dealsapple imac quad-core i5 desktop with 21.5" led…

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enough with the apple crap already.

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@pinchecat: Amen to that! Expensive and software-limited. One could put Windows 7 on it and make it useful though.

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Is this a good price with this configuration?

edit: $150 less than apple.com

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@kc5rbq: yeah you could do that unless you video edit with final cut and use it in conjunction with adobe. But I guess if your punching numbers all day windows is what you would want.

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Its not a horrible price for an all in one computer that's capable of running decent software. Think of it as a laptop you can't fold in half, that you can also run Mac OS on without hacking it.

If I had a spare grand laying around, I might go for it, but thats an awful lot to spend when I already have a decent laptop and a top of the line gaming rig.

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@b2rstudio: To be fair you can use a windows computer for video editing, the only catch is you won't be final cut but that's hardly an issue.

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@kill: I guess, but I will always choose final cut pro over corel, magix or even avid

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All thou I understand its an apple products its fair in my opinion to point out that windows all in one pcs can probably be found for 100-200 dollars less on amazon with basically the same specs. If you wait on woot that savings will probably be even more.

If apple software is that important go for it, but there are plenty of all-in-one comps that are much cheaper then this with roughly the same specs.

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You Apple bashers are so funny. Why do you feel so threatened by Apple? I get that your machines were less expensive, but is it so wrong for folks to enjoy a computing experience that is 1000% more user-friendly, and actually looks and feels nice? Not everyone wants to have to "dig in" to their computer. Some folks just want to jump on and do something without reading manuals and help articles. And since windows is perennially the WORST PIECE OF BLOATED PROGRAMMING CRAP THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN, some people opt for a more pleasant platform. Not a big deal.

I am relatively savvy when it comes to computers (no hacker, but I get by), but I personally would rather pepper-spray myself in the face while sitting naked in a kiddie pool filled with starving piranha than ever have to use a windows machine again. Enjoy your blue-screen-of-death, friends. I'll stick with my hasn't-crashed-in-3-years Mac, Thanks.

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@il divertente: Its funny... because your doing the same thing they are doing....

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@b2rstudio: I have nothing against final cut, well I'm not crazy about the newest interface but with programs for windows (or possibly something like Cinelerra for linux) that are just a capable as final cut it seems silly to refer to a windows based pc for "punching numbers".

Personally I use the Adobe Creative Suite which you can of course get for a macintosh as well. Either way you're good =)

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I read 'mice and cell phones' and just could not stop giggling...

"Darn it, those mice! If they use up all my rollover minutes, I am NOT cutting the cheese for them anymore! It's a FAMILY plan!!"

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@il divertente: I think Apple bashers generally feel that way because they've received comments from condescending mac users who like to put on a sort of delusional air of superiority.

It's all fairly silly as it seems to be people going to their base instincts and choosing a tribe.

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I am not a fan of apple, but my purchase of iphone few years back and ipad2 recently changed my opinion about apple gadgets. But still I would only buy macbook if i have spare money to throw. Apple is not bad, its a company. They show their products and u decide whether u want it or not. Other than that, better all in one pc's than this deal everywhere.

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LOL $1050 for a quad-core with 4gb's of the slowest ddr3 ram avaliable...do yourself a favor and get a windows rig, the $600+ you save will be well worth it if you ever want to upgrade...

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@il divertente: Threatened? More like enjoying making fun of people who like paying $500 extra for the same computer. I've been using Windows 7 for 2 years without reading any manuals - sorry you couldn't figure it out on your own.

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@pinchecat: "enough with the apple crap already." Last one to say that was Adam and look where that got him!

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@il divertente: "I personally would rather pepper-spray myself in the face while sitting naked in a kiddie pool filled with starving piranha than ever have to use a windows machine again. Enjoy your blue-screen-of-death, friends." Why a kiddie pool?

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@silveri: Well said. I don't generally have a problem with Apple. It's the fan club I don't get along with.

I bought my wife an iPhone and she absolutely loves it. She loves the simplicity and the "walled garden" it provides. Personally, I'm PC/Android guy because I like having the flexibility they offer.

I just built a computer with twice the RAM, a graphics card with twice the RAM, a faster Core i5 processor (3.5 GHz), and two 19" flat panels for that price.

If you are looking for a good deal on a Mac, I guess it's a decent deal. If you are looking for a good deal on a computer, you can almost get twice the computer for that price.

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Not only is this a quad core with a discrete graphics card(vs the integrated intel crap that comes in most all-in-ones). The whole system is built into a 21" IPS display. The display alone would usually set you back about 500 bucks. Operating system preference aside, to claim this is over-priced is a statement made in pure ignorance.

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@kagamari: He's not doing the same thing. If he went into the Dell post that's on the frontpage and posted that he would be doing the same thing Replying to a bunch of whiners who feel the need to come into an Apple thread and offer nothing of value is extremely different.

