Dell Customizable 8500 or iMac

by CrazyAdventure / January 12, 2013 7:05 AM PST

I mainly want a computer for multitasking, watching videos, playing music, and playing web browser games. I like having multiple programs open and/or multiple tabs open in my browser(especially with media such as videos and/or games, so I find my shockwave plugin crashing often.)

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Just checking
by bob b / January 12, 2013 7:45 AM PST

Are we talking shockwave player or flash player?

If this through google.

"disable flash hardware acceleration"

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by CrazyAdventure / January 12, 2013 9:17 AM PST
In reply to: Just checking

i Said Shockwave

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by bob b / January 12, 2013 10:52 PM PST
In reply to: Shockwave

Sometimes flash player is labeled 'shockwave flash'.

Folks confuse that with 'shockwave player'.

Their two different animals.

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Try the usual anyway.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 12, 2013 11:03 PM PST

Google this: Disable Flash Hardware Acceleration.

Also, you didn't ask a question. I would be guessing what your question is here.

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by CrazyAdventure / January 13, 2013 1:36 AM PST
In reply to: Try the usual anyway.

My question is should I get the base model of the iMac 27 or a dell 8500. Online it's on clearance right now, the clearance model is the one I'm looking at. There's also the 8500 special edition but I think I may go for the original if I go for the 8500.

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That's like asking
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 13, 2013 1:38 AM PST
In reply to: Question

If you want ice or hot cocoa. These are very different machines and very dependent on your needs and wants.

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by CrazyAdventure / January 13, 2013 3:10 AM PST
In reply to: That's like asking

I already described those and in those terms both are great but as for specs the xps 8500 seems to be better. I just wonder if apple may just be better quality and better support if need be. My current computer is a dell and I have a laptop that I mainly use for leisure and short consumption that is also a dell.

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Some folk can't make the change.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 13, 2013 4:19 AM PST
In reply to: Well...

All your apps die and some folk can't get their files over. Support may not extend to what you are looking for. That is, I rarely find much support at the store past the basics.

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Files & Apps
by CrazyAdventure / January 13, 2013 7:18 AM PST

As for files and apps well, I just mainly care about some photos. I don't use much of anything except some video players, spotify, and the internet. I got music on itunes but i know that can go over.

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Check over in the iTunes forums.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 13, 2013 8:50 AM PST
In reply to: Files & Apps

If it was that easy, you would not see the question "how to move my itunes to my new computer?"

Many folk don't have backup copies (or just have one lone copy) and learn something during the move.

Given the use you may like an Apple. No constant scanning for viruses.

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BAck ups
by CrazyAdventure / January 13, 2013 2:06 PM PST

I got my music on my laptop and phone so it's all good

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by CrazyAdventure / January 17, 2013 2:44 AM PST
In reply to: Try the usual anyway.

I've done what you suggested. Now that plugin just crashes less often than usual but still an annoyance.

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Then a little progress.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 17, 2013 2:59 AM PST
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Xps 8500
by CrazyAdventure / January 17, 2013 6:29 AM PST

Well I already decided on the iMac. You can't see the PC online anymore at least the model I was thinking about anyway because it was part of a clearance event. If you go to the member exclusive section you can see other models they still have left before they're sold out and gone for good.

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