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Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Skywatcher, Nov 23, 2009.

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    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. :questionmark:

    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? :unsure:

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

    Tom :)macwave:... 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! :jawdrop:

    Tom :)macwave:... who sometimes thinks that bigger is better!)
     
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    coughstravelodgehavecheaproomscough
     
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    :unsure: Have I missed the photos? :D
     
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    Couldn't you just have both? Use your laptop for the weekends and your computer for the weekday? :unsure: Or the other way round?
     
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    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 :)macwave:... 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 :lol:

    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 :lol:

    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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    I truly dont think you'll EVER have to consider the i7 v i5 issue. It's incremental and by the time you'd be thinking hmmmmm this is slow, the i7 will be slow too. I only went that way because the discount was larger on it. If I'd been in a shop and they had i5s I'd have snagged one in a heartbeat :yes:

    Achingly beautiful is an excellent way to describe it, it's amazing (and I'm not an easy customer to please)

    Hardest part of setup was finding the on button for the keyboard :lol:
     
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    I am so impressed with the mouse as well
     
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    I'm amazed how intuitive the mouse is. After using it I wonder why the pc at work isnt working like that! Really impressed
     
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    The only thing I would wish for with the mouse is to have the battery indicator available in the menu bar rather than having to open the mouse system preferences. Course, my menu bar is getting pretty crowded over there as it is.

    If it bothers me enough, I suppose I could open up Xcode and the Bluetooth manuals and see what I could come up with. :unsure:

    Tom :)macwave:...who likes to know where he stands, battery wise!)
     
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    yeah good idea that Tom!
     
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    smilie wouldn't take :(
     
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    I have been into the apple store and now I am severely dissapointed at the size of my mac LOL... I was getting funny looks. I asked how much it would be with student discount and it was still very expensive but it does seem to knock quite a bit off! Enough for an iPod at least :yes:

    I was *this* close to spending some of my car fund on a magic mouse BUT they didn't have them in stock. In hindsight I'm glad as my Mouse is good enough until I can get one :yes:
     
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    It's the best desktop computer I've ever had, no exceptions or doubts. (the best laptop being my macbook pro).

    I have ZERO hesitation in recommending it
     
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    If I get made permanent in M&S I shall definitley be saving for one.
     

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