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peterjhill
Oct 9, 2003, 08:16 AM
Since the Apple tracking system (IMNSHO) sucks... Let's try to get more realistic estimates. Anyone with a Dual 2 Gig post their order date and estimated ship date. Then when you get your shipping confirmation, post a followup.

If enough people post, I will make up a table in order of order date. This way we can get a better feel for when they will come.

Skip any extras like monitors, as they will have little effect on ship dates.

Me:
1GB/250GB/No Airport/Bluetooth/No Modem

Order on:
09/24/2003
11:09 AM PST

Estimated Ship:
10/30/2003

quicksilver116
Oct 9, 2003, 09:26 AM
I doubt that we will be able to come to any sort of concensus, but we'll see. I should note that I ordered mine through the Hardware Discount Program as a Student ADC Member.

Waiting on:
512 RAM
250 HD
Airport
Bluetooth
ATI 9600

Ordered on:
08/14/2003
02:20 PM PST

Estimated Ship:
10/27/2003

lesklassen
Oct 9, 2003, 04:12 PM
Bought Duel G5's from University (Education Discount)

1 GB RAM
160 HD
Bluetooth
Modem
etc...


Ordered September 15th,

Estimated 3-5 Wait Time

Expected Between:
Oct 6 - Oct 20

SHIPPING DATE: OCT 14, 2003!!!!!!:D

jelloshotsrule
Oct 9, 2003, 04:21 PM
dual 2ghz

250 gb drive

9800

airport extreme


ordered on 8/29

"on or before 10/14 2003"



edit: educational order (individual)

quicksilver116
Oct 10, 2003, 08:25 AM
IT SHIPPED!!!!

Shipped from Sacremento at about 6:35PM yesterday. I can't wait!

nospleen
Oct 10, 2003, 08:26 AM
Ordered from Backtothemac on 9/23, received on 10/8.

peterjhill
Oct 10, 2003, 09:37 AM
So far...

peterjhill
Oct 10, 2003, 01:31 PM
is that it?

Jelloshot, you look to be next,
I need to add to the list that last saturday i configured an machine identical to the one I am waiting for, and they said 7-10 business days, which would be next wed. to friday for shipping. Obviously their tracking system needs help.

Makosuke
Oct 10, 2003, 02:50 PM
Personal Education Store Online CTO:
512MB RAM (why not buy cheaper elsewhere?)
250GB HD
Superdrive
9800 Pro
Modem (might come in handy for faxing)
No Bluetooth

Ordered 9/19, est. ship 10/27

This is sort of a pointless exercise, but it's fun anyway. It'll be intresting if there are enough responses to determine a method in Apple's madness.

Incidentally, the DVI-Video adapter and discount Final Cut Express I ordered with it shipped almost immediately.

peterjhill
Oct 10, 2003, 03:08 PM
Actually, i looked around at RAM prices, and there was not a significant difference at crucial.com, that I just went with the apple ram. I plan on getting more later, but 1 GB will hold me for a few months.

I really don't care about the est. ship date, since I think it is full of ****. I think the comparison of order date vs actual ship date will be helpful in getting an idea when my machine will ship.

macrumors12345
Oct 10, 2003, 03:24 PM
Stock Dual G5 except minus the modem, plus an Airport Extreme Card. Ordered though ADC Student Developer Program.

Ordered on 8/27/03.
Estimated to ship on or before 10/10/03.
Shipped on 10/7/03.
Estimated to arrive on 10/14/03. =)

mystixman
Oct 10, 2003, 04:56 PM
Ordered 08/17/2003 via ADC (Student)

Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5
512MB DDR400 (PC3200) - 2x256
160GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
Super Drive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
BlueTooth Module
Airport Extreme Card
Apple Keyboard & Mouse

Estimated ship date: 10/29/03 or before

peterjhill
Oct 10, 2003, 05:49 PM
I hope everyone's shipped, because mine shipped today!

Makosuke
Oct 10, 2003, 06:03 PM
Originally posted by peterjhill
I really don't care about the est. ship date, since I think it is full of ****. I think the comparison of order date vs actual ship date will be helpful in getting an idea when my machine will ship.That's the way I see it as well; noting the estimated ship dates is if anything more for fun.

Sorry to get a bit off topic, but:
Originally posted by peterjhill
IActually, i looked around at RAM prices, and there was not a significant difference at crucial.com, that I just went with the apple ram. I plan on getting more later, but 1 GB will hold me for a few months.
Really? So long as you don't intend to go above 4GB RAM any time soon (which I doubt I ever will, certainly not unless prices come way, way down), you can do a lot better:

Apple Personal Edu Prices:
Stock 512MB
1GB (+512MB) = +$225
2GB (+1.5GB) = +$945
4GB (+3.5GB) = +2115
8GB (+7.5GB) = +$4455

At Crucial.com:
256MB stick = $51.99
512MB stick = $92.99

so:
+512MB = $104 ($120 cheaper)
+1GB = $186 ($534 cheaper)
4GB (max possible with 512 chips, throwing out the stock RAM) = $744 ($1271 cheaper)

Apple's RAM isn't badly priced for 1GB sticks (OWC's a bit cheaper), but if you want to take a hit and just add 512MB sticks it's almost four times cheaper at Crucial ($186/GB instead of $720GB)

ryme4reson
Oct 10, 2003, 06:12 PM
I was at the Frys in Sunnyvale this morning and there were atleast 6 DP 2Ghz boxes sitting in the Apple section.

