My new 24" Aluminium iMac is here - a quick review

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi, guys,

    I've been checking out this forum for a while. I'm happy to say that I've just ordered my very first mac yesterday. It's a 24" 2.8GHz Aluminium iMac with wireless keyboard + mouse. I'm just sooo excited right now! My iPhone is not alone anymore! :D

    After 4 days of waiting, which was not long but still hard to get through, my iMac is finally here. Here's a brief review on first night of use:

    First impression, it's huge huge huge. My 20" monitor looks like a baby next to it. 24" iMac is just breathtaking. The new aluminium keyboard feels great. It's so thin and looks so good. And they typing is more comfortable that I thought.

    Setting the iMac up was insanely easy because there's almost no setup needed. I plugged in the power cord, turned it on, typed in some information, and that was it! It was able to detect my wireless network instantly. I found myself enjoying the iMac right away 5 minutes after opening the box!

    The 24" display is gorgeous. So bright and colorful. Well, I don't know much about calibration kinda stuff. However, to me, the display is just awesome. Huge and pretty. However, I did find it a bit too bright even I have already adjusted it to the darkest.

    This is my very very first Mac but I've already managed to use Mac OS pretty well. At least I am able to do what I need to. :) Loving those little features, Expose, Dashboard, and Spaces. They make the usage a lot easier.

    Before the iMac arrived, I was not sure if I needed to use both iMac and my PC. But now, I am pretty sure that I don't need a PC. Just need to migrate my iTunes library and all the movies to my new iMac.

    Loving OS X! I know there're lots more to be discovered and I am looking forward to it!

    For anyone who can't decide to get a 20" or 24" model, if you have the extra money and space on your desk, definitely go and get a 24". You won't regret it!

    I do have a couple questions and hope you guys can help me out:

    - Could you guys also suggest any fun/useful widgets to me? That would be great!
    - Is there anyway to import .avi files into iTunes movie/TV shows library? I would like to use FrontRow to enjoy my movies. :)
    - Any suggestion for a good external HD enclosure? Don't need a NAS but want a multibay one.

    Thank you all!
    iMac, woho!!
     
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    AdeFowler

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    Great spec, nice machine, you won't regret it.

    Congrats ;)
     
  3. Guest

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    Believe me, you're GONNA be thrilled as much as I am, after passing from an iMac G5 to the new 24" model...it's simply AWESOME!

    Good luck with the delivery and the machine...and in the unlikely case of any problem, just return it and get a new one from Apple...no fuss, no complication!

    Last but not least, WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF SUPERIOR COMPUTING!
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It has arrived!!

    My iMac has just arrived at home this morning!! I can't wait to go back and open it tonight!! So excited!!
     
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    luffytubby

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    mine 3,0 Ghz Imac is only also just an order away... Can't wait...
     
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    Morod

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    Enjoy! And please savor the moment, don't just tear into it no matter how excited you are. :D
    Morod
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Congrats on your purchase. I hope you have a good one. I'm already awaiting my 4th replacement...
     
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    richard.mac

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    how is it?

    you will be so much happier using iTunes in Mac OS X to sync your iPhone rather than in Windows :p
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Congrat !!! I sold my 2.8 iMac a few days back and upgraded to 3.06 with geforce !!! Because of Geforce I upgraded so its better be good !!!
     
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    AppleMatt

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    Galley

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    Convert them with VisualHub.
     
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    gehrbox

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    Two widgets I love are:
    Screenshot plus - for capturing window contents or the entire screen.
    http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/business/screenshotplus.html

    DeskSaver Plus - Lets you run any screen saver as your desktop wallpaper.
    http://www.columbia.edu/~slc2111/
     

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