I ordered a 24" 2.8 iMac with 4 GB's of RAM, anyone else?

Hecklerdanny

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Hi everyone. I very recently ordered a new 24-inch 2.8 iMac with 4 GB's of ram, does anyone else have this configuration? I'm wondering if you can tell me how it runs? I'm very anxiously waiting for it (been checking the order status page several times a day) I'm sure it will run very fast and smooth, but can anyone tell me how quiet it is? I've upgraded this from the old 20-inch white iMac, can't wait to see how big the screen is.

Thanks in advance.
 

Hopstretch

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It's wicked fast, as they say around these parts. :D

And the screen is glorious. Mine runs silent apart from a little hard-drive juggling on boot-up.
 

Hecklerdanny

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I ordered one, too. On August 9. Still waiting for it to ship...

You ordered on August 9th and it still hasn't shipped?? That makes me a little nervous. I just ordered mine on August 22nd. Did you get it with a Wireless Keyboard or mouse? I've heard that that can really slow down the process. Mine is still saying that it will ship between August 29th-August 31st.
 

Hopstretch

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Hopefully you didn't pay Apple $700 for the 4 Gb of RAM... Third party RAM from a reputable dealer is far less expensive, and user installable and does not void any warranty.
C'mon, don't harsh his mellow, dude!
 

Hecklerdanny

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Hopefully you didn't pay Apple $700 for the 4 Gb of RAM... Third party RAM from a reputable dealer is far less expensive, and user installable and does not void any warranty.
I didn't pay Apple $700 for RAM, my work did. But it seems some people take personal offense for just buying RAM from Apple when you order the computer, like it's a mortal sin or something. I've read all of the back and forth banter about buying RAM from Apple or a reseller, and that's not what I started this thread for, I just want to know how good this system runs with this configuration, that is all.
 

papadopolis1024

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Ya this is a nice system... I have not used it yet but I am sure it will run VERY fast..... Alas I dont have the money for one but I am thinking about picking up a mini just for a little boost from my iBook G4 cause the benchmarks on the mac mini are like 4 times faster..... and I LOVE the new iMovie (yes I have used it a good bit) and my G4 cant run it....
 

Hecklerdanny

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Ya this is a nice system... I have not used it yet but I am sure it will run VERY fast..... Alas I dont have the money for one but I am thinking about picking up a mini just for a little boost from my iBook G4 cause the benchmarks on the mac mini are like 4 times faster..... and I LOVE the new iMovie (yes I have used it a good bit) and my G4 cant run it....
I also have a Mac mini with 2GB's of RAM, I have it hooked up to a Wacom Cintiq 21UX digital art tablet. It runs really good with that thing, running Photoshop CS3, and other art programs, so I'm betting you'll be pretty happy with it.
 

CanadaRAM

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I didn't pay Apple $700 for RAM, my work did. But it seems some people take personal offense for just buying RAM from Apple when you order the computer, like it's a mortal sin or something. I've read all of the back and forth banter about buying RAM from Apple or a reseller, and that's not what I started this thread for, I just want to know how good this system runs with this configuration, that is all.
'S Ok, I don't have any vested interest in it one way or another.

Just if you were a newbie who wasn't aware (and there's really no way for us to tell), it's better to know now and have the option to cancel the order and reorder a stock config, then to find out too late that a bunch of your hard earned money is now a line item on Apple's profit column.
 

Hecklerdanny

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'S Ok, I don't have any vested interest in it one way or another.

Just if you were a newbie who wasn't aware (and there's really no way for us to tell), it's better to know now and have the option to cancel the order and reorder a stock config, then to find out too late that a bunch of your hard earned money is now a line item on Apple's profit column.
Good points, but in this case I'm not a newbie, I've been an Apple user for several years. Now my biggest problem is waiting for the thing to get here!
 

Dimwhit

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You ordered on August 9th and it still hasn't shipped?? That makes me a little nervous. I just ordered mine on August 22nd. Did you get it with a Wireless Keyboard or mouse? I've heard that that can really slow down the process. Mine is still saying that it will ship between August 29th-August 31st.
Well, I didn't order direct from Apple. MacMall has a rebate, so I went with them. If you're going straight from Apple, you'll probably have better luck. Near as I can tell, except for Apple and some of their retail stores, everyone else is backordered on the 2.8. I didn't order the wireless.