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The Apple Thread

Seeing as we have 2 threads for the iPhones, here's one for the rest of the Apple line.

I'm thinking of getting myself an iMac soonish, if I buy one now, how long would I have to wait till Apple brought out a whole shiny new range to make me jealous? Or, how long should I wait and what can I expect?

Don't even try suggesting I get a Windows or Unix box.
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Re: The Apple Thread

You should be OK for 18 months with the IMac. Next in the line to get a revision is the Macbook. And they are supposedly coming out with an ultraportable soon
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Re: The Apple Thread

Read the Buyer's guide in Macrumors.com

http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/

Also, the forum is great.

http://forums.macrumors.com/

iMac status = Neutral - Mid product cycle
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OSX does have Unix under the hood
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Old 12.08.2008, 16:19
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And that's exactly where Unix needs to stay, under the hood and away from me. Unix gives me the headaches.
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Old 12.08.2008, 16:46
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Re: The Apple Thread

If you fancy an Imac, I would say now is the time to jump in, as they were only recently refreshed... and the imac is a lovely piece of kit.

I could strongly suggest the 24" model if your budget stretches to it.... that extra screen real estate sure does look nice.

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An alternative....

I run a macbook which is hooked up to one of apples cinema displays. I then just plug the laptop into this when i am at home... gives me access to either just the external monitor with the macbook closed, or two screens worth with the macbook open. Then if i want to take the laptop on the road, just unplug it. Works like a charm. This way I get the benefits of both a laptop and desktop.

However, macbook range (and cinema displays) are due and rumoured to be updated soon.

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Old 12.08.2008, 16:55
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If you fancy an Imac, I would say now is the time to jump in, as they were only recently refreshed... and the imac is a lovely piece of kit.

I could strongly suggest the 24" model if your budget stretches to it.... that extra screen real estate sure does look nice.

....

An alternative....

I run a macbook which is hooked up to one of apples cinema displays. I then just plug the laptop into this when i am at home... gives me access to either just the external monitor with the macbook closed, or two screens worth with the macbook open. Then if i want to take the laptop on the road, just unplug it. Works like a charm. This way I get the benefits of both a laptop and desktop.

However, macbook range (and cinema displays) are due and rumoured to be updated soon.

krlock3.
It's an increase in screen acreage that I most require, I hadn't thought of just getting a monitor though, does the macbook do sufficient resolution?

I think I need more of a home base machine, as I now seem to have a million and one gizmos plugged into the macbook that I'm constantly swapping around.
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Re: The Apple Thread

i have a macbook and 23inch cinema display, the external monitor is 1920 x 1200.

the macbook pro supports the 30 inch cinema display with resolution 2560 x 1600.

I plug the beautiful apple keyboard into the monitor, and use a mighty mouse.


Hence, i have a desktop / laptop combo.
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Re: The Apple Thread

This isnt my room, but its the setup that i have.


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Old 12.08.2008, 17:05
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Re: The Apple Thread

too much cables still, get the bluetooth keyboard!!!
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Re: The Apple Thread

^^ says the guy with the computer from the 1980s



the bluetooth keyboard does not have the number pad. its something i actually use quite a bit, therefore i wanted the wired keyboard.
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This isnt my room, but its the setup that i have.


fanboi central!!

If you want the form and design of the iMac - great. If not, don't dismiss *nix - try ubuntu, CentOS or something else on some older hardware and see that it's actually becoming OK for the scaredycats now
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This isnt my room, but its the setup that i have.



I'm looking for the little sandy zen pit, but I can't see it.
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This isnt my room, but its the setup that i have.


That reminds me, I think I'll actually need to buy a new desk first, I barely have room for the macbook on my current one.
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This isnt my room, but its the setup that i have.


Looks very nice. A pity that the Apple Cinema displays are that expensive compared to Dell or whoever ...

I'm also planning to upgrade my PowerBook G4 once they refresh the laptop range, still hesitating between a small laptop like the Air + external display, or a 15" without.
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fanboi central!!

If you want the form and design of the iMac - great. If not, don't dismiss *nix - try ubuntu, CentOS or something else on some older hardware and see that it's actually becoming OK for the scaredycats now
I'm familiar with Unix, I sometimes have to work with it, not so much scared of it, just don't want the associated hassle.

Nope, the Macs for me, yes I know I pay extra, and some people will probably think of me as a fashion victim, or depriving myself of some sort of supertool. The Mac does everything I need it to do, and does it well, and rarely does anything that would cause me to have a swearing fit, apart from when the HD failed.
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fanboi central!!

If you want the form and design of the iMac - great. If not, don't dismiss *nix - try ubuntu, CentOS or something else on some older hardware and see that it's actually becoming OK for the scaredycats now
Also PC-BSD, provided your hardware is supported.
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too much cables still, get the bluetooth keyboard!!!
Yup, that damn apple got too many cables.....

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Yup, that damn apple got too many cables.....

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Yup, that damn apple got too many cables.....

OMG... Imagine what my desk would look like if I DIDN'T have the iMac....
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