2' iMac to be delivered today! (a week early) [UPDATED W/PICTURES!]

Discussion in 'iMac' started by vand0576, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. vand0576 macrumors member

    vand0576

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    :D I made my purchase (of my first mac EVER!!) last Friday with the configurations as follows:

    2.16GHz Intel C2D
    2GB RAM
    Nvidia Geforce 7600 GT (256MB)
    500GB HDD
    Bluetooth Keyboard/Mighty Mouse

    Initially the Apple store said it would be shipped today (the 21st) and arrive at my hosue on the 28th. Then it was updated to ship the 19th (which it was) and arrive tomorrow (the 22nd). Then I check the order status this morning and it says "On FedEx vehicle for delivery" from a location about an hour and a half from my house. This is insane!! I am definately going home during my lunch break today, in hopes that it comes. I know I need to sign so I don't want to miss it. I think it's pretty remarkable that with all the upgrade options I picked it is already honing in on my house in central Minnesota, in less than a week since I placed the order.

    Google Earth tells me that it's path to my house is close to 8,000 miles from all the different locations it went to, if traveled in straight lines, this iMac is quite the world-traveler.

    This being my first experience buying a Mac I am already quite impressed, and am so happy I finally get to say goodbye to Windows.

    Update:
    Turns out they (FedEx) tried to deliver it far too early (9:21am) when I was still at work, and far before my lunch break (when I anticipated it). Some things never work out. Since I live in rural Minnesota, I had to drive about 100 miles round-trip to pick it up after work, because it wasn't going to return to the FedEx station until 6:30pm anyway. So, right after work at 5:00pm I jumped in my car and made the drive into the Twin Cities. I stopped for some lunch about 6:00pm, and when I was done with that, it was almost exactly 6:30pm. My excitement grew wildly. I picked it up from the FedEx location and then waited a good 'nother hour and fifteen to drive back to my apartment to get it up and runnin'. Here are some photos for your enjoyment, excuse the grainyness, they were taken with only a 1.3 megapixel Samsung t-809 mobile phone:

    The box is HUGE:
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    Let's open her up:
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    Batteries Included!!:
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    Sporting a shirt:
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    The computer it replaces, a much dwarfed 15.4" Gateway PC (note the differing angles!):
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    Up and running in no time:
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    For higher resolution, you can visit my flickr page and use the "view all sizes button", but they get even more grainy.
     
  2. suneohair macrumors 68020

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  3. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    #3

    Was it the 20 inch or 24? I'm sure it wasn't a 2 inch.

    edit: beaten.... :(
     
  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    2' = 2 feet = 24 inches
    2" = 2 inches

    Not only were you beaten, but both of you were wrong at the same time. Ironic :)
     
  5. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    1 foot = 12 inches

    1' = 12"

    so

    2' = 24"

    edit: damn you gaucho!
     
  6. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    " = inches
    ' = feet

    thus a 2' iMac is the 24"....if I am not mistaken....

    Edit: I need to learn to type faster....
     
  7. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    Good call you three. I've never thought of it as a 2 foot iMac.

    Congrats on the new mac! I'll hopefully be getting one soon, as soon as I fill out some paperwork against Comed who blew my 20 inch imac into the dead-mac-zone.
     
  8. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    When you say 2 feet instead of 24 inches it sounds a lot bigger lol...
    Mine still isn't coming till next tuesday! (supposedly)
     
  9. vand0576 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks to the three of you for helping people figure it out, yes, I was referring to the 24" iMac. I was just being clever, and...
    ...That's exactly why I call it the two foot iMac, it sounds just that more intimidating
     
  10. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    congrats!

    i love the subject line... 2'

    that is just purely insane.

    a 2 foot wide computer screen...err..i mean a 2' wide screen/computer.

    i love telling folks about the imac. they don't freak when i tell them the size of the screen, but that's it also a computer. then, they are forever perplexed and full of wonder...

    get this..i don't even own one. :) lol i have a g5 and want a macpro, but the imacs are so spanky looking that they are tempting...maybe once leopard comes out with a really stable 'able-to-use-windows' bootcamp, then i'll bite. i'll be able to supplement my feable windows needs until i rid of them forever! :)

    muhahahaha

    btw, to the OP...post pics eh? :)
     
  11. Josias macrumors 68000

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    I never heard anyone call anything a 1' iBook.:p

    But congrats on the monster!:D
     
  12. lamina macrumors 68000

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    I'm pretty sure he meant 2 foot.

    Congrats on the new purchase. Please post pics when it arrives!
     
  13. yoak macrumors 65816

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    Congratulations, I just ordered my 2 feet of iMac today. Same as yours, but "only" 250GB HD.
    Can´t wait to get it, it will probably take 2 weeks to get up here though.
     
  14. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

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    When you say 2' it sounds like a HUGE imac, but even though14" is the same is still sounds smaller:rolleyes:
     
  15. nagromme macrumors G5

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    I always found the footlong PowerBook to be quite compact and portable.

    A 60cm iMac is what I really want.
     
  16. coal macrumors regular

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    It makes it sound like a sub sandwich...

    Congratulations!
     
  17. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    I was at Walmart just yesterday, restocking my dorm with hot dogs. I saw a pack of footlongs. As I marveled at the size (and the obvious impracticality that I don't have a bun nearly a foot long) I realized that the 24'' iMac's diagonal was as long as two of those beasts.

    Did something similar for estimating the 17'' MBP's size, in fact. I ordered a 14'' sub at a sub shop, and my friend got a 4''. Took a bite out of the 14'' and there it was.
     
  18. DecafMochaMan macrumors newbie

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    I like to think of my 2' imac as a 52.8cm Screen. Makes me feel all warm in side. Half a freaking meter. WooT
     
  19. nagromme macrumors G5

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    A 24" iMac is closer to 2/3 meter than 1/2 :) Almost 61 cm in fact.

    11 cm longer than half a meter, and just 5.7 cm shy of 2/3!

    Or exactly 2/3 yards :)

    Or four 6-inch subs. Or two 10" pizzas plus a Snickers bar. Or 22.3 Jolly Ranchers (unwrapped).
     
  20. vand0576 thread starter macrumors member

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    ^ As nagromme said ^

    There is a unit conversion widget on your dashboard, you should reaallly check out.

    Edit: By the way, nagromme, where did you get all the sweet food length conversions? Or did you really unwrap 23 Jolly Ranchers just to measure? (Please tell me you did)
     
  21. Passante macrumors 6502a

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    24 inch or 2 foot or......

    Or you could call it a 61 cm iMac
     
  22. nagromme macrumors G5

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    No. I hate Jolly Ranchers :)

    I pulled those numbers from the deep black depths, I'm afraid.
     
  23. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    actually, to me, 24" sounds bigger than 2'; but for a computer screen; it's big no matter how you describe it. my 17" (or 1.42' :p ) PowerBook feels so small all of a sudden. :eek:
     
  24. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    Somebody failed math.

    Daniel.
     
  25. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    I fell for it too.

    I thought we were going to see a hand sized 2" iMac that someone made up
    with a Nano display or something.
     

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