I'm getting a Mac

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by Scott, Jul 25, 2007.

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  1. Scott

    Scott Puritan Board Graduate

    Ok, I called the Apple Store and they are not offering rebates. They said that I can return my machine, pay a 10 percent restocking fee (about $100), and get the new machine. They are selling the iMac I bought for two hundred dollars less than I paid. They won't price match!
     
  2. Scott

    Scott Puritan Board Graduate

    OK, I took it in last night and traded it in for the newer better model at the same price. So, I am happy. I now have a 20 inch machine instead of 17 inch. It also has a larger hard drive, better graphics card, etc.

    John - Thanks for the heads up on this. I could have missed it completely. Now I have a significantly better machine.
     
  3. BlackCalvinist

    BlackCalvinist Puritan Board Senior

    Mmmm hmmm.

    Rule of thumb:

    Apple always puts out better machines with upgraded processors between Aug and Sept.

    In April, they upgraded the MacBooks.

    2nd week in June, MacBook Pros (I bought mine that day).

    Now, they upgrade the iMacs.

    They should be upgrading the Towers a little shortly.

    Your machine will be 'outclassed' (speed, HD space....) in about 6-8 months when they up the processor speeds again. That's ok, though. Your machine will probably still run most major software and OSes 8-10 years from now and give you very little mechanical (other than replacing the pram battery which keeps your clock set right.... and you won't have to worry about that for at least 3 years) or software clash issues.

    Welcome. :)
     
  4. Scott

    Scott Puritan Board Graduate

    I also got the iLife 2008 bundle. iMovie is dramatically changed. I have noticed some big improvements already.
     
  5. Scott

    Scott Puritan Board Graduate

    The transition from PC to Mac was pretty easy with one exception. We had our finances on Microsoft Money. Money is not available on Mac. I picked up Quicken. The transfer of data is slow and tedious. Anyway, that was the only real downside, so far at least.
     
  6. BlackCalvinist

    BlackCalvinist Puritan Board Senior

    I want iMovie 08.

    *pout*


    *covet*
     
  7. dalecosby

    dalecosby Puritan Board Freshman

    But once you get by that hassle you will be glad you did.
    I started a long time ago and there were several hassles of moving then but I am glad I did.
     
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