What's so bad about an iMac, /g/?
While I fully agree they're not made to work or game on, I do enjoy having one in the living room a lot. They are aesthetically pleasing, the screen is big, they're fast, dead silent, and you don't have to find a place to put some huge ass computer case with 300 wires going in and out in the room.
I love mine for selecting music to be played through the house, casual web browsing, and my girlfriend loves it because OS X is so easy to understand.
Is there any bad thing about it despite the price that I'm missing? I've had mine now for 6-7 years without noticing anything I miss. It's kinda getting slow now so I thought about getting a new one. Yes I use windows to work on, upstairs.
If they had useful shit as standard, like twice as many USB ports, 10gbe or more 1gbe and an adjustable height and swivel stand then they'd be useful if expensive. As is they're restrictive and way too expensive. Also their cooling system gets clogged up after a while, but that's standard fare for laptops.
You pretty much answered your own question
They're a nice thing to have, but they're not built for productivity, gaming, or customization. And they certainly aren't justified in the price.
The fuck you need 8 USB ports for? Also, it's a desktop, not a laptop.
I have a tablet. The screen is small, no keyboard, no mouse.. I don't enjoy it as much as a normal computer.
But that's what I like about the iMac. The screen is already big, and the screen looks good. It looks way better than my upstairs desktop's screen.
You are not welcome here.
You started a thread asking "What's so bad about an iMac?". You won't accept any type of reasons or opinions on why someone wouldn't want one. Literally any reason anyone could come up with MUST be wrong.
There was no point in asking the question in the first place. Go away.
You seriously like how the monitor is set up?
I mean the screen looks good, but it's so prone to glare and fingerprints, and the flexibility to stand up and use it while standing is zero.
But again, I only used them in labs and I was quite happy when they replaced them with Mac Minis with some proper screens that could even be rotated to portrait.
Only four was the main argument. I see my editors at work with stacks of portable hard drives needing to swap them in and out all of the time because there's only four, that's also using the thunderbolt ports as well. Now a decent NAS would help, but good luck getting good use out of that with a single 1gbe connection.
I'd rather not have the imacs at all or get som 10gbe over thundbolt things and have a decent NAS. But I'm an in office filled to the brim with MAC fags because it's a creative agency, it's horrible.
The only reason to get them is a pretentious feeling of superiority thinking you will look elegant and rich.
The sad thing about this is that Macfags are lower lifeforms than even Alienware gaymurs.
Alienware costs more than shitty Apple shit (which pretty much everyone is aware of), and they can at least play fucking video games and hold multiple OSs including being turned into a Hackintosh in multi-boot.
So basically, Macfags are poorfags trying to appear like they have money (by spending it on something that has less capability than Alienware shit), while Alienwarefags are the typical richfag who spends on an ugly edgy as fuck supercar (that at least has performance compared to those elegant pretentious 10 ton limos and shit).
Applefags are objectively lower than Alienwarefags. Let that sink in.
>I thought macs could dual boot windows
I wouldn't know. All i'm aware of is that Apple likes to have some components soldered and specially manufactured, and that they like to lock down shit (but i don't know the extent of it given i don't own any Apple shit beyond a Shuffle). Also that thunderbolt/firewire are the biggest pieces of shit in the whole technological world and history in terms of security as they allow direct system memory access and the ability to take over the machine completely (because there is a complete lack of any handshake measure or any security measure unlike shitty USB). Last i remember at least.
Apple doesn't produce any of its computer screens. It only has the manufacturing capacity for smartphones and form factors beneath that.
All its monitor screens come from LG, Samsung, and a few other manufacturers. Easily evidenced by the product code (to source the screen origin) if you know how to read it, something that any Apple repair main (private or sponsored) knows.
>wider color gamut than any sub-$1500 monitor
>custom designed cooling system with only 1 fan that never throttles an i7-6700k
>18,000 on geekbench
>can run any new game at 1080p on highest settings at >60fps
>takes up no space
>aesthetic as fuck
The real question is, why would you buy any other desktop?
Not bait at all. I have one myself and that's been my experience. [Citations] if you don't believe me:
I know its bait but...
For $3600 I could buy a cheap car, a TV, a bike and still have enough to build a PC that kicks the literal shit out of an Apple designed machine in performance and visual appeal.
David Di Franco here. I love my mac pro.
>dat mac pro design
the problem, and this is coming from a macbok user,is that you are paying top dollar for a powerful computer with a nice screen. The screen is definitely nice, but the computer itself is restricted and underpowered. I own a macbook because it may be pricey and propritarey but it does what a laptop needs to do perfectly. I find the only purpose for a desktop is workstation(rendering)/gaming, which can be run on anything, no real advantage to apple products when it comes to desktops.
I had an iMac before I made the decision of selling it and building a PC for gaming (which I barely use, tbqh).
They're really really nice if you don't plan to game.
And if you spec them well, they suffice your needs for some video editing.
I won't buy one in the future because i bought a rMBP months ago and it's all I need.
>What's so bad about an iMac, /g/?
>I fully agree they're not made to work or game on
At that price point they should be able to do those things. Just because it looks pretty in your living room doesn't excuse it from being a piece of shit.
Use case in general is a terrible argument. I go to school for architecture and because school get subsidized macs or w/e our computer labs are packed with iMacs ...which can't run any of the fucking software we use. It's mind numbingly stupid.
But that's just my use case and I'm not about to say iMacs are terrible just because they don't work for me.
...But they are terrible btw lol
>but the iMac's main selling point is the formfactor m8
Sure. If you like game console form factor where it has to be underpowered/underclocked and throttled in order for the fucking electronics to work every time they meet up with a higher than average performance requirement due to heat output, because they don't have any fucking airflow.