Just ordered new 24" iMac - UPDATE: It shipped!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by aprofetto, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. aprofetto macrumors 6502a

    aprofetto

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    I just ordered a new 24" iMac, I'm upgrading from my 20" iMac.

    I only ordered a few hours ago and already I cannot wait until it arrives!! The suspense is killing me! I find myself on the Apple site constantly looking at pictures and specs even though I already know what its going to look like and everything, lol.

    This waiting game sucks, how did all you guys pass your time while waiting for your new iMacs?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    That's normal, I acted same way.

    Keep your thinking in somewhere else. I looked specs and pics for 2 days then I started to "forget" the whole iMac. Day by day.
     
  3. RDoe macrumors member

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    Hi Hellhammer, I noticed that you have the same iMac as I. I have some light gradient issue from left to right and I hear my HDD buzzing, even feel the vibration when touching the screen. What is your experience?
     
  4. Testify macrumors member

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    Congrats!

    Best move I ever made by buying in iMac :)
     
  5. Lurchdubious macrumors 65816

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    Congrats man. Those are pretty freakin' sexy.

    I passed the time waiting for my UMB by checking the shipping/tracking info ever 2 hours :D
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I had a stuck pixel. Sent it back to Apple yesterday. Otherwise it has been perfect.

    If you have any problems call to Apple. You have 14 days to change it or get refund (f you live in states there's 10% stocking fee)
     
  7. RDoe macrumors member

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    Hi, well I will call Apple and see. I do not know if I'm going crazy over this and totally put it out of proportion, but see some mayor problems on the internet and I want to be sure to get a top item (if that is even feasible).
     
  8. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    Got my 24" a week ago. It's fantastic. At first I thought the screen size was massive compared to my old 20". But I'm used to it now.
     
  9. NightSailor macrumors 6502

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    What did you order? The 3.08 GHz?
     
  10. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I thought exactly same when it got it. First few days it was huge then my eyes and mind got used to it. Now when it's gone (see posts above) this 15" laptop screen feels tiny, very tiny. There's a hole in my desk without iMac.
     
  11. macfrik macrumors 6502

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    Keep refreshing FedEx tracking website for every 5 minutes.
     
  12. aprofetto thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I got the 2.66 GHz model.
     
  13. Sebby macrumors 6502a

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    Congratulations on the order - you'll love it.

    I got mine this week and set it up yesterday. I've got no stuck/dead pixels, no gradient issues, and it's absolutely silent.

    I must have checked the order status 500 times, minimum. I was very excited and it was worth the wait. :D
     
  14. aprofetto thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Theres no fun in checking the order status on the weekend... :eek:... lol.
     
  15. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

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    I spent all my time whoring these forums, and finally when the new ones came out, I realized I'd have to pay $700 more than I expected to get the iMac I wanted.
    So I raced down to the Apple store and picked up the previous top-end iMac for $600 less than its price the day before. It was a $1300 saving really.

    It was worth the 3-4 month wait for that bargain price.
     
  16. kabunaru Guest

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    Playing video games or spending time on MacRumors. :D

    By the way, congratulations on the purchase. :)
     
  17. Reventon macrumors 6502

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    lol, Congrats on the purchase. I feel the same way waiting for my iMac as well (not due to get it for another 2 weeks :( ). Just try to keep your thoughts elsewhere, but I do keep checking my calender counting down the days...
     
  18. mgguy macrumors 6502

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    I'd spend my time reading the iMac manual to learn about it so when it arrives I would know what to do and could get into it right away. I was going to buy the newly released one, but from what I've been reading there was not much of an improvement over the earlier version. So now I am waiting for the next release in hopes that it will include features and Snow Leopard and possibly a better graphics card. In the mean time, I'll just keep reading...
     
  19. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    by continuing to use the old one
     
  20. aprofetto thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh snap... my iMac has just been shipped! Should arrive on Wednesday!

    Whats the best way to swap data from one mac to another? Anyone?
     
  21. nss.aries macrumors member

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    mine will be shipped on april 22, delivery is on may 4th... T___T can't wait.
     
  22. adamlbiscuit macrumors regular

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    You can use migration assistant (its recommended you have a firewire cable for this method) on your current mac (look in the utilities folder) Or do what i did and use the good ol' external hard drive! :)
     
  23. aprofetto thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. But what about all my stuff in iPhoto and iTunes? Any easy way to swap that stuff too?
