Bought My First Apple Computer!!!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by svalentine, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. svalentine macrumors regular

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    I thought I would put my $100.00 store credit from the iPhone to use, so here it is:

    iMac, 24-inch, 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme
    Apple Keyboard (English) + Mac OS X
    750GB Serial ATA Drive
    2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme
    2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Built-in Display
    Apple wireless Mighty Mouse
    Accessory kit
    AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac - Auto-enroll

    Ships by: Sep 25 - Sep 27
    Delivers by: Sep 27 - Oct 2
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Congratulations on your first Mac :) I'm sure you'll be very happy...
     
  3. gkarris macrumors 604

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  4. davekarn macrumors 6502

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    Wow that's almost the exactly same set-up I'm gonna get too. Except I'm ordering through the $1799 option and then upgrading to a 2.8 chip, so that I'm not paying for 2GB of RAM when I will be just taking out the 1GB that the $1799 option comes with for the 4GB I bought off of OWC. Can't wait to order mine though either!
     
  5. blackscooby macrumors 6502

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    WOW i'm impressed, $100 rebate and Apple's just got that back :D
    $100 or 50 pounds... erm just spent that on gas today (weekly gas bill :mad: ~ bloody UK prices)
     
  6. svalentine thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. steveoh macrumors newbie

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    i was so impressed with steve jobs' effort to satisfy his customers that i went ahead and purchased my first mac too (imac and macbook). needless to say, i am very satisfied with my new purchases.
     
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    On the contrary: it's $100 less profit margin they made on the sale of a computer.

    Way to brag there. :D
     
  9. redraidermacman macrumors regular

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    i spend about $35 every 3 weeks or so on gas, but gas in my area is pretty cheap, about 2.50/gal average.....so i guess that would be... about $.83 a liter
     
  10. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    U R going to love the world of Mac OS X on that great new iMac!
     
  11. grafikat macrumors 6502a

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    Welcome to the world of Macintosh! Get use to some strange things...the Apple key, No Blue Screens of Death, Lack of nasty viruses, No Daily updates to patch the OS..... :D
     
  12. HLdan macrumors 603

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    The  key is history. It's just the command key.
     
  13. jczubach macrumors 6502

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    Are you nuts??? You gave up Microsoft, unease of use, spyware, viruses, what are you on??? :eek::eek::eek:
     
  14. peeaanuut macrumors 65816

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    congrats on the new mac. I am on round 2 of mac ownership. Took a 3 version step into windows and exited at system 7.5. Now Im back and loving it. i dont ever see going back to windows again. You will enjoy it and be more productive. I already am.
     
  15. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    Once u go Mac u don't go back no matter how hard you try!:)
     
  16. WannaGoMac macrumors 65816

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    You should have waited a couple weeks for Leopard. Saved $129
     
  17. psychsplash macrumors newbie

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    I just got my first mac as well, though I went with the 2.4ghz. No blurry screens, yellow tinting or any of the potential problems that I read about before making the switch from my unassuming (yet pretty reliable) laptop running XP. Gotta say that I am stoked to be learning the mac and loving the operating system, ease of use and aesthetics of this machine (pride of place in the lounge room currently!).

    As a complete aside, thanks to all those who post in these forums. I read a great deal of the topics in here before making the swap and people's discussion around all the different topics made for great research material.
     
  18. queshy macrumors 68040

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  19. je1ani macrumors 6502

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    What? Why didn't you wait for Leopard? You're going to have to shell out another $100 anyways lol you just canceled out your rebate haha
     
  20. gormond macrumors regular

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    That's high for even the UK, think you better get a Prius :D
     
  21. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    I think, hope not

    I would suspect that buying a new iMac this close to release of the new OS would get you a free or cheep upgrade path.

    Perhaps those with past experience could help us out.
     
  22. peeaanuut macrumors 65816

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    why does everyone have to put down his purchase. Is it no longer enough to purchase a mac but now the way you purchase the mac is important too? People are assuming that everyone is going to upgrade or even have a need to upgrade to the new OS. Lets congratulate the OP for making the move to mac and let him/her decide if it was financially correct or not. The purchase was made so I am guessing that the OP is happy with their purchase. So congrats and enjoy!
     
  23. svalentine thread starter macrumors regular

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    The reason I bought the iMac before Leopard is bundled with it, is because I need a new computer now. I expect that Leopard should be discounted for me, but if not I don't mind spending $129 bucks for a full operating system, compared to several hundred for Windows Vista.

    Also, I think for now 2GB of RAM should do me good, thats why I went that route. I know I have the 4GB 3rd party option out there for about $200 or less, still much cheaper then buying the upgrade through Apple. The only stupid thing I think I did was order it on the weekend, meaning not much work on it will be done yet. :p LOL I hope I get it this week! :)
     
  24. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    Holding out

    I think I am going to skip on the ram upgrade until 4gig chips come out in volume.
     

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