Originally Posted by foodguy
on a somewhat related matter, after a long history as a pc guy, i find myself with an ipad and an iphone and an iquestion -- should i get an imac? itunes, cloud just seem so clunky through the pc interface. so, a) is there a big improvement with the mac, and b) how hard is the transition (jeez, i sound like man of lint).
I've been using Macs only since 2008. It's been a wonderful transition from sluggish PCs.
An iMac? I would say yes. Get the base model and it should last you for years. You might want to upgrade the RAM when ordering just to be future proof. I think you'll find iTunes on a Mac to be a superior experience plus Apple is completely redoing iTunes this fall for a superior experience.
As for the cloud.......I think it's great but Apple still needs time to figure it out completely. Much like Siri, iCloud has room for improvement. I'm not sure though you need a Mac to have a superior iCloud experience. I do think you'll appreciate the iMac in every other scenario.
You could also wait a few months and see if Windows 8 appeals to you before making a decision.