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27" iMac. Got it as an early Valentines gift and it is badass. I know some of you hate Macs, but I am a big fan of them. The picture on this thing is probably better than my TV.
The new iMac features an ultrathin all-in-one design, beautiful widescreen display, the latest processors and graphics, and advanced storage options.
Awesome. I love my Macbook. I've had it for five years now and I've been thinking of upgrading myself. That said, I don't know if I can drop 2000 on a new computer. Would love to have one though.
I love my Apple products as well; even before they came out with the Retina display their graphics were amazing. If you are doing anything with photos or videos you should definitely be using a Mac.
jc4vthokies: I upgraded my iMac this summer for like $280. Bestbuy wanted $800 to do the same thing. i just watched a youtube video and it was easy.
I'll never buy another PC....Mac is definitely the way to go.
Ive got the MacBook Pro for my laptop, had it for just under 2 years, and it runs way better than my wife's Dell laptop from get work. The Dell is about 6 months old, and she works for an IT company so it's a decent one.
I also will never buy another PC.
Love my 13" Macbook Air. Also have a 24" iMac.
Have a mac blackbook....macbookpro and ipad3....never get another pc........
As I eat my raman noodles.
They look pretty sweet, like the low profile design. A lot of peeps won't appreciate the difficultly of fitting all the electronics in a design like that and still get it to work (and not burn up). I've got the last model of the 17" MBP, and it's a mighty fine laptop (though I did replace the HDD with something faster); that's the first trackpad I've actually used that's been functional and didn't make me completely miss having a mouse.
I've found Dell's quality on laptops to be crappy lately. I've known seen too many issues with them over the past few years (one model was infamous for the fan not working properly and frying the MB. Prefer the other vendors to Dell right now...
Have the 15" Retina MBP. Once you have retina screen, nothing else looks clear enough. Jealous of your iMac, 5284.
MacBook Air here. Best of both worlds between a laptop and ipad. This was my first Apple product, but it would take a lot for me to switch to something else in the future.
About time you guys listen to me regarding Apple products. You can't beat them. Up votes for everyone..
THE ONLY THING I'M ADDICTED TO IS WINNING--CHARLIE SHEEN
I'm currently in the market for a new computer and have never owned, or really considered owning, a Mac. No real reason for it, just always had PCs at home and at work. I'd like to give the Mac a try, however.....after seeing the prices of them online, I guess I'll have to keep saving up for a few months. Any advice on where to find one at the best price? Anybody got an older one they'd like to sell? I have no real need for a computer, other than editing my GoPro videos and reading this message board.
You can buy used ones on gazelle.com. It's a reputable site and you shouldn't have any problem. However a word of caution...Apple stuff holds it value pretty well, so don't expect rock bottom pricing. I had sticker shock before I decided to pony up and get my macbook air, but they are worth the money both in functionality and quality.
I checked the Link you shared, And I do alot of Photo work , so I might go this route next time. I have a friend that Swears by them and He is into photography big time. Thank you for sharing the info.
Check Amazon.... you can usually get this year's model for about a 100 bucks cheaper than through the Apple store.
Other than that, it's tough to find Apple products for cheaper than retail price unless you go Craigslist or something like that. I guess it wouldn't hurt to check Ebay either.
Don't be scared by price either, not everything is apples to apples. Mac's are going to last longer, so get what you want now and sit back for years while your friends say how Mac's are more expensive, yet they are replacing their computer or getting viruses every 5 seconds. Apple is about the idea, it's not just about a computer here or a phone there.
I bought into Apple around 2000 with the new OSX, and since then any technology has just flowed into the structure with ease. Computer, music, photos, videos, then smartphones became a thing, now pads became a thing, wireless music, taking a picture on your phone and it automatically displaying on your computer, etc. Things just make sense, and I know Apple snobs are the worst, but they bought into the culture because Apple makes it easier to enjoy your entertainment all the while making it easier.
Apple is the Alabama, always at the top and is always being chased. They won't win every NC, but they'll sure be there and when they lose, it sure as hell means something when someone beats them. Alabama is 1 team against everybody, and people forget that with Apple.
Damn. I'm convinced.
I would call my old Dell a POS, but that would be an insult to s***. Luckily it had a warranty while I was in college, because I had to replace nearly every single part of the computer multiple times. It went through 3 or 4 hard-drives. And the hard-drives always seem to crash during group projects.....when I was the one who saved the project on my computer.
Ha, yeah I think we've all been there, and those moments taught me to backup with an external and cd. Technology is getting better and easier too with all that cloud and internet backup ability nowadays.
I'm not necessarily even against Android or whatever people like to use, because if you are pleased then there's no reason to fix what you got. I just know that I hear people complain a lot about their computer, or are talking about the hardware of their new fancy phone and saying some technical spec is bigger or better, but that becomes extinct in a month any way. People use phones and computers, so it just makes sense to have it all be an extension instead of separate ideals.
I focus on the software/OS, not the hardware. However, Apple's products are software and hardware, which naturally makes everything work with everything else. There's always a solution you need or one you weren't even aware of yet. Google is going that direction with android, but are obviously behind when it comes to peripherals, etc.
I recommend going into an Apple store and talking to one of those nerds, they'll get all excited to sell you the dream.
Dell is a POS...they used to be a quality company back in the late 90s early 2000s, but sold their soul for profits. They transitioned to a cheaper part supplier (which not so surprisingly meant a lot more hardware failures) to save on costs and at the same time they outsourced a lot of their customer support which basically led to the buyout to private that just happened. They used to replace products under warranty with brand new parts, now they just send back refurbished parts that may or may not work well. Right now, and for the past decade, Dell has just put out horrible products.
I think Apple wins hands down on form factor and battery life (excluding maybe the new Samsung Series 7 and 9), but I think you can always get a comparable experience for a little cheaper with a PC. I've had the same Lenovo w520 (i7, 32gb DDR3, 2 x 256 SSD Raid 0) for the past 3 years and it still performs very very well (I'm a web/software developer).
The same issue that Windows suffers through is the same as what Android suffers through. Because you can put the OS on anything, there are bound to be people that make crap hardware which make the experience of using the OS horrible. People translate that experience to mean that the OS (Windows or Android) or all devices (PCs or phones) in general are horrible. While Windows used to be pretty buggy, it has stepped it up with Windows 7 (windows 8 is not as good). If your experience with Android was with Motorola Droid series, then you probably think that Android is awful. If your experience with Android was with the Galaxy S line (in particular the SII and SIII), then chances are that you enjoy using Android.
I think Apple just makes the decision of what phone/tablet/laptop to buy easier because you know you're getting a good product versus going through the tons of options you have in the Windows or Android PC/Device market and settling on one that may or may not end up being a good experience for you. Side note for anybody that may be in the market, in my experience Lenovo makes great PCs/laptops that will last a long time and Asus makes the best Android tablets and Samsung and LG build the best Android phones.
Being a nerd, I buy my CPUs piece by piece. Far cheaper to itemize it and build it yourself since most of the guts are very simple to assemble and there are always a million tutorials for these things online nowadays. Plus there are a million places to find reviews and specifics as well.
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