Just got my Imac 24 inch !

Discussion in 'iMac' started by AppleinJapan, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. AppleinJapan macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2005
    Ive been playing with it for what 4 hours now - moving all my files etc etc and there seems to be no problems (knock on wood)...its fantastic !!!

    -Front row seems abit slow playing non-quicktime movies (divx/avi)
    -iphoto reported an error about disk space when I was moving 6000 photos...
    - I upgraded from an ibook G4 and my new Imac 24" has 2gbs ram/256 mb Video card and it runs like a dream (Oh my god. having 5 programs open at once and while connected to 2 other Macs, uploading data from them - is just so smooth)
    _oh ok...iphoto seems to be abit buggy at full screen/loading multiple images sometimes gives me the beachball effect...

    BUT other wise great !!!!!

    Photos on the way soon
  2. pknz macrumors 68020


    Mar 22, 2005
    Nice computer. Looking forward to seeing the pics.
  3. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    did you get the 250 or 500 drive? if the 500 can you tell me what 500 is it. seagate? maxtor? if it is the seagate do you know if it is the 7200.9 or 7200.10
  4. kfylan macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2004
    Audio question

    Quick question for you (or anyone else who has one of these):

    How good is the audio on the 24"? I'm seriously thinking of getting one and using it in place of a TV. I'm wondering if the sound quality is good enough to watch TV/DVDs from across a living room, or if I'll need to buy an external speaker system.

    Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

  5. pjo macrumors regular

    Feb 20, 2006
    computer speakers generally suck

    I do NOT have one of these, but in general you will want to buy an external speaker system especially if you are talking of a living room. Try the logitech z-5550
  6. Lollypop macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2004
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Congrats man!

    Cant wait for the pics! The screen size difference between the G4 and the imac must be huge! :eek:
  7. zerolight macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2006
    The 24 has bigger speakers than the other models. I've yet to hear them in person but my wife called this morning to ask me to talk her through connecting everything up and getting onto her email and the internet. Whilst we were talking there was a loud wave of sound as the OS booted up, loud enough that it drowned her out. So I'd guess that for day to day working, with some tunes playing in the background, the 24 speakers will be just fine. I barely used the speakers my previous Mac inherited from my PC last time out, so may not bother connecting new ones to the 24. I'll give a better impression tomorrow night when I see and hear my iMac for the first time.

    edit: I guess for watching movies and TV you probably want a new set of speakers anyway. I know I certainly would (I have a home cinema system worth around $2500, give or take).
  8. AppleinJapan thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2005
    Well - if you want to use it as a TV, I think the screen is great - Ive been playing Lego Star Wars - fantastic colours..(and I was thinking of buying a Toshiba 32" here in Japan) but Ive been playing around all day with the sound (listening to songs, just watched Spider-man 2) so I would buy some extra speakers...I love the machine but if you want to use it as a TV then buy speakers because sometimes the sound is muffled aliittle by the fact that the speakers are at the bottom of the unit.

    I do want to say that my god, there is no noise coming from the machine...my fridge is louder !!!!
  9. AppleinJapan thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2005
    I looked at my ibook and my old G3 that i have and I can't go back so Im selling the ibook now...

    Oh photos tomorrow because its 1:34am here and i need to sleep but im too excited
  10. kfylan macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2004
    Sound advice

    Thanks for those replies. Guess I'll check out the Logitech package.

  11. Konradx macrumors 6502


    Oct 19, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    my 24" is on the way, but i was in a store today and the 24" speakers are suprising loud. It isnt 5.1 surround sound, but they are pretty decent! I'd listen to them first and then decide if you need more punch
  12. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2005
    Anyone know what speakers these are? Just a bit curious, since I was sort of leaning towards getting a pair of soundsticks for movies.
  13. bossass macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2006
    Logitech Z-2300s sound as good or better for much less. They are sub $100 from Amazon.

    For similar $$, these Altec Lansing kill it:


    With much better imput, remote options.
  14. zerolight macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2006
    I'm finding I'm very happy with the ibuilt speakers. I won't be using it to watch movies but for watching the odd clip or listening whilst I work, they are ace.

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