I have decided on my next computer to be a iMac, The only negative comment I have heard is the wireless mouse, the battery life is very short and I should have a USB mouse. Anybody give me any feedback on this.
I should have added there is a expected update to ilife shortly so it may be worth waiting or finding out if you purchase a imac if you will get the updated software free when released if your purchase has the older ilife version
One of the reasons I chose a iMac was that my son just got the 27" all singing all dancing for his business, I liked it (but not the price) I went in the Electrical store yesterday and was quite impressed with the 21.5” Duo, does all I want and wont clutter up my desk at home even better than my current lap top. I was a bit annoyed with the sales guy telling me that MS office and iWork was similar price so not worth getting iWork, lucky I know the truth. So will probable drive a bit further to the Apple store to get honest info about these upgrades etc.
My neighbor who is a bit of a computer repairer guy said that the batteries don’t last long in the mouse. I didn’t want to buy a nice wireless setup to keep my desk tidy then find I have to get a USB mouse with a cable. The trackpad looks nice will be enquiring about that.
if you buy from John lewis you will get a 2 year warranty as standard . The apple care is recommended if you do not buy from John Lewis as it extends the warranty to 3 years . Had you thought of purchasing One to One it costs about £79 for the year and if changing from pc to Mac may be of interest !! but as your son owns a imac may not
John Lewis is not an option for me I’m afraid, I’m not UK based. I thought the set up time for a new computer was quite quick with iMac and thought it didn’t need a lot of looking in the instruction manual so the one to one I will leave. I will look to see how long the standard warranty is and then make a decision.
I have had an iMac for seven or eight months. I switch it on about 0700 and off about 2200 the same applies to the wireless keyboard and mouse. I have not had to replace the batteries in the keyboard but I have replaced them in the mouse three times so I would guess they last about 3 months. As a retired old wrinkley I spend all my spare time on my computer probably 4-5hrs per day which I think is fairly heavy use. I always switch off the mouse and keyboard when I switch off the computer. Hope this helps Regards Noels