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Discussion in 'iMac' started by postalp, Sep 30, 2013.
Work? Gaming? Design? Hobby?
Mainly HD Porn
haha i knew somebody was going to say that lol
I'll ask my five year old...
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.
this, minus the design work ;-)
Yes. Well not design, but the iMac will be multipurpose.
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.
To turn it on.
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.
Art (Photoshop and Sketchbook Pro)
Animation (Flash, After Effects, Audition)
3d modelling and animation (blender)
Games (Steam Sales, SimCity, Boot Camp)
- 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.
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.
Are you buying a used iMac or something?
web surfing, i-photo, iTune, gaming
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...
Photography (Lightroom & Photoshop), Design (Illustrator & InDesign), Gaming and hopefully some Video Editing soon
Looking awesome on my desk. Maybe browsing the web every now and again.
Mail, Internet (MacRumors... duh), iMovie, iPhoto, iWork, X-Plane 10, other games...
I tried that but I am not sure my iMac liked my best aftershave & my small-talk very much.
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.
Primary use? You mean I have to pick one? In no particular order:
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)
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!
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.