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    Last week my old iMac (2009) started playing up and was eventually diagnosed with graphics card problems.
    So, after much deliberation I decided to upgrade to the new retina iMac, fortunately having a wife who is a teacher meant we got a decent discount in the Apple store.

    So far I've been very pleased. The display is extremely good, very clear with even lighting.
    Editing in Lightroom is good with no lags or delays, and response is generally better than my old iMac.

    The migration was easy and my time machine backup was easily applied and all accounts and info transferred to the be machine.
    Overall, I'd definitely recommend the retina iMac.
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    whats more amazing is the fact you got six years good use out of the old one ,and its probably still worth a few hundred even for spares and repairs ,i can never understand anyone not going for one

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    Quote Originally Posted by the black fox View Post
    whats more amazing is the fact you got six years good use out of the old one
    If the graphics card had not started playing up I'd have probably stick with it for another year or more, it was still running nice and quick and coped with Lightroom and Photoshop very well.
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    I use a iMac 27" during the day but when I needed to upgrade my laptop went for the retina mac book pro and you can see quite a difference between them looking at images side by side - Its probably going to be a good few years before I upgrades my Imac but it will defiantly be a retina display, or whatever there new screen will be by then

    enjoy the new machine
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    I replaced my 2008 iMac last year and got a few hundred for it. It worked fine but had slowed down due to the software I was running. I do know its still going strong. I do think they are ultimately worth the money because they certainly keep going for longer than a any PC I had before.
    Have fun with the new machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I use a iMac 27" during the day but when I needed to upgrade my laptop went for the retina mac book pro and you can see quite a difference between them looking at images side by side - Its probably going to be a good few years before I upgrades my Imac but it will defiantly be a retina display, or whatever there new screen will be by then

    enjoy the new machine
    I just upgraded my Macbook Air to the MacBook Pro. I did look at the the new Macbook and did a price comparison and decided that for the price I got more by going with the pro than the new Macbook.

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    Enjoy your new computer.

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    i,m actually on my third one ,the first did break after 4 years ,the second i sold after 5 years as a going unit and as far i know is still working ,and my present one i have had for a couple of years .

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    Quote Originally Posted by the black fox View Post
    whats more amazing is the fact you got six years good use out of the old one ,and its probably still worth a few hundred even for spares and repairs ,i can never understand anyone not going for one
    I am looking at a new computer right now. To answer your query, it's the cost, pure and simple. I know your argument will be that the cost over the life of the machine is far less, but, I find it hard enough to raise the 600 or so for a decent spec pc. To treble that budget and more for one with a half eaten apple on the lid just isn't going to happen any time soon. Just saying,

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    Quote Originally Posted by digiman View Post
    . To treble that budget and more for one with a half eaten apple on the lid just isn't going to happen any time soon. Just saying,

    Garry
    ;o)... TBH I only bought them as a tax right off
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