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1 Like #1
I have never understood what is so speacial about imac's can someone explain if you don't mind ?

Thanks
2 Likes #2
1 Like #3
I just wondered as when i was at school which i left 2 and a half years ago. The only place there were mac's was for media studies students.So my guess was photo editing ect ?
2 Likes #4
Buy one, then you'll understand (_;)
3 Likes #5
Jeezeypeeps
Buy one, then you'll understand (_;)


No Thanks

I will save my £1200 quid as i don't need a computer.

P.S i have voted hot based on the saving against apples price (_;)
6 Likes #6
Yes, Macs are nice. However you need to remember the 40% apple tax. Is it worth it? IMHO ...no.
2 Likes #7
I use these every day, they are brilliant, really the ultimate computer. The 27" screen is a bit overwhelming though, takes a while to get used to.
#8
any news on the new model release date?

Edited By: anil2 on Mar 05, 2011 13:41
4 Likes #9
Koocha
Yes, Macs are nice. However you need to remember the 40% apple tax. Is it worth it? IMHO ...no.


Your opinion isn't 'humble', its just ill-informed nonsense. You could start the process of educating yourself by researching the price of a 27" monitor that runs at the same resolution as the Mac's.
#10
The iMac is the only reasonably price Mac.

The IPS screen in them is amazing and costs the majority of the cash if you buy it on its own.

I don't want a Mac but I love quality screens.
5 Likes #11
The PC you could build for that money........
3 Likes #12
It always brings a smile to my face when fanboys claim that Mac's aren't expensive. This is a company who charge £15 for a USB cable and £25 for a plug. Both of which can be bought for £0.99 without the apple brand.

Great company and products but you definitely pay a massive premium for what you get.
1 Like #13
Hmm only core-i3? The £999 Macbook Pro even has an i5...

EDIT: actually, that screen is fricking amazing, 27" 2560 x 1440 resolution. You don't see many of those around... who cares about the processor!

Edited By: cliffsun91 on Mar 05, 2011 15:04
1 Like #14
lawrenzini

Great company and products but you definitely pay a massive premium for what you get.


Couldn't agree more. Glad to see you can understand that you get what you pay for with a MAC :p
#15
Gunner4Life
I have never understood what is so speacial about imac's can someone explain if you don't mind ?

Thanks
you will know when you use one for a while.
#16
Only an i3 in something this big & expensive...? Seems a bit of a waste really.
2 Likes #17
Big thanks for this - ordered!
#18
How easy is it to get it to run windows7, ie something that runs the majority of major programs. I probably would consider it if autocad came for MAC
#19
i was looking at these and found one cheaper.... ive posted it on hukd heres the link -->http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/apple-imac-27-core-i3-3-2ghz-4gb-ram-1tb-hdd-1153-32-dixons/891145

Edited By: Russty on Mar 05, 2011 15:46
#20
NikLP
Only an i3 in something this big & expensive...? Seems a bit of a waste really.


You're forgetting the hi-spec screen. It truly is an amazing screen.
4 Likes #21
If you look for just a 27" IPS screen of the same quality, you are pushing £1000. For the screen alone.

As has been said, the iMac is the most reasonably priced piece of Apple kit. Their MBP range, whilst very good quality, is expensive and can see how there is some degree of 'apple tax'. The iMac range is a whole different beast, you really get what you pay for.

The aluminium unibody construction of this acts like a massive heat sink, so the fans can run quieter. In fact, it is silent until you run StarCraft or another demanding game.

Martyj999 - very easy. Just load the Bootcamp app, select how much hard drive space you want for windows, chuck in the install disk and away you go. Really couldn't be easier.
#22
Bad time to buy, any day now these will be updated to quad core sandy bridge processors.
#23
Gunner4Life
I have never understood what is so speacial about imac's can someone explain if you don't mind ?

Thanks
No, it's unexplainable.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa153/RickyBMW/unx1.jpg
banned 2 Likes #24
mamboboy
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/1817/macpcp.jpg


So the PC is a bald old bloke whose best days were in the 80s and 90s and whose ex-wife is getting 'punked' by Ashton Kutcher? oO
#25
Great deal!
#26
martyj999
How easy is it to get it to run windows7, ie something that runs the majority of major programs. I probably would consider it if autocad came for MAC


Even an early Intel Mac will run Windows 7 using Bootcamp or Parallels. With regard to Autocad you could also use it on the Mac OS according to Autodesk web site.
2 Likes #27
We've got a mac and I really dislike it.
banned 1 Like #28
newchappers
We've got a mac and I really dislike it.


Thought-provoking. :{
#29
nice deal but go for the i5 from the apple store and find a student somewhere for 15% discount.
2 Likes #30
£1200 oO

Imagine the gaming rig you could build with that budget. Possibly even a 3D rig.

FilthAndFurry
So the PC is a bald old bloke whose best days were in the 80s and 90s and whose ex-wife is getting 'punked' by Ashton Kutcher? oO


Nope.

PC = Badass
Mac = Sissy Boy :P

# Awaits Flaming :D

Edited By: K1LLER HORNET on Mar 05, 2011 16:24
3 Likes #31
Jeezeypeeps
Koocha
Yes, Macs are nice. However you need to remember the 40% apple tax. Is it worth it? IMHO ...no.


Your opinion isn't 'humble', its just ill-informed nonsense. You could start the process of educating yourself by researching the price of a 27" monitor that runs at the same resolution as the Mac's.


