Damn. I've been convinced I need to save for a 24"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Xenesis, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Xenesis macrumors regular

    Xenesis

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    Those things are crazy awesome.

    Here's what I'll save for:

    2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    1GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x512
    250GB Serial ATA Drive
    NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256MB SDRAM
    Apple Wireless Keyboard & Wireless Mighty Mouse + Mac OS X
    24-inch widescreen LCD
    2GHz Intel Core Duo
    AirPort Extreme
    Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
    =$2,964.50 Australian Dollars.

    Damn you macrumours! I was just gonna buy a 17', but now you've all made me want the whole shebang! From there, it was all downhill and I convinced myself that getting it would be better in the long run. :p

    Oh well. I'll have $2k by the end of the Mid-Semester break at least.
     
  2. reflex macrumors 6502a

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    Why not a 20"? Those are pretty massive as well.
     
  3. Xenesis thread starter macrumors regular

    Xenesis

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    Because then I wouldn't have a 24" monitor! And a good Video card!

    I've been using a 12" monitor for so long, I'd do it just for kicks!
     
  4. Veldek macrumors 68000

    Veldek

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    I think the 24" is a great computer. I'd be really tempted if I didn't already have the computer in my sig.
     
  5. Xenesis thread starter macrumors regular

    Xenesis

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    Heh. Nice.

    My newest machine is a G3 900 iBook. With a failing Hard Drive.

    Hence I'm well overdue for an upgrade. :p
     
  6. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

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    The system works! :p
     
  7. vincebio macrumors 6502a

    vincebio

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    i ordered 2 for the office to replace a G4 Powermac and a G5 iMac 20"....

    should look niiice :)

    i went for the 2.16...couldnt justify the extra cost for so little extra pace, and you wont notice that difference..

    2gb ram...couldnt justify the extra 1gb costs.

    standard 250 drives.
    and of course, applecare.
     
  8. Xenesis thread starter macrumors regular

    Xenesis

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    Yeah...the whole idea of buying applecare is new to me. Apple used to give 3 year education warranties back in the day.

    I guess they want that as a premium now. :(

    I wish I could have Macs for the office I work at though. They're running dells in there, and I'm the only fellow in there who knows how to work windows through it's paces. Hence I'm fixing it instead of working stock. <_<;

    I bet I can convince them to get minis the next time they need a new set of computers though. ;)

    Seriously though, this new Mac will quite literally blow my socks off. Heck, my screen size is doubling, I don't even want to know how much faster my processor will be...it'll have Front Row, a HD 6 times the size of my current...Boot Camping, Tiger (Instead of Panther), New Speakers! (Tinny laptop speakers for the lose!).

    Damn, I'm excited! Gotta keep working and saving!
     
  9. Molnies macrumors member

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    I ordered mine a few days ago, should be here about the 3rd Oct if it works out... I was going to buy the 20" iMac Core Duo, but then decided to wait for the Core 2 Duo update - and now I can't think of buying anything but the 24" model, damn Apple :p

    This is what I ordered btw:

    24" iMac
    2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    500GB Serial ATA Drive
    NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256MB SDRAM
    Apple Keyboard & Mighty Mouse + Mac OS X
    AirPort Extreme
    Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
     
  10. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    I quite fancy the 24" as well, its a beast and its main selling point for me is its screen and connectivity. I was going to get an external monitor for my iBook, a particular 19" Samsung monitor that can rotate from portrait to landscape and can automatically configure the desktop once rotated.

    I still might now that I'm reminiscing about it!

    But anyway, I wouldn't have that problem with a 24" iMac, its size would be enough, plus i have the odd FW800 device so I needn't need a pro machine anymore.

    Upgrade the hard drive?
     
  11. nagromme macrumors G5

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    When the 24" came out, it surprised me but I thought was kind of cool. I figured it wouldn't be a great seller but probably had its niche. The kind of thing everyone admires but few actually buy, and I certainly wasn't considering one myself.

    A week later, I was 90% sure I was getting one, and now it's 99% :D And it seems to be getting a VERY favorable response from Mac shoppers. You can't judge from forums, but I'm starting to think this might be quite a good seller. I met people in the Apple Store who had never owned a Mac, but the 24" interested them enough to think it was time to finally buy one.

    We just didn't know we needed this machine until it appeared :)

    So instead of a Mac Pro + display, I will get an iMac (now) + MacBook Pro (next year). Same cost, less speed, but I'll have TWO new Macs! And a decent 3D board, large screen, and Front Row remote (lacking on the Pro) for use with EyeTV.

    (Re AppleCare - I prefer to wait until month 11 of my standard year warranty and THEN buy AppleCare, or not. You still only get 3 years total, and you give up some phone support which I never use anyway, but at least you can delay some expense.)
     
  12. Xenesis thread starter macrumors regular

    Xenesis

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    Then I'd also need a new power cord, which would probably cost me more whan what the machine is worth now.
     
  13. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    Just gonna say: go look at one before you buy it. Look at it next to a 20" before you decide. I honestly don't think I'd want one on my desk... and I am a complete gadget freak. I'm sure that some/most people will love it, but I was tempted by it until I actually saw it.
     
  14. nagromme macrumors G5

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    Seeing it sealed the deal for me :eek:

    The 30" was a candidate too, but rather pricey when you throw in the Mac to go with it!
     
  15. MacProGuy macrumors regular

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    Come on now... I thought everyone had $10K to throw down on a Mac :D
     
  16. Xenesis thread starter macrumors regular

    Xenesis

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    There's a reason that I'm getting the Bluetooth Keyboard and mouse, you know. I liked sitting in bed with my laptop watching movies late at night. Now I can do the same..except the iMac'll just have to sit on the other side of the room. ^_^
     
  17. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    I can see the faces of all your co-workers when you set up your 24" iMac
    at your office.

    Especially when you have it set up to network with a Windows server.

    It will just blow their minds.

    Just remember that any work you do under BootCamp MUST be backed up.

    Apple warns very clearly that Boot Camp is a beta program and that it should not
    be used for critical commercial data at this time.

    IF..... your IT admin doesn't have the AOL server ports blocked, you can demo iChat A/V. You'll be able to impress the others that you can live video conference right from your desk.

    iMacs DO belong in the workplace.
     

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