Also for anyone going around making the claim that Android/PC is for smarter mor technical people, this is a bunch of BS. Go to silicon valley and look at the people that make most of the software that makes your devices run, they'll almost all be using Macs and iPhones. I've been to Google's headquarters, everyone had a MBP and iPhone.

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Is there space in the chassis to add another larger hard drive? How about adding more DDR? Or should it be fine as is. I want to use it as a dedicated platform for a home entertainment system.

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@brasssong: There is only room inside for one HD. You'll have to use externals or open it up and swap it's HD for a larger one if ou want more space. It's not that easy to get to the HD, but you can if you want to.

It has two slots for Ram which are filled with 2 2GB sticks. I don't think you'll need more, but if you did, you'd need to remove the ram that comes with it. Accessing the Ram is extremely easy

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Overpriced and underpowered Junk, just perfect for Apple fanboys.

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@bootes: "I've been to Google's headquarters, everyone had a MBP and iPhone." Uh, you just confirmed that you have NOT been to Google's headquarters. It's OK to have a preference, but when you make up lies it just cheapens your argument. SMH.

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...eh apple, pc, they both suck... I like my typewriter just fine thank you... ;)

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@thatcrazyruski: Are you saying you're on the interweb with a typewriter?

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@thatcrazyruski: I don't think I'd want one of those dinosaurs anymore. At least with a computer I can correct typing mistakes before printing without using white-out.

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Just build a hackintosh and be done with it.
http://www.hackintosh.com/

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Same deal as the Woot for Christmas Eve. Because my Dell, with Win 7 and IE 9, was getting annoying, I spent the day studying the 14 pages at Woot of reviews and rants (imagine this page times 14). I'd been contemplating a move for many years. Did not learn anything new. What brought me around was checking Consumer Reports' chart of reader scores on Tech Support, phone and online, and percent of problems solved. No other manufacturer scored in the same zip code as Apple. My new iMac should arrive Wednesday.

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@aaltofan I have a 27" i7 imac, 2 15" macbook pro unibody, a 15" macbook pro aluminum, a 13" macbook pro and have built 2 hackintoshes.

Both hack-in-toshes work well but have minor annoyances and no display comes close to the iMac's display... Hack-intoshes are worth the names they are given.

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@jcmelton: but not twice the monitor... put a comparable display into the mix and re-check your estimates

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@il divertente: I actually managed to crash my macbook once. I got so excited to see the screen that I almost instinctively pressed cmd + shift + 4 only to realize it does not work when the machine crashes.

It was in different languages and just told me to keep holding the power button. I don't know if I have ever been as excited by an error message before or since.

True story.

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@thatcrazyruski: Wow...a typewriter? LOL have fun with that overpriced piece of junk. I'll stick to my pen and paper thank you. All the functionality of a typewriter plus the added capability to draw doodles and upgrade to dual input (pen AND pencil) at a FRACTION of the price.

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@bootes: what the first two people did was whine about apple and call it crappy software that wasn't good for anything. He could have simply called out how apple did have many applications.

But he didn't he resorted to the same fan-boy BS that the first two posters did. Called windows crap.

The reason why people use apple computers in professional environments because its easier and i believe legal to have both windows and apple OS on the same computer. And for people who program for a living thats needed.

For the average day to day user windows/android offers more freedom then a iphone which most people like and when it comes to computers offers computers with twice the specs for the same price. Apple makes up for it by trying to make software that appeals to more creative audiences imo. Personally I'm a windows person simply because I'm no going to spend 600 dollars over price. iphone is great, I just don't like there pcs

Each are great in there own ways end of story.

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@silveri: You actually pay for that Adobe Suite?

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@jasonxoc: Meh...monitor is fodder. I personally can't tell the difference between 1080p and 720p. I have a three monitor setup right now using SoftTH for iRacing, DCS A-10C, and whatever else I want. I could have had 2 X 21.5" monitors for another $70. I chose the 19" monitors because I already had one and didn't particularly want to buy a third to make a matched set.

The fact that you focused on the monitor and missed the fact that my lowly $1K PC has nearly twice the horsepower speaks volumes. Means you are likely either a fanboy or a troll (or possibly both). That's generally the issue I have with most Apple fans. They ignore common sense and objective opinions and would rather die for the brand rather than admit that it's not the end all, be all.

When your warranty wears expires on your all-in-one, see how much good your monitor does you when your Mac dies.

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@daiuy: If you're tired of IE9, there are much better solutions. Chrome and Firefox are both awesome and my Opera experience was ok, but not great.

Also, if you are tired of Win7, I suggest you try out Ubuntu. I'm fairly tech-savvy, but you definitely don't have to be to use the latest Ubuntu. The user interface is really nice and it's kind of a mix between Windows and Mac. I have it running alongside my Win7 and I use it more than Win7. Plus, if you aren't familiar with installing an OS, the wubi installer does it all in Windows for you. Give it a shot.

