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So today I went out to the local Apple store, and purchased a brand new shiny iMac! :D I got the 24 inch of course with the 2.4Ghz dual intel core duo processors. But honestly, I could never afford this thing, which is why I'm glad they have the option to make monthly payments on it.
This thing is FAST. Anybody out there who are Mac haters, well, you've obviously never really used one :tongueout:.
The reason I got it is because I edit a lot of HD footage which my old computer couldn't handle, and I'm really glad I bought. So, uh, yeah it should be paid off in a few years lol :smile1:
 
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So today I went out to the local Apple store, and purchased a brand new shiny iMac! :D I got the 24 inch of course with the 2.4Ghz dual intel core duo processors. But honestly, I could never afford this thing, which is why I'm glad they have the option to make monthly payments on it.
This thing is FAST. Anybody out there who are Mac haters, well, you've obviously never really used one :tongueout:.
The reason I got it is because I edit a lot of HD footage which my old computer couldn't handle, and I'm really glad I bought. So, uh, yeah it should be paid off in a few years lol :smile1:
Im not a mac hater, i just can't afford them meself :(

I uses ubuntu and xp (gross). The only reason i use xp is 1, the computer isn't fully mine, and 2, i like my games.

Anyways, Congratts :)
 

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Ah, say what you want, but I fail to see any thing wrong with Macs :tongueout:
But lets not turn this into a 'I hate Macs Windowz rullz!!' thread.
 

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People are not mac haters we just don't want to waste our money. I can build a better/faster system for less money then you paid. I see no point in macs or anything apple any more considering they really like to overcharge for the products they are selling.
 

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Hey, if you have the cash, why not? They're fantastic machines. I got myself an iBook G4 a few years ago and have never looked back. It's small, aesthetically stunning, amazingly reliable and just generally a great piece of kit. I don't think I'd ever buy an Apple desktop since I'm a PC gamer (or was before I had to divert cash from building a new PC to, you know, having a place to live for the next few years) but I'm definitely buying another Apple laptop when this one gets too old.
 

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So today I went out to the local Apple store, and purchased a brand new shiny iMac! :D I got the 24 inch of course with the 2.4Ghz dual intel core duo processors. But honestly, I could never afford this thing, which is why I'm glad they have the option to make monthly payments on it.
This thing is FAST. Anybody out there who are Mac haters, well, you've obviously never really used one :tongueout:.
The reason I got it is because I edit a lot of HD footage which my old computer couldn't handle, and I'm really glad I bought. So, uh, yeah it should be paid off in a few years lol :smile1:

Right.

Firstly, yeah I agree when it comes to RENDERING high def video, Macs defo have the upper hand... but at the same time I'm happy with the way AE, Premiere and Vegas render stuff on my windows OS. I only have a 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo, but my music videos which I edit the living **** out of (I do a lot of stuff in chroma key) apply and render perfectly on my laptop ^.^ and when it's something biiiig I use the network renderer :D

So yeah, well chuffed for you getting your iMac, but I'm sure a Windows machine could have done the job if you found the right one :p
 

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Yay, for you! I have a MacPro with duel 23" screens and have had PC's in the past. I LOVE my Mac. I'll never go back and I think you will very happy with it. Good luck!
 

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Hey, if you have the cash, why not? They're fantastic machines. I got myself an iBook G4 a few years ago and have never looked back. It's small, aesthetically stunning, amazingly reliable and just generally a great piece of kit. I don't think I'd ever buy an Apple desktop since I'm a PC gamer (or was before I had to divert cash from building a new PC to, you know, having a place to live for the next few years) but I'm definitely buying another Apple laptop when this one gets too old.

Here are the reasons why you should NOT buy a mac EVEN if you had the money to blow on it.

1. Macs are more pricey then say a dell with exactly the same hardware and dells are more expensive then say just ordering all the parts and putting it together yourself. Today Knex and logo sets are more harder to build then putting together a computer.

2. The only reason mac's can't get a virus is since no hacker wants to waste his or her time designing a virus for a OS system which is hardly even used.

3. 2.4 GHz dual cores are ok but if you if you really wanted to edit video and encode it then you should of got a Intel Quad Core at and overclock it to 2.6- 3 GHz. That would be WAY more faster then a two core 2.4 GHz.

