Which iMac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mieklol, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Mieklol macrumors newbie

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    I currently use an Acer laptop. I removed the Vista junk and put XP on there. After months of use it's finally starting to konk out on me. Even before this, bits of plastic that covered the heatsink on the back were coming off and resulting in me burning my leg! I'm gonna demand a refund with a threat that I'll contact Consumer Standards. Once I have my £600, I'm gonna save for an iMac. I will use it for the following:

    Half-Life 2
    Rail Simulator (pretty intensive, but can run on low end)
    Internet
    Music (the main thing I use my computers for)
    Windows Live Messenger

    I am considering getting this model:
    http://store.apple.com/uk/product/FB323B/A?mco=MjE0NDk5Mw
    But I do not know whether the graphics will be enough to handle Rail Simulator acceptably. My laptop has an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS at 256MB, and the game runs perfectly on that. Am I okay getting the base iMac shown above, or should I get a higher model? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    Wait until after MacWorld
     
  3. Mieklol thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    They're getting updates...
     
  5. Mieklol thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, didn't know, I'm new to all this. Sorry.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Wait until the afternoon of January 6th. Head to Apple.com. Go from there.
     
  7. Solemony macrumors 6502

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    Agree..There's gonna be some new updated iMac and update on the MB and MBP's too...Can't wait :D
     
  8. Mieklol thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sounds great guys! Doubt I'll be able to afford the new models, but who knows?
     
  9. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    Look at refurb page too, great deals are always there.

    ChrisN
     
  10. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    I don't think that there will be updated MB & MBP's. That just happened a couple of months ago, they're not due yet. Though they might update the 17" MBP to unibody.
     
  11. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Uh, no. No. NO. NO. No, there won't. Wrong.
     
  12. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    Yup, they just updated tehm in October!
    Also, the mac mini will probably be updated
    ChrisN
     
  13. Mieklol thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's where my link at the top goes.
     
  14. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    Prices will probably be similar, you'll just get a bit more. If that's not the case, the refurb/clearance store will have the existing models at lower prices.
     

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