Wow, So impressed!!!!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by spmiz12, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. spmiz12 macrumors regular

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    I guess this is more a rant then a real post, but you will soon understand. I was a diehard PC fan for 20 years, last year about this time; I was given a brand iMac 27" from a friend for work I did for him..... Guess I was scared, for the unknown; but, quickly I was was totally blown away..... And still to this day, I am impressed more and more day to day with Apple and the Mac's...... OMG, I think I LOVE this thing more today then the day I got it; I dont worry about it becoming out-dated, because it is years ahead of PC based machines. Sorry PC gang, but you guys are living in the dark age; Mac is years ahead....

    I ordered a MBP today, I guess I am building my loyality to a company that is years ahead of everyone else.... LOVE ME SOME MAC!!!!!! But me LOVE my iMAC best, I have to keep my loyality to my SWEET baby!!!!!
     
  2. OldSpice macrumors newbie

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    What are the specs on that bad boy?
     
  3. GyroFX macrumors 6502

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    sounds like you've fallen in love with the OS rather than the hardware.
     
  4. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

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    It's a whole. While admittedly, Mac hardware won't tout the highest technical specs available out there and are not the most suitable for heavy-on-graphics gaming, they are still machines that run smoothly, reliably and the aesthetics is absolutely unique.
    My iMac is a dated one, mid 2007 version, but it's still a more than decent piece of hardware.
    I can only imagine the horsepower that the i-series CPU deliver.
     
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  6. biggd macrumors 6502

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    Sadly most macs never seem to die and run like "new" forever. Which is killing my reasons to buy a new one.
     
  7. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

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    Hahahaha yeah, I know what you mean.
    My 2002 G4 eMac seems ready to run for the whole next decade!
     
  8. The.316 macrumors 65816

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    Wish I could say the same for my 06 20" model. The thing is sitting in the corner now cause I do not know what to do with it. It wont get past a flashing apple logo on startup :mad:
     
  9. Spike88 macrumors 6502a

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    Once the "new" feeling is over, one starts to discover the limitations of the iMac platforms. Simple features like Fonts / Menu sizes that cannot be changed without distortion, fixed lighting - fix postion iSight camera, lack of native BluRay, etc. etc. There are some things that iMacs need improving. Over time, the "new" feeling will start to wear as more and more of the iMac "feature" gaps start to surface.

    For me, I love the iMac for Pictures. It's an amazing tool for pictures. But for some other things, it has gaps. Gaps that don't exist in the Windows environtment - when compared against PC "entertainment class" machine. Something I learned over time....

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  10. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    And then we upgrade - to a new iMac. ;)
     
  11. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    Or simply grab a Mac Pro next time... :rolleyes:
     
  12. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Or build a Hackintosh Pro. ;)
     
  13. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    It's the experience of computing on the Mac that has ALWAYS set it apart.

    That speaks to hardware and software, "just working" together.
     
  14. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    What in the world are you going on about? Font management on the Mac has always been better and more intuitive than on Windows. Could you elaborate?

    Fixed lighting? What does that even mean?

    Lack of Blu-ray support, I admit, is a pain, but there are ways around that which Mac users take advantage of every day.
     
  15. GyroFX macrumors 6502

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    bluray for mac would be a bonus but not very necessary. I'd rather watch bluray on my Plasma than a 27" screen.
     
  16. biggd macrumors 6502

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    Bad harddrive or motherboard. If it's just sitting in the corner fix it up. $60 for a new HDD and 3 hours
     
  17. George Knighton macrumors 6502a

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    He is probably complaining about the same thing that all of us old guys complain about: the ability to alter dpi to suit older eyes.

    We'd like to be able to have the benefits of our brilliant ultra high resolution screens, but we need a Windows-like "Large Fonts" option (+125%, +150%) to be able to read what the text while enjoying the brilliant images.

    Changing resolutions doesn't work because then we lose the brilliance of the native resolution.
     
  18. aar2697 macrumors member

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    I've been through this all. You're all happy at first and then a couple years later you just lose the fanboyismness.
     
  19. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Hehe, I've been using Macs all my life, since the LC3 in 1995 :) Thus, I have never experienced this switching moment :p

    Good luck with your new MBP. I own a 13" one and its great!
     
