I bought an iMac!

buffalo

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Well I've been looking on these forums for a while now but I'm a pretty new poster. But today I went to my local Apple Store and made the purchase of a new iMac 2.0 Ghz w/ Superdrive along with the Student version of MS Office.

It took me less than 5 minutes to set this mac up and get it running! It is awesome. It dected my Linksys wireless router immediately which was a relief.

Well I have learned much from reading these forums so thank you to you all!

-buffalo
 

iGary

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buffalo said:
Well I've been looking on these forums for a while now but I'm a pretty new poster. But today I went to my local Apple Store and made the purchase of a new iMac 2.0 Ghz w/ Superdrive along with the Student version of MS Office.

It took me less than 5 minutes to set this mac up and get it running! It is awesome. It dected my Linksys wireless router immediately which was a relief.

Well I have learned much from reading these forums so thank you to you all!

-buffalo
What screen size?

Congrats!
 

joecool85

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Have fun with that. I've decided to go with the Power Mac route instead myself, but to each his own. In any case, the iMac is a really sweet machine. btw, you should have had the title "iBought an iMac" haha.
 

buffalo

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The Powermac + display is too much power and $$ so the iMac was the way to go for me. The Mac Mini + ACD was right next to the iMac and it looked pretty nice, but the iMac is way better of a machine so I couldn't consider the mini. :)
 

joecool85

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buffalo said:
The Powermac + display is too much power and $$ so the iMac was the way to go for me. The Mac Mini + ACD was right next to the iMac and it looked pretty nice, but the iMac is way better of a machine so I couldn't consider the mini. :)
Good call on that one.
 

maya

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Congratulations.

I have the top of the line iMac G5 with the wireless K&M, very nice indeed. Though the Apple wireless mouse eats a lot of batteries, the keyboard does the best job for power management. :)

Apple fix the wireless mouse power management software. ;) :)

Now for some BT headphones. ;) :D
 

buffalo

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i should have gotten wireless keyboard and mouse because the keyboard cable hardley makes it up to the mac to plug it in. Plus, how sweet would it be to only have 1 cable (power cord) connected to the iMac???

:D
 

devilot

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buffalo said:
i should have gotten wireless keyboard and mouse because the keyboard cable hardley makes it up to the mac to plug it in.
You too? I thought I was the only one... :( Now I have an ugly cord on the top of my desk.
 

buffalo

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my desk isn't even that big either. I had to push the iMac near the end of the desk just to get the keboard cable to reach the back. My keyboard is exposed but there isn't any slack to move it around any.
 

devilot

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buffalo said:
my desk isn't even that big either. I had to push the iMac near the end of the desk just to get the keboard cable to reach the back. My keyboard is exposed but there isn't any slack to move it around any.
I just pulled the Mac closer to the front of the desk and just run the cord on top of my desk. That way I can still move the Mac and keyboard if need be. But it sure is fugly! :eek: I'm starting to think seriously about getting a BT keyboard.
 

Verto

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devilot76 said:
I just pulled the Mac closer to the front of the desk and just run the cord on top of my desk. That way I can still move the Mac and keyboard if need be. But it sure is fugly! :eek: I'm starting to think seriously about getting a BT keyboard.
I had the Apple wireless keyboard & mouse added to my iMac when I ordered it yesterday - no way am I gonna get a machine that clean looking and mar it with unnecessary cables!

EDIT:

buffalo said:
The iMac will be able to handle The Sims 2, correct? Everything meets the system requirments easily but how is it in real life?
I'm also curious about the iMac's performance WRT gaming, although in my case I'm concerned with World of Warcraft. From what I've read, seems like it will perform excellently, but more opinions are always welcome.
 

buffalo

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3 Questions...

First, I'm running internet from a Linksys wireless router in the office (the iMac is in my bedroom). Next to the router is a phone. Most of the time, like now, I get a good connection, but it seems like when the phone is in use I lose my connection. Is the phone the problem? If so, how can i fix the problem.



Next, I'm wondering if the new Mighty Mouse is included in new purchased i/e/PowerMacs. If so, would it be possible for me to either get the mouse or $50 back?



Lastly, the keyboard cable is barely long enough to reach the iMac. Does the BT Keyboard have a USB port to plug in the wired mouse? Or, since the mac was just purchased Sunday, would it be possible buy both the BT keyboard and mouse for $60 like you can BTO?
 

Verto

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buffalo said:
First, I'm running internet from a Linksys wireless router in the office (the iMac is in my bedroom). Next to the router is a phone. Most of the time, like now, I get a good connection, but it seems like when the phone is in use I lose my connection. Is the phone the problem? If so, how can i fix the problem.



Next, I'm wondering if the new Mighty Mouse is included in new purchased i/e/PowerMacs. If so, would it be possible for me to either get the mouse or $50 back?



Lastly, the keyboard cable is barely long enough to reach the iMac. Does the BT Keyboard have a USB port to plug in the wired mouse? Or, since the mac was just purchased Sunday, would it be possible buy both the BT keyboard and mouse for $60 like you can BTO?
I looked for myself, and it doesn't seem like the Mighty Mouse is included in the order (got my iMac on Sunday as well) And since the MM is not intended to act as the standard default mouse, I don't think you will have any hopes of getting any kind of refund.

I'm also curious as to whether the wireless keyboard has a USB port, although the online store description does not mention it. What is the status of your order? If it is still being processed, you should be able to have them put in the wireless kb/m combo.
 

buffalo

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Verto said:
I looked for myself, and it doesn't seem like the Mighty Mouse is included in the order (got my iMac on Sunday as well) And since the MM is not intended to act as the standard default mouse, I don't think you will have any hopes of getting any kind of refund.

I'm also curious as to whether the wireless keyboard has a USB port, although the online store description does not mention it. What is the status of your order? If it is still being processed, you should be able to have them put in the wireless kb/m combo.
I bought it at the store so I have it already. I'm loving it except for the short keyboard cable. I'll give my local Apple Store to ask about the Mighty Mouse and the possiblity of upgrading to BT Keyboard and mouse. But it just occured to me to buy a USB cable extention, so then I could keep the wired keyboard and possibly buy the MMouse.
 

Sutekidane

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yeah, the wireless keyboard does not have any USB ports, which is something I didn't realize until I needed them.
 

devilot

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Sutekidane said:
yeah, the wireless keyboard does not have any USB ports, which is something I didn't realize until I needed them.
Gasp! I never knew that. Whoa, that's good to know, geeze I was starting to think about getting one but that won't work 'cause I wasn't going to get a BT mouse... hmm. Thanks, Sutekidane.
 
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