Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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RE: Comment by smashIt
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 28th Sep 2012 07:46 UTC in reply to "Comment by smashIt"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

"and the iMac can easily render 1080p videos and still dynamically allocate enough power for me to continue to do other stuff without even so much as a hiccup


and that's something special?
"

It is for Mac OS X, which was my point ;) .

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RE[2]: Comment by smashIt
by krreagan on Fri 28th Sep 2012 21:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by smashIt"
krreagan Member since:
2008-04-08

Interesting... I have a early 2006 Intel iMac (original Intel iMac, CoreDuo 2GB) that I run two displays on and can do 1080 movies while developing on the other screen. The movies never hiccup! I keep hoping that it will die so I can talk the boss into letting me purchase a nice new 27" iMac. drool, drool, but it keeps on going :/. Almost 7 years old and still a great machine.

If you don't think the "independent" store sales/tech reps will fill you full of BS, you are naive. They probably know you will "trust" them more if they talk "honestly" about the product they sell. They are still slimy sales folk.

Krreagan

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RE[2]: Comment by smashIt
by henderson101 on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 14:31 in reply to "RE: Comment by smashIt"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

"and that's something special?


It is for Mac OS X, which was my point ;) .
"

Really? What was the last Intel Mac you used before this current one? My late 2007 Macbook can do the same and it has a 2.2GHz core2Duo and 4GB of RAM. It can also do low latency audio, which none of my Windows laptops can handle without using the special ASIO4ALL driver that hacks ASIO support.

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