Bought girlfriend a 24" iMac for xmas

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  1. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    My girlfriend, whom I live with is getting a 24" iMac for xmas! I'm so excited. I ordered it 2 months to the DAY I ordered mine.

    Man I'm giddy..

    I just ordered her 4gb of Mushkin memory from newegg for 107.99 shipped w/ a 20 dollar Mail in Rebate, making 4GB of ram 88 dollars!

    :eek:
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Someone's gonna get some hardcore "thank-you" lovin'. :cool:
     
  3. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    no kidding you will be on her good side for quite a while, good thinking there my friend ;), now i think you both will be happy in the long run
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    What reason does she have to stay with you now? :D
     
  5. tkidBOSTON macrumors 6502a

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    Wait, I'm confused. You bought a 2nd 24" iMac? Sure, its for your girlfriend, but if you guys live together isn't it a bit superfluous? :confused:
     
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    Where did he say that it is second hand?
     
  7. J@ffa macrumors 6502a

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    He means a second as in 'multiple', rather than second hand. :)
     
  8. TheVandit macrumors member

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    Um...he didnt
     
  9. sananda macrumors 68020

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    eh?
     
  10. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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    WoW! That is one of the biggest presents I have ever heard of anyone giving a girlfriend.

    Is this a possible engagement present?
     
  11. sananda macrumors 68020

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    i'm slow. the joys of gprs on iphone!
     
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  13. Mindflux thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Nah it's just a "cuz I can" present.

    The ring comes later.. as much as I think Apple stuff is overpriced, I think De Beers and the diamond exchange has Apple beat for markup.

    she doesn't use my mac and I don't use her pc, so in a word. no.
     
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  15. Mindflux thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, pretty sure ;)
     
  16. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    You guys! he is saying that why buy another 24" iMac if you already have one in the same household right? Or am I wrong??
     
  17. Mindflux thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No you are right. But we dont' use eachother's machines. So, there's your answer.
     
  18. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Yeah, but why not a 20"? Or, heck, even a Mac mini? Does she really need all that power and screen real estate?
     
  19. Mindflux thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Mac Mini's are overpriced and underpowered. I thought about a 20" but the screen gradient (top to bottom) is huge (IMHO).. and I don't think it's priced well. The 2.4GHz 20 is 1499, a 2.4GHz 24" is 300 more, seems like a better bargain to me. Plus a TN panel vs a H-IPS panel.... well you get the idea.

    FWIW;
    I've bought every apple product I've ever owned this year with the exception of a 30GB iPod video (5.5gen).

    iMac 24"
    AppleTV 160GB
    iPhone 8GB
    iMac 24" (for girlfriend)
     
  20. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Price aside, (Which I don't agree with your take on it) the mini is definitely not underpowered. An extra gig of RAM and it'll run CS3 almost flawlessly.

    Plus, you could've gotten a better monitor with it.

    In any case, hope she likes the iMac.
     
  21. Mindflux thread starter macrumors 68000

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    a 2.0 Mini is 799, add a 20" screen to make it comparable to a iMac and you've got a thousand dollar Mac Mini. Add a keyboard and mouse ~50 bucks. Add a gig of ram, 50 bucks.. stuck with a 5400 RPM drive.. sad :(. Not to mention 120GB vs 320GB on the base iMac, the 64MB Intel GMA 950 graphics (booo!) on the mac mini. By the time you are done the 20" iMac is a much better deal.


    She better like it or I'll be frustrated for sure.

    She stated she wanted a Mac before she bought her HP. (which is a few years old and an icky Celeron).

    P.S How is boerne? My buddy was down there in October for a big VW fest. I missed out this year..
     
  22. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Ah, that was a good one.

    I like it pretty well, was on CNN's top 50 places to live 2006.
     
  23. tkidBOSTON macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry for the confusion everyone.

    Yes, the question is why have 2 24" iMacs. I was just curious. My thinking is you can just create a seperate user account on the iMac for her or get her a Macbook (Pro) if you were looking for a second computer. That way you have a sweet desktop AND a sweet laptop.

    But I get that you kids don't use each others computers so fair enough. I just hope you don't have to buy two of everything!
     
  24. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Two iMacs, two beds, two towels, two toothbrushes...where does it end?!?
     
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