4. Theres way more video editors for XP/Vista then Mac hands down. This goes for ALL programs and even games. Tell me when your running Call Of Duty 4 from the Mac OS with out using boot camp (which I Think voids the whole purpose in buying a mac)

5. Apple loves you for buying their systems since they know you will either buy a new one when you want/need to upgrade or will take it to one of their stores to have it upgraded.

I am not a windows fanboy I have tried Apples OS and I see no reason why its better then Windows. But hey if your having fun with your mac more power to you.

All I am saying is you could of spent less and got a faster computer. I would say you could cut maybe 15% off the time you spend editing since you did not got for a good dual core or you did not go for a Quad Core.
 

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2. The only reason mac's can't get a virus is since no hacker wants to waste his or her time designing a virus for a OS system which is hardly even used.
LOL, every single school in our school district runs on Mac OS X :D

3. 2.4 GHz dual cores are ok but if you if you really wanted to edit video and encode it then you should of got a Intel Quad Core at and overclock it to 2.6- 3 GHz. That would be WAY more faster then a two core 2.4 GHz.
New iMacs that came out today come with Duo 3.06 Ghz standard

4. Theres way more video editors for XP/Vista then Mac hands down. This goes for ALL programs and even games. Tell me when your running Call Of Duty 4 from the Mac OS with out using boot camp (which I Think voids the whole purpose in buying a mac)
Yes, and they're all not nearly as good as Final Cut Express (or Pro), which is what I use. Oh and everyone says that Macs suck for gaming, well I disagree there....strongly.


But yeah, whatever floats your boat I suppose :tongue:
 

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LOL, every single school in our school district runs on Mac OS X :D



New iMacs that came out today come with Duo 3.06 Ghz standard



Yes, and they're all not nearly as good as Final Cut Express (or Pro), which is what I use. Oh and everyone says that Macs suck for gaming, well I disagree there....strongly.


But yeah, whatever floats your boat I suppose :tongue:
1.Your School District running Mac's does not mean anything other then they don't want the students putting viruses on them or download viruses to them. Thats why my old school is switching to Mac's. Once everyone is buying mac's you will be seeing viruses for them.

2. I said Quad Core not Dual core but a Dual core at 3.06 GHz is pretty nice. but a Quad Core is the best you can get for todays market and like I said you can overclock it to 3.0GHz as well. If you think your little duo 2.4 Ghz is "FAST" then you seen nothing yet.
 

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1.Your School District running Mac's does not mean anything other then they don't want the students putting viruses on them or download viruses to them. Thats why my old school is switching to Mac's. Once everyone is buying mac's you will be seeing viruses for them.

2. I said Quad Core not Dual core but a Dual core at 3.06 GHz is pretty nice. but a Quad Core is the best you can get for todays market and like I said you can overclock it to 3.0GHz as well. If you think your little duo 2.4 Ghz is "FAST" then you seen nothing yet.
Name one application that can actually use all 4 cores for something that you do, and I'll be impressed.
 

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I actually didn't get the iBook right away. I got myself a big-ass Toshiba laptop. It was cheaper. It had 'higher' specs. It was a complete piece of junk and had the aesthetic appeal of a cinder block. It was only after I returned it that I nabbed an iBook.

I think the point I'm making here is not everybody really cares about having something that can score higher on benchmark tests than the other guy's machine. Some people just want efficient, good-looking machines that get the job done with minimum effort and, you know, have cash to spare.

Personally I use both PCs and Macs in tandem so don't draw me into this Mac user/PC user dichotomy some people obviously seem to believe exists.
 

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Name one application that can actually use all 4 cores for something that you do, and I'll be impressed.
Video Edit/encoding FTW! Thats why most people on Newegg are buying them up. Also more and more programs/games will support it overtime.


Verscha, you bought a cheaper laptop with overall better specs but you switch it for a mac since it looks cooler on the outside? Isn't that along the same lines of "I got better specs then him"?

At least with the specs you would end up having a better computer. Having it look good on the outside should not outweigh whats on the inside. Hench the term "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep".
 

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Verscha, you bought a cheaper laptop with overall better specs but you switch it for a mac since it looks cooler on the outside? Isn't that along the same lines of "I got better specs then him"?
Yes. Well, that and the size and weight and XP being ill-suited for my desired uses and the poor build quality and and and

But whatever.
 

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