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Quick iMac question
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Hi Guys,

I have a quick question for the more technically minded here:

I want to move over to mac from PC (various reasons), and have been looking at the 27" iMac Quad Core machine on the apple store. Could someone please tell me if this will be ok with Max as it is (I can't really afford to upgrade it over the standard model)? Also, how would the other iMac models cope?

Thanks as always chaps!

Stewart Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!

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6/13/2010 2:12:34 PM (last edit: 6/13/2010 2:12:34 PM)
show user profile  yeah_right

If you need to use Max, why move to Mac? Sure you can dual boot, but will it be worth it? I'm typing this on a 27" iMac, very pleased with it! You might want to take up Maya, which is available for OSX.

You can run Max virtual, though performance isn't great.

Long story short, iMac/OSX is great, never missed Windows once, except for Max!

Hope it helps!

I should get a sig

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6/13/2010 3:05:39 PM (last edit: 6/13/2010 3:05:39 PM)
show user profile  Kajico
I was on a dual core imac for a long time and that was enough to get me by for the work I was doing. It should be enough to run it, but do yourself a favor, use bootcamp and vmware fusion. that way you can dual boot when you need to, as well as boot that windows partition from within OSX when you need to as well

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6/13/2010 3:51:31 PM (last edit: 6/13/2010 3:51:31 PM)
show user profile  bonzepeet
The i5/i7's can sometimes run extremely hot under bootcamped win7 when doing CG work. Depends how much you'll be taxing it but we've had 3 machines with consistent oveheating problems that caused the graphics cards to constantly glitch out. Another machine gets so hot that the metal casing has started to warp.

The wireless mouse and keyboard are an arse to get to work on win7, unless someone's fixed that recently. Can't say there are many fans of the magic mouse in the office anyway, though.

No complaints other than that, though :)

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6/13/2010 4:33:02 PM (last edit: 6/13/2010 4:33:02 PM)
show user profile  geoffneck
Find out their return policy, if you can, buy/borrow one to test for yourself... if happy = keep, if not = return.

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6/13/2010 6:02:55 PM (last edit: 6/13/2010 6:02:55 PM)
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Cheers fellas,

Thanks for the replies, that's helped.

Stewart Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!

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6/14/2010 8:42:40 PM (last edit: 6/14/2010 8:42:40 PM)
show user profile  graphix72
Macs... ugh! Had to deal with them at work, never again.

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6/14/2010 10:35:24 PM (last edit: 6/14/2010 10:35:24 PM)
show user profile  wrcwrx
use vmware fusion. its a virtual machine that you can use to run windows inside of a seperate window with... thats how i use max on my backbook. not the fastest, but it works just fine unless you have like 1 mil polies or more...
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6/16/2010 9:57:33 AM (last edit: 6/16/2010 9:57:33 AM)
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