Just ordered my imac 24"!!!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by joelovesapple, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. joelovesapple macrumors 6502a

    joelovesapple

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    Hi guys, just ordered my iMac off the store today :p.

    Ok, lets begin with the accessories:

    epson stylus dx6000 printer with scanner combination,
    belkin wireless adaptor for the dell family unit,
    logitech Z4I 2.1 speakers
    airport express base station
    iwork 06


    Ok now onto the computer itself:

    2.16GHz Intel core 2 duo
    2Gigs of ram
    nvidia geforce 7600gt with 256mb graphics
    750 gb hard drive
    standard 8x dvd drive
    wireless keyboard and mouse (hopefully with the module for it is included with the imac)
    and applecare 3 year warranty

    I am so excited! Forgive me if theres too many smilies in this post but i wasnt sure the smilie toolbar was working, :p

    I am SO looking forward to making the switch! Its my first ever macintosh and it was the ipod that made me do it, I swear guys! ;)

    It says its not going to be dispatched until the 16th which is not long, and it is going to probably arrive on the friday 24th.

    Could any of you let me know what Apples track record on delivery is like as I didnt get my ipod from them as such, it was from PC world? Thanks ever so much. :)

    Regards, Joe

    ps I';m especially excited about front row! And the fact I shall never be plagued with viruses or malware or any of that *****.
     
  2. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Wow, loaded! That's one nice machine. And yes it has the wireless module built-in.
     
  3. joelovesapple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cheers! I am not going to sleep properly until it arrives! :D
     
  4. joshwest macrumors 65816

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  5. joelovesapple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys! :D I will post pictures of this beauty when it arrives!
     
  6. KevKaos macrumors 6502

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    Dude,

    I am happy for you. I had hopes of ordering my iMac 20" this week, but alas, I have been overcome by events. I was going to take a loan from my "emergency fund" to buy the iMac. That would be an actual loan, with a very low interest rate that is paid back to my investment account. I had recently decided that I wasn't going to do that, because I really do look at that money as an emergency fund. I figured I would just hold out for awhile longer with my really outdated Dell, but then it went belly up last week. I broke down and bought a Gateway PC. I consider it my "hold me over" machine. I REALLY wanted to make the switch to Mac, and still think that I will make that switch sometime this year. Maybe when Leopard comes out. This Gateway is pretty fast and I will get a free copy of Vista when it comes out, but I REALLY wish it was my iMac. Hopefully, later this year, I will switch and pass this PC on to one of my kids. Sorry to jump in on your thread, but I was just feeling a bit blue about the whole thing. Oh yeah, I updated my Internet Explorer to ver 7 and guess what(?), it's buggy as all heck. Now I have to drop it back down to ver 6. Guess that's what I get for going the cheap route. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Yup, wireless KB and MM are both Bluetooth, which the iMac has built in as standard. :)

    Enjoy your new machine.
     
  8. mdntcallr macrumors 65816

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    very happy for you. enjoy!!!!!!

    i just got a new mbp, but hoping apple comes with a new desktop in 2007. without a screen. the imac has a screen i dont need.
     
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  10. joelovesapple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks again everybody! :)

    I just now hope that I will be able to connect my existing Dell Dimension 8400 ExPee Peecee machine to the Imac without too much hardship. As you can see above I have ordered a Belkin USB pen drive blutooth drive and the airport express base station; what I want to do is connect with my existing ISP and have both computers running the Internet (if you catch my gist). I have been advised to wait until the day the imac is delivered, put it on my desk, not touch ANYTHING and then call Applecare; then they can walk me though the setup.

    Being apple, it should be a joy to set up? :) :cool:
     
  11. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Airport express is really easy to set up, it guides you through everything:D apple rocks...

    all you need to do is plug an ethernat cable from your curent internet boxy thing to the AX and then set it up :D
     
  12. joelovesapple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh crap I dont have an ethernet cable or a router that takes ethernet, only USB.

    Its ADSL speedtouch USB :(
     
  13. KevKaos macrumors 6502

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    WOW, I had a sudden change of fortune today, and now I don't feel so out of place on this forum. I am the property officer for my office, and one of our guys is leaving so he returned the G4 MPB (?) to me. Well, I know it is a G4, just not exactly sure which model it is. It's big (wide format screen) and very thin. I know it has OS X, so now I can start learning the OS and get myself ready for my own Mac. YIPPEEE.
     
  14. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    PowerBook G4 and MacBook Pro is Intel.
    Both are really nice computers.
     
  15. Chundles macrumors G4

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    You're going to need an ethernet modem/router. USB is not for internet, the telcos give out USB modems so that they can control your use. Get a real ethernet device and take back the control.

    Plus, OSX doesn't really support USB for internet. It's the only thing it has a lot of trouble with.

    Telcos giving out stupid USB modems is one of my absolute hates - they are a ridiculous waste of time.

    You don't really need a router if your PC is also wireless-enabled, just get an ethernet modem and plug the ethernet into the Airport Express - then you'll have wireless internet for both machines.
     
  16. Chundles macrumors G4

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    If it has a widescreen and a G4 processor it's a PowerBook.
     

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