Just bought me a new iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Sobering, May 27, 2008.

  1. Sobering macrumors regular

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    This will be iMac number two (I have a rev a white C2D iMac). I couldn't resist getting the new one. I bought the 20-inch (not base model, the one above).

    It says it should deliver between May 30 and June 5.

    So... now what do I do while I anxiously wait? Hah.
     
  2. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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  3. Alloye macrumors 6502a

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    Congratulations! A friend of mine just bought the same configuration and loves it.
     
  4. iamvexed macrumors member

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    I just got one of those (but I had them put in a 500gb HD).

    I'm in love with the thing! I haven't had any problems, and it's been nothing but a joy. I hope you have a similar experience!
     
  5. iknowyourider macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered my refurb macbook on may 19. Now fedex is saying delivery by may 29. Do what I've been doing for the last 8 days, check your email and tracking every 5 minutes.:)
     
  6. Sobering thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha, yeah, I've checked my order status at apple.com/orderstatus a couple times an hour, even though I know it hasn't changed. Hehe. I'm so stoked, my first iMac was amazing, I can't wait to get on this new one.
     
  7. xxjuicymintxx macrumors regular

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    Congrats on your purchase!
    Welcome to the side of light, haha.
     
  8. Sobering thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've been on the side of light since grade 1... Apple II with the game Annie's Farm :D

    EDIT: That's Katie's Farm, not Annie's farm. :p
     
  9. PcBgone macrumors 6502

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    Heh, I ordered my new Imac on the 20th...and Fedex is stating delivery by May 30th...It just updated a few moments ago, and it took 3 days to go 362 miles:eek: It only needs 1095 miles left to get to me...:(
     
  10. Sobering thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just received an email from Apple saying that my iMac has left their building and is now on the road via Purolator. It said it would ship on the 28-29, but it's the 27. That's one day early. :D

    Hopefully I'll get it by Friday then. My delivery time is 2-5 days, Friday would be three days.
     
  11. mithrilfox macrumors regular

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    You hope it shows up early, as it did for me. Mine was schedule to arrive anytime from the 28-30. It showed up on the 24th. I was very pleasantly surprised.

    I would recommend that you get a hold of two 2GB modules to install in your machine. I hope you didn't get the expensive Apple RAM upgrade, but if you did, it's already decided.

    If you buy the RAM separate, you save money (it's cheaper than the upgrade price on their website), AND you get to keep the original 1GB modules that come in the system. So, you could use that 1GBs in a different system, sell them, give 'em to a friend, or experiment on your dog. Whatever you want.

    Find a great wallpaper that will fit your new huge iMac screen (huge to me, cause I came from using an iBook/MacBook to an iMac). The screen on this baby makes me feel like a small man :D.

    Also, rearrange your desk/computer room in preparation for the machine. If you have been using laptops prior to this iMac, get your laptop away from the desk and use it like it's a real laptop... in your lap on the sofa! Prepare that desk by buying new fancy lamps, cleaning, rearranging items, etc.

    Also, read every little bit of propaga... I mean information on the Apple website about your new upcoming machine. Go on GeekBench and compare iMac scores to your current machine.

    Refuse to consume anything with processed sugar until the iMac arrives. Do whatever you want, man! :p
     
  12. minik macrumors 65816

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    I'm glad there is one more iMac owner in the universe.

    Enjoy!
     
  13. Sobering thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah the first iMac I ordered arrived a few days earlier. I enjoyed that. :)

    About the RAM, I work at a computer store, so I'm just buying some sticks-o-ram from my work.

    I used to own an iMac, then I sold it for a MacBook, and now I sold the MacBook for the iMac again. It will feel REALLY huge for me. I already have a sexy wallpaper downloaded in preparation.

    It's funny how I've done everything you listed so far, practically exactly as you explained it.

    My desk has been rearranged, and I bought two lamps from IKEA. Very modern and nice. I also bought a small fishbowl wish a single goldfish.

    And once again, I've been visiting Apple.ca for constantly since yesterday, and have read each bit of info multiple times.

    I loved your post by the way. The way it was written was quite a lot nicer than most forum posts, almost artistic like, haha.
     
  14. xxjuicymintxx macrumors regular

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    I'm using the Macbook Pro now, but I'm having my 24" iMac withdrawals, so I think I'm going back.

    I need to go back.
     
  15. minik macrumors 65816

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    why?
     
  16. Senor360 macrumors regular

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    Uhmm..

    It's all about the inches? :D More=better :p
     
  17. minik macrumors 65816

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    I have a 15-inch MBP at work and 24-inch iMac at home. Boy.. I can't stand the 15-inch 1440x900 pixels screen.
     
  18. smudger-smith macrumors newbie

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    I'm a very recent convert to iMac and am enjoying the experience. I bought the 24" model with the recently updated spec.

    There are two things which I don't like: the horrible, discordant noise the system makes just after power on. Sounds like someone dropped a badly tuned piano off a first floor balcony onto a concrete patio! :(

    The other is that the mouse pointer starts in the top left-hand corner of the screen. Why not in the middle where its more use for selecting who's loggin on? :confused:

    Apart from that I'm not sorry to say good-bye to Uncle Bill's bloatware. :)
     
  19. Detektiv-Pinky macrumors 6502a

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    Just install this little pice of software to mute your Mac at startup: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/23141
     
  20. felixkunze macrumors member

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    I think he's talking about a hardware sound when you start up the iMac. I have the same on mine. Little disconcerting at first but I got used to it now. The sound is almost a crunching sound. I say almost, its hard to describe. I think its either the sound of the fan or the harddrive spinning up.
     
  21. 7031 macrumors 6502

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    Nope. It's the CD drive.
     
  22. smudger-smith macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Detektiv-Pinky, that has done the trick. I really disliked that sound, it offended my musical ear! I can hear the other noises that the other members mentioned but they are way down in the background and don't worry me.

    Now all I need is a patch to start the mouse pointer in the middle of the screen rather than having to drag it 12" before I can log in and my petty niggles will be gone.

    Thanks again.
     
  23. JCCash macrumors regular

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    >>My desk has been rearranged, and I bought two lamps from IKEA. Very modern and nice. I also bought a small fishbowl wish a single goldfish.<<

    If your Goldfish dies buy a beta.
     
  24. Tangotom macrumors newbie

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    What are the recommended 2 GB RAM upgrades for iMac 20? Other than buying from Apple website?
    Tnx
    TT
     
  25. AstroHouse macrumors member

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    Crucial and Kensington are great replacements. Never had a problem from either.
     

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