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    Ranger 50

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    iPhone 5 vs iMac?

    Post by Ranger 50 on Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:29 pm

    Waddup y'all ladies'n'gents of le FA.
    Heeeere's my question for you today.

    Oh, and before I say anything, Apple haters, kindly refrain from too much flaming.

    I have a choice between the iPhone 5 (when it comes out in Autumn) and an iMac. Right now, I own a pretty basic MacBook White (yes, they still exist), an iTouch 4G and a 5-year old brick-thick Samsung phone.

    In terms of wants and needs, I kind of want the iPhone 5 more (according to rumours and confirmations, it's going to be pretty damned awesome) but I think for my study I need quite a big screen, and an iMac provides that (I also regularly use Logic and iMovie for music+film projects, so don't think I'm getting a £1k+ computer just for the luxury of a big screen). However, I always carry around both my iTouch and phone in the same pocket, and it's quite a hassle lugging the two around with me. It would be a lot more comfortable and efficient if I were able to combine the two into one (I use the phone for obvious purposes, and the iPod for music, reading, and games-on-the-go) and an iPhone is an obvious solution for that.

    What do you think I should get? In terms of cost, yes, I know the iPhone 5 will be a lot cheaper than an iMac. But I still have the choice between the two. The question is: What will I need more?


    Last edited by Sold Out on Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:25 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : A typo that completely messed up the first sentence; no wonder Ranger had to contact me via IM.)
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    Re: iPhone 5 vs iMac?

    Post by Sold Out on Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:30 pm

    Now I'll just give you some very basic numbers; no hating, or anything: You can get a full 16 gig ram, i7 etc. machine for ~ 700 bucks, while the iMac with the same hardware will cost well about 1300 or 1500, depending on the model.

    Considering that, I guess your parents don't want to buy you both the overpriced machines and that is just as well. I reckon' that this is all about the softwares that do have windows counterparts, but then, as lazy as you are when it comes to searching for good alternative hardware, I just would recommend you to get a normal machine with all the current hardware and install a cracked OSX Lion. It's basically a hacked setup of Mac OSX under a normal machine, often called "hackintosh". The only run-in is that it takes some work; due to my lack of previous experience I do not know about problems or how the updates work here. On the upside, you can have both a windows and a Mac OSX Lion at the same time, on the same machine. Contemplate the advantages and disadvantages considering support etc. on your own.

    I found a German guide for installing Mac OS X lion with the program called "kakewalk" ( [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] ), which takes an official Mac OS X Lion App store download; you can then proceed to install it on your usually-windows machine. If you want to, I can translate the guide for ya; it was pretty detailed and accessible.

    And for the smartphone, it is going to be over the current price standards by a tad, but not as much. I won't object too much here. While I personally prefer being able to control my software, you ain't an IT guy anyway, and we'll see how long your Apple fanboy-ism stays when you buy your own hardware. Now, the thing is, you might as well wait for a bit until there is some half-version update to the iPhone 5 (like "Get the new iPhone 5 extra-shitty 2.0 bling bling with the built-in asswiper app..."); by the time, the original 5er will cost considerably less, and in combination it might allow you to have both at the same time.


    Last edited by Sold Out on Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:30 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Fixed a horrible typo that destroyed the first sentence completely; no wonder Ranger had to ask what I meant to say via IM.))


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