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hi guys,

im new to the thread. Im a hobbyist photographer turned freelancer. I normally use my computer for post processing at home. I am really thinking of switching from my pc to an iMac 21.5 inch. I would like to gather some information and feedback from you all how is the experience doing photoshop/lightroom in a mac. this will be speed, resolution, etc..

I appreciate all your feedbacks.

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i appreciate your response. thank you.

most likely i will make the switch. im just a bit worried about the core2duo processor (though 3.0ghz) as compared to the new processors now which is i3/i5.
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The iMac line may undergo an update in the near future. If one goes by the schedule Apple has been keeping for updating the iMac (6 to 10 months), on average it has been around 8 months. Since the last update was October 2009, that would mean a "possible" update is forthcoming around June or July of this year.

If you need a machine right now and really desire an i5 or i7 processor, you might consider the iMac 27". More expensive, yes, but certainly a lot more capable than the 21.5" model.

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The iMac line may undergo an update in the near future. If one goes by the schedule Apple has been keeping for updating the iMac (6 to 10 months), on average it has been around 8 months. Since the last update was October 2009, that would mean a "possible" update is forthcoming around June or July of this year.

If you need a machine right now and really desire an i5 or i7 processor, you might consider the iMac 27". More expensive, yes, but certainly a lot more capable than the 21.5" model.

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the 27" is really tempting. that would be the specs that i'd be very happy to have. unfortunately the price is way above the budget. do you have any idea what will be the specs of the new models they will lunch this june/july?
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As with every other computer manufacturer, including Dell, HP, Sony, Acer, Toshiba, et al; no one knows until the day they are released.

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I would have a look at pixemator. That is almost as good as photoshop and it only costs $50 last time I checked.
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If you sign up for SmithMicro's newsletter, they have pixelmator on sale for $30 it seems like 3-4 times a year also.

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the 27" is really tempting. that would be the specs that i'd be very happy to have. unfortunately the price is way above the budget. do you have any idea what will be the specs of the new models they will lunch this june/july?
Note that I said a "possible" update around June/July. Could be later or even earlier.

As far as specs of new models are concerned, only the folks at Apple know for sure. Anything else would be speculation.

Did you take note of bobtomay's post? His suggestion about subscribing to the Smith Micro newsletter is a good one. I subscribe and have been able to purchase brand name software at bargain prices from them. One such title is VMWare Fusion 3.X at about 33% less than retail.

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Did you take note of bobtomay's post? His suggestion about subscribing to the Smith Micro newsletter is a good one. I subscribe and have been able to purchase brand name software at bargain prices from them. One such title is VMWare Fusion 3.X at about 33% less than retail.

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Yep, that's where I got VMWare Fusion also.

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hi guys,

i just got my first imac last night. thanks to all suggestions. I look forward in all your assistance in the future.
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hi guys,

i just got my first imac last night. thanks to all suggestions. I look forward in all your assistance in the future.
Which one did you end up getting?

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Which one did you end up getting?
i got the 21.5" 500gb imac. im still finding my way through it. ive just installed photoshop in it. do you know any link for a photo mechanic download?
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