Just bought i5 and love it!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Yanwoo, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Yanwoo macrumors regular

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    Have been monitoring these forums since it was announced and finally took the plunge and picked up a new 27" imac i5 from the 14th street store in Manhattan.

    I have to say, this machine is awesome. The screen is perfect, the design blows me away and it is faster than I could have hoped for. I'm in love!!

    Maybe I'm lucky but I have no stuck pixels, no yellow tinge, no flashing screen and no noisy hard drive (I have the 1tb seagate).

    I've been an apple guy for about 5 years and this machine really has hit the sweet spot.
     
  2. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats! I'm waiting for mine to ship and look forward to years of enjoying the beast. :)
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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  4. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    can you get the i5 with 48xx in store, or does that count as BTO?
     
  5. SmugMac macrumors regular

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    That's what I have! Amazingly fast iMac. Really pleased too!

    Congratulations.
     
  6. MaxLOL macrumors member

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    I can't wait till mine ship!

    I have been reading a lot of stuff on here I hope my screen isn't cracked:confused:
     
  7. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Congratulations! They really are amazing machines.

    iMacs with no problems are pretty much the norm. iMacs with problems really are the minority.

    Bryan
     
  8. yourashero macrumors regular

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    I should make the 2-3 hour drive to either st Louis or Chicago and pick up an i5. I can't believe getting them from the online store takes nearly 3 weeks. I don't want to sound impatient, it's just that I don't have a computer at all right now. I wonder if they'll let me transfer my black Friday discount to a store... I know that answer is no.
     
  9. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    3 weeks? The i5 is shipping within 7-10 days...

    Bryan
     
  10. yourashero macrumors regular

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    That would be great, but my order page says it's not shipping until 14 days after the day I ordered it and it won't be delivered until 5 days after that. And that's with 2 day shipping. Of course the weekend takes up 2 days, but that still leaves 3 days.

    Maybe the order page is an estimate and it will actually ship sooner.

    It's not a bto by the way. Just a standard i5

    It's also 7-10 business days which translates to a maximum of two weeks. I knew I'd have to wait this long. I just didn't realize they were still in stores. So since indont have a computer, it's making that drive look pretty tempting. I also have the day off today..
     
  11. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    I guess you're right. I forgot to think about the "business days" in the 7-10 estimate. If Apple doesn't ship early, it could definitely take 3 weeks.

    That stinks!

    Well, if you do drive to a city that's 3 hours away, I'd definitely call the Apple store, speak to a manager and explain how far your driving, and then give them your credit card for the machine. I know the chances are small, but I would go through the roof if I got there and found out that the last one in stock sold 30 minutes ago.

    Another option is to call Apple and see if they'll upgrade your shipping to overnight. All you have to do is let them know that you're disappointed with the wait. Just something to consider.

    Either way, best of luck!
    Bryan
     

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