My First Mac :-D

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by skibob1027, May 27, 2006.

  1. skibob1027 macrumors member

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    I can finally, jubilantly announce that I have officially purchased my first Mac! Here's the specs:

    iMac 20/2.0/SD CTO
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    ATI Radeon X1600-256MB SDRAM
    512MB 667 DDR2 SDRAM BUILT IN
    250GB Serial ATA drive
    SuperDrive 8X
    iWork 06
    WL kybd, Mse & Mac OS X
    Country Kit

    I've already ordered two 1GB sticks of RAM to put into it - so it'll actually have 2GB of RAM after my first startup.

    I had really considered getting a Macbook - but I'm worried about some of the problems people are encountering with the first revisions. I figured that I could hold off on buying a new notebook for at least 6-9 months once the bugs are worked out.

    Also, I dropped the extra $119 USD for Applecare protection - was this worth it? Personally, I hate the idea of purchasing an extended warranty because I feel that if a company cannot guarantee it's product for a long enough time, then I probably shouldn't buy it ....

    but I really, really, really wanted to get away from Windows! :D
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Congratulations, you'll love it. AppleCare can be bought anytime within the first year, for future reference, it doesn't have to be bought at the same time as the Mac. Having said that, you've already got it so that's all cool. :)
     
  3. skibob1027 thread starter macrumors member

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    Argh, oh well. I guess I should've at least waited until the 90-day warranty was up, but I've done worse things in my life.
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    That's great. You'll be very happy with that iMac. :)

    ...And yes, IMO, AppleCare is a must.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, it's all good. There's no harm in buying it now. :)
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    For the record, all Macs come with a 1 year warranty (w/ 90 days phone support). AppleCare extends both to 3 years total.
     
  7. skibob1027 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah, I see - I didn't know that.

    So would the phone support cover software problems and user-bound difficulties, while the 1-year warranty covers hardware problems?
     
  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Pretty much.

    The first 90 days you get repair and phone support, and after that you only get repair (up until 1 year).
    ...but that really doesn't matter since you bought AppleCare, now you have 3 years of both.

    More AppleCare information can be found Here.
     
  9. azzurri000 macrumors 6502

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    Congrats! You ordered one great machine :D
     
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  11. macsrockmysocks macrumors regular

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    Good thing you bought the RAM, it's a must have.
     

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