Tell me why I would want a imac over a PC?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by WizardHunt, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. WizardHunt macrumors 68000

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    Hello again,
    Finally the mother of all questions. Can someone play salesman and tell me why I would want to buy a iMac over a PC if I need a computer. I would be using it for email, internet surfing, research, and alot of video editing work as I love doing home movies and editing them on computers but lately I have been getting a lot of lock ups on my pc and that is driving me crazy. I need to convince my wife as she wants to hear it from others not just from me.

    So go for it, tell me why imac would be a better choice?

    WizardHunt
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    1) OSX - No need to worry about viruses
    2) iLife - great software for handling movie creation, photo storage, and DVD creating.

    I'm sure there are more, but that's a good start.
     
  3. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    You have much more flexibility with a normal PC compared to an iMac, but video editing is so easy with imovie for the basic no brain.
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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    If I were you, I would wait 6 days until the next Apple conference, where it is quite likely they will update the iMacs (possibly with a whole new design)

    Right now:
    It looks sleek
    It includes a camera and mic (useful, and not included in many PCs)
    No viruses
    iMovie is included (The best home movie editor there is) along with the rest of iLife
    Built in wireless etc
    OSX is nicer in my opinion
     
  5. Scannall macrumors member

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    Great stability.

    Awesome video/audio software right out of the box.

    No worries about viruses.

    Makes no noise at all. Which, once you have a silent computer you'll never want to go back to something that sounds like a wind tunnel.
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    iMovie is great for making videos. iDVD is good at turning those videos into DVDs. iPhoto for all your still photographic needs. Several browsers for surfing the net are available and the standard one that comes with the iMac, Safari, is pretty good. You won't get viruses or spyware like the PC. Most of the time, things just work. On a physical level, the iMac looks great and is very quiet.
     
  7. WizardHunt thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That is so funny, that is exactly how my PC sounds, it has like 5 fans plus the power supply fan and it is so noisy just like how you said a wind tunnel. :D

    WizardHunt
     
  8. psychofreak Retired

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    Having an all-in-one has drawbacks (it is difficult to upgrade) but having ONE CABLE (power supply) is awesome...

    BTW, no mean to be rude, but there is no need to sign every post, as we can see the username on the left :)
     
  9. WizardHunt thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hello Everyone,
    You guys are great. What great feedback, my wife is nearly convinced. She is hard to convert over but she is nearly there. I will wait until end of the month to see what the new imacs has to offer and maybe that will tip her in the right direction. What do you think? Thanks for all the replies and keep them coming. :D

    WizardHunt
     
  10. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    How about this one. If you want to, the iMac runs Windows Vista and XP as well as nearly any PC for the same money.
     
  11. Scannall macrumors member

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    Actually runs XP better than most PC's as there are no driver conflicts. I boot into XP to play Vanguard and Everquest 2 all the time.
     
  12. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a

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    before even reading a post here...


    take a picture of the PC you want to buy.
    take a picture of the iMac.
    put them next to each other.

    if you still side with the PC after that. then go ahead and read the posts. :D
     
  13. chris.niziolek macrumors member

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    Applecare rules!

    I think the best part of owning a mac is Applecare. If anything goes wrong with your system, you can bring it into someone who actually knows something about mac's. Apple Geniuses go through several weeks of training in California at a training camp. Versus taking your computer to a high school drop out who works for the Geek Squad.

    Plus, if you bought applecare when you get your system, if anything goes wrong, they will replace the defective part for free! Or repair your operating system for free! I got about $3,000 worth of parts for my G4 Tower, for free, because I made the $300 investment in applecare.

    Also, Apple offers some free training classes at apple stores. They do also offer one on one training for complicated applications.
     
  14. WizardHunt thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the info, it shows that I am a newbie for sure. LOL.
     
  15. chris.niziolek macrumors member

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    I see lots of people doing that. Im sure hes just an old grumpy guy :) :) :p
     
  16. WizardHunt thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Cool I did not know all that. That is great to know.
     
  17. gamerz macrumors 6502

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    I'm also looking into getting one, and so far ive heard that:

    Slim factor
    Virus free
    Great creative programs
    Isight
    Good service
    And many more that i cant think of off of the top of my head.

    I'm convinced!

    Anyways, the big selling point for me is that:

    Imac = good for creative people

    PC = good for................ gaming?
     
  18. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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  19. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    1. OSX more stable than XP or Vista
    2. OSX = no viruses
    3. iLife is great for video, photo, etc.
    4. Runs Windows with bootcamp
    5. Runs Microsoft Office if you cant live without that
    6. Service [AppleCare]
     
  20. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    well....

    if you eventually needed a pc (cuz you mention that in ure description), you could get an imac, then get bootcamp/parallels (just what that other guy said) to run windows. no need to get 2 pcs :apple:
     
  21. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Because they're nice and speedy, and they also make excellent PCs, due to them using high-end and good components, with good drivers.
     
  22. trule macrumors 6502

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    Because you only *real* decision you have to make is what size screen to get, everything else you need is included.


    Go visit dell and try to select a PC...there is such a thing as too much choice.
     
  23. Anorak macrumors regular

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    I don't want to sideline this topic, but I have a rather dumb question: is iWork Apple's version of MS Office?
     
  24. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    It is somewhat; it provides a word processor and a presentation package which beats Power Point, imo. It doesn't provide a spreadsheet program...yet.
     

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