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Is it possible to upgrade the 6970m to a 6990m???
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Originally Posted by txtrkandy View Post

I guess this just depends if your lazy or not, If you wanna fight mac and put boot camp on it and everything, yes it can run Windows 7 and it would probably be able to game pretty nice with the 6970 mobile. But in this situation, if you not willing to work with the mac to get boot camp on it, I would keep the Alienware.
But if you had the option, I suggest getting the iMac and selling it on Ebay or craiglisting it and upgrading to a newer gaming laptop or something, I would much rather have the laptop, and I personally hate Apple for many reasons and will never own one of their PC's ... I cringe at the fact that they rip people off so much... mad.gif

There is no fighting when putting windows on the iMac in fact Apple makes it extremely simple when you use the boot camp assistant that is preinstalled.

I would personally get the iMac, this seems like a killer trade. The 27' iMac's are very powerful and learning OSX is not as hard as some people make it sound. You can always sell it if you don't like it.
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Is it possible to upgrade the 6970m to a 6990m???

You would not want to do this, it would require that the entire iMac be taken apart. Also you will probably have a hard time locating the card.
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You would not want to do this, it would require that the entire iMac be taken apart. Also you will probably have a hard time locating the card.

Do you think they will offer it as a upgrade option in the future?
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With apples track record unfortunately not. Gaming is progressing in the Mac world but is not one of Apples main focus. There focus is to build a extremely well rounded system that delivers a great user experience.
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I highly doubt it. While you "can" upgrade the parts, they purposely make it so impossible that you really "can't" do it. Upgrading simply isn't an option IMO, hence they force you to buy a new computer instead. Genius marketing, however I disagree with the principal. This is the reason I built my sig rig for BF3, my iMac just couldn't handle it.

OSX is NOT difficult to learn, I laugh at that statement. I've used Windows ever since I can remember, and I found OSX far easier and far superior. I do however, understand the need for Windows, which is why I choose to use both. I use my Mac for everyday tasks, and my windows sig rig for BF3.

Also, like someone else said, if you bootcamp it, you duel-boot a full version of windows. It's not a "cheap" way of having windows, it doesn't offer less support, features, etc. It's the real deal, and is SUPER easy to set up. All you do is set a partition on your HD and it installs. Really simple.
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Spec-wise the iMac is definitely better, but ofc it's not a laptop...

Installing Windows on Macs is just as easy as on any other computer and they run exactly the same as any other Windows PC, don't believe anyone who tells you otherwise

my recommendation:

get the iMac
sell it for ~$1800
build a machine with CF 7950s and a 2500k
????
profit
Edited by Usario - 2/8/12 at 7:11pm
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