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Offline jj

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New iMac
« on: October 28, 2014, 09:02:06 PM »
How tasty does that look/.  14.7 millions pixels.  5k screen.  Yes 5K

wish I had spare £3K
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Re: New iMac
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2014, 09:12:04 PM »
does look amazing but nowadays with even small tablets having better resolutions than even our eyes can actually see its hard to tell the difference.

personally my favourite Apple product is iDONTCARE;)
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Re: New iMac
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2014, 10:31:42 PM »
Same price as a 1984 Mac :)
Nice thing with Mac and PC is that in a few years they'll be a lot cheaper will still good for value.
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Re: New iMac
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2014, 10:57:10 PM »
I heard a certain source a while back say that an Apple Mac is not a good investment.
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I believe it was in a magazine. I was about how the price drops.
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Re: New iMac
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2014, 09:30:38 PM »
Any commodity tech is the same. I'd bet a Mac would hold its value way better than a similarly spec'd generic PC.
 

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Re: New iMac
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2014, 10:27:52 PM »
Macs hold their value far better than PC's, imo - and the display on the new iMac's is stunning when you actually see it hands on.
 

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Re: New iMac
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2014, 10:44:49 PM »
The thing about Mac's is that most people want the newest macs so there is many old cheap macs to be found
 

Offline fishy_fiz

Re: New iMac
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2014, 12:59:53 AM »
Macs do hold their value better than a generic pc, but that pretty well countered by the fact you pay much more for an equivalent mac.
Over the course of a few upgrade cycles, even if a person sells the old mac to recoup some costs you're still paying a lot more for macs. Personally I don't get the appeal of paying so much more for the same thing, but to each their own.
And compared to OS4 hardware its still a bargain :)
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Re: New iMac
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2014, 02:26:40 AM »
Except that OS4 hardware keeps it's value while old Mac hardware does not. ;-)

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Offline koaftder

Re: New iMac
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2014, 02:33:35 AM »
Pretty sure this new iMac's screen is delicious, but I'd have some reservations about whether or not it has enough GPU horse power to really do it justice. When Apple first released iMacs with 2560x1440px IPS panels, they looked great but the performance of the first iteration was meh.
 

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Re: New iMac
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2014, 02:42:46 AM »
Macs may or may not hold value well, but they certainly hold UP very well. I had an iBook last four tough Iraq deployments whereas PCs were dying left and right. My friends that had Macs were in similar situations to me.
 

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Re: New iMac
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2014, 03:31:33 AM »
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Except that OS4 hardware keeps it's value while old Mac hardware does not. ;-)

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Re: New iMac
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2014, 06:33:29 AM »
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Except that OS4 hardware keeps it's value while old Mac hardware does not. ;-)

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Hmmm Classic stuff yes, but I have seen used Sam440s/460s sell for really low prices.
 

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Re: New iMac
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2014, 07:56:47 AM »
Guess I missed the value train last time I price checked my SAM 440ep complete machine.  Paid a grand for the mobo/ram and OS 4.1 back in 2008 and earlier this year the best offer I got on it was 200 euros if I was willing to cover shipping to England for the whole machine, including case, PSU, and the 2 SSD's and 1 SATA DVD-RW that are in it.

I resigned myself into simply using it as a doorstop a few years down the road versus taking such a financial beating on what still is a a pretty fun little machine.  Couldn't even find anyone to trade me a decent "legacy" Amiga like an A3000 or A4000 for it :/

I imagine the X1's hold their value far better, but I've seen the SAM boards at basically giveaway prices compared to what people paid for them new.
 

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Re: New iMac
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2014, 12:28:20 PM »
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I imagine the X1's hold their value far better....

I've been meaning to try flogging my A1XE for awhile now but haven't got around to it.
Now that I know I'll be able to upgrade it to 4.1 for about 30 quid *and* the tantalising prospect of a potential OctaMED port, I finally have a "compelling-enough" reason to hang on to the old warhorse. No need to flog an undead horse. :)

Back on topic:
Yes, the new iMac looks like a lovely piece of kit.