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    Quote Originally Posted by catrancher, post: 178579
    Rather interesting comment I read the other day about these new iMacs. Some technology reporter was commenting that with the advent of these quad core iMacs, they're now a viable option instead of the Mac Pro.

    Perhaps the Pro needs updating? And better looks!
    It's a hard one that. I think for RAW processing power, I'd still put my money on a mac pro even if the benchmarks are climbing up that way for the imac but with that having been said, ALL the stuff I do day to day that I'm throwing at the imac, it's eating up. Everything is instant and though I know it's early days, I feel like this would be the desktop for "everyone" and the mac pro would be for specialist apps.

    I can't see me using my mac pro again to be honest (which is kinda sad)
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    Here's a question for Keith and Skywatcher now they've got these things. How heavy are they.

    Here's the reason I ask. I have my MacBook Pro. My office is in the basement of our house and that's where I normally work during the week. However, on the weekend, I pick everything up and come upstairs to our kitchen where my DW has her "office" area setup. We both then work upstairs. After the weekend, I pick it up again and back downstairs it goes.

    How feasible would this be with the iMac?

    I really only have the laptop because at the time I bought it, there wasn't any other options. Now... who knows.

    Tom (... thinking out loud)

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    Perhaps sir skywatcher will feel differently, but I wouldn't want to be carrying it up and down, not even once a week. I think your 17" megabook would be far better for that
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    I wouldn't do it just through fear of dropping it!
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    Probably correct. I'm just being seduced by that 27" screen. It's just a little smaller than our TV!

    Tom (... who sometimes thinks that bigger is better!)

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    Have I missed the photos? :D





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    Quote Originally Posted by catrancher, post: 178599
    Probably correct. I'm just being seduced by that 27" screen. It's just a little smaller than our TV!

    Tom (... who sometimes thinks that bigger is better!)
    Couldn't you just have both? Use your laptop for the weekends and your computer for the weekday? Or the other way round?
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh.p., post: 178626
    Couldn't you just have both? Use your laptop for the weekends and your computer for the weekday? Or the other way round?
    I could... but...

    In truth, my Macbook Pro is perfectly adequate for my needs. I need an iMac like I need a new hole in my head. Just doesn't make sense. I was just being seduced by the siren call of the 27" screen.

    Tom (... I will refrain from indulging this time!)

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    I love my macbook pro and it will ALWAYS be my computer of choice for my astronomy as I simply need portability

    The 27incher isn't portable not because of the weight really just the size of the screen

    The keyboard and mouse are however ridiculously portable

    I still haven't had any time to load up all my photos and music and programmes onto it yet or even set up my email account - the weekend will do that

    The boys are just playing for hours on 'photobooth' as there is now a rollercoaster backdrop

    I can see me having this computer for a long long time

    Lisas ister is here at the moment and when her and her husband came in they just went 'WOW' it is an achingly beautiful thing and i havent even scratched the surface of whatit can do

    Being a windows chap all his life he was amazed I was upa nd surfing in 17 seconds after turing it on

    Whether I will rue the day I didn't get the i7 rather than the i5 I don't know but suspect it won't be for many years yet.

    Still so so much to learn

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