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post #46 of 68
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Originally Posted by Jigglybootch View Post
Holy crap! The 8 GB RAM upgrade is expensive! I don't get it. Are they using special DIMMs or something? The same upgrade for my Windows desktop would cost me less than half of that price (over $700 direct from Crucial).
Are you getting it directly from Apple? Their memory upgrades are expensive... have you tried OWC or Ramjet?
post #47 of 68
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Originally Posted by Jigglybootch View Post
But can it run Crysis? j/k

It's not so much that the Core 2 Duo isn't a capable chip, it's just that it's ancient (by computer standards). Apple couldn't spring for at least a Core 2 Quad?

Also, on your iMac, how's the optical drive when it comes to ripping CDs, speed and quality-wise?
oh that hurts!

i like my m1710 laptop, with its core 2 2.83ghz chip! and its 7950 gtx card,
its not tha old.. is it....
post #48 of 68
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Originally Posted by Al4x View Post
oh that hurts!

i like my m1710 laptop, with its core 2 2.83ghz chip! and its 7950 gtx card,
its not tha old.. is it....
To me a chipset is not old till it has difficulties doing a task you use or takes
to long to render said task.
post #49 of 68
DDR3 for laptop is quite expensive..
post #50 of 68
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Originally Posted by ozz View Post
To me a chipset is not old till it has difficulties doing a task you use or takes
to long to render said task.
Exactly. I'm considering buying a tablet PC- it's "only" a Core2 Duo 1.86Ghz, which is a step up from the stock 1.2GHz. This is a brand new current model (Thinkpad x200) and it's quite enough.
post #51 of 68
Having just seen how hard it is to upgrade the HDD in an Imac these days, now I see why they came up with Time Capsule..
post #52 of 68
I'd still buy the quad-core Mac Pro. I'd probably get by with the single processor Mac Pro, but the quad-core will be worth more down the road. Especially as images files increase in size, so does the need for more processing power to maintain the speed of workflow. Running Lightroom on my G4 is like watching concrete dry!
post #53 of 68
Nerver used mac pc, i don't think i can get used to it!
post #54 of 68
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Originally Posted by majid View Post
The Mac Mini and iMac are laptops masquerading as desktops. They have laptop CPUs (they can't dissipate the heat of a desktop CPU) and those won't go quad-core until the end of the year.
the imac is a laptop that has a hell of a lot nicer screen than even the best of laptops out there. in fact its screen is worth more than most windows laptops that i see around.
post #55 of 68
i cant see the apeal of those semi desktop semi laptop imacs, like an awkward laptop, or expensive tower unit, not as portable as a laptop, not as powerful as a desktop
post #56 of 68
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
the imac is a laptop that has a hell of a lot nicer screen than even the best of laptops out there. in fact its screen is worth more than most windows laptops that i see around.
The 24" iMac has a LG S-IPS display, which is indeed professional-grade were it not for the glossy treatment.

The 20" iMac has an AU Optronics M302EW02 panel that is not LED-backlit and is TN, i.e. quite low-end. It's probably better than laptop panels, but not by much. I'd much rather have an HP LP2475w or even a Samsung P2370L when it comes out.

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Originally Posted by Al4x View Post
i cant see the apeal of those semi desktop semi laptop imacs, like an awkward laptop, or expensive tower unit, not as portable as a laptop, not as powerful as a desktop
  • compact
  • big screen
  • ideal for a college student dorm or kids
post #57 of 68
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Originally Posted by craiglester View Post
Having just seen how hard it is to upgrade the HDD in an Imac these days, now I see why they came up with Time Capsule..
Upgrading the HDD in iMac is actually not that bad IMHO, as long as you've messed around inside PC towers or similar before. (Just got to be ready to get your hands dirty and ensure the display stays clean.) Updated my late 2007 24" to 1TB HDD back in March. Took a total of 1 hour of my time and some suction cups
post #58 of 68
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Originally Posted by majid View Post
The Mac Mini and iMac are laptops masquerading as desktops. They have laptop CPUs (they can't dissipate the heat of a desktop CPU) and those won't go quad-core until the end of the year.
ah that makes sense, thanks for the info
post #59 of 68
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Originally Posted by majid View Post
  • compact
  • big screen
    [*]ideal for a college student dorm or kids
rich ones
post #60 of 68
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rich ones
LOL
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