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Assembled Machine or Apple iMac???

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by abhi007, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. abhi007

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    I got sidetracked last year as I was planning to buy a high end configuration desktop but now I have finally decided to buy. What would you guys suggest me to go with? Desktop or iMac? budget is not an issue but for the price of iMac I am sure I can get a high end config. computer. Also, windows is my preferred option since it's a big hassle getting windows on iMac or I might be wrong...so let me know your thoughts. Also, let me know if iMac's perform better than intel i7....
     
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    using parallels, you can easily install windows on imac.
     
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    I love my IMAC, and besides parallels there are other similar disk partition software that allow you to install windows.
     
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    Imac just buy vmware and a copy of windows 7 and good to go.
     
  5. Peter Ngo

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    To be fair, it really depends on your preference. Some love iMac and some love self assembled desktop.

    You can get a crazy good PC with the same price of an iMac, i would personally go with an assembled PC since they are easy to upgrade and fix as well.
     
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    My question to you is many of the SEO Softwares are specially created keeping Windows in mind...does that mean I can install such softwares via these parallels on iMac or will I have a difficult time running them?
     
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    Also tell me about the performance...the iMac I am referring to costs around 92k in rupees overhere in India but it's an i5 with 8GB RAM...how does this compare to i7 32GB RAM :)
     
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    Apple iMac, I am using it and its really awesome.
     
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    Yes you can run all windows software on parallels
     
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    its similar to iphone 6 with 1gb ram is better than micromax 2gb ram :D
     
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    Dont go for imac, Get a high end configuration desktop. Trust me :)
     
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    Put your own together. Although Windows runs smooth on macs, you'll have more power on the assembled machine.
     
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    :1: Desktop bcs imac sux k
     
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    I would totally get an assembled PC instead of iMac.
     
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    Alright guys thanks for your inputs....will definitely go for Windows desktop :)
     
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    Now you need to decide what monitor you should get. I would recommend a 27 inch dell ultrasharp
     
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    if you care for windows then get a desktop as you will save a ton of random headaches of having to setup the imac via softwares not to mention the keyboard is different.
     
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    Windows are the #1 choice for me too as you will get an high end configuration. But I would surely prefer a Mac and get a VPS to run my tools.

    But yeah Mac sometime sucks big in India. ;)
     
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    Already got the monitor :) happy with my LG which I purchased 2 years ago...don't need to spend unnecessary money on another LED :) btw this is not for gaming but strictly for performance at it's best...you can say a beast!
     
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