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coolbreeze
Feb 1, 2003, 04:51 PM
I am a recent switcher, and my new 15" iMac arrives on Monday. Well, I'm so impatient that I drove 3 hours to Comp USA today (the closest place to buy a Mac) to check out what will be on my desk in 48 hours. Yeah, I know. I'm crazy.

Anyhow, as soon as I walked over to the Mac section of Comp USA, there she stood in all her glory...the 17" iMac. Not even an owner of an iMac yet and I was already jealous. Man, that screen is SWEET. I played with it for about 10 minutes before I reluctantly walked over to the puny 15"er.

Of course I'm lucky to have bought an iMac, but I already want a 17" one. For those of you that have a 15", do you regret your purchase? BTW, my iMac has 512RAM, 60gig, DVD-R, etc, so it is a very decent machine. But it's just the screen....

arn
Feb 1, 2003, 04:53 PM
Originally posted by coolbreeze
I am a recent switcher, and my new 15" iMac arrives on Monday. Well, I'm so impatient that I drove 3 hours to Comp USA today (the closest place to buy a Mac) to check out what will be on my desk in 48 hours. Yeah, I know. I'm crazy.


doh.... if you don't mind me asking... did you know that there are serious rumors of new imacs coming out on Tuesday with price drops?

arn

yzedf
Feb 1, 2003, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by arn


doh.... if you don't mind me asking... did you know that there are serious rumors of new imacs coming out on Tuesday with price drops?

arn

newbies ;)

coolbreeze
Feb 1, 2003, 05:02 PM
Originally posted by arn


doh.... if you don't mind me asking... did you know that there are serious rumors of new imacs coming out on Tuesday with price drops?

arn
Good point arn; bet everyone is thinking that. I have read all the hype about new iMacs, but given the price I got this one for, I am still coming out way ahead. I bought it from a member here on the "for sale" forum...for $1100.

Quick specs- DVD-R, 512 RAM, 800mhz, 60gig, 3-year Applecare (2.5 years left). This deal was too good to pass up, so I had to jump on it. I wanted a 17", but couldn't justify the extra $700-900.

coolbreeze
Feb 1, 2003, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by yzedf


newbies ;)
Well, I may be a newbie, but I am very aware of Apple's equipment. Been reading this board for >9 months, and looking forward to switching when I could afford to. I found a deal, and jumped on it. I do know that Apple will not be offering a 17" DVD-R, blabla for $1100, so I took what I could get (even if new iMacs are coming out on Tuesday).:cool:

sparkleytone
Feb 1, 2003, 05:52 PM
newbie or not, that is a great deal.

cr2sh
Feb 1, 2003, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by coolbreeze
I wanted a 17", but couldn't justify the extra $700-900.

Drop another $700 and get an additonal 17" Apple LCD... monitor spanning is sexy. Once you get the machine, I really doubt you'll regret it. That's a great buy!

arn
Feb 1, 2003, 06:34 PM
Originally posted by coolbreeze

Good point arn; bet everyone is thinking that. I have read all the hype about new iMacs, but given the price I got this one for, I am still coming out way ahead. I bought it from a member here on the "for sale" forum...for $1100.

Quick specs- DVD-R, 512 RAM, 800mhz, 60gig, 3-year Applecare (2.5 years left). This deal was too good to pass up, so I had to jump on it. I wanted a 17", but couldn't justify the extra $700-900.

Gotcha... makes sense... and it is a good deal. I doubt anything on Tues will change that.

arn

MacFan25
Feb 1, 2003, 06:59 PM
Sounds like a good deal.

Computer_Phreak
Feb 1, 2003, 07:03 PM
Originally posted by cr2sh


Drop another $700 and get an additonal 17" Apple LCD... monitor spanning is sexy. Once you get the machine, I really doubt you'll regret it. That's a great buy!

I dont think you can span monitors with the iMac.

cr2sh
Feb 1, 2003, 07:13 PM
Originally posted by Computer_Phreak
I dont think you can span monitors with the iMac.

That does appear to be true... hmm, you learn something everyday.

vniow
Feb 1, 2003, 07:18 PM
People have done it with the 17", but no success with the 15".

benixau
Feb 2, 2003, 12:33 AM
the 17" imac has a gf4mx with two video ports (one inside for LCD).

the pmac has a gf4mx with two video ports.

see a trend?? the 17" can because the graphices card has the ability. like the DP867 has been slowed down by apple the 17" imac has had its monitor spanning disabled by apple for marketing.

sorry 15" owners. the gf2mx you got is the one in the ibook. no monitor spanning for you. i got a pmac :D

springscansing
Feb 2, 2003, 02:07 AM
Originally posted by yzedf


newbies ;)

Shut up. Don't be a jerk.

leghorn
Feb 2, 2003, 03:04 AM
You did get a good deal w/ the Applecare you offset cost to about $940 for the hardware.

The problem is you're 2 or 3 lousy days away from updates w/ potential increased functionality for an all-in-one system that isn't upgradable (limited).

Still you did well, but if I were you I wouldn't look at the Apple site for a couple of months. The revs will only hurt and not only the 17's. But, I also think it's probably a good idea whenever anyone purchases a new system that they stop 'shopping.'
So no more trips to CompUSA. :)
No good will come of it.

WannabeSQ
Feb 2, 2003, 03:19 AM
For a new user, and for that deal, I think he made a good choice. And look at it from another perspective, the person selling it might be looking forward to the iMac updates, and if his old one didnt sell, he might not have been able to buy the soon to be released ones.

springscansing
Feb 2, 2003, 09:19 AM
He got a good deal. It's not like G4s are going to get a lot faster anyway, heh.

And bluetooth and airport extreme do not help out everyone. I'd have virtually no use for them personally really.