To Buy or not to buy a iMac now

Discussion in 'iMac' started by popester26, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. popester26 macrumors newbie

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    I am thinking over the possibility to buy a Imac now before christmas.

    I have a 2 year old macbook which is excellent but need a desktop mac.

    Would it be worth waiting until after Macworld in January or would it be a good idea to go ahead and buy one now?

    Interested in peoples thoughts.

    Thanks
     
  2. elmancho macrumors 6502

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    I agree...
     
  3. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    the age old adage is that if you need it now for work etc. then buy it now.

    If you can wait and you don't have any pressing needs, wait for mac world.
     
  4. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    Since your Macbook is only two years old, I would wait. The next iMac update should include the LED screen, which is a nice upgrade; along with the Mini Display Port that are going to go into all Mac's. It may lose the Firewire 400, but I can't see it losing the Firewire 800.
     
  5. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    Do you NEED it now or just WANT it now? If you need it then get it, if not wait. :cool: :apple:
     
  6. ebd.i.am macrumors 6502

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    Wait for Macworld then buy..
    thats what I am going to do, I want to sell my mbp and buy a imac.
     
  7. ebd.i.am macrumors 6502

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    I would like to see LED screen, maybe larger screen too? along with a graphics card bump would be nice. Blu-ray? too ! lol
     
  8. wheels2040 macrumors newbie

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    I'm hoping for LED backlit screen, speed bump and maybe a graphics bump as well. Its hard waiting though with an Apple store 2 blocks away. I have to keep my tinfoil hat on to block the "buy me now" subliminal messages emanating from the area.
     
  9. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    The speed bump will be very minor. The Graphic Card in the base models will be updated since they have been the ATI Radeon 2400/2600 series for the past two updates.

    Either way, hold out to the next version. The LED screen and the graphics update should be nice.

    If you don't care about either, the speed differences will not be very noticeable.

    As for Blu-Ray, I wouldn't expect it given Jobs' recent comment.
     
  10. mac.fly macrumors regular

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    What did he say...?
     
  11. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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