What is the primary use for your new iMacs going to be?

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  1. postalp macrumors newbie

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  3. postalp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    haha i knew somebody was going to say that lol
     
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    I will spend the most time doing work, which includes design

    Then home stuff, including photography related tasks

    Maybe a tiny bit of gaming last


    Had laptops for years docked with monitors. Time for a desktop companion again.
     
  6. Hamburger macrumors regular

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    this, minus the design work ;-)
     
  7. Bear macrumors G3

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    Yes. Well not design, but the iMac will be multipurpose.
     
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    ...

    Whenever I upgrade, my uses will be the same as my existing iMac:

    writing (using various screenplay and word processing software), taking online classes, image editing with Pixelmator, light graphic/web design, the occasional video burning, surfing, posting to Macrumors, and other boards, reading comics online etc..

    No social media or games for me.
     
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    I currently have my MBA connected to a 22" Cinema Display via TB-DVI adapter and it would just be nice to have a dedicated desktop mac. That and, the iMac will have like 3x the space (128GB vs 320GB drive).

    This iMac will have a main focus of Logic Pro X and maybe I will see how well Adobe Premiere likes the 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo.
     
  11. kitsunestudios macrumors regular

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    Art (Photoshop and Sketchbook Pro)
    Animation (Flash, After Effects, Audition)
    3d modelling and animation (blender)
    Games (Steam Sales, SimCity, Boot Camp)
     
  12. elithrar macrumors 6502

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    - Development (Go, Vagrant, tons of packages via Homebrew, etc.)
    - Gaming (Guild Wars 2, BF4 and whatever else I can find the time for!)
    - Photography (Lightroom & Photoshop)
    - Some minimal video editing (FCPX, mostly).

    I typically shoot for the best CPU, GPU and disk (Fusion) I can. 12 - 16GB of RAM usually does the trick for me - any more seems to be overkill.
     
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    I just need a computer for the web surfing, bill-paying, Net-Flix watching, and occasional gaming.

    But, I have to go iMac for xCode in my goal to release iOS apps.

    Been learning C++, Objective-C, and xCode on a 13" MBP. Seriously thinking I need a base-line 21.5" iMac to really turn and burn, though.
     
  14. alksion macrumors 68000

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    Are you buying a used iMac or something?
     
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    I plan on hacking into most of the worlds nuclear arsenal and then pretty much controlling everything from my bedroom. ;)

    ps: if that doesn't work out,then mainly internet...
     
  17. tomnavratil macrumors 6502a

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    Photography (Lightroom & Photoshop), Design (Illustrator & InDesign), Gaming and hopefully some Video Editing soon :)
     
  18. jg321 macrumors 6502

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    Looking awesome on my desk. Maybe browsing the web every now and again.
     
  19. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Mail, Internet (MacRumors... duh), iMovie, iPhoto, iWork, X-Plane 10, other games...
     
  20. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    I tried that but I am not sure my iMac liked my best aftershave & my small-talk very much.
     
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    I will get it tomorrow! Can't wait. It's a old 2007 model. My MBA needs a break cause the fans are always at max in this thing and one day it's just going to kill itself from overheating. The iMac was cheap enough so I said why not.
     
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    :d
     
  23. KaraH macrumors 6502

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    Primary use? You mean I have to pick one? In no particular order:

    software development
    video editing
    running virtual machines (ie, parallels)
    low level tweaking and hoping I do not cause something TOO bad to go wrong
    usual consumer stuff (word processing, blogs, surfing, etc)
    goofing off (ie, games and second life)
     
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    Oh okay, I was just confused because of the parts you listed. Right on! Enjoy it and hope you get the most out of it as possible!
     
  25. cateye macrumors member

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    Almost entirely work for my design/marketing business: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Office. Some financial/billing software. Some Parallels. Very little of anything else.

    I have a 2011 MacBook Pro, iPad 2, and XBox for leisure activities.
     

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