Ordering my 24" Imac Today

Discussion in 'iMac' started by allcreative, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. allcreative macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2006
    I'm ordering my 24" iMac.

    Upgrading the RAM to 2gb and the 256mb Graphics Card.

    Decided just to go with the 2.16 rather than the 2.33. (From what i've read, it's not a big improovment for the extra $300)

    So, I'm not sure how long it is going to take to ship, anyone ordered one recently with similar upgrades? how long did it take? (In Australia)

    Hopefully it's a wicked system! I've been using pc's for ages and got a 12" powerbook a couple of years ago as my mobile system and love it, so i've been wanting to upgrade for a while now.
    I've got the money now, so thought i'd upgrade.

    Anway, hopefully it's good! Should last me a while even if they bring out a new design imac soon.
  2. mattscott306 macrumors 68040


    Jan 16, 2007
    Congrats on the purchase, a 12" PB is what brought me into the Mac fold as well. As far as shipping times, I don't have any experiance with buying online, but there was a thread a while back where someone said it took about a week and a half for similar upgrades.

    Hope that helps.
  3. Captain Planet macrumors 6502a

    Captain Planet

    Mar 24, 2007

    I too, have just ordered a iMac earlier today. I wanted to go with th 24" for the video card, but in the end I just went with the 20". Upgraded to 2 GB Ram, and the video card, of course. I also stayed with 2.16 GHz processor.

    As for shipping and delivery, it shows here for mine that it'll be shipped between the 3rd or 5th of April and have it between the 11th to the 17th. Hopefully it'll be quicker. I can't wait! :D
  4. iNeurox macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2007
    Congratulations, you'll love your iMac, I'm sure.

    It's been two weeks now that I have switched from PC to Mac. I ordered a 20" iMac with 2GB of RAM, and the 256 MB VRAM too. It's one of the best buy I have ever made. The iMac is an awesome all-in-one machine. I first wanted to get the 24" but I ended up buying the 20". 24" is giant ! :D I hope you'll like our iMac ! Also, you made a good choice staying ith the 2.16 Ghz processor because indeed, for 300$ the difference between 2.33 or 2.16 isn't big ! The thing that counts most is the RAM because OS X Tiger (and soon Leopard) likes RAM memory ! :rolleyes:

    PS : I am from Québec, Canada and I ordered my iMac on March the 9th and got it delivered at my house exactly a week later and it was coming from California. It was really fast, because I had also ordered iWork '06 and the AppleCare ! Hopefully you'll get yours in a week or so ! :D

    Congrats again ! :apple:
  5. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    It is a wicked system. That is the same spec I have, and it is really an amazing machine.
  6. joshwest macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2005
  7. Toddgabweg macrumors member


    Jan 17, 2007
    I am trying to wait patiently for the update to the 24in imac... been waiting since the New Year... hopefully not much longer:apple:
  8. queshy macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005
    Congratulations on your purchase! You made a great choice. Really the sweet spot of the iMac line!

    As for shipping, I'm from Canada, so the experience I had with shipping the 24" is probably different...it was pretty much on par with what Apple said (maybe a day earlier, but certainly not a day later).
  9. sparkyms macrumors 65816

    Feb 22, 2007
    Southampton UK
  10. mjstew33 macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
    That thing will last you an extremely long time.

    I just bought your machine, but to go.

    See my sig. =] You have a better graphics card, though. :p :)
  11. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2006
    Peace in Plainfield
    Grats on the purchase. I got the same setup at the beginning of this month. I went for the 500GB drive and I can't fill it up!!
    You will love how fast it zooms compared to a PC/WinXP.
    It took me a week from purchase on Feb 26th (sunday) to get it in my hands at 3:35pm March 5th :)
    3 Days to build it, 4 days to get it here.
    But I live in the opposite side of the U.S. where it was shipped.
    So figure about a week the most?
  12. mcohen4 macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2007
    Coronado CA
    Just ordered the same system...

    I placed my order online on 3/27 and I just received notification that it shipped from Fremont (Northern Cal.). I'm in San Diego so it is due to arrive on Saturday. Now all I have to do is get through one more day. LIke you, this is my first MAC after 20+ years of PCs. I also ordered a Western Digital My Book Pro 500 gig external drive (arrived today).

    Anxious in Coronado:D
  13. Italchef macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2003
    Maple, Ontario
    Me too...since Christmas. I mean come on guys, its almost golf season!