  20. keaide macrumors regular

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    I felt exactly the same as spmiz12 when I first played around with a MBP and an iMac. Apple sure knows how to impress... and lasting enough to get me buying an iMac... but reality has its flaws on every platform, OS X is no exception. I'm approaching it as an adventure now... and hope that I'm not getting too wet...
     
  21. Spike88, Nov 16, 2010
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    I can go into my HP Laptops Webcam program or my external Logitec Webcam program on my other Windows machine and change basic settings. Basics settings like lighting and simple zoom. Basic setting changes that one expects is the "multi-media rich" Mac OS system. For the iMac platform, one needs to purchase 3rd party software like iGlasses. I buy a $2,000 + taxes iMac and need to buy 3rd party product to change "basic" settings on the iSight Camera???? Don't believe me, surf: http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/email_chat/iglasses.html

    Yes. One can change the size of fonts with 3rd party product. For example, Tinkertool @ http://www.bresink.com/osx/TinkerTool.html However, if you change text from say 12 to 16 (to read text much better), it becomes distorted. Going into Windows 7 - Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display and change to 125%. Or if using super large screen, change to 140%. Both text and "menus" become larger without distortion on the Windows 7 system. With one global setting, all menus and fonts are increased - without distortion. One must use Tinkertool (3rd party software) and it cannot change text within menus. It only changes text - "with" distortion. The Mac OS does NOT have 1 global setting to adjust font size for both fonts and menu sizes. If so, show me how....

    For BluRay, I find its very funny. Extreme HD screen, huge 27" screens for HD yet no "native" BluRay support. One has to go 3rd party (aka: "Work Around") in this area as well. Its like saying, "I have a jet plane that goes mach 10 but it won't support the fuel". Another "out of box" gap that Apple doesn't want to fill.

    Like I said above, the iMac has gaps. Yes. I own an iMac. Thus, I know from 1st hand experience where Apple can make it better. Much, much better....

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  22. George Knighton macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the link. I will give that a try.

    As it is now, I'm constantly switching between 2560x1440 and 1920x1080 when I cannot read something easily. Luckily, once you're where you're going in managing a site or using Acrobat or Pages, the zoom feature is all you need.

    It's those damned little tabs that get me.
     
  23. George Knighton macrumors 6502a

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    Okay. I tried the Tinkertool application.

    I think it's a big help to those of us who want to stay on our native high resolution and get larger fonts.

    I do not see any distortion. What I do see is that when you get up around size 18 you might notice a lack of scaling. Windows and tables might not scale properly for you when you get up to 18, and they'll definitely not scale properly when you go over 18.

    This leads to the partial hiding of text at 18 and over, but those of us looking for large font options might find this acceptable.

    Safari tabs will still be minuscule, but most things are better.
     
  24. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    Way to **** on his parade. lol

    I'll have a new iMac tomorrow and i can't wait. A colleague of mine is continuously slating apple so i'll look forward to rubbing his face in it.
     
  25. Spike88 macrumors 6502a

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    MonkeySee...

    Luckily, I'm not brand specific in anything. Ford, GM, Dodge, improrts? Luckily, I drive different brands and realize that each have their pros/cons. Same with computers. Windows has some great features and Mac has some great features as well.

    As a suggestion, make a columized list of different tasks (that you do with a computer tool). For example, Photos - display and editing, Movies - display and editing, Music - play and edit, CD burning, DVD burning, DVD to File Converting, watching Movies, Downloading movies, Print, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presenations, Email, Web Caming, "ease of reading", etc. etc. Within this page, make MAC, Windows and "comments" columns, For each matrix, apply a 1-10 score. 10 Being the highest. Now... Perform your own review - for what you do with a computer. When completed, overlay that with cost. My current iMac costs 3 x more (yes, 3 times more after taxes) compared to my current Windows system. For what I do (re: mostly internet surfing, internet forums and email), I find my Windows "entertainment class" machine much better then our new iMac - from a grand total column comparison score. For photos and iTunes, our new iMac blows our Windows machine out of the water. But for other things, our Windows machine is much better.

    Like a glove, one size doesn't fit all. And, Windows or iMac does NOT "fit all" either. It all depends on the specific tasks the "tool" (computer or vehicle) is used for....

    Good luck on your new iMac. Like many, I also hope that Apple Corp fixes "more feature gaps" with their future Mac OS releases. Especially since their systems cost 3 times more then a Windows machine. To me, Apple should make their iMac 3 times "better" - which I know they can... .
     

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