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01-23-2012 04:39 AM  6 years agoPost 1
Maxx1

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What do you think about iMac? Been using PC since day one till now. Real happy with my iPad and iPhone. Now want to try somthing new. This iMac will be only use for for Internet most of the time(90%) and Realflight(10%).

27-inch: 2.7GHz
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01-23-2012 05:53 AM  6 years agoPost 2
Dood

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If all you're interested in doing is web browsing and PC gaming, why exactly are you interested in a Mac again?

Macs are nice & all, but here's what you get when you purchase a Mac:
a computer that isn't upgradable that you paid 2x too much for that doesn't run 99.5% of all software on the market on their own.

I've got nothing against Macs, I just don't think they're for everybody.

If you're going all out and buying a Mac, get something with a better graphics card. The one you listed that it comes with-- it might be fine for now-- but I'd suggest something a little more future proof.

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01-23-2012 06:00 AM  6 years agoPost 3
Santiago P

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What do you think about Apple?
Edited to take out the whirlythingy lol

POST THIS IN OFF TOPICS

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01-23-2012 06:02 AM  6 years agoPost 4
Gearhead

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Money, you used the word Helicopter, so now the post is on topic

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01-23-2012 06:55 AM  6 years agoPost 5
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I was just like you until about 3mo ago. Needed a new laptop so I bought a macbook air as my first Mac. I gotta tell ya.... I'll never look back and am in the process of getting rid of all my home PC's now. The ease of use is so far above PC it's not even funny. Mine NEVER has glitch, bog, or even a hint of a problem. No antivirus software, no updates every other day, the list goes on.

Don't get me wrong, there's are some things that aren't perfect. Yes, I do run bootcamp and have Win7 on there but it only takes up 18g but I do use it for those oddball programs that can't be had in windows.

I've found I have about 1/3 of the programs on my Mac to do all the same work as on my PC and to be honest they're much more user friendly and efficient.

If you have a home network then it's even more of an added treat as it's very simple and Air Drop is awesome. I also have an iPhone which makes integration fantastic. iCloud is awesome and it's really nice to be able to take pictures with my phone outside, walk inside and have them on my computer already without any hassle.

The trackpad is a godsend and has really ramped up my efficiency and productivity when on the computer. I'm getting more done in less time because things are just plain faster to navigate around on.

Another big big big thing is they hold their value extremely well. You can easily use your Mac for 3 years, resell it, and not take it in the shorts like you would a PC.

I love mine and won't go back.

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01-23-2012 06:58 AM  6 years agoPost 6
Furyous

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I switched 5 years ago and I will never own a PC again. They are WAY too primitive when compared to Macs.

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01-23-2012 08:24 AM  6 years agoPost 7
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If all you're interested in doing is web browsing and PC gaming
why not use linux ? Ubuntu 11.10 is pretty good.
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01-23-2012 10:11 AM  6 years agoPost 8
MrMel

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I suggest getting one with SSD disk, it makes a HUGE difference in performance.

I've been a total PC guy, I'm a windows programmer, yet I have no PC anymore, still run Visual Studio & Windows on my MAC's using Parallels, still do programming in Windows, but for the rest I use the Mac.

Honestly, if told me 5 years ago that "in 5 years you will only have mac" I would have bet millions against

When some good game comes out I use bootcamp to boot in a pure windows session.

I swapped disk in my iMAC myself (to SSD), I would not recommend it if you do not know what your doing, there is guides online though.

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01-23-2012 12:30 PM  6 years agoPost 9
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What do you get when you buy a Mac? It costs twice as much but retains 3/4 of its value when you sell it five years later. And in that five years you would have bought 3 Windows machines and spent some entertaining time on the phone with people from India to get them to boot up.

The user interface is intuitive and pleasant to use, and it works when it should.

I've loved most Macs that I've had. I've hated most Windows machines.

It's that simple.

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01-23-2012 12:50 PM  6 years agoPost 10
Mike Fortin

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Once you go Mac, you don't go back.

+1 Mac is the best ever.

The ability to also run windows makes Mac a seriously powerful machine.

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01-23-2012 12:54 PM  6 years agoPost 11
cshutchinson

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Once you go Mac, you don't go back.
+1 Mac is the best ever.
The ability to also run windows makes Mac a seriously powerful machine.
Well said. Mac runs Win7 better than most PCs.

