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This is all through normal activity.

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same thing happened to me...except i left it on overnight. woek up in the morning to find part of it had burned off. if you call apple...they will apologize and then send you to someone who will ask you many questions like "was your hand burned when you attempted to remove the Power Supply" "was your laptop damaged" etc. theyll send you a new one, and you send the old one back in prepaid box

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Thats crazy that it would set on fire when you were just doing normal things. Well, at least you get a new magsafe for free.

 

 

For what, mental anguish?

If higher insurance costs are gonna make my iMac more expensive, you better not! ;)

Why would you ever even think of buying an iMac?? For what you pay you dont get much of a computer. For what Apple charges, you should get a better processor (not a laptop one) and a waaay better video card.

Be smart, buy the only two Macintosh computers that dont suck (in terms of what you pay and what you get) : the Macbook and Macbook Pro.

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Thats crazy that it would set on fire when you were just doing normal things. Well, at least you get a new magsafe for free.

Why would you ever even think of buying an iMac?? For what you pay you dont get much of a computer. For what Apple charges, you should get a better processor (not a laptop one) and a waaay better video card.

Be smart, buy the only two Macintosh computers that dont suck (in terms of what you pay and what you get) : the Macbook and Macbook Pro.

Err, oh really? Give me a bit to find the Best Buy advert that had all the prices and specs of All-In-One Machines on their front page, the iMac was by far the best deal. I specifically remember the (ugly) all in one Sony that featured a 1.83GHz Core 2 Duo Merom, 2GB of RAM, and a 160GB HDD for $1,700 compared to the advertised iMac, which had better specs, for somewhere around $1,00 (can't remember the exact price).

 

If I find it, I'll scan it and post it up on here. For what you get, the iMac is a GREAT machine and would recommend it to anyone who wants a good, family future-proof computer.

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Be smart, buy the only two Macintosh computers that dont suck (in terms of what you pay and what you get) : the Macbook and Macbook Pro.

 

i`m agreed with that,the best machines form cupertino are macbooks and macpros ....

 

but this is not the topic to discuss about that,you have plenty of topics for that ...

 

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Why would you ever even think of buying an iMac?? For what you pay you dont get much of a computer. For what Apple charges, you should get a better processor (not a laptop one) and a waaay better video card.

You make too many assumptions:

  • I need a better video card than a 7300
  • They are expensive where I live
  • A 17" screen is suitable

Obviously I am waiting on the updates to the iMac line.

Frankly I'd pay extra to get rid of the floor box. Sick of all the cables that look like {censored} and collect dust under my glass desk.

 

Be smart, buy the only two Macintosh computers that dont suck (in terms of what you pay and what you get) : the Macbook and Macbook Pro.

This makes no sense.

If they are using common parts, which you know from your previous statement, if the iMac is a rip off, why would I pay more for the same power and feature set when I'm looking for a desktop? :)

 

If I wanted a laptop I wouldn't have mentioned an iMac. Not everyone likes laptops, and I'm one of them. :)

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Err, oh really? Give me a bit to find the Best Buy advert that had all the prices and specs of All-In-One Machines on their front page, the iMac was by far the best deal.

 

If your specifically looking for all in one machines, sure, maybe the iMac is the best. In terms of how much more expensive all in one desktops are, and how you cant upgrade them I personally wouldnt want one. But I had forgotten that everyone is not me, and some people really want an all in one computer.

 

You make too many assumptions:
  • I need a better video card than a 7300
  • They are expensive where I live
  • A 17" screen is suitable

When I said expensive, I meant when compared towards traditional desktops.

Obviously I am waiting on the updates to the iMac line.

Frankly I'd pay extra to get rid of the floor box. Sick of all the cables that look like {censored} and collect dust under my glass desk.

Well in that case, you are a customer who prefers an all in one desktop. And, as iDerf2006 said, the iMac is your best choice. Sorry, I did not realize your situation.

This makes no sense.

If they are using common parts, which you know from your previous statement, if the iMac is a rip off, why would I pay more for the same power and feature set when I'm looking for a desktop? :)

I meant that when you compare the iMac and Mac Pro to traditional desktop PCs, Apples offerings are more expensive. However, when you compare the MB and MBP to other laptops (with the same internal hardware) the Apple offerings are well priced. (and they are ussually smaller, and more attractive. Plus, a lot of laptops dont come with a built in webcam standard.)

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I meant that when you compare the iMac and Mac Pro to traditional desktop PCs, Apples offerings are more expensive. However, when you compare the MB and MBP to other laptops (with the same internal hardware) the Apple offerings are well priced. (and they are ussually smaller, and more attractive. Plus, a lot of laptops dont come with a built in webcam standard.)

Obviously if you are comparing a custom built box you can always be cheaper than a dealer, that's nothing new and applies to PC dealers also. (You've avoiding the OS charge which is a big part and using OSx86 you aren't buying OS X either.)

So it makes your comments a little bit misleading to the average user.

 

I just priced a comparable system at Dell Canada to the 20" iMac. iMac was $1699. Dell system without bluetooth and iSight camera $1488.

(Virtually identical components)

 

I'll pay $211 more to get rid of the wires, the box on the floor and not have to worry about updates or problems in the future etc.

 

If you find a OSX86 compatible PC that is self contained like the iMac with a LCD and firewire, PM me, I would be interested. :P

 

Man you people obsessed with price would have gone nuts in the old days of paying $5000 for 33Mhz system. (Any vender)

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Man you people obsessed with price would have gone nuts in the old days of paying $5000 for 33Mhz system. (Any vender)

Well, I dont like to pay hundreds and hundreds more for lesser components (in the case of the Mac Pro compared to other computers). I recently speced out the iMac vs some Dells, and it seems you were right. While the Dells did have better processors, video cards and hard drives... it seems the difference was only $300.

 

In your case, the $300 dollars is justified since you want no wires, no mess and OS X. In my case, it isnt because I want the processor, video card and HD space.

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same thing happened to me...except i left it on overnight. woek up in the morning to find part of it had burned off. if you call apple...they will apologize and then send you to someone who will ask you many questions like "was your hand burned when you attempted to remove the Power Supply" "was your laptop damaged" etc. theyll send you a new one, and you send the old one back in prepaid box

 

Dang. :) Mine also melted down as well. When I brought it in to the Apple Store, they said since it was out of warranty, too bad.

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Okay, let me just out right say this...

 

WHO THE HELL MAKES THE SAME ADAPTER THAT IS USED ON THE IPODS ON A WHOLE MACBOOK?!

I am pretty sure an iPod does not require a lot of charge, and the size of the outlet adapter is quite reasonable, but why the hell are they selling the same exact one but under the MacBook name, don't they know that you need at least a brick of some size to have an efficient electric current and not some plastic casing with tiny wires in side.

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Okay, let me just out right say this...

 

WHO THE HELL MAKES THE SAME ADAPTER THAT IS USED ON THE IPODS ON A WHOLE MACBOOK?!

I am pretty sure an iPod does not require a lot of charge, and the size of the outlet adapter is quite reasonable, but why the hell are they selling the same exact one but under the MacBook name, don't they know that you need at least a brick of some size to have an efficient electric current and not some plastic casing with tiny wires in side.

 

Thanks for yelling. I have both the iPod and Macbook power adapters in front of me and they are *not* the same size and definitely do not provide the same amount of power. Even the the Macbook and the Macbook Pro draw different currents and thus have different sized adapters.

 

As to the original burning adapter, I brought mine into an Apple store and the guy just opened up a box and handed me a new adapter. In and out in less than 5 minutes without any hassles. You can even make your appointment online at your local store's concierge page.

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