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