It’s on order…. but is it OUT OF ORDER??
I have recently taken the step of purchasing one of the new 27″ iMac’s from Apple, and I have done it in a particular way so that I can see first hand how the process works, and how this information can be passed on to any of my clients.
I consider this 27” i7 iMac to be my last purchase in this line for at least the next 3 – 5 years, so I have went for components that I know will last, and also at a grade that will do everything that I need now and in the foreseeable future.
So, this time around I move away from my current 24″ iMac and have ordered up the following specification:
3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM – 2x2GB
1TB Serial ATA Drive AMD
Radeon HD 6970M 2GB GDDR5
Apple Wireless Keyboard
AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac/eMac
Now, you will see that I went for the standard serial ATA hard drive, over an SSD drive, and if you read tech reviews and listen to many other people, they will say that by buying the standard SATA drive I am going to have a slow system.
While SSD drives are good, and slick, and I use them in Windows based PC’s that I have here, the real-world difference for the average user is non-existent in a decent specked PC such as this iMac. You will find things a few seconds quicker to starts up, a few seconds….
So, anyone contemplating getting a system without the SSD, please don’t feel you are somehow buying something substandard, slow or old, what you are buying is tried and tested technology that works, and works extremely well.
Memory wise I will upgrade the system to 16GB, but I will buy the memory from crucial (http://www.crucial.com/uk/) as it’s considerably cheaper than buying the memory from Apple… err.. VASTLY CHEAPER!!!
One interesting thing that I did come up against, after announcing my purchase on Twitter, was the general excitement from a lot of folk, who all wished me good luck with the new equipment etc., and a few snide remarks from some people as though I was ramming this information down their throats as though I was bragging…. and some of these people are not the type to purchase stuff with their own money… so talk about double standards!
Like a lot of people, I enjoy technology, I get excited with technology, so I like to tell the world about getting new equipment… more so when it’s a major purchased, worked for with blood sweat and tears. Anyone out there who feels that I am being elitist and shoving this down their throats, in some way to make them feel I am better than them, have more than them etc., are quite pathetic, sad and delusional.
We are all on different incomes, some people have excellent salaries, and some people just save up and buy once they have saved up enough money. Others will buy their equipment on finance, and some just have limited incomes and will never really be able to afford the equipment that they would like. That is just the way the world works!
To anyone who cannot afford equipment, be happy with what you currently have, and don’t go getting upset over something that really is trivial, after all it’s only computer equipment! If it really does get you down, then maybe you need to use what you have to try to generate money, save up and get what you want? Sure, it will take time, and require effort, but for most of us, that’s how manage to get what we want… through blood sweat and tears!
So, is it “Out of Order” to promote my new equipment online? Is this something that everyone now has to take on board, that by buying some new piece of hardware that is costly, we may be offending some people by daring to tell the world about it?
So, the order has been placed and in the next few days my new system will arrive, and of course I will bore people with a new un-boxing video….