General questions 2011 imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by yakkowarner epi, May 3, 2011.

  1. yakkowarner epi macrumors member

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    What cable do I need to plug my external monitor to a new iMac? I assume it will be through thunderbolt. Do I need additional software?

    What iPod was offered last May to students. And should I wait for it again? If it is just the ipod shuffle, I'll pass. If it is something better than maybe I'll wait.

    Is there a free (general) bench mark program out there that I can use to compare a couple of different macintosh computers (for my own amusement and maybe to reference in a future review).

    Is it relatively easy to replace the harddrive and ram at a later date, by yourself? I've done it for years on a pc but that is also a big case with plenty of room.

    Does discover really offer 5% cash back on a new iMac?

    Should I buy it from the store or buy it online (store is 20 miles away.)

    Should I be sad that sandy bridge isn't in it?

    How long until we see the unicorn tracker standard on the iMac's?

    And what other noobish/ignorant questions did I miss?

    thx,
     
  2. The Fonze macrumors newbie

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    Chuckle chuckle, its hard to gauge sarcasm on the internet.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Any Mini DisplayPort adapter will work. No additional software or drivers is required.

    You can choose. IIRC, you can get any iPod with the base capacity but the Classic for free (you still get a discount but you have to pay some $). The low-end iTouch is the most popular due to its high value.

    GeekBench and CineBench.

    RAM, yes. HD, not so much, since you have to remove the LCD to get into the iMac.

    Depends do you want a BTO or a stock configuration.

    It is.

    Ummhh, what? :confused:
     
  4. yakkowarner epi thread starter macrumors member

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    I just plan on adding ram and get the highest i7 processor. Nothing special, no SSD.

    The only thing I'm pondering is getting the higher end garageband, and/or picture editor, and/or movie editor. But those can be added at any time.

    -Alan
     
  5. yakkowarner epi thread starter macrumors member

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    Do they normally offer the ipod offer for students in addition to the student discount of around $100.
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yes. You get the normal student discount AND a free/discounted iPod.
     

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