1) My opinion isn't 'humble'. It's 'honest'.

2) How about this: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/195484
EDIT: Here it is again, for under £700: http://****Products/Monitors/26%26quot;%2B+Monitors/27%22+Dell+Ultrasharp+U2711+Widescreen+IPS+Monitor+?productId=39560

Please don't insult me by telling me my opinon is 'ill-informed nonsense'

Edited By: Koocha on Mar 05, 2011 16:47: added info
3 Likes #32
lawrenzini
It always brings a smile to my face when fanboys claim that Mac's aren't expensive. This is a company who charge £15 for a USB cable and £25 for a plug. Both of which can be bought for £0.99 without the apple brand.

Great company and products but you definitely pay a massive premium for what you get.


Get a grip. What an absolutely ridiculous and unfounded comment.

Of course if you buy OEM accessories they are expensive. You can't compare that with buying one from eBay or Amazon but what you can compare it with is this USB cable from Dell at £15.59 -

http://accessories.euro.dell.com:80/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1&sku=730-10127&~ck=baynoteSearch&baynote_bnrank=0&baynote_irrank=0

This power cable from Dell at £52.79

http://accessories.euro.dell.com:80/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1&sku=450-11348&~ck=baynoteSearch&baynote_bnrank=0&baynote_irrank=0

Maybe you'd prefer this one from HP at £95??

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/ho/WF06c/A1-329290-329223-329261-329261-3747421-3747426.html?exp=direct&jumpid=re_r10104_uk/en/hho/psg/attach_hpstore_promoindex-ot-xx-pu-power/chev-ks474aa_3947/
1 Like #33
K1LLER HORNET
£1200 oO

Imagine the gaming rig you could build with that budget. Possibly even a 3D rig.
I'm not into Macs and wouldn't buy one of these, but the point made earlier in the thread is correct - a 27" IPS monitor with a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution costs a packet and that's where the bulk of the money goes.

Apple products are sometimes over-priced, but at least compare like with like. If you were to buy an equivalent monitor, it wouldn't leave you much left to build your awesome gaming rig.

Here's a 27" Dell monitor with the same resolution: -

http://www.dabs.com/products/dell-27--u2711-6ms-dvi-hdmi-usb-ips-monitor-6M0F.html

£938 and that's just for the monitor.
3 Likes #34
To all the people who are saying the screen is worth £1000 alone... Who cares?! £1000 on a screen, REALLY? It's a screen which is slightly better than other ones. It's not a portal into another dimension. Get a normal screen and save a LOT of money... IPS is definitely not worth that much. The price/performance ratio is out of whack.

For people who think they're good at finding deals, some of you sure like to waste money.

Edited By: MSPreacher on Mar 05, 2011 17:09: Typo.
1 Like #35
Koocha
Jeezeypeeps
Koocha
Yes, Macs are nice. However you need to remember the 40% apple tax. Is it worth it? IMHO ...no.


Your opinion isn't 'humble', its just ill-informed nonsense. You could start the process of educating yourself by researching the price of a 27" monitor that runs at the same resolution as the Mac's.


1) My opinion isn't 'humble'. It's 'honest'.

2) How about this: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/195484
EDIT: Here it is again, for under £700: http://****Products/Monitors/26%26quot;%2B+Monitors/27%22+Dell+Ultrasharp+U2711+Widescreen+IPS+Monitor+?productId=39560

Please don't insult me by telling me my opinon is 'ill-informed nonsense'


So that's £730 for the monitor from eBuyer and then that leaves you about £460 for the hardware and software. I don't think you are going to save yourself much or prove that the Mac is hugely more expensive but I'm willing for you to prove me wrong. (and I'm talking about an off the shelf solution not component level)
#36
P.S. you (in general, I can't remember who it was who quoted a really high figure) are also very bad at finding deals. I just checked, and a 27" IPS display can be had for £490. Not so amazing anymore (not that it ever was).

Edited By: MSPreacher on Mar 05, 2011 17:08
banned 2 Likes #37
Apple could end these 'flame wars' quite easily if they just reduced their prices so that more people could comfortably afford them.

Clearly these people who can't afford them are angry - they target that anger at either Apple (for being evil and wanting to make money) or the people who CAN afford their products comfortably which means Apple don't alter their pricing strategy.

It's just all so unfair. :(
1 Like #38
It's an excellent deal for an excellent machine but bear in mind the new iMacs should be around the corner any minute now... check out this

Buy only if you understand it's a machine that will be superceded by a new model very quickly - possibly within a matter of days - you're getting the discount for that reason.
#39
COLD (_;)
#40
Sigmatic

I'm not into Macs and wouldn't buy one of these, but the point made earlier in the thread is correct - a 27" IPS monitor with a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution costs a packet and that's where the bulk of the money goes.

Apple products are sometimes over-priced, but at least compare like with like. If you were to buy an equivalent monitor, it wouldn't leave you much left to build your awesome gaming rig.

Here's a 27" Dell monitor with the same resolution: -


http://www.dabs.com/products/dell-27--u2711-6ms-dvi-hdmi-usb-ips-monitor-6M0F.html


£938 and that's just for the monitor.

Courtesy of Koocha in post 33, the same monitor at ebuyer for £730, much less than the Dabs price you linked to.
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/195484


Edited By: anglo on Mar 05, 2011 17:46

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