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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Rameses, 3 May 2006.

  1. Rameses

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    I can't believe I've gone and finally done it...

    I ordered a 20" iMac 2.0Ghz, and I cannot wait...

    Full spec:-

    ATI Radeon X1600-256MB SDRAM
    2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM-2x1GB
    250GB Serial ATA drive
    SuperDrive 8X
    iWork 06-INT
    WL Kybd-Mse & Mac OS X-UK
    Airport & Bluetooth

    Now all I need to do is clear my desk of clutter, tidy up any loose wires (router, speakers etc) and plonk my new 'puter right in the middle.

    :cool:
     
  2. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

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    Location: Glasgow

    Commiserations, 'tis always a shame to see someone join the dark side :p



    More seriously though I hope you enjoy it, can I ask why you went for an Imac(it even sounds like a ladies shaver :o) though as your signature lists a pretty decent PC?
     
  3. Rameses

    Sgarrista

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    Design, the all-in-one package, both hardware AND software...

    The added knowledge I can play my fav. game Day of Defeat Source using boot camp.

    Yes, my setup is good, but i want something different.

    I'm sure I'll go back to pc, when the need for a gaming machine takes top priorieties(sp?), but this will be used for much more than that...

    Even buying a freeview box too for it...im pretty excited...
     
  4. quadboi

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    The cost :p
     
  5. RC21

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    Boooooooooooo :p
     
  6. Al Vallario

    Mobster

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    Location: UK

    I saw an iMac set up in John Lewis the other week and goodness me... is that thing sexy or what? So sleek, so refined, so minimalistic... so Apple ;)

    Congratulations, sir. You've finally come to your senses :p
     
  7. Rameses

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    Not when you see the fact I was going to spend the same amount on a Sony Viao TX2

    PLUS this pc cost a lot more, though it does have more gaming power.

    But, we'll see

    Oh and the guy who booooo'ed me...

    Just wait for the pictures, just wait...

    :cool:
     
  8. FreeStream

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    Woooo!!!!!

    Macs > PCs.

    Welcome to the best side ;)
     
  9. NickK

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    :eek:

    I will resist buying a mac mini.
    I will resist buying a mac mini.
    I will resist buying a mac mini.
    I will resist buying a mac mini.
    I will resist buying a mac mini.
    I will resist buying a mac mini.
    I will resist buying a mac mini.
    I will resist buying a mac mini.
    I will resist buying a mac mini.

    "Dual core intel goodness.... in an iiiddy-biddy ickle box...."

    I will resist buying a mac mini.
    I will resist buying a mac mini.
    ...
     
  10. Rameses

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    :cool:

    I might buy one of them too, just to take pictures for NickK :p
     
  11. Chris Y.

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    Location: UCLA, California

    Apples are awesome! CONGRATS!
     
  12. TheOracle

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    I had a pc, sold it for a mac, had the mac for 4 weeks and sold it for another pc :rolleyes:
     
  13. scott.holmes

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    Location: Blackpool, England

    I wouldnt, and i didnt! lol Best buy i ever made, only sold it to get an iMac (same spec as PAC2006 just bought) Got a few more Quids to save, but i will have one :)

    So congrats on your purchase, pics will be nice when you get it!
     
  14. Rameses

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    I've just gotta wait now till the 12th May, thats when its 'expected' to be delivered...

    :(
     
  15. Energize

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    I didnt think intel made cpus that slow? The slowest Ive seen is 2.6ghz. How much did that cost? Last time I checked macs cost about double what a pc would. :eek:
     
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  16. FreeStream

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    Its Core Duo, Conroe? Or some form of it? It kicks ass. Mhz doesnt matter comparing different cores.

    Conc
     
  17. Energize

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    The mac uses core duo but the slowest core duo ocuk sell is 2.6ghz @ £90. Thats why im confused.
     
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  18. Monstermunch

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    Just reminds me of a few years back when I was working with a local photographic firm. They had taken some studio pictures for the company I work for and I had asked them to do some touching up etc in Photoshop 7.0.

    They had just bought 2 new mac's and I had just built my new XP2500+ system and challenged them to see which was quicker my new PC or their new mac's. Well needless to say my PC was faster at everything in photoshop than the mac's.

    Basically IMO Mac's are very overrated, they were for a long time (about 8 years ago) much more powerful than PC's especially when running things like Photoshop and Quark, but PC's have caught them up and overtaken them.

    Look at it this way, if you compare what spec PC you could buy for the same cost as a Mac then, the PC will always win hands down!
     
  19. Mr Mister

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    Pretty sure its Yonah

    No the 2.6ghz is a presler, the core duos are yonah im pretty sure.
     
  20. Dave

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    That would be a serious bargain . . . shame it's not a Core Duo ;)