Headline of the day

Want a cheap iMac? Too bad, but you can have a slow one for $1,099 now

7 thoughts on “Headline of the day”

  1. I don’t really understand the market for all-in-one PCs. Your LCD panel dies on an iMac, you’re facing a repair bill of £300+. Buying a separate Mac Mini and monitor seems more sensible.

  2. bloke (not) in spain

    Addressing the subject of the post:
    Who buys a 2.7Ghz quadcore to do e-mail & post on Twitter (Well within the capabilities of a late 80’s series Intel)
    Answer: A Mac user.

  3. I don’t really understand the market for all-in-one PCs.

    I think all-in-one Macs are more pleasing to the eye, but I agree with the rest of your post.

  4. Use a 27″ that’s not just QC but has 16 GB RAM and the up-spec graphics card as well. Munches through Kerbal Space Program launches that a 1980’s Intel (which means 8086 or maybe 80186/80286 which wouldn’t even run Windows 95 effectively, just BTW) would rather fail at.

    It’s my third iMac, no failed screens yet, in fact the only reason it’s number 3 is that a burglar stole numbers one and two which were 4 and 11 years old and still working fine. Admittedly the 2003 iLamp was stuck on OSX 10.4 (I think) as a G4 800 MHz machine, but could still do email OK, other programs were getting harder to support including browsers as they sere steadily becoming incompatible. And the 4 year old struggled with KSP so i was almost glad to use the insurance to upgrade.

  5. Bloke in Costa Rica

    A Mac mini with a couple of big monitors hung off it is much better bang for your buck. Mine’s a quad 2.6 GHz i7 with 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB drive. It cost me a shade more than $1000.

    I write software for a living and find Windows just too dreary for words. If a machine doesn’t have a good, free compiler on it pretty much out of the box then it’s broken.

  6. I used to be an Apple user because their machines and especially their OS were so much better than PCs. Now, there’s just not much in it: Windows is better in some ways, OSX better in others — meanwhile, the price difference has become far bigger. The question used to be “Is it worth spending an extra two or three hundred on a far better computer that will last longer?”; now it’s “Is it worth spending an extra grand on a computer that is arguably marginally better in some ways and whose manufacturers are guaranteed to work hard to make it as obsolete as quickly as possible?”

    Apple’s laptop batteries, incidentally, are utter shit. Typically, Apple claim that the way they go utterly dead is a feature, not a bug.

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