Post your Dual 2 Gig G5 Order and Estimated Ship Dates

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by peterjhill, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. macrumors 65816

    peterjhill

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    Since the Apple tracking system (IMNSHO) sucks... Let's try to get more realistic estimates. Anyone with a Dual 2 Gig post their order date and estimated ship date. Then when you get your shipping confirmation, post a followup.

    If enough people post, I will make up a table in order of order date. This way we can get a better feel for when they will come.

    Skip any extras like monitors, as they will have little effect on ship dates.

    Me:
    1GB/250GB/No Airport/Bluetooth/No Modem

    Order on:
    09/24/2003
    11:09 AM PST

    Estimated Ship:
    10/30/2003
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    I doubt that we will be able to come to any sort of concensus, but we'll see. I should note that I ordered mine through the Hardware Discount Program as a Student ADC Member.

    Waiting on:
    512 RAM
    250 HD
    Airport
    Bluetooth
    ATI 9600

    Ordered on:
    08/14/2003
    02:20 PM PST

    Estimated Ship:
    10/27/2003
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    G5 Ship Date (Canada)

    Bought Duel G5's from University (Education Discount)

    1 GB RAM
    160 HD
    Bluetooth
    Modem
    etc...


    Ordered September 15th,

    Estimated 3-5 Wait Time

    Expected Between:
    Oct 6 - Oct 20

    SHIPPING DATE: OCT 14, 2003!!!!!!:D
     
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    jelloshotsrule

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    dual 2ghz

    250 gb drive

    9800

    airport extreme


    ordered on 8/29

    "on or before 10/14 2003"



    edit: educational order (individual)
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    IT SHIPPED!!!!

    Shipped from Sacremento at about 6:35PM yesterday. I can't wait!
     
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    nospleen

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    Ordered from Backtothemac on 9/23, received on 10/8.
     
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    peterjhill

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    So far...
     

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    peterjhill

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    is that it?

    Jelloshot, you look to be next,
    I need to add to the list that last saturday i configured an machine identical to the one I am waiting for, and they said 7-10 business days, which would be next wed. to friday for shipping. Obviously their tracking system needs help.
     
  9. macrumors 603

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    Personal Education Store Online CTO:
    512MB RAM (why not buy cheaper elsewhere?)
    250GB HD
    Superdrive
    9800 Pro
    Modem (might come in handy for faxing)
    No Bluetooth

    Ordered 9/19, est. ship 10/27

    This is sort of a pointless exercise, but it's fun anyway. It'll be intresting if there are enough responses to determine a method in Apple's madness.

    Incidentally, the DVI-Video adapter and discount Final Cut Express I ordered with it shipped almost immediately.
     
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    peterjhill

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    Actually, i looked around at RAM prices, and there was not a significant difference at crucial.com, that I just went with the apple ram. I plan on getting more later, but 1 GB will hold me for a few months.

    I really don't care about the est. ship date, since I think it is full of ****. I think the comparison of order date vs actual ship date will be helpful in getting an idea when my machine will ship.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    Stock Dual G5 except minus the modem, plus an Airport Extreme Card. Ordered though ADC Student Developer Program.

    Ordered on 8/27/03.
    Estimated to ship on or before 10/10/03.
    Shipped on 10/7/03.
    Estimated to arrive on 10/14/03. =)
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    Ordered 08/17/2003 via ADC (Student)

    Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5
    512MB DDR400 (PC3200) - 2x256
    160GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
    Super Drive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    BlueTooth Module
    Airport Extreme Card
    Apple Keyboard & Mouse

    Estimated ship date: 10/29/03 or before
     
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    peterjhill

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    I hope everyone's shipped, because mine shipped today!
     
  14. macrumors 603

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    That's the way I see it as well; noting the estimated ship dates is if anything more for fun.

    Sorry to get a bit off topic, but:
    Really? So long as you don't intend to go above 4GB RAM any time soon (which I doubt I ever will, certainly not unless prices come way, way down), you can do a lot better:

    Apple Personal Edu Prices:
    Stock 512MB
    1GB (+512MB) = +$225
    2GB (+1.5GB) = +$945
    4GB (+3.5GB) = +2115
    8GB (+7.5GB) = +$4455

    At Crucial.com:
    256MB stick = $51.99
    512MB stick = $92.99

    so:
    +512MB = $104 ($120 cheaper)
    +1GB = $186 ($534 cheaper)
    4GB (max possible with 512 chips, throwing out the stock RAM) = $744 ($1271 cheaper)

    Apple's RAM isn't badly priced for 1GB sticks (OWC's a bit cheaper), but if you want to take a hit and just add 512MB sticks it's almost four times cheaper at Crucial ($186/GB instead of $720GB)
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    Frys in Sunnyvale

    I was at the Frys in Sunnyvale this morning and there were atleast 6 DP 2Ghz boxes sitting in the Apple section.

    That sucks for all the people waiting to be overcharged for Apple Ram while units sit on the floor @ a store....
     
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    peterjhill

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    Ack, I was looking at the price of "1 gig of ram from crucial) not thinking that it would have bought me a total of 1.5 Meg including the two apple 256M sticks.

    Oh well, Glad I only get 1 Gig, and at least I won't have to eventually get rid of the 256M chips when I eventually max it out.

    I think that the life time of the 2Gig G5 is great, since it will take at least 8 Gigs of ram. Eventually I expect to be able to put in a 500 GB or 1 TB sata drive in my second bay for a nice cheap price. Who knows what I can put in the pci-x slots.

    Looking forward to my machine.
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    Now, I don't understand why everybody else's units shipped so much faster than mine. :confused:
     
  18. macrumors 6502

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    Might be the 9800 Pro? Somewhere I heard there were shortages....
     
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    jelloshotsrule

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    peter- i had 512 ram, and 9800 card.... no bt...

    still no sign of shipping

    guess it's the 9800. :(
     
  20. macrumors regular

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    Education purchase

    2 ghz DP
    250 gb SATA
    9800 pro


    Ordered on: 10/11 (yay!)
    Est. ship: 11/4


    I wonder as of what date they'll start preloading with Panther. Oh well, at least I finally bit the bullet and ordered! :)
     
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    yamabushi

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    If there really is a shortage of 9800 pro cards, maybe ATI should hurry up and port the 9800 XT as well.
     
  22. macrumors 6502

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    Actual arrival on 10/13/03.

    Wow, this is a FAST machine. =)

    In theory it should be up to 10 times faster than my iBook/500, but it feels like even more of a difference than that sometimes!!!

    Of course, I'm not even running Panther or apps compiled for the G5 yet...so it's not even a "fair" test yet. =)
     
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    jelloshotsrule

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    welp, it just arrived.... go figure

    why am i on here when i could be setting it up????
     
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    d00d!!! ur so lovin life right now!
     
  25. macrumors 6502

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    Education (individual teacher) order

    AUSTRALIA

    Ordered some time in July can't remember exact date from my local Apple dealer (Coff's Harbour NSW) - standard machine except 1 gig ram

    Arrived on 3rd October

    Since added 1 more gig Apple ram.
     

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