Just bought my first iMac!

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  1. TheSandman2236 macrumors 6502

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    Ordered my iMac when I heard the 'new' ones had a good chance of being free & clear of having screen issues and were back in stock normally.

    I bought the extra 4GB kit from newegg for $94 instead of buying it from Apple.

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    It's my graduation gift, birthday gift (23 on Thursday), and well, a pat on the back to myself for 4 years of hard work. Sold my gaming PC and Dell 3007WFP-HC to buy it :D

    I CAN'T WAIT!! :apple:
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Way to go and congratulations!
    Welcome to the cult!

    Make sure you set up Time Machine or some other consistent backup strategy as soon as possible :)
    Data storage is always cheaper than data recovery

    Other than that, have fun!
     
  3. aska929 macrumors newbie

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    congratulations!!!
    i bought my first mac at the start of this semester. the first thing i know after using my new mac is that i will never use windows again!
     
  4. gguerrerokalak macrumors newbie

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    me too. 1st time mac user. never going back to windows. fyi, i have a vmware fusion with window 7 ulti/xp pro just in case...hehehe!
     
  5. toed macrumors member

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    Please update us...

    when you get it.

    Also, do you know or did they send you the serial number yet? I'd like to know what week number we are at now on online orders...
     
  6. mystikjoe macrumors regular

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    the wait

    the wait is the hardest part my friend. isn't the edu discount sweet you got a loaded up i7 cheap. just got mine in and wall mounted it and put an intel ssd and i'm in heaven. it just sucks at work cause i'm on a cheap hp slimline pc. oh well maybe a 21.5 will come here soon!
     
  7. trjwv macrumors regular

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    i am ready to order my first mac too. i will be ordering iMac 27" i7 and time capsule. just in case i will be running boot camp with windows 7, but feel i will probably delete by summer. my wife is also letting me order a mbp 15", i am going to order both together on the 20, waiting to see if we get an update on the mbp. i am giving my mom my old gateway fx350xt, core 2 quad 2.66 ghz 4 gb ram with 27" acer monitor.

    wish me luck guys....can't wait .....

    i also qualify for edu discount, my daughter is 18 and in college...lol
     
  8. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Congrats to the OP, I must say it's certainly an amazing feeling buying your first Mac. But when first time buyers say that they are never going back to Windows, I have to chuckle at bit on that one. Yeah, they may not ever buy another "PC", but many "switchers", end up installing Windows on their Mac. They really haven't left "Windows", but maybe just PC's in general. :p
     
  9. StarTzar macrumors member

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    Get the Apple Care upgrade.
     
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    Sooooo, what do you have against your mom?:D Just joking so don't take offense, I just could not resist. I became a Mac convert a little over 3 years ago and am not looking back.

    Congrats on your upcoming purchases! I'm sure you will be more than pleased.
     
  12. farmermac macrumors 6502a

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    I like threads like this. Good luck with your iMac. I love mine!
     
  13. TheSandman2236 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for congrats guys!

    Not yet -- but expect a full unboxing and confirmation of the serial number for what week it's from etc.

    Already got that covered :) I've got my 2TB Drobo ready and waiting :apple:

    Yea I'm actually going to buy that one in store -- they only charge tax online.
     
  14. TheSandman2236 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyone have a rough checklist of things I should check on my iMac when I open it? (To make sure it's tip-top shape?)
     
  15. unixfool macrumors 6502a

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    Oh man...here we go. How long will it take for someone to suggest the yellowing troubleshooting link?*

    * Not directed at the OP
     
  16. TheSandman2236 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh I know about the yellow troubleshooting guide -- I'm just trying to figure out anything else.
     
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  19. trjwv macrumors regular

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    I just ordered my :D iMac 27" i7 4GB and 1TB time capsule at 12:57 pm eastern time us. I will add an additional 4GB ram soon. I will order a MBP 15" as soon as the update is released.
    I will keep all posted as to shipping time frames and screen condition/quality as I work on CS4 at home...
    I can finally say goodbye to my Gateway desktop core 2 quad 4GB Gateway laptop Pentium M 1.40ghz 1 GB.
    Still will be on my Dell Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33 ghz 4 Gb at work.
     
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    The enthusiastic jubilation of youth! - This must be really exciting for you, huh? :)


    good luck and I hope its not plauged with the yellow screen of death.
     
  22. trjwv macrumors regular

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    CONGRATS........I hope to get shipping confirmation on my i7 today sometime. I will keep all posted......
     
  23. splatt macrumors member

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    I ordered my first mac, a 27" i5 imac this weekend too.

    They sent the tracking number today ... fedex says it should be here by Friday.

    One odd thing though, they said the weight is 20.0 lbs/9.1 kg. I hope they didn't accidentally ship me something else given that apple.com says the 27" imac weighs 30 lbs. :eek:
     
  24. sneakyzeal macrumors member

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    Me too!

    My first iMac and my first mac!

    It's supposed to arrive any time from Friday, but I'm hoping it'll be earlier.

    Let's hope we're all lucky and get perfect ones :)
     
  25. Wordman macrumors member

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    i5

    I got a week 6 i5. No yellowing. But the hard drive is pretty noisy - sounds like a rumbling stomach. Apparently this is just something the drives do though, and the new iMacs aren't silent. Apart from that, perfect.

    This is my second week 6. The first one had a little yellowing. This one is much better.

    Best of luck with your orders.
     

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