Official "Got my Core 2 Duo iMac" thread.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by amin, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. amin macrumors 6502a

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    As I mentioned in another thread, I ordered yesterday, free ground shipping, and received my 17" iMac today :). I thought we could have a thread here for new iMac recipients to post their pics, first impressions, screenshots, benchmarks, and the like. Here's a quick screenie to kicks things off:
    http://i.pbase.com/o4/13/473213/1/66466917.44D8nqIp.Picture2.png

    I'm psyched to see some feedback from others, especially on the 24" beast, but also on the other new iMacs! If anyone wants a specific bench that isn't too hard to run, request it here ;).
     
  2. Shadow macrumors 68000

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  4. mulletman13 macrumors 6502a

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    .... let's see some unboxing pics of those beautiful 24"ers :-D
     
  5. PharmD macrumors 6502

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    I noticed you live in Baltimore too (or at least around there). We must have the sweetest deal in the country because I too have always recieved my items from Apple.com THE NEXT DAY even with free ground cheapy cheap shipping. I think it is b/c the distribution center is in PA.

    Congrats on the new Mac. I'm jealous. In just 1.5 years my iMac G5 is ancient lol.
     
  6. amin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the congrats! Anyone else get theirs yet?
     
  7. testtry macrumors member

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    ordered a 24" baby, estimated shipping date Sep 22, cannot wait for her to come home
     
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  9. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    could you or someone use Handbrake to encode a dvd with H.264 (MP4 file) and under Avg. bitrate (kbps), make it 1500, and 2-pass encoding?

    you don't have to do the whole DVD - just for about 5 min at least and see what the fps is.

    thanks :)
     
  10. afornander macrumors 6502

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    im ordering one tonight through my friends education discount!:D ;) :) :cool: :eek: :rolleyes: :cool:
     
  11. BillyMcSkintos macrumors newbie

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    Got mine yesterday 20" 2.16 Core 2 Duo, 1GB. First ever mac.

    AVG FPS approx 25.8
     

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  12. balamw Moderator

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    Doesn't sound much faster than my 17" Yonah box.

    B
     
  13. amin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just tried it too. Never used Handbrake before. Mine is a 17" 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM. Avg 24.49 fps.

    [​IMG]

    The Wifi range on this iMac is awesome. From my living room, my Powerbook detects one wireless network (mine), my wife's Dell notebook detects 2-3 (depending on position), and the iMac detects 7 :eek:.

    Billy, congratulations on your first Mac! You're gonna love it ;).
     
  14. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Ahh your all making me jealous I am going to order a 20" in about a month.
     
  15. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    i can't wait to see some pictures of that 24" and what people think of it.
     
  16. sigamy macrumors 65816

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    Nice Handbrake numbers...my 1Ghz G4 iMac is getting about 6fps.
     
  17. amin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How did you get it so fast?
     
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    that's cause it's not... it's a tiny speed bump.
     
  20. Joe Average macrumors newbie

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    I called my local Apple Store today and they got a few of the 20"s in, which is what I wanted and I got their first one. I canceled my online order since Apple said they wouldn't be able to get it to me untill Sept. 22nd :mad:

    I love it so far!
     
  21. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    cool guys, i want to see some 24" pics w/ something to use as a reference like an iPod or something.
     
  22. ckodonnell macrumors member

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    Until someone optimizes the code for 64 bit.

     
  23. amin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    In case anyone was wondering, the Parallels pre-RC version released today works perfectly on the Core 2 Duo iMac.
     
  24. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    thanks billy and amin for the shots.

    yeah, it looks about the same as my yonah imac, but let's wait and see with the 2.33 ghz model.

    also, it varies with each DVD, but it's still a ballpark figure. i've gotten around 30 fps with my 2.0 macbook before, but not always. just depends on the DVD.

    i read the mac pro was doing like 65 fps......just seeing how they compared
     
  25. JMies419 macrumors 6502

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    Wow these have shipped FAST! I just hope the macbooks and macbook pros ship this fast when they release them with merom!!!! :eek:
     

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