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Are the iMacs the best Computer EVER?
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quiklee
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Sep 23, 2006, 02:28 PM
 
Basically, if you have 2 grand and someone told you that you can have only one computer for the rest of your life . . . . wouldn't you pick the new iMac too?
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Sep 23, 2006, 02:48 PM
 
No, the iMac isn't portable.
     
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Sep 23, 2006, 03:17 PM
 
If I were forced to choose right now which computer I could have for the rest of my life it would be my Alienware, simply because of the power it has. Once Apple makes a Macbook with a non intel integrated videocard in it I might change my mind
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Sep 23, 2006, 03:33 PM
 
I agree, ONE computer would have to be a MacBook Pro.

For the housebound, though, an iMac hands down

And for under $1000, also, iMac hands down.

As for PCs, they are only options if stability, productivity and security do not matter. But for me they do But I would LOVE a 13" or smaller Mac laptop with a real GPU!
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Sep 23, 2006, 03:54 PM
 
I will buy a portable Macbookpro and a 24inch at hme..right now..i only have one 20inch G5 with sight..
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Sep 23, 2006, 08:04 PM
 
For the rest of my life it would be a macbook pro, but for desktop iMac no questions asked.
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Sep 24, 2006, 05:46 AM
 
Hmm, if I had to pick one Desktop Mac to keep forever it would be a Mac Mini
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Sep 24, 2006, 08:40 AM
 
For my needs and tastes, the iMac is the fastest and most elegant computer I've ever used.
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Sep 24, 2006, 11:33 AM
 
Originally Posted by ChasingApple
Hmm, if I had to pick one Desktop Mac to keep forever it would be a Mac Mini

i just bought my girlfriend a refurbished mac mini g4 for christmas. i chose a g4 for her specific applications (no rosetta) but i'm sure this will be far from the best desktop ever made.
     
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Sep 24, 2006, 12:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by gooser
i just bought my girlfriend a refurbished mac mini g4 for christmas. i chose a g4 for her specific applications (no rosetta) but i'm sure this will be far from the best desktop ever made.
Who said it would be the best ever made? I would choose it cause it is small, and upgradable. Maybe not the G4 ones but the newer Intel based ones are. So many uses for them little Mini's
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Sep 24, 2006, 12:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by ChasingApple
Who said it would be the best ever made? I would choose it cause it is small, and upgradable. Maybe not the G4 ones but the newer Intel based ones are. So many uses for them little Mini's
i may get one of the intel ones myself if my imac g4 ever dies. the fan is a little louder than it used to be (it's 4 and a half years old) but other than that i have no complaints and it does what i want it to. you can't beat the specs on the new imacs, but for me i just can't get over the way they look.
     
   
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