I'm in love with the iMac G5

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  1. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    OMG, I went to CompSUCK'SA and bought Halo 2 and that. Well while I was there I went and checked out the iMac G5. OMG I want one of those so badly, they look really really nice. Have a nice texture, and are just the perfect all round machine. You guys have got to keep me on my toes this summer to save up for one.
     
  2. jimjiminyjim macrumors 6502

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    The upgrade from your laptop should be phenomenal. You know, of course, that tiger will not run on your laptop... meaning you *must* start saving for the iMac G5.
     
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    Reverence for the almighty iMac is good. It brings the fluid of commerce to our fair lair. iMac therefore G5.
     
  4. williamsonrg macrumors 6502

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    My mother just asked me what working-class families buy their children when they graduate from college (since I'm not going to be getting a new car or anything, like some people). I thought that was a perfect time to mention that I needed a new computer, and I would LOVE an iMac... the price was a little disconcerting for her, but hopefully she'll get over it.
     
  5. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The design of it just made it look flawless. I feel comfortable using a mac. on this pc it feels like I'm going to crash it opening Notepad, or even looking at the date and time.
     
  6. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Have you started making plans for how you will earn the money for the iMac G5? It should be a very worth while cause.
     
  7. jimjiminyjim macrumors 6502

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    Criminal activity is neither suggested nor encouraged for this cause.
     
  8. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I work and make 6 an hour, will be like 6.50 in spring so it'll go a tiny bit faster. I'm going to save it up over the summer and or during the months of Jan-Aug.
     
  9. jimjiminyjim macrumors 6502

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    That's dedication. I hope it spills over into the rest of your life (or maybe it spills over *from* the rest of your life). Awesome.
     
  10. *Y* macrumors regular

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    Yeah the iMac G5 does look pretty tight. I wish you luck in saving for it.
     
  11. nichos macrumors 6502

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    Not a flame, but isnt "CompSUCK'SA" a bit of a stretch?
     
  12. jjmaximum macrumors member

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    Worth it

    Bought a 17" 1.8 iMac for the wife - it arrived a few days ago . Worth every penny. The fit, finish, style, etc. are quite stunning. Strongly recommend the wireless keyboard/mouse - it should actually be standard. :D
     
  13. cubist macrumors 68020

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    Not really. In computers it is traditional to pronounce whatever is pronuncible, so we normally say "Comp-you-sa". So slookster is just changing the word in the middle.

    For you young folks, traditions are important. "SCSI" is pronounced "scuzzy". "JPEG" is pronounced "jay-peg". "BASF" is pronounced "bassif". "BMP" is pronounced "bimp". I never tried to pronounce "www" myself, but I've heard "dubdubdub" and "wuhwuhwuh".
     
  14. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    I follow the SCSI and JPEG conventions, but for whatever reason when is see BMP, I say "Bit map" to myself. And for WWW, i say double U, double U, double U, just like the letters.
     
  15. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    how about CompuSUCK, but its the only Apple seller within a 200 mile radius.
     
  16. Josh macrumors 68000

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    I love my iMac G5 too, and apparently it loves me back; its always whispering sweet nothings, er I mean, buzzing annoyingly in my ear.

    You know, I do wish wireless was standard, or at least the keyboard cable needs to be a lot longer.

    I want to use the Apple keyboard, but its cable is like 2 ft long and it simply cannot work with my pull-out-tray style desk.

    Making their keyboards with such short cables is a terrible idea.

    Having the cable a bit too long wouldnt be nearly as bad as having it too short. At least with being a little too long, people could still use it.
     
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    If its only two feet then I'm getting screwed by PC keyboards. The one I have is prbably only 18" or so.... ok maybe a TINY bit longer 18.001".
     
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    Not to burst any bubbles. But this is how most retailers merchandise their products. It's been this way ever since people starting trading. "Without lying, make the customer think they are getting a better deal than they actually are."

    I always look for the ACTUAL price and NEVER concider rebates as part of the equation. I always try to educate myself about the products before going to the store. Otherwise I can only blame myself if the less-than-knowlegable salespersons suckers me into buying something. I always try to be very sure of my purchase so I don't have to deal with a return.

    Having said that, I've only had one bad experience with CompUSA and after being firm in my argument, they eventually saw things my way. :D
     
  20. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Wow u're one of the lucky ones. (yes u're is you are) My brother bought a defective iPod, wanted his money back and only gave him $250 back bc they couldn't give him more than $250, so he had to spend like $10 in the store. I hate CompUSA, but when I save up money for an iMac that'll be where I'll get it from.
     

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