I got my new iMac today!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Sonic, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. Sonic macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2006
    Well sooner or later you have to buy something, and due to my primary machine dying (an aged Titanium PB G4), I bit the bullet and laid down my Yen for a shiny new 20" iMac Core Duo.

    What a struggle it was just carrying the thing back on the train from Akihabara Electric Town... Suffice to say, once I got home I was up and running in no time, and loving the definite four-fold increase in power on Logic Pro, my software of choice.

    The screen's lovely, bright and clean, makes browsing my photos all the more pleasurable, and of course working!

    It's no slouch either, I'm kind of shocked at the snappiness, especially when I shoved in another 512 mb... The HD seems fast and the machine is whisper quiet. I'm really glad I didn't go for the problematic MBP after all.

    Yes Merom might come out next Tuesday, but I think this machine is as much as I will need for some years to come (I'm more of a dance-music producer and doubt I could utilise four CPU's and four HD spaces!)

    Anyway, no regrets, I'm looking forward to getting back to work! Thanks for all your advice MR-heads.


    By the way, does anyone know how to get the Mail off my old HD?
  2. discoforce macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2004
    Vermont, USA
  3. thechris69 macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2005
    Is Merom coming out for the imac? if it is then great! so would all imacs have quad core?
  4. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    congrats on the purchase! i have an imac and it's a wonderful machine :cool:
  5. Hunts121 macrumors regular


    Mar 21, 2005
    merom is dual core, theres no way they'd stick two of them in an iMac for quad core, though I must admit it'd be nice haha
  6. wisredz macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2006
    wow! just wow! I got my imac 20" core duo today as well, and it blew me away completely...
    Except that I have 2 gigs of ram on it :)

    congrats to you... and to me :p
  7. thechris69 macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2005

    What are the speeds for the merom chip?
  8. #8
    reply to: "By the way, does anyone know how to get the Mail off my old HD?"

    To get the mail off your old PB titatnium assuming it still runs....just hook them up in a network or burn a cd or place on an external media device the files from mail. Just place these files in the same folder as your mail stuff is in on your new imac. The mail files are in : //User/(users name)/library/mail/
    in there you wil find a folder called mailboxes that will contain messages... as well as if you are using pop you may have a folder such as : POP-user@example.com which will also contain messages. From my experience when i lost some of my mail. I just set up the mail account on apple mail the way i usually did. Then replace the folders in //User/(users name)/library/mail/ with the ones that contain old messages etc and it should show up. :)

    hope thats works.
    btw...nice buy with the imac. congrats :D

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