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My husbands trusty desktop has finally croaked, I have been out today looking for a worthy successor, I like the look of the all in one pcs ... anyone got one ...

 

whats it like?

 

he won't have a laptop so this could be a neater solution ....

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I'm a Mac user and won't go back to Windows (or Linux).

 

Been happy with Apple for years. Its far more intuitive to use than Windows I find. I had to use Windows at my parents for the weekend and was so frustrated by it and hated using it.

 

Not everyone likes Apple but for simplicity and that it just works with minimal fuss, works for me.

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I'm a Mac user and won't go back to Windows (or Linux).

 

Been happy with Apple for years. Its far more intuitive to use than Windows I find. I had to use Windows at my parents for the weekend and was so frustrated by it and hated using it.

 

Not everyone likes Apple but for simplicity and that it just works with minimal fuss, works for me.

 

i am a MAC fan too, have an air book, love it. I am trying to convince him to get a Mac because I think the quality is so good, somehow though I can't see me winning this one :wink:

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OOH we are in the same position so will await the answers , thanks.

 

 

Rather than going into the normal stores I visited a local pc dealer they can make them, the chap also told me about a brand called Lenovo ... just hopping off the forum to check them out.

i think unless anyone on here has any information oh is looking at getting one made up for him, then he can choose the ugliest and slowest desk top in town :arghh:

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I don't have an All-in-One but have a look at the Dell website. They have them and you can also customise.

All their computer models have customer reviews which can be very helpful.

http://dell.com.au/

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Another vote for Mac's for me. Got my first Mac (24" iMac) about 5 years ago and its still going strong as our main desktop, although it cost more at the time I'd have gone through 2 PC's in that time and be ready for another.

 

For a job I manage high end servers and I'm well capable of building my own (also have a VMWare box running linux, windows etc etc at home), but for basic "I want a computer to do web, email, video, photo editing etc you can't beat a Mac.

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Another vote for Mac's for me. Got my first Mac (24" iMac) about 5 years ago and its still going strong as our main desktop, although it cost more at the time I'd have gone through 2 PC's in that time and be ready for another.

 

For a job I manage high end servers and I'm well capable of building my own (also have a VMWare box running linux, windows etc etc at home), but for basic "I want a computer to do web, email, video, photo editing etc you can't beat a Mac.

 

Cheers,

We are going to look at the iMac's tomorrow, I have tried to put over a good case about quality, do you know if there is a SD card reader ....

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Cheers,

We are going to look at the iMac's tomorrow, I have tried to put over a good case about quality, do you know if there is a SD card reader ....

 

Mine doesn't but the new ones do http://www.apple.com/au/imac/ (look under tech spec's, its on the back).

 

Quality is one thing, and its very high*, but the reason I still have mine is it still runs the latest software quickly enough for me. If I'd bought a mid-level PC 5 years ago it would be struggling spec wise to run the latest windows/office etc. Mac's also don't suffer as much from fragmentation/software overload (loads of applications running in background, extra drivers, registry bloat etc).

 

When I had PC's I'd fully re-install them every 18 months or so just to clear them out - I've never had to do this with my Mac.

 

*Even though the quality is good the downside of all-in-one systems is if they do fail they can't be easily taken apart and fixed e.g. if the hard drive fails, its much more specialist - so consider an extended warranty. Less of an issue with SSD's but still possible.

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Got my first Mac (24" iMac) about 5 years ago and its still going strong as our main desktop, although it cost more at the time I'd have gone through 2 PC's in that time and be ready for another.

 

 

My non Mac desktop (a Dell PC) is still going strong after 7+ years and no problems. It's operated almost full time as the only computer for 2 users.

(I'll probably update by April next year when support ends for Windows XP ).

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I have used PC for years , and was kind of against apple as a company

However I have decided to to buy a Mac Book pro 15" as I produce music and wanted to use new DAW which would be more suited to macs.

 

$3000 dollars for a laptop is so expensive though.

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My non Mac desktop (a Dell PC) is still going strong after 7+ years and no problems. It's operated almost full time as the only computer for 2 users.

(I'll probably update by April next year when support ends for Windows XP ).

 

See my previous email, I wasn't talking about hardware reliability, by far the biggest issue with this is HDD's. I was talking about ability to upgrade to the latest software - try installing windows 8 on your 7 year old Dell & see how it runs. I can run the latest OS/X on my Mac with no noticeable performance hit.

