iMac Box

Discussion in 'iMac' started by SushiP, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. SushiP macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2007
    I was thinking of buying a 24" iMac in the United States and bringing it to Israel but I have a few questions first:
    1. How large is the iMac's box?
    2. Do you think I could fit it into a suitcase?
    3. Is the iMac heavy?
    4. Am I better off just getting a Macbook instead? The larger screen and dedicated graphics on the iMac are nice but I don't know how difficult it would be to take it onto a plane.
  2. 119576 Guest


    Aug 6, 2007
    The box would fit in a large suitcase; but you're faced with a major problem.

    You would probably have to declare the iMac at customs and pay fees; this would not be the case with a laptop, as you could take the computer in your hand luggage and ship the boxes from the US to your home in Israel.
  3. johny5 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2007
    If this is your first Mac, definately get the macbook, they are very powerful laptops. Besides you will end up falling in love with apple and buying an imac later on anyway but save the hassle because of the plane journey!
  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    Unless you have a really big suitcase, it won't fit.

    It's not the lightest thing in the world, but it isn't back-breakingly heavy. I wouldn't want to carry it with a heavy backpack and clothes bag.

    That depends on your needs. If a portable would do what needs to be done just as well as a desktop, and you can afford to sacrifice HDD space, display size and the graphics card, go for it. It would be much easier to get a MacBook on a plane than an iMac.

    But don't limit your choices by what you can bring on a plane and can't. if worst comes to worst, you can put the iMac in the cargo bay.
  5. SushiP thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2007
    If I were to declare the iMac at customs then I'd have to pay around $1000 to match the Israeli price of the same model. I think I'll go with the MacBook as it comes with an international warranty and it will be much easier to bring to Israel.

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