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01-23-2012 01:01 PM  6 years agoPost 12
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I have had Macs now for 5 years and would never go back. My wife uses a PC and every time she has trouble with it and I have to work on it, I am reminded how much I dislike PC now.

Team Sanjel!

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01-23-2012 01:28 PM  6 years agoPost 13
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The Seemless integration of all Apple products is second to none. Like everyone else, i was a diehard PC fan 3 years ago. Made the Jump with an iMac, and run both Parallels and Bootcamp mainly for flight simulators. Otherwise, I stay in the native Mac Environment.

The trackpad is a must have for the iMac, spend some time learning the gestures and you will be able to navigate efficiently and effortlessly.

Then you add Apple Tv, iPad and iPhone and it all just goes together so nicely.

I still use a PC at work, so I remember all the issues. No question in my mind the Mac is the way to go.

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01-23-2012 01:31 PM  6 years agoPost 14
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Macbook & the 27" iMac
I totaly agree with nwmtech (and most everyone here as well), I switch due to the constant updates everytime I logged on, constant crashing, losing my network connection, programs launching on their own (Win 7), etc.

It took about 2 weeks to learn the Mac invironment and now...there is no going back! Ever!

As for simulators...I found a Mac version of Aerofly 5. The graphic are great and I've customized the Trex 700N heli to almost match my heli's. The transfer from sim to real is better, I feel more confident trying new maneuvers learned on the sim.

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01-23-2012 01:36 PM  6 years agoPost 15
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Pc= no gyro

Mac= V-Bar

Comparison is on topic. Once you switch you never go back.

Enjoy things that money can buy IF you don't lose the things money can't buy.

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01-23-2012 01:36 PM  6 years agoPost 16
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I support windows in the work environment but I purchased a Mac Book Pro last year for my personal work. It will run all the Windows 7 apps under Parallels without all the update nonsense. If it dies you just blow it away and re-load it. Best money I've spent in a long time. It runs the CS5 suite perfectly. Running Phoenix under Win 7 vm. They just work. Its a small learning curve but once you use the touch pad you will really not like any other Win touchpad.


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01-23-2012 02:12 PM  6 years agoPost 17
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I have to admit they're very well built machines and if it wasn't for the single mouse button on their laptops I'd buy one too, but I can't stand Mac OS. It's really for people with no computer skills. I'm strictly linux based at home and in the office so I can use any hardware I like. Keep in mind, you get twice the hardware for half the money if you go "PC" instead of a MAC.

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01-23-2012 02:33 PM  6 years agoPost 18
Tyler

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Gyros and flynarless controllers are only for people with limited flying skills.

Having said that, I ain't ashamed to use my helicommand controllers one little bit.

Enjoy things that money can buy IF you don't lose the things money can't buy.

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01-23-2012 02:53 PM  6 years agoPost 19
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Let's be real here. Anymore, the only thing you're buying that's developed by Apple is the GUI (the kernel and shell are BSD, the hardware is largely made by other manufacturers). So what you're really spending money on, is a fancy GUI.

The Apple products do integrate with one another (almost) flawlessly (iTunes, etc.), but Amazon and Google also offer similar services for the PC, without any DRM limitations, albeit they're not as sexy.

IMHO (and I can't stress this enough, this is just my opinion) Apple is the king of "version marketing." Want to upgrade from OSX 10.2 to 10.3? That's going to cost you money (something like $35). Conversely, in the Windows world this is the same as upgrading from Service Pack 1 to Service Pack 2, and no cost to the user.

IMHO, Apple users feel like everything is "better" because they spent more for it. In reality, they have their fair share of problems (hardware and software) just like PC based computers. And most Apple users can't/won't admit this to themselves simply because they've paid so much for their hardware, it must be superior to PC's (sarcastically speaking). And truly, I think most Mac users buy Macs because of the "bells and whistles" not because their any more/less stable than a PC.

As someone mentioned before, Linux is an often overlooked alternative to Windows. If you truly want to make a switch, give Ubuntu or Suse a try.

And if you want to try a Mac, try one. Try and be real with yourself and see if it runs any better than the PC your using. It may have a different GUI with nice little bells and whistles, but how much is that worth to you?

Most of the time, I can be seen having more ambition than skill.

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01-23-2012 02:58 PM  6 years agoPost 20
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My Mac doesn't freeze up, get viruses or a blue screen of death.

Nuff said.

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