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@il divertente: "You Apple bashers are so funny. Why do you feel so threatened by Apple?"

Why are you so threatened by Windows? did you get stung as a kid?

"I get that your machines were less expensive, but is it so wrong for folks to enjoy a computing experience that is 1000% more user-friendly, and actually looks and feels nice?"

Windows 7 looks, feels, and acts quite nice. Have you ever used it?

"Not everyone wants to have to "dig in" to their computer. Some folks just want to jump on and do something without reading manuals and help articles."

Windows 7 is nothing like windows 3.1 its easier than Mac OS.

"And since windows is perennially the WORST PIECE OF BLOATED PROGRAMMING CRAP THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN, some people opt for a more pleasant platform."

Microsoft built win7 from the ground up, removing all old code. Win Vista used coding from every windows version starting with Win 3.1, thats why it sucked so hard. Win7 is streamlined, pretty, and I've yet to ever crash it.

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@kagamari: You figured it out! Good job!

@silveri: When you have an actually superior position, it's neither delusional nor an "air". It might be snooty, but look at the comments and see who started that mess...

@gpstowell13: The problem that Windows geeks never seem to understand is that all the specs in the world can't change the fact that you're still using a horrible, horrible OS. It's not the machine, it's the experience. You may well have quadruple my processor speed, and a million times more ram, and I'd still be having a better computing experience.

@nanaejt: Cute. I went for the kiddie pool 'cause they're funny, but you go ahead and suggest a venue that you like, and we'll put me and the fishies in that, instead. Mmmmkay?

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@il divertente: " Enjoy your blue-screen-of-death, friends. I'll stick with my hasn't-crashed-in-3-years Mac, Thanks."

Interesting statement. I haven't had a BSOD in 7 years... In fact, I was shocked last time I had a BSOD, and wanted to get a screenshot of it. OSx 10.5.0 and 10.5.1 on the other hand both had issues with "Bluescreens" because the almighty computing God Steve jobs rushed his product to market to compete with either Vista or Win7 beta testing, to prove he had his crap together, when he didn't. Thats why within a week, there were patches to get to 10.5.2 to fix all the problems with 10.5.0 These issues returned again with the update to 10.5.7 as well.

I own PC's with MacOS 8.1-9.1, MacOSX 10.2-10.5, FreeBSD, Linux, BeOS, Win98-win7. "ease of use" is a $500 illusion: How hard is it to grab a mouse, point and click? ALL computers use this interface, its just some of them let you use a command line occasionally as well.

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Haters gotta hate. This iMac is an outstanding computer both at home and in the classroom. And this is a very good deal as well!

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It's $150 less than Apple's price. Not bad.

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I actually bought this particular deal (on Dec 24th, when they were offering on Woot). It is new, and $150 less than the Apple store price, I'm pretty pleased with what I received. The display is gorgeous, and it runs numbers heavy programs (such as STATA) without the buggy-ness that I experienced on Windows boxes.

Seriously, its a pretty good deal if your fond of mac based machines.

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@waltertangofoxtrot: 'Microsoft built win7 from the ground up, removing all old code. Win Vista used coding from every windows version starting with Win 3.1, thats why it sucked so hard.'

Um, I reverse-engineer Windows for a (legitimate) living and I can tell you that major parts of the Windows 7 low-level kernel have not changed since Windows NT, released almost 20 years ago. That's not necessarily a bad thing - if it ain't broke...

FTR, I use Windows at work and at home, but I have nothing against Apple products.

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@jcmelton: Uh, the fact that you consider the monitor 'fodder' is telling of what you understand about monitors and what this one is purposed for.

It is an IPS display, meaning not only that it keeps better coloring across a MUCH better range of viewing angles, but that it has a wider color gamut and therefore, better color reproduction. If you make your money editing/creating photos/video, you better have an IPS display sitting in front of you...

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I think putting this item on moofi was a brilliant idea on Woot's part. It seems to me, at least, that woot's business strategy should generally focus more on impulse purchase items, and an item costing this much (regardless of the apple vs. the world debate... ugh people, grow up and accept people have different preference than you, and that's ok) doesn't seem to fit quite into the standard woot business model.

Though I suppose home.woot is becoming an exception, though from what I understand that site was never shy about saying that it was a pricier woot for house wares, as opposed to items people who keep sloppy budgets (like me) might be willing to pull the trigger on.

Though I still classify my forced heated air dish rack an impulse purchase. And one that I do use pretty much every day, thanks again woot!

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@cloudyview: Uh, the fact that you are defending the monitor, tells me you are also a fanboy or troll. I typically don't feed trolls...or fanboys.

I made an objective opinion about the cost of computers. I didn't bash your beloved Mac. I simply made a statement about the fan club, which you seem to keep confirming.