an iMac upgrade:

    In that thread his life also "sucked" and was cautioned to wait. He now whines about the awesome computer he has (with the free printer and iPod Touch) that exceeds his needs being trumped.

    Being an adult means making decisions and living with the consequences. Whining is something best left to children.
  13. WeegieMac Guest


    Jan 29, 2008
    Glasgow, UK
    I have to echo these sentiments exactly, absolutely spot on.

    The new machines are fantastic, granted, but having finally got round to having a look at them in person at the Glasgow store this afternoon, the 21.5" model still looks slightly "squarer" than the monster 27" model which looks like a proper widescreen television instead of a computer. The design change, from the front anyway, is very minimal.

    On a performance level, I personally got this iMac in March for £612 thanks to a Corporate discount via my Father in Law's work. Getting a £949 system for £612 was a fantastic deal, and having maxed out my RAM to the 4GB this model supports, for what I need the iMac for it's still an incredibly fast system.

    Apple are quite frankly the most impossible company to keep up with, and if you're someone who has a burning desire to always have the latest Apple equipment you need to have very deep pockets and an expectancy to upgrade at least twice every 12 months, sometimes more.

    With computers, especially Macs, you simply buy a machine that you're going to get use out of for at least 3 years. In that timeframe, yes new products will launch, but the machine you bought hasn't changed and nor has your requirements.

    When I was a PC user almost 10 years ago now, I was very "spec" obsessed. I upgraded a lot, built my own systems, and was easily caught up in the whole GHz nonsense. Apple systems have you buying a machine as a package that you know works from day one and will continue to perform at the level it did when you opened the box whether it's 12 months or 3 years down the line. As such, you never actually think about the numbers behind the components.

    I still love my iMac, it's only 7 months old, it just to happens that it's been superseded in true Apple fashion. All I'll do is buy the wireless keyboard, the new Magic Mouse (which is fantastic btw!), and the new Apple Remote to give my iMac a little makeover.

    Well, if I'm being honest, my wife's been given those three items on my letter to Santa. :D

    Seriously though, it's easy to become disillusioned with Apple if you're so inclined, but at the end of the day technology moves so bloody fast that even the machines these guys are unboxing will one day soon be the "previous" model. It happens to us all, it's important we simply enjoy what we've already worked hard to purchase.
  14. rrijkers macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2007
    The Netherlands
  15. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Yeah your machine still works fine, just let it go.

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