That sucks for all the people waiting to be overcharged for Apple Ram while units sit on the floor @ a store....

peterjhill
Oct 10, 2003, 07:17 PM
Ack, I was looking at the price of "1 gig of ram from crucial) not thinking that it would have bought me a total of 1.5 Meg including the two apple 256M sticks.

Oh well, Glad I only get 1 Gig, and at least I won't have to eventually get rid of the 256M chips when I eventually max it out.

I think that the life time of the 2Gig G5 is great, since it will take at least 8 Gigs of ram. Eventually I expect to be able to put in a 500 GB or 1 TB sata drive in my second bay for a nice cheap price. Who knows what I can put in the pci-x slots.

Looking forward to my machine.

mystixman
Oct 10, 2003, 09:23 PM
Now, I don't understand why everybody else's units shipped so much faster than mine. :confused:

macrumors12345
Oct 10, 2003, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by mystixman
Now, I don't understand why everybody else's units shipped so much faster than mine. :confused:

Might be the 9800 Pro? Somewhere I heard there were shortages....

jelloshotsrule
Oct 11, 2003, 08:18 PM
peter- i had 512 ram, and 9800 card.... no bt...

still no sign of shipping

guess it's the 9800. :(

madforrit
Oct 11, 2003, 09:44 PM
Education purchase

2 ghz DP
250 gb SATA
9800 pro


Ordered on: 10/11 (yay!)
Est. ship: 11/4


I wonder as of what date they'll start preloading with Panther. Oh well, at least I finally bit the bullet and ordered! :)

yamabushi
Oct 11, 2003, 11:19 PM
If there really is a shortage of 9800 pro cards, maybe ATI should hurry up and port the 9800 XT as well.

macrumors12345
Oct 13, 2003, 10:04 PM
Originally posted by macrumors12345
Stock Dual G5 except minus the modem, plus an Airport Extreme Card. Ordered though ADC Student Developer Program.

Ordered on 8/27/03.
Estimated to ship on or before 10/10/03.
Shipped on 10/7/03.
Estimated to arrive on 10/14/03. =)

Actual arrival on 10/13/03.

Wow, this is a FAST machine. =)

In theory it should be up to 10 times faster than my iBook/500, but it feels like even more of a difference than that sometimes!!!

Of course, I'm not even running Panther or apps compiled for the G5 yet...so it's not even a "fair" test yet. =)

jelloshotsrule
Oct 14, 2003, 09:33 AM
welp, it just arrived.... go figure

why am i on here when i could be setting it up????

Rower_CPU
Oct 14, 2003, 12:09 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
welp, it just arrived.... go figure

why am i on here when i could be setting it up????

d00d!!! ur so lovin life right now!

colinet
Oct 14, 2003, 07:14 PM
Education (individual teacher) order

AUSTRALIA

Ordered some time in July can't remember exact date from my local Apple dealer (Coff's Harbour NSW) - standard machine except 1 gig ram

Arrived on 3rd October

Since added 1 more gig Apple ram.

colinet
Oct 14, 2003, 07:26 PM
Re ram prices at least here in Australia

My extra gig of Apple's own ram which I bought through my dealer after my dual arrived (2 x 512s) actually only cost about $60 more than any-not-guaranteed-to-work-with-a-G5 third party ram I could find. Post fitted Apple ram seems a lot cheaper than built to order.

Makosuke
Oct 15, 2003, 10:13 PM
Hey!

I just got an automated shipping e-mail from Apple along with a FedEx tracking number!

Assuming that it's not just a glitch in the system (the tracking number just shows "transmitted to FedEx" at this point), that would mean:

CTO Educational DP2.0 w/9800:
Ordered 9/19, shipped 10/16.

I'd love to say "we'll see", but I'm leaving for Alaska tomorrow (now that's suck timing for you), so I may not be back untill well after the 58-pound beast arrives.

I'm still doin' the little dance.

lesklassen
Oct 19, 2003, 10:52 PM
Another Chart

lesklassen
Oct 21, 2003, 02:28 PM
I'm picking it up today. Yeah!....

Rezet
Oct 21, 2003, 04:40 PM
Originally posted by peterjhill
So far...


Do you really have nothing better to do man?

lesklassen
Oct 21, 2003, 11:56 PM
Yeah I've got tons of other things to do but I'm new to the Mac and I'm just trying my hand at being a little obsesive. Nothing more.

I got my G5 today and It's pretty cool. I huge! Super Huge but that works for me. Anyway I'm having a lot of fun switching from Windows Explorer to the Mac Finder...which I may add is kind of Clumbsy. But I hear Panther will solve that one. Anyway it's been fun getting to know my Mac though.

Tootles:)

mystixman
Oct 21, 2003, 11:58 PM
It Arrived :D