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Recently i have been thinking about getting an iMac (about a month after the next update.)
my reasoning is:
I rarely play computer games any more: with the release of crysis/spore/wow expansions and various other games not inspiring any excitment what so ever i have decided that i am just not a hard core gamer anymore, the two games im most looking forward to is the Xbox360/PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 or The Sims 3.
I have extra money: in alaska we get $2000 for sitting on our asses, that means i could buy a pretty much decked out one without hurting my pocket book (i dont count on the money as it changes every year, but it should be about $2000 this year)
I move a lot (this is the big one): i move from west coast to east coast about 4 times a year, i need something that travels better than my PC, but i am not a fan of laptops... at all.
I like the styling: this is a small point, but valid none the less. im willing to spend $2500 on a sofa if it goes well with my house, so why shouldnt the fact that these look nice count? ive looked at the HP, Viao, and Gateway/Dell one's to but they all feel cheap. which makes me feel that the extra $200ish dollars is worth it.
So i am at the last steps to buying one of the iMacs. actually will be buying it in about 4 monhts (after the new one is announced/released) and i just need to have the opinion of some people that have recently jumped into the apple camp. when i look online i find too many MS and Apple fanboys that its hard to make a decisions based off of what they say. i am mostly here to ask if there is a major flaw to these $2200 machines that i am missing.
keep in mind that i mostly use my computer to surf the internet and a few video games. i like to have a powerful computer for that. i also use it for video/music files and my Zune. i would put Windows 7 and of course OSX.6 on it.
i just hear so much about how shitty and how good these systems are, what is the bad part about it, and what is the good part about the software? i know i wont be getting the most powerful computer for my money, but for my portability i think it will be pretty good (again i hate laptops) but i need to know if there is something really bad about them that most people would be unaware of. is there a good reason so many people seem to hate them so much?