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#1 Masonw123

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 04:00 AM

i am get my first IMac system

 don t know much about Macs

 is this a nice system

21.5– inch I Mac

    1. GHZ Processor

1 TB Storage

16 GB Memory

Intel iris pro Graphic 6200

Retina 4 K 4096 x 2304 p3 Display

Magic Mouse 2

Magic Key Board ( English)

 



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 03:35 AM

well, congratulations! you got yourself a pretty good system. 

the only issue i have with mac hardware are the keyboards and mice.

you might fall in love with apple's magic mouse and keyboard. but,

for some reason, over the years, i have never liked apple's keyboards and mice.

i always end up using a matias tactile pro keyboard, and for a mouse, you can't

beat the basic microsoft 2 button mouse with a scroll wheel.  it's the only

microsoft product i have enjoyed using. anyway, good luck with it all.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:10 PM

thank you very much



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 03:32 AM

Nice PC, I do like the look of the keyboard and mouse, and those monitors do look cool.



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 03:37 AM

Macs are a waste of money, they have high costs and have little upgradability and have high prices all because they are shiny and have a fruit on the case, hardware wise they are no different than a windows pc and osx has so many limitations. You pay full price for a limited os compared to Linux which also has limits but is free

Edited by MadmanRB, 18 January 2016 - 03:40 AM.

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 12:50 PM

Nice system. I hope you enjoy it.



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Posted 04 February 2016 - 03:49 AM

Macs are a waste of money, they have high costs and have little upgradability and have high prices all because they are shiny and have a fruit on the case, hardware wise they are no different than a windows pc and osx has so many limitations. You pay full price for a limited os compared to Linux which also has limits but is free

 

I run all three OSes, MS, different flavours of Linux and OSX.

 

Is Apple's hardware expensive? Yes. But try comparing a similarly specced machine from HP, Toshiba, etc (hardware and features) and I think you will find the price is pretty much the same.

 

I have an old G4 12" PowerBook from 2003 that still runs perfectly after a rough life being used on trains and in non-air conditioned offices. Did it cost a lot to buy originally? Yes. But I run out of fingers trying to count the number of PC Notebooks I've purchased in the sub £800 bracket that have gone the way of the dodo.

 

The OS is a personal choice, it all depends on what you want to do with it. If a user is tired of M$'s BS and doesn't want to deal with the hassle that Linux can be (and it can be), then OSX is a very good alternative.

 

Cheers,

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Edited by PeterStevens, 04 February 2016 - 04:05 AM.


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Posted 04 February 2016 - 05:07 AM

If you mean the Mac Mini, they are absolute crap these says.

Yes you can buy one for $500  but its sub standard.

4 gigs of ram?

Yeah that seems okay unless you want to use bootcamp to use windows

500GB HDD? come on there are some laptops with more space

Plus lack of upgradability unless you pay top dollar price the added space is $200 for the fusion drive still putting it overpriced to a comparable HP for around the same price point.

And forget apple financing, they wanbt you to have a special credit card, in this age its a dangerous thing.

If it was paypal it would be different.

In anycase if you want a good pc build your own


Edited by MadmanRB, 04 February 2016 - 05:19 AM.

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 10:09 PM

Three years with my MAC. So far so good. Dell Win 7 machine has had many hardware problems. Still does. About the only thing left to replace is the RAM.

I will say that Quickbooks for MAC is not as smooth as the WIN version.Usable enough once your use to it but almost like it is "detuned" so that the microsoft gods do not get mad at intuit.



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Posted 04 February 2016 - 10:49 PM

Macs have hardware issues too though, don't deny it

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 01:57 AM

All technology has hardware issues.

 

But that's no reason to bash a brand simply because one doesn't like that the OS is configured differently. This honestly is a non-issue, horses for courses. Let the man enjoy his new Tech.


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Posted 05 February 2016 - 07:36 AM

i love it so far



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Posted 05 February 2016 - 11:17 AM

Great!!!



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Posted 09 February 2016 - 09:22 AM

Very good specs. I have MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014), 2.2 GHz i7, 16 GB RAM DDR3 more than a year & it's the best laptop I purchased.



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Posted 26 February 2016 - 03:33 AM

Great, Congratulations!!!!






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