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#1 Spock

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:59 PM

I've finally decided I needed a new system, so ordered a new iMac and a new Time Capsule.

 

The new Time Capsule has 3 TB backup storage and automatically and periodically backs up everything connected to it. I am in the process now of copying my old backups over from my old (2TB) to the new ... according to the status bar, it should be finished in about 16 hours!

 

The new computer is supposed to be here by the end of the month. I will set it up in parallel with my current system so I can copy over any necessary documents before wiping the old one to give to my daughter. I have a feeling that's going to take a while as well.

 

The new iMac:

27" iMac with Retina 5K display

4.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz

32GB 1867MHz DDR3 SDRAM

3TB Fusion Drive (incorporates a 128GB fast flash drive as a buffer.)

AMD Radeon R9 M395X with 4GB video memory (would prefer nVidia but they didn't offer it. :( )

Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

Apple Trackpad

 

Logitech G900 Wired/Wireless mouse - sorry, Apple just doesn't have decent mice!

 

Yes, I think I'll be happy with it for a while. It's bothered me that the Windoze machine I built was faster than my iMac. Hopefully this will even things out again.


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#2 gogoblender

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:28 AM

An imac...and yer a gamer? Very pretty machine, I look at them all the time...but for the money...isnt a pc still a better choice for power / money ?

 

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#3 Flix

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 08:19 AM

Good god that must've cost thousands.


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#4 gogoblender

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:21 PM

Good god that must've cost thousands.

Thats what I was thinking... Spock did you get a deal on this or something?

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#5 Spock

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:26 PM

It's my business machine. My old iMac has been jealous of the Wintel machine I built for some time now, so I finally gave in and decided to update my iMac as well. The one I'm using is probably over 5 years old by now and, if I can get my business going again, I can deduct it from my taxes. I'm going to refurbish the old one and give it to my daughter who needs a new computer.

 

I have a few games on the Mac but hardly play them anymore, the PC is my game machine.

 

Yes, it was quite expensive and I ran into a problem with part of the purchase that caused me to cancel the order ... until they agreed with me, resolved the problem, and I reinstated the order. It turns out that their Apple Care (extended service warranty) extends the service on the system to 3 years FROM THE TIME OF PURCHASE ... not from the time of receipt of the system! I ordered it on the 18th and it isn't supposed to be delivered until the 28th, so the extended warranty ends on March 18, 2020. I initially questioned this policy this morning and was told there wasn't anything that could be done, so I said "Fine, cancel my order."

 

I called back this afternoon and talked to an Apple Care supervisor and she agreed with me that the warranty should run from the time I took receipt of the system. I reinstated the order. Guess they didn't like the idea of losing almost $4500.00 in sales, not to mention the fact that I probably wouldn't support Apple to my clients in the future. One sale they might be OK with losing, unknown future sales caused them to think twice.

 

I really hate it when I think someone is trying to short my purchase in any way.

 

BTW, it took 24 hours just to transfer the old backup from the old Time Capsule to the new one. It was just less than a Terabyte, so I probably did it wrong but it's done now ...


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#6 lujate

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:14 PM

An imac...and yer a gamer? Very pretty machine, I look at them all the time...but for the money...isnt a pc still a better choice for power / money ?
 
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#7 Spock

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 08:21 PM

Mac is better than it used to be, but I'd say for pc gaming, stick with Windows.

I agree.
I know you think you understood what you think I said but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.




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