  14. thesnowman16 macrumors member


    Mar 24, 2007
    New Zealand
    I was speeking with apple (australia) yesterday about shipping times. I'm going to be getting a different system (macbook with upgraded ram) however the two people I have spoken too said that deliverys go to new zealand before they go to the local australians, it's to do with the cut off times for shipping thoughout the day, usualy products to new zealand get here a day earlyer and are sent via air mail however in australia they are sent via truck to there destination.

    What I was told is this:

    First day the oder is placed a dispatch goes to the order and tech departments (order department takes ya money off ya), the tech departmen adds the computer to the queue to make. Once your machine reaches the front of the queue (very short at the moment, may be the same day...hmmm wonder why? :p ) it will be built and shipped out the next day. The problem is that the cut off for shipping nationaly is 10am, so unless your computer is in the loading bay by 10 in the morning it's going to sit there another day (so 2-3 business days as quoted is fairly acurate). Then after that it is sent surface mail to you. Shipping times will depend on how close you live to apple hq australia.

    For new zealand the cut off time for shipping is 4:30pm, so usualy the unit is in the country within 2 days max, from there it is sent next day (for me two day...rural delivery) courier.

    So to new zealand it's about 5 working days, may be 5 or 6 working days in austalia. This is just going off the information I have been given. The info you have may be different.

    No matter when it arives you will be getting a sweet machine. My father is about to upgrade his intire company to these machines. Now that mac's can run autocad he can run his company on them (he only wants them for the looks). :apple:
  15. Fantomas macrumors newbie


    Mar 26, 2007
    Omnia cum tempora

    Grats on the purchase.

    However, I don't get how you can be so excited knowing that a new model will be released in 3-4 months at the latest :confused:

    Am I missing something?
  16. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    Yeah, your missing the 24" iMac he is going to have in a few days. Great machine.
  17. Fantomas macrumors newbie


    Mar 26, 2007
    Punctum saliens

    Yeah, but you are missing the new 24" iMac he's not going to have

  18. MacbookSwitcher macrumors 6502


    Mar 13, 2007
    In the world of computers, there will always be a new model in 3-4 months.
  19. papadopolis1024 macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2007
    i dont really like the look of the iMac right now (liked it when it came out but it has gotten really boring to me) hope fully apple will have disigned somthing amazing for me to look at on my desk everyday but i am also wighting for 10.5 so...... o and congrats on that system man i have looked at the 24 inch iMacs in the store they are HUGE! if i liked the look of them i would own one.
  20. Fantomas macrumors newbie


    Mar 26, 2007
    Absit iniuria verbis

    Well, that's not the case for the iMac considering they had the last upgrade in Sept 06. Plus the 3/4 months may be reduced to 2

  21. MetalFace macrumors member


    Mar 10, 2007
    rollin on twennny foooowww foours!


    ull love it and mine took about 7 or 8 days to come with the same updates.
  22. MetalFace macrumors member


    Mar 10, 2007
    i hated the look of them at first from pictures etc. but when i got up close it just looked so slick sleek sexeh cool sophisticated yeah the list goes on.... but ic ant wait for the updates you no its gonna look special
  23. allcreative thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2006
    yeah, so I ordered it on friday! it's suppose to be here in 1 1/2 weeks. can't wait now.

    yeah, i know they are releasing the new imac soon... but that doesn't the imac i ordered is crap! it's still a wicked machine! it's still pretty quick and should last me ages.

    anyway, i'll keep you all updated when i recieve it and what i think...

  24. Sargiel macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2005
    West Sussex, England
    I'm in the same boat - placed an order for a 24" yesterday.

    While I know updates are due at somepoint soon I need a replacement machine now. What swayed me to make the purchase was the fact an update could still be several months away and that the machine I've ordered meets (and exceeds :) ) all my requirements so I won't feel that I've lost out.

    I've upped the RAM to 2GB and grabbed the high spec graphics card. As an aside I'd have bought the 20" if the 7600GT had been available for that as well .. Also, given the cost of the thing, I decided to take her to 2.33 despite the expense - if I'm already spending £1500 odd why not stretch that little bit further and go to £1700 ?

    So now I'm just awaiting delivery - think the estimate was 11-12th April.
  25. imac george macrumors member

    imac george

    Apr 2, 2007
    you'll love it!

    i just switched from a pc to an imac. the difference is amazing! boots faster, tighter integration between programs, drag and drop the way it should be. i also purchased an airport extreme and everthing works.

    i just could not bear an update to vista. i am a convert for sure.

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