 

If you're happy with XP no need to upgrade, the lack of support will make no difference to you - when did you last log a call with Microsoft?

 

P.S. In my job I've come across servers which haven't been rebooted ​in 7 years.

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Rather than going into the normal stores I visited a local pc dealer they can make them, the chap also told me about a brand called Lenovo ... just hopping off the forum to check them out.

i think unless anyone on here has any information oh is looking at getting one made up for him, then he can choose the ugliest and slowest desk top in town :arghh:

 

We are in exactly the same situation we have been looking at Lenovo in PC world and I like the look of the touch screen all in ones but I am now going to look into the mac as I hear good things about them....

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Mine doesn't but the new ones do http://www.apple.com/au/imac/ (look under tech spec's, its on the back).

 

Quality is one thing, and its very high*, but the reason I still have mine is it still runs the latest software quickly enough for me. If I'd bought a mid-level PC 5 years ago it would be struggling spec wise to run the latest windows/office etc. Mac's also don't suffer as much from fragmentation/software overload (loads of applications running in background, extra drivers, registry bloat etc).

 

When I had PC's I'd fully re-install them every 18 months or so just to clear them out - I've never had to do this with my Mac.

 

*Even though the quality is good the downside of all-in-one systems is if they do fail they can't be easily taken apart and fixed e.g. if the hard drive fails, its much more specialist - so consider an extended warranty. Less of an issue with SSD's but still possible.

 

 

Thanks for replying, you have been really helpful ....

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We are in exactly the same situation we have been looking at Lenovo in PC world and I like the look of the touch screen all in ones but I am now going to look into the mac as I hear good things about them....

 

you very rarely hear anything bad about Mac these days, I think I have persuaded my oh, just copied and pasted ozziepoms post & emailed it to him, plus i don't think he likes the idea of windows 8 ,,,,,

 

Good luck,

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It depends on your most important criteria. If money is not one of them, the iMac is simply the best hardware wise and you get good service. If budget is important then manufacturer is all the same to me, might aswell go for one that looks good. If you're a gamer you may want to go for a random windows machine.


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We ended up buying the iMac .... I am an Apple lover, but so many people have recommended them, easy to set up et et ... the only thing I am struggling with is linking it to the hi Fi system, so I have got the guys who installed the hi Fi to pop round again, I don't want to do more damage, I have already accidentally disabled two speakers :chatterbox: and caused other problems .....

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We have an all in one PC which is getting on towards 6 years old and it has been really good. Just recently we have started to see issues being highlighted with the HDD so we are swapping it out. Not difficult to do ourselves and pretty cheap.

 

Personally I would not have a Mac as I believe they are way too expensive for what you get. I also find them counter intuitive and awkward to use. On the flip side my OH says the opposite.


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Plenty of casual games available for mac, but still many popular games ( shooters, mmos) are only available on windows. You can install windows on your mac but many wont find that easy to do.


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My sons into his gaming is the Mac good for that ?

 

No, most games don't run on mac OS, and if you run a dual boot windows through bootcamp, there can still be issues. Hardware-wise, imacs have overheating issues when pushed to their limits, which gaming does. If you son wants to game, then I would go with a PC.

 

I've had an imac for 5 years, it was fine for everything except gaming, I mostly used it for photo processing. I did need a new harddrive in it's first year as the original gave up the ghost - luckily still under warranty, the DVD drive isn't happy as of a couple of years ago and makes ominous whirring sounds sometimes, and it's in the last few months started to complain/freeze/run slow. We've relegated it to internet/Skype duty and recently purchased an asus and an hp all in one, as they off much better hardware for the same money - unlike when I bought my imac 5yrs ago where it was the cheapest option if I wanted a 24" screen, as with a PC I'd have needed to buy a screen separately.

 

The hp came with windows 8 which my OH is hating. Would definitely recommend trying to get windows 7 if you go the PC route.

 

Gaming wise, both the Asus and the hp seem to be coping fine.

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We have a mac and windows pcs, I don't use the Mac. I prefer the monitor and separate computer as then if the screen goes its easy to replace. This has happened to me so once burned. I like having a desk top around they are easier to use than a laptop hate attaching keyboard to the lap top etc. Just not the same. I just bought an HP which is more than adequate for what I do, fast, etc. Still have my other Dell which is a very small unit and has XP which I do like for some things.


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