Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > iMac

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 25, 2011, 02:57 AM   #1
imacky
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Finally: New iMac 27" Model Purchased

Guys, my first expensive purchase of the year, Apple iMac, is finally here. You folks do/should know how it feels… heavenly awesome!

I've been closely tracking the iMac universe, thanks to the MacRumors forum and YouTube videos. I was feeling daft after a while and wanted to really buy the machine -- instead of drooling over the videos and the pics everyday.

Given the fact that I am from India, and the device was purchased from an Apple reseller (no official Apple store), this big guy was expensive. Really expensive. I had to shell out nearly 1 Lakh -- around $2200 -- inclusive of tax and the discounted offer that is applicable only for students. What I received in return was a massive 27" display bundling i3 processor and buckled with the rest of the standard specs that most of you already know of.

I'll cut to the chase and throw in my short review:

First thing you’ll notice is the high-end LED screen, the 27 inch adds enough space for you to browse the web, listen to music, watch movies and play with the docks. The screen and the keyboard is still wrapped with the plastic cover, but I’ll have to admit both the Keyboard and Mouse are super-nice.

I gleaned the information from the internet that using the magic mouse wouldn’t be easier for newbie users, but that didn’t stop me from trying it. In fact, Steve Jobs deserves two thumps up for coming up with this innovative mouse. It is perhaps the best mouse that I have used in my life.

Lots of application were pre-installed, and out of all those, I loved playing with the iSight camera -- especially the Photo Booth which is now my favorite time-pass tool. The iMac, simply put, is mesmerizing. Like someone said on the forum, once you have the iMac in your room, you’ll be tempted to renovate the whole room and this is exactly what I am going to do right away.



Should you (non-iMac owners) buy the device?


Why not? I believe there are a lot of Indians in this forum, too. Yes, it is pricey, but I took the initiative because... because this is an one-time investment. Really worth it. You can also go with the 21" model, but really... 27 inch beats the **** out of all the machines. Final verdict: Save money... and go with the 27" model (i3 or i5, depends on you).

I had to repack the device because I am getting a new table that can hold up the iMac and my 22” PC (any suggestions? I have planned for a L-shape table). I don’t have a Digital Camera yet.

These pics were taken when the iMac was on my bed (no kidding!). Never intended to show them off on the Internet, but because this forum has given me loads of info, I decided to make a thread and here are the blurry pics (you should know it was taken from Nokia Phone).

I'll update the pics once I get hold of a decent camera.

PS: I am a Windows XP user from past seven years and the iMac with the Mac OS is able to provide a cut-above the rest experience in computing. And I am absolutely loving it.






Last edited by imacky; Jan 25, 2011 at 03:04 AM.
imacky is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2011, 03:15 AM   #2
mrmarts
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Melbourne Australia
Congrats man on your purchase looking at the plastic on the glass brings back memories of the freshness of a brand new apple, my imac is about to turn 1 year this june, it has also been almost a year since i used windows which I'am never going back to.
__________________
Late 2013 13" MacBook Pro Retina | Time Capsule 2TB | Iphone 5 64GB Black | Apple TV 3 Bedroom | iMac 27" Late 2013: i7 3.5 GHz, 16GB Ram, 3TB Fusion, 780M, Pre Ordered |Ipad Air 128Gb Space Grey
mrmarts is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2011, 07:06 AM   #3
esfrost
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Looking good, mine looks the same. Less than 1 and a half month since i purchased mine. I still feel the pure joy, and smell the "new machine", when i arrive home after work, and its a pleasure to sit down, and use it after a full day of work on a 17" tft with winXP on it. The display is the best part for me, i just cant stop watching it, so vivid, and so clear. Have fun with your new mac and take care of it.
esfrost is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2011, 10:25 AM   #4
imacky
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrmarts View Post
Congrats man on your purchase looking at the plastic on the glass brings back memories of the freshness of a brand new apple, my imac is about to turn 1 year this june, it has also been almost a year since i used windows which I'am never going back to.

Thanks man! Still learning the ins and outs of the Mac OS -- took me a while to understand. Gotta admit the stylishness of the iMac makes my colorful room look dull. Hopefully, the new table should add the flying colors.

Quote:
Originally Posted by esfrost View Post
Looking good, mine looks the same. Less than 1 and a half month since i purchased mine. I still feel the pure joy, and smell the "new machine", when i arrive home after work, and its a pleasure to sit down, and use it after a full day of work on a 17" tft with winXP on it. The display is the best part for me, i just cant stop watching it, so vivid, and so clear. Have fun with your new mac and take care of it.

Smell...
that's something I have done with my iMac as well. Really... the joy in bringing an expensive device to your room knowing that you are the owner of this beast is truly awesome.

I have been unpacking and repacking it again and again. God... can't wait for this to sit on the new table along with my LG 22" screen, which will now be my secondary PC.
imacky is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2011, 11:01 AM   #5
Lord Appleseed
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Apple Manor
YOu guys are talking about the smell here i see. I miss it. They should really release a perfume with that smell...
__________________
sent from my MacBook using Keyboard
Retina MacBook Pro 2.3/16/256
iPhone 5
Lord Appleseed is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2011, 01:31 PM   #6
imacky
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Appleseed View Post
YOu guys are talking about the smell here i see. I miss it. They should really release a perfume with that smell...
Perhaps we need a new Apple cologne and apparels store.

Jeez! I can feel the fanboyism in me... ready to drop the bomb on anyone else who thinks Windows is better than Mac.
imacky is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2011, 02:27 PM   #7
Andeavor
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Lake Zurich
Welcome to the club.
Andeavor is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2011, 10:34 PM   #8
imacky
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macaroony View Post
Welcome to the club.
Thanks for the Apple badge .
imacky is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 20, 2011, 03:29 AM   #9
BikerAlley
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Shreveport LA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Appleseed View Post
YOu guys are talking about the smell here i see. I miss it. They should really release a perfume with that smell...
HaHa! We could could call it MacHappy, MacTastic or just the New Mac Smell.
the smell of a cardboard with a hint of styrofoam and just a touch of plastic..
BikerAlley is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2011, 09:10 AM   #10
Maltkvist
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sweden
Happy to read your review of your first iMac! I know the feeling, got mine last september and i'm having a blast with it
The unpacking was kind of magical for me. hehe
__________________
iMac 27", Late 2012, i5 2.9 Ghz iPhone 5 64gb
Maltkvist is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > iMac

Tags
imac, india

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brand new imac 27" model. GabbaGooch iMac 5 Nov 10, 2011 12:05 AM
New iMac 27" 2011 & Unacceptable Kernel Panics Prekesh iMac 4 Jun 9, 2011 03:24 PM
new iMac 27" i5 & i7 - is there still display problem? onefine iMac 15 Nov 24, 2010 01:31 AM
New iMac 27" i7, or new 15" i7 MBP+27" ACD? katyoshi Buying Tips and Advice 8 Jul 28, 2010 08:58 PM
POLL: What is your primary uses for the imac 27" model? gentleman00 iMac 14 Nov 21, 2009 08:33 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:21 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC