New iM ac


mxds

Link Posted 03/03/2010 - 18:08
Hi all
Not wanting to start another Mac v PC debate but I am considering an i Mac after having 2 motherboards fail in 3 yrs on my diy pc. Just interested in your thoughts on reliability and screen quality of the new iMacs (I have been using a crt Sony Trinitron which is I also fear getting near the end of its life).Luckily I have access to the software I would need in Mac format
Thanks Mick

Don

Link Posted 03/03/2010 - 18:14
there's a recent recall on some 27 inch imac screens, but anything on the shelves right now in the stores should be good to go it's been fixed.
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

techno-terminator

Link Posted 03/03/2010 - 18:18
One thing to consider - if you get an iMac you will be able to calibrate its screen - you can't do that with the Laptops .
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

Anvh

Link Posted 03/03/2010 - 18:47
technoidiot wrote:
you can't do that with the Laptops .

Why not?
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

spanner

Link Posted 03/03/2010 - 20:58
I was considering one of the new imacs to replace my ageing desktop but my attention is drawn to the mac mini, I can keep existing monitor and mouse.If you purchase through the Apple store you can upgrade the specification.

Everyone speaks highly of their Apple Mac, Windows users only seem to have problems.
Chris
Pentax K20 18-55, 55-300. Metz 48 flash. Pentax Optio 230,Olympus FTL, Miranda, etc.

techno-terminator

Link Posted 03/03/2010 - 21:06
Stefan


Its down to the construction of the screen , I understand . Don't ask me what - 'cos it's beyond my comprehension .
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs
Last Edited by techno-terminator on 03/03/2010 - 21:07

Don

Link Posted 03/03/2010 - 21:29
the pantone huey works on my apple macbooks.
so yeah you can calibrate the laptops.

spanner, apple gouges on ram prices there are lots of "how-to"'s on the intrwebs on upgrading the mac mini.
if your are brave and handy you can save a nice chunk of change.

fwiw I upgraded the hard drive in my emac years ago now that was no easy upgrade, but the mini is medium skill level, to be avoided if you're the type that thinks a screwdriver is a good prybar....
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

Anvh

Link Posted 03/03/2010 - 21:34
They aren't cheap TN screens right?
Btw I do know about a bug attacking a MacBook Pro screen, no worries, it seems the screen can withstand this bug link

spanner wrote:
Everyone speaks highly of their Apple Mac, Windows users only seem to have problems.

There is already one unhappy Mac user here on this forum so the world doesn't look like that.
I must say though that Windows isn't the best OS but neither is Mac.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

Dangermouse

Link Posted 03/03/2010 - 22:12
I generally use Ubuntu Linux on my Eee PC, with Win 2k on my desktop, car PC and spare laptop. Ubuntu is great if you want something that "just works", plus it's pretty much invulnerable to Windows viruses.

You can also run some Windows programs on Linux using WINE - I have Memory-Map, Spotify and RAVE (Land Rover workshop manual program) running that way.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.

mxds

Link Posted 03/03/2010 - 23:43
Chris
One of the reasons I am considering an iMac is that my son has gone through university with a mac mini and is now working as a graphic designer with it and over 4 years it has never missed a beat, they seem to be reliable.
Mick

polchraine

Link Posted 04/03/2010 - 17:59
mxds wrote:
Chris
One of the reasons I am considering an iMac is that my son has gone through university with a mac mini and is now working as a graphic designer with it and over 4 years it has never missed a beat, they seem to be reliable.
Mick

My wife and he siblings purchased an IMAC for their father - it lasted two weeks before going into the Apple store to be sorted!

There are good and bad examples of everything.

I can cite Dell desktop - I have recently turned off an 11 year old Dell, that ran 24/365 and the only problem was a worn out delrin washer (twice) on the PSU fan. Took me 30 minutes to sort it out each time.
.
K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...

Anvh

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 18:35
If someone is planning to buy a Macbook pro, wait a bit longer
Read this and it becomes clear link
Nothing against Apple (well a bit) but just wait till the upgrade...
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
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