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My New iMac

Written by Wayne Ye  Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hooray! My new development & gaming machine - the later 2013 iMac!

I wrote this blog post to record my thoughts and feelings before and after I purchased this baby:)

My open questions and the answers I got from the Apple customer service

  1. I will choose a dedicated SSD, will it be PCIe based?
  2. Will the 2013 iMac easy to expand memory? Similar with the later 2012?
  3. If I purchase the apple care in Singapore apple website online, will it valid in case in the future I migrated to other country (for example, USA) ?
  4. Will the iMac pre-installed OSX mavericks?
  5. If I buy a external USB 3.0 hard drive, do you think I can install a windows 8 on it?

Upgrade it in a money-saving manner!!


Basic memory installed on the iMac is 8GB, if I choose to buy 16GB I gonna pay extra S$280 (approximate USD 224), according to my personality and habit of spending money, I will NOT do that! So does many other geeks: How to install extra RAM memory in the new iMac, actually installing extra memory for a 27 Inches iMac is fairly easy (while doing this on a 21.5 Inches iMac seems really scary, refer: 21.5-inch iMac Late 2012 Memory Installation Video, I am afraid of doing it^_^), so eventually I purchased a pair of Crucial: 8GB * 2, so I totally got 24GB.

Hard disk

The built-in 256GB SSD is my choice! I didn't choose the fusion drive (1TB HDD with built-in 128G SSD), because I want best performanceSmile; but I do need install Windows for .Net Development and gaming? I admit I am a purist at this point, I don't want Windows slows down my precious SSD, so eventually I purchased a WesternDigital MyBook Pro USB 3.0 external drive, I didn't choose a cool ThunderBold disk because it is out of a loser's (穷屌 in Mandarin) budgetSmile.

Why iMac instead of an ultimate PC/Workstation?

There are two aspects: positive and negativeSmile

Things I like for iMac

  • Gorgeous 27 inch screen
  • Incredibly fast (hardware) and stable (OSX)
  • Instant warming up (I can put it there for one week, and can wake it up to work within a second)
  • Developer friendly, built-in terminal, SSH, ruby, gcc, JavaScript support.
  • Keyboard is the king! I can achieve 80% of my work mouse less!
  • Wonderful ecosystem: homebrew, QuickSilver, MacVim, iPhoto, iTunes, etc.

Things I don't like for a Windows PC

  • Slow, I wonder most NT developers were developing based on high performance SSD...Win XP > Windows 7 > Windows 8 > Windows 8.1
  • Unstable: blue screen? A few times. Unresponsive UI? Several times! Slow response when I am typing? All the time...
  • Much slower after 3 months...Much slower if it was kept running for several days.
  • There is no way to use it without mouse...
  • The final configuration and the invoice


    Daily tech website describes the 2013 iMac's price is aggressive, IMHO, it worths the price!

    Working with it



    I love it very much! As I expected, it is deadly fast, super stable and reliable, instant warming up; When I am coding on it, I feel I am a genious who can solve problems with easy; When I am gaming on it, I enjoy and splendid image quality and ultimate performance!

    It is just awesome!

    --------------------------------------------------- Updated Nov 28th, I sold the original keyboard/mouse at S$120, because I prefer to use my Cherry mechanical keyboard and gaming mouseSmile.

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    败了Nikon D7000

    Written by Wayne Ye  Wednesday, December 8, 2010

    周六去星光入手了心仪已久的Nike D7000,配了个35mm/1.8 G,特别鸣谢Sean童鞋,不仅全程陪同,帮忙砍价,验机,最后还帮我全额付款,感动得我那个内牛满面啊^_^

    玩了两天,出了点片,this is just a start, 出片才是硬道理!!我会努力证明这款强大的机器在我这只菜鸟手上会发挥很大威力:)眼下还是很菜的。。。

    菜片showing below:

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    My new Dev box - HP Z800 Workstation

    Written by Wayne Ye  Wednesday, December 8, 2010

    两个星期以前我实在无法忍受Visual Studio 2010的缓慢,即使Disable了IntelliTrace以及别的一些的优化也没有显著改善,而我很清楚这台HP XW9400虽然也很强大很CPU主频很低:2.2G,CPU Rank 300名外。。 我向Manager申请一台新的开发机,老大欣然同意了,于是我跟部门的IT沟通说只希望CPU,内存,硬盘快些就行了,不要光驱和显卡。

    两周后Z800到货了!!CPU按我要求的是Intel Xeon 5680,6核主频3.33G,12M三级缓存,开启超线程后任务管理器里显示12个CPU!!8G内存加360GB 7200R/S硬盘(这个有点短板),没有光驱:)。


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    5000块笔记本 - Sony VAIO SR290

    Written by Wayne Ye  Sunday, December 7, 2008


    执行力+灵敏嗅觉,促成了这比划算的买卖,MS跟SONY的EPP砍下21%,再加上200美刀Off的coupon,最终check out时的价格是660刀,关于这个Hot Deal的讨论在“组织”里极其热门,过了好久还有人在问(后来Coupon到期了。。。),我没有错过!虽然这也许不是最划算的买卖,或者日后有更划算的买卖,但是这都不重要,重要的是我在一个正确的时刻,及时的搞到了这比买卖,足够精明^_^

    送货的时候出了点小意外,Fedex的策略我觉得有问题(IMHO),昨天中午(周五)我track问道包裹时发现“Delivery Exception – Customer not available or blah blah”,包裹此时在Kent, WA,离Redmond有19英里,一股不详的预感笼罩着我,毕竟上次我曾经有过教训(地址搞错了一点),我决定,这次无论如何也不能让那帮SB SBLG的把我的包裹原封不动地再弄回圣迭戈!!!


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