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Still cost significantly more than my signature system.



For Apple it doesn't.

They have made a very profitable business on the premise that if it looks pretty people will buy it, even if something else works better and costs less.
/b/ro

Lemme explain, first of all the 27" imac has a 2560x1440 monitor built into it, these go for 1000$ usually, so the i5, 5770, ect goes to about 700-800 iirc, then the rest of the money is warrnaty, shipping and all the other stuff.

So honestly, no.
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/b/ro

Lemme explain, first of all the 27" imac has a 2560x1440 monitor built into it, these go for 1000$ usually, so the i5, 5770, ect goes to about 700-800 iirc, then the rest of the money is warrnaty, shipping and all the other stuff.

So honestly, no.
Well a similar (and arguably better) 27" Dell IPS monitor can be had for 700-800 dollars, so no. Not really.
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Well a similar (and arguably better) 27" Dell IPS monitor can be had for 700-800 dollars, so no. Not really.
On dell.com it says the UD2711 is 1099$, witch is more then the ACD
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Still cost significantly more than my signature system.
If you take into account the $1k screen it doesn't.
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I agree and respect Apple's ability to make outrageous profits in the past 10 years. It really is unbelievable how successful they've been. However, they won't be getting any money from me until their products have adequate cooling.
What's wrong with the iMacs cooling? It's got an i5/i7 quad-core and a 5850M packed in a thin enclosure. The top at the back is hot to the touch as that's where all the heat goes. Not to mention the fans are really quiet when idle (1k RPM).

Congrats on the machine !
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>gaming performance
>iMac
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For anything but gaming macs are absolutely wonderful. They just work and the UI is much smoother. Build quality is wonderful as well. My main laptop is a late 2006 macbook thats still running perfectly, love it to bits. Once you connect an external monitor things start to get choppy while word processing but I still prefer to use it over my sig rig for the simple fact that the user interface is just amazing in comparison to W7.

But if you have an intention to game a lot then no disputes to the fact that Macs don't cut it in terms of cost efficiency.
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Uhm, Macs do cut it. It is its support for games that do not cut it- but even then, OP was able to run crysis/metro fine.

How can u say Macs do not cut it?
    
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Uhm, Macs do cut it. It is its support for games that do not cut it- but even then, OP was able to run crysis/metro fine.

How can u say Macs do not cut it?
I am sure those games he ran under Windows... which defeats the purpose.
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I am sure those games he ran under Windows... which defeats the purpose.
No, it doesn't. Gaming is better on Windows not only because there are more available games but also because driver performance is better.

Getting 50 FPS at 2560x1440 in Crysis 2 is pretty awesome...!
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No, it doesn't. Gaming is better on Windows not only because there are more available games but also because driver performance is better.

Getting 50 FPS at 2560x1440 in Crysis 2 is pretty awesome...!
yea, I sometimes put the settings to very high, since I'm used to a 120hz monitor ^^
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