finally bit the bullet

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  1. jordan eff macrumors regular

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    well today i just had enogh, i decided that i'm not waiting now and i'm getting my mac this sunday, i've put my money for the mac into my bank and also hoping i will get a student discount if they class me as a student. I chose the 24inch 2.8Ghz model which should be a signifigant change from my current 1.73Ghz C2D laptop. I have to admit i'm still a bit worried, i have not used a mac since 2002 and that was my powermac G3 runningf 0S 9.2 which was a constant noghtmare and I have neve even used leopard so any tips anyone may have please feel free to shgare them :) also hope after a month or so to upgrade to 4Gb of RAM and have photoshop set up so i can get back to designing and i've heard macs are the computer to have when it comes to designing

    so anything anyone has to share to break me in let me know and it will be appreciated

    thanks
     
  2. ViperrepiV macrumors regular

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    Congrats! Don't worry, you'll love it.

    My advice is to watch out for iphoto and itunes - by defualt they "organize" your media. I usually manually manage my libraries. it makes it much easier
     
  3. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    wait a few more weeks an update is imminent. You already have a computer so i'm sure you can wait. You'll get more for your money.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It's easy to learn how to use Mac. I've never owned a Mac yet (I hope I'll be soon) and I can use OS X as Windows.
     
  5. iHarrison macrumors regular

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    It's incredibly easy! And I hope you get the chance to own one soon! :)
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    As soon as Apple updates iMacs. I already have money for that and I'll order when Store opens. Meantime I play with Windows 7 :)
     
  7. Nick134 macrumors newbie

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    Don't worry at all!!! I've owned my iMac for 2 days now and i have loved every minute using it, leopard is very easy and simple to use. It is by far the best computer and OS system i've used and seen as yours is 2.8GHz and not 2.4GHz like mine it can only get better for you!
     
  8. jordan eff thread starter macrumors regular

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    i've been waiting since mid december and constantly everyone has said wait a few weeks for the new macs so i finally gave up waiting.
    I hope I get use to it

    also just wondering, if I want the apple care for the mac do I need to buy it at the same time I buy the mac or can I buy it whenever I want afterwords, say example 6months after I bought the mac

    thanks
     
  9. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I'm not 100% sure but I think you have to buy it at the same time as your Mac. It's just longer time warranty and help for your Mac so you can't buy it when your Mac fails:cool:

    Get it now, otherwise it's impossible
     
  10. gixxerredliner macrumors regular

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    OP I did the same

    Got tired of waiting and just gave in, I purchased a 2.4 Imac and ordered 4GB of ram from Crucial. Anyway dont worry about being confused about the OS its fun. Not predictable but absolutly a joy to use. With windows i basically know how to do everything i would need to so i felt like it was time for something fresh and exciting and boy oh boy is macs OS super fun.
     
  11. hodgeheg macrumors regular

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    You can buy AppleCare at any time before the original warranty runs out (assuming you haven't done anything to void it). However, if you're buying with student discount then (in UK anyway) you can get vastly discounted applecare (like 70% off) which can only do at time of purchase.
     
  12. iSaygoodbye macrumors 6502a

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    i think you have to buy it within the 1 year of the limited warranty not sure though. what ever you do dont wait! get it now and have fun. cant wait till i get my first mac:D
     
  13. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I add here that the Apple Care is 3 years from Mac's purchase date, not from AC's purchase date, so buy it as soon as you have money for it.
     
  14. jordan eff thread starter macrumors regular

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    what so if i buy my mac on sunday then buy the applecare 6 months after that i've lost 6months on the apple care :confused:
     
  15. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Apple Care is same thing as longer warranty. Only thing you'll lose is 3 months of free phone help. Macs comes with 1 year warranty and 90 days free phone help
     

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