New iMac G5 - When and What did you buy?

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  1. mdelaney123 macrumors regular

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    I purchased a 20" 1.8 w/ 1GB RAM and 250GB Hard Disk at 3:27am Pacific...

    You?

    :)
     
  2. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

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    im one of the people who are staring and drooling at the page......
     
  3. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    i ordered a 17" rev b. next summer. stock plus ae.
     
  4. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    apple ram??!! :eek: :eek:
    btw, does anyone know whether you can yank the drive and put in a 400gb hitachi or a 74gb 10k drive? not that its of any interest to me but just curious.
     
  5. Elan0204 macrumors 65816

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    I doubt people will really know what you can and can't do with the new iMac until they ship.
     
  6. brobson macrumors 6502

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    Buyer's remorse??

    I got a 512 Ram, 17" superdrive with bluetooth and airport set up this evening.

    I was really, really happy until I just got a belated reply email from a classified ad for an ibook 500 mhz powerbook g3 for $350. It needs a new battery and has a thin line going down the bottom of the lcd. (What do you all think of that price?)

    Not that I prefer this to my ordered imac but it reminded me that this search began because I needed to access my aol saved files at work due to a windows environment. I really don't need all of this, but I thought it was a great price. It inched up to 1900 education price at the apple store.

    That guilty reality is trying to move in on my parade.

    :eek:
     
  7. brobson macrumors 6502

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    Oh yeah

    Oh yeah, I got 160 GB HD since I was going all out anyway.
     
  8. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    NO!!! Don't cancel the order! We worked too hard to get you to buy a new Mac, brobson! ;) Seriously, though, you will love the new iMac. You'd merely like the old G3... :)
     
  9. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a

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    ORDER DATE: 08/31/04 - 02:45 PM Pacific Standard Time

    IMG5 17/1.8
    512MB DDR400 SDRAM - 1 DIMM
    80GB Serial ATA drive
    SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
    AirPort Extreme Card
    Bluetooth Module + Apple Wireless Keyboard & Mouse + Mac OS X - U.S. English
    Accessory kit

    Can't w8!!!
     
  10. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    Upgrading the iMac to 1gig costs $225 from Apple. At Crucial.com, two sticks of 512mb RAM for the G5 iMac costs $186.

    Buying from Apple costs $39 more. (Not to mention, it's installed and covered under AppleCare).
     
  11. brobson macrumors 6502

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    Thanks JSW

    I do feel like you all sweated this one out with me!!!! And what an education I got from especially you and others!
    Thanks again!

    It's my schoolteacher frugality rearing it's ugly head.

    I am going to take my (strangely clunky looking now) 333 imac to school and as you said "no one will steal it" Heck, I can hardly carry it.
    Funny thing is, this new model looks like a stand up laptop. It's hard to imagine how all that can be packed into this unit!

    But the price was the clincher when I was pricing G4 notebooks.

    I'm sure tomorrow I will be thrilled again it was just such coincedental timing.

    Just for grins, do you think it is a good deal for my son or something?
    Brenda
     
  12. starcrossed macrumors regular

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    Congratulations everyone on ordering your new iMac G5. I just wish I could do the same as well, but I just bought a new Powerbook and a new car, so it looks like i will have to wait awhile till I can get my hands on my very own iMac G5. :(
     
  13. BigEvan23 macrumors member

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    IM GOING MAC CRAZY

    In July I purchased a 15" PB 1.5/1GB/128VRAM/80GB@5400
    then picked up a new 23" cinema display
    Now the 17" 1.8 G5
    Just waiting on the Dual 3.0 G5 to complete the lineup! My 1.5ghz G4 upgrade sawtooth tower is looking less appealing every day with the aluminum starting to take over my desk!

    Evan
     
  14. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    well yes...but it's usually significantly more expensive. plus crucial ram (if u do the configurator deal) is covered by crucial. and check this out:[​IMG]
    im sorry if i came across sounding hostile or something, it's hard to use a particular tone of voice online :eek:
     
  15. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a

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    Haven't ordered it yet, might not for a month or two (gotta save up some more money first), but I'll get the 17" 1.8 GHz with a gig of RAM, Airport Extreme card, and maybe Bluetooth card. With tax and edu. discount, should be a bit over $1800.
     
  16. DrPepper macrumors member

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    u failed to mention the 1 gb at crucial.com is 1 stick
     
  17. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Exactly. To upgrade with Apple, they're taking away the 256MB of RAM stick they would have normally given you anyway, and are giving you 2x 512MB sticks of RAM. The cost to you may be very similar, but I don't like to let Apple get away with crap like that. They're charging you more, and saving even MORE money by keeping that 256MB of RAM for themselves. Since you have 2 RAM slots, you may as well have kept the 256MB of RAM and installed the 1GB stick on your own. That's 1.28GB of RAM. ;)

    Again, never let Apple pocket more of your money by purchasing RAM off them.
     
  18. DrPepper macrumors member

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    whats the cheapest you guys have seen some "good pc3200" 1gb sticks?

    so i can get up 2 1.28gb :p
     
  19. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    So now that apple came out with a new imac my parents want a mac mainly because me and my brother have macs with isights to talk while where away at college. my parents want a mac mainly for this perpuse :rolleyes: Maybe do taxs, MS word maybe but doubtfully use ilife.... Do you think this G5 is over the top? Would an emac do?
     
  20. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Any aussie buyers recommend places which are giviong good quotes on iMac G5s?
     
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  22. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Try OWC. Same warranty, and hell, they even sell Samsung RAM for cheap, which is what Apple uses anyway. :p OWC is also highly recommended for RAM. They offer the same Crucial warranty, and sell different types of RAM.

    I'm going to QUOTE something I just posted in another thread. Its what I think, and I can't say it any better.

     
  23. oingoboingo macrumors 6502a

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    AppleCentre Chatswood (aka: www.macmall.com.au) always seem to offer a discount off RRP. They sent me an e-mail this afternoon advertising the 17" 1.6GHz version for $2165.90, the 17" 1.8GHz for $2453.00, and the 20" 1.8GHz for $3144.90.

    Of course the best standing discount available is to be a student. Educational prices (from Apple's web site) are 17" 1.6GHz for $1978.90, 17" 1.8GHz for $2249.50 and the 20" 1.8GHz for $2878.70.

    Sorry Apple...you almost had me offloading my big'n'beautiful PowerMac G5 1.6GHz and 19" CRT on eBay to buy a svelte'n'sexy iMac G5...but not with that video chip!
     
  24. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Yeah Macmall do good prices and I get allot of stuff from them but I know Nextbyte price match and do deals to get business so I'll be asking them both for quotes. Anyway ~$50 is all the are offering and no special package deals or anything so I hope to find some other Sydney sellers who are interested in competative quoting...
     
  25. oingoboingo macrumors 6502a

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    So are you looking seriously at an iMac G5 then? Soooo compelling in many ways, but after a year of Mac-gaming on a Radeon 9600 Pro I can't justify going backwards to an nVidia FX 5200. What level of system are you looking at?
     

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