What do you think of my next computer?

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  1. trek65

    trek65 New Member

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    I will be using it primarily for school use and a lot for entertainment..
    I want to do apple, Ive always owned pc's with windows so this makes me more excited for a new os.

    I want a 27 inch imac
    I want to add the I7 vs the I5 Thoughts, opinions? is it necessary for the price of 180 extra?

    I want to get iwork. Is it as good as microsoft word?

    I have the money to buy it out right but I am going to finance it instead because I dont want to lose a huge chunk of money all at once. I am definitely going to get the apple care program...

    the total price is 2200 (with student discount) before taxes. Is this a good way to go? Should I stick with the stock I5 or is the I7 really worth the upgrade? Are there any other discounts I should go for?
     
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    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    i had a 27" i7, i returned it after a lot of drama.

    It was nice and quick, the display is a fucking POS though..
     
  3. trek65

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    what about the i5? im leaning more towards it now
     
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    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    :dunno: i only ever used an i7
     
  5. tenplanescrashing

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    Do you have a laptop? You may be able to get away with a Macbook Pro and then dock it when home.
     
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    I have a laptop but I use that for school.. I was intending on using this as a replacement for my current desktop
     
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    I think the iMac would be just fine, and either the i5 or i7 will do. I always try to get the best of two options when i'm making a purchase so if that helps you at all...

    And iWork is fine, but I don't care for it if you're constantly using Office files. I also don't care for OSX Office either...it just doesn't work as well.
     
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    thanks.. I am already picking the better option from the dual core to get the i5.. just dont know if I want to spend the additional 200 on top of that for the i7
     
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    oh my god $2200 for a computer. jesus dude, you want to be able to check your email reallly fast dont you
     
  10. Noel

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    if you already have a laptop for school then why bother with the i7?

    I'd go even further and say you should just get a refurb imac, save yourself a tonne of cash
     
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    thats waht Im going to do refurbished imac i7 for 1800
     
  12. trek65

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    I save a lot of my money and once a year like to treat myself to things.. I have had my current computer for 3-4 years so I dont plan on buying this thing and then getting bored of it down the road
     
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    why not shave off like $1200 to spend on something worthwhile? 1k is more than enough for what it sounds like you will be doing.
     
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    What would you suggest he get's instead? Mac Mini?
     
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    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    can you explain your reasoning for that?
     
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    Ive always had a pc and always wanted a mac. I can fully afford it and think it will last a while.. im even buying the apple care warranty

    I ordered it yesterday.. I was originally ordering the i5 but they had an i7 available for 150 more so I just jumped up to that
     
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    If he already has another computer to do work on, then going top of the line for a second computer seems excessive
     
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    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    i don't see what processor power has to do with owning a laptop. the processor power is either necessary for what he wants to do or it isn't.
     
  19. Noel

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    jeez
    he specifically asked for thoughts on if the i7 was worth the extra money

    So clearly, he has no idea whether or not its necessary. Since he already has a laptop that fulfills his needs and this is simply a desktop replacement, I suggested NO, an i7 is not worth the extra money.
     
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    yeh it probably wasnt necessary immeadiately but I do plan on holding on to this computer for a minimum of 3 years.. I expect hardware to exceed the i7 by then, but at least I will feel more comfortable than if I opted for the i5 or 3.06 dual core..

    thanks for your help tho guys
     

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