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Originally Posted by kpopsaranghae View Post
Then consider that the ram on the PC is faster, the monitor stand actually does something, you get a faster graphic card, better speakers, and the fact that PC parts go on sale frequently for much cheaper than said price (For example, I have seen the U2711 go on sale for around $800)... I'd still say building a custom PC is better in terms of price/performance. Also, like you said there are no upgrade options when you get an iMac (Other than buying another iMac, which would put the 27" IPS to waste).

However, It's still better than the last gen iMacs, the price/performance on those were absolutely terrible.
I wasn't saying buy an iMac instead of building a custom PC yourself. That decision is up to the individual buyer to decide based on what they need and want in a computer. I also realize that components go on sale which is a benefit of building your own system. The point I was making is that these iMacs are actually a pretty decent value for all-in-one machines since in general all-in-ones are usually fairly expensive. When you price out a similar system it comes out to close to what Apple is asking for the iMac. Basically they are not overpriced as some have suggested in this thread. I think all-in-ones are pretty cool and the iMacs are some of the nicest all-in-ones available. They have their uses and can save desk space. Personally, I'd rather have a custom built system that can overclock and be easily upgraded.
Edited by Ben the OCer - 5/28/11 at 12:09am
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Not to be a prick, but I would rather have to deal with the manufacturer over the middleman when it comes to warranty / repair.

It gets done quicker if you go strait to the source.
Not in the least bit. Most problems can be fixed in-store. A couple minutes of driving to the Apple store and computer fixed same day is wayyyy faster than going through 20 different company RMAs. You can't expect Joe Schmoe to call up a manufacturer and explain to them what's wrong with their components. Dealing with Apple, HP, Sony etc for all in ones is far easier than doing each piece individually since they don't have to worry about it.


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with apple they hold value surprisingly well.
True, another reason for Joe Schmoe to buy one vs trying to sell a custom built PC in 3 years to anyone but a junk shop.

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So.. Like I said, If you want a nice looking all-in-one computer that cost ~$2,800 to run Photoshop, angry birds and WoW on, then yeah, they're great.. If you don't want or care about an all-in-one, they're not worth it.
If that's all you did you'd get the $1600 one... You keep forgetting that us custom builders are such a tiny segment of the market. Most people don't care or want to build it themselves.


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can you name me other major games that run natively on Mac (no cedgea/cider games which are not native nor angry birds)? For Windows, I can name a hundred. On Mac, well I think I already listed them.
This just shows how little your knowledge of Macs are... Hundreds would be a massive understatement as a reply to your question.
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not to mention it looks like a pain in the @ss to take the thing apart.
Macs are probably the best machines to work in actually .... Try it before complaining. I used to say the same thing...
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Haha, that's one nice GPU, especially considering it runs silent Much better than my 4850M 512MB
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Man, it never surprises me how much instinctive Apple-hate there is on these forums, that is baseless most of the time...Thats actually a ridiculously awesome price for the hardware if you ask me.

Check out this comparable Asus all-in-one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883220062

1300 dollars for this Asus, and it has a .2Ghz slower processor, a graphics processor thats not nearly as powerful, a screen thats not only 4 inches smaller but much lower quality and lower resolution, and has a body that looks like cheap plastic. To give Asus credit, they give you a blu-ray player and a touch screen, the touch screen being essentially a gimmick.

Don't get me wrong, I love Asus as a company, I have had Asus laptops(and recommend them to friends and customers alike), I own an Asus netbook, and would never consider another brand when it comes to motherboards...and I don't really have a preference to Apple, I have an iPhone, and thats about it. I would never personally consider buying a Macbook Pro, because I have no interest in OSX and I am not partial to the design myself...

But I don't have this blind hatred that makes me ignore that this iMac is a pretty sexy piece of hardware thats not overpriced by any means. I like it a lot, I hate that I won't get to play with one in my own BB, we're the only damn BB in the area that doesn't have an Apple department...
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Stop the Hate.

Apple makes a great PC and so do I. Buy a 27" iMac and build a SandyBridge PC, best of both worlds.
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Stop the Hate.

Apple makes a great PC and so do I. Buy a 27" iMac and build a SandyBridge PC, best of both worlds.
Edit: Nothing to see here, move along
Edited by un1b4ll - 5/28/11 at 8:57am
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Macs are probably the best machines to work in actually .... Try it before complaining. I used to say the same thing...
http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/2011-im...rt-04-05-2011/

i have to get suction cup things to take the glass off? eff that

and ive worked on plenty of the pc namebrand all in ones and they arent that bad
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http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/2011-im...rt-04-05-2011/

i have to get suction cup things to take the glass off? eff that

and ive worked on plenty of the pc namebrand all in ones and they arent that bad
You guys are seriously nitpicking. It's not even hard. What's so hard about using suction cups I'd rather do that and prevent any scratching than pull apart a bezel with the risk of breaking tabs.
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It actually is a not too bad machine for the price. What makes it worthy is the IPS panel, and honestly the specs aren't that bad at all.

An iMac with a 3.4GHZ i7 quad core, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, a 2TB HDD + 256 SSD, an AMD HD 6970 2GB and an Apple magic mouse will cost like $3,600usd, a custom rig with those specs (including monitor, keyboard, mouse, webcam, etc) will be like $500USD cheaper, but still, I don't think it's overpriced when you really think about it
Especially considering that it uses laptop components, which are generally more expensive per unit performance. Plus you can purchase your own RAM and save a few hundred (Its like the only component that is user upgradeable).
 
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