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Old Nov 30, 2012, 05:30 AM   #101
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Anyone one else think it's not as thin as the advertisement photo?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 05:36 AM   #102
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£1099 =iMac 21 (base model)
£1499 =iMac 27
£1040 = SSD 750GB

in other words
750GB SSD =< iMac 21
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 05:41 AM   #103
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I love the idea of paying 3k USD in USA and for the same model in Europe 4.1k USD... love the rip off and ppl will still buy it...
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 05:48 AM   #104
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Thanks for that. It really cracked me up!
We need a cooler word for the Anti-apple haters out there, who will twist facts in any possible way to make Apple look "evil".

How about "defaboi"?

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Old Nov 30, 2012, 05:53 AM   #105
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no more SSD in 21.5" model and only 27" model 768Gb SSD for 1300 bucks.
Apple made up a Fusion drive for lammers.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 05:54 AM   #106
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Anyone one else think it's not as thin as the advertisement photo?
If only that would quiet people down about that . .
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 05:56 AM   #107
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personally after messing with the configurations the 27 inch is a better buy. I may wait until march though to purchase. Its expensive so I need time to think about it.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 05:56 AM   #108
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If only that would quiet people down about that . .
Yes its incredibly annoying in every item about the new imac its thiness, as if thats the reason people would actually buy a mac.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:01 AM   #109
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you better wait for next gen with your mb pro - later even apple will give fussion as default - entry imac is obsolete piece of tech, no ssd in 2013 is a joke.. so, wait
5400rpm hard drive is your future mac fan boys
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:02 AM   #110
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BTO are quite steep

I'm seriously considering a Hackintosh now, since they seem to be working pretty well nowadays. Damn!
FWIW, I came to the same conclusion and ended up building a machine. I'm running an X79 board, 3930K Hex Core proc, 16gb PC 1600, GTX 670 hitting 20K+ Geekbench and I have less than $2k in it WITH a 27" IPS LED display (Korean panel from eBay, same panel in 27" screens/iMacs). ML is rock solid, never a single KP. It's beyond what a Mac Pro twice the cost will perform at and certainly the new max config iMacs.

It is not for the faint of heart and it's not going to be a vanilla install (requires some tweaking and compromises..ie. no machine sleep, no speedstep) but it's also been a very fun project. I'm overclocked to 3.8ghz (4.2ghz in win 7 where I get 23K geekbench!).. those are very conservative overclocks and beyond easy to configure with these boards. Even at stock speed she pulls over 16K.

The thread that got me going: X79
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:07 AM   #111
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FWIW, I came to the same conclusion and ended up building a machine. I'm running an X79 board, 3930K Hex Core proc, 16gb PC 1600, GTX 670 hitting 20K+ Geekbench and I have less than $2k in it WITH a 27" IPS LED display (Korean panel from eBay, same panel in 27" screens/iMacs). ML is rock solid, never a single KP. It's beyond what a Mac Pro twice the cost will perform at and certainly the new max config iMacs.

It is not for the faint of heart and it's not going to be a vanilla install (requires some tweaking and compromises..ie. no machine sleep, no speedstep) but it's also been a very fun project. I'm overclocked to 3.8ghz (4.2ghz in win 7 where I get 23K geekbench!).. those are very conservative overclocks and beyond easy to configure with these boards. Even at stock speed she pulls over 16K.

The thread that got me going: X79
What case are you using ?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:15 AM   #112
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7:00 AM in NYC just ordered two 27" maxed out on Edu store. Says delivers Dec 24th - 31st. Total with AppleCare, free shipping + tax = $6,108.98

Gulp, better sell 10 shares of AAPL...
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:19 AM   #113
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Last gen's decked out 27" iMac cost about £1700-£1800. This year (BTO CPU, GPU, Fusion, Superdrive add-on and Applecare) its been jacked up to almost £2000. *sigh*
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:33 AM   #114
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Ordered my 21.5 base model just after 8am. Can't wait!!
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:34 AM   #115
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anyone know how long until company discounts take effect - meaning any corporate discounts aren't showing up on iMac but on everything else....
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:38 AM   #116
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Ordered a 27" iMac with 8GB RAM (going to max out with Crucial.com) and 3TB fusion drive. I don't care if one drive dies because I use Backblaze to backup, as well as external storage to backup.

This is my first iMac purchase. Now what should I do with my Mac mini....
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:53 AM   #117
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hmmm, the 27" with 1GB 675MX graphics and a 1 TB Fusion drive, Apple USB superdrive and 8GB Ram and a i7 3.4ghz CPU is £2124,

a Retina 15" MacBook Pro with 1GB GT650M graphics and 512GB SSD and Apple USB superdrive and a i7 2.7ghz and 16GB Ram is £2764.

Hmm the iMac still gives good value for an Apple computer, will be faster, but that MacBook has the Retina screen but it's still 15".

And please can people stop winging pointlessly about the cost of SSD's? If you can find a 768GB SSD in the first place let alone one cheaper then Apple's then please post a link on here!

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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:54 AM   #118
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What case are you using ?
I went with a fairly modest case, the Corsair Carbide 300R. Was ~$65 or so. Since I wanted it to sit in the tower slot in my desk the size was important and didn't need anything too flashy.

Went with a cooler master 212 evo cooler since I knew I would not be doing any extreme overclocking. Might spring for an H100 at some point if a good deal comes along, they fit nicely into the corsair cases.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:55 AM   #119
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Anyone one else think it's not as thin as the advertisement photo?
Local Apple Store was just putting a pair of 21.5" machines out at lunchtime - it all depends on what angle you look at them from, but even when you can see the bulge they're nice-looking pieces of kit.

Ordered my 27" this morning. 2.9GHz version with Fusion Drive, £1,495 (Crucial do 32GB for £120, so will pick that up too). Let's hear it for student discount. . Only downside: 21 Dec - 2 Jan delivery window.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:58 AM   #120
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why no 3 TB Fusion Drive option on the 21.5" model?? i imagine that's kinda annoying for some folks that you'd need to get the 27" for that...
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:07 AM   #121
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:07 AM   #122
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Local Apple Store was just putting a pair of 21.5" machines out at lunchtime - it all depends on what angle you look at them from, but even when you can see the bulge they're nice-looking pieces of kit.
God to hear from someone who has actually seen them in person.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:10 AM   #123
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Called to upgrade my shipping and they switched it to expedited for free. They were probably going to send it that quickly anyhow but it's great knowing it'll definitely get here earlier. Great customer service. My phone call was done in 3 minutes with no wait time.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:13 AM   #124
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On a 21.5" iMac... you did make the right choice. 16gigs of RAM is more precious on that specific machine than the Fusion Drive. With the TB ports you could always pick up a faster HD/SSD etc.
The RAM is socketed, though, right? You can still upgrade with your own RAM on the 21.5", it's just that (unlike the 27") you have to open up the iMac to do it.

The 2012 iMac actually looks much easier to open up than previous models, thanks to the welded display. No more having to first remove the glass, then the LCD panel with ~18 screws...
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:13 AM   #125
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Thugly

This quest for the illusion of thinness has gone too far. It's got a tupperware bowl shape. It's ugly. I don't want that thing sitting on my desk.
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