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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No matter what OS you put on them...
by thavith_osn on Mon 1st Oct 2012 05:01 UTC
thavith_osn
Member since:
2005-07-11

...the iMacs are great machines. Maybe not the latest or greatest HW, but put together in such a great way the negatives seem to vanish...

I have a 21" and 27" here at home and love them both, just add extra memory (and SSD if you can (easy to remove the front screen yourself on the latest ones)), just be sure not to buy the memory from Apple and you'll do OK :-)

IMHO...

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

...the iMacs are great machines. Maybe not the latest or greatest HW, but put together in such a great way the negatives seem to vanish...


Can you use the display as a screen for another computer, like e.g. one day when the warranty's gone and the CPU/RAM/mobo/etc. goes bust does that also mean the display is useless also?

If you can't, well, then I have to disagree. With traditional computers you get to re-use lots of parts which contributes to less electronic waste, but with all-in-ones you actually contribute to the mountain of electronic junk occupying large areas in the developing countries.

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Chrispynutt Member since:
2012-03-14

I have to agree. It's one of the reasons why I hate myself for buying a tablet. However considering it cost as much as my graphics card, not too much.

My mate got a 27" iMac, his batch had noisy drives. After getting his first replacment he gave up and accepted it. He now has a noisy clattering drive a foot or so from his face, that requires serious and scary disasambling to change or even add another drive.

Sure it's fine if something fails under Apple Care, but not so much if you just want to do a minor upgrade to extend the life of your very expensive computer.

Edited 2012-10-01 11:59 UTC

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steve119 Member since:
2012-09-27

Yes you can, you can use the other imac as a screen using the thunderbolt and display port.

It's on YouTube as part of a review and was pretty impressed by it tbh. ;)

But not sure if screen will still work as display if other components are knacked though :/

Edited 2012-10-01 16:27 UTC

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redshift Member since:
2006-05-06

"...the iMacs are great machines. Maybe not the latest or greatest HW, but put together in such a great way the negatives seem to vanish...


Can you use the display as a screen for another computer, like e.g. one day when the warranty's gone and the CPU/RAM/mobo/etc. goes bust does that also mean the display is useless also?

If you can't, well, then I have to disagree. With traditional computers you get to re-use lots of parts which contributes to less electronic waste, but with all-in-ones you actually contribute to the mountain of electronic junk occupying large areas in the developing countries.
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On the newer ones you can.... At least if you are replacing it because it is old. I am sure some kinds of failures of the main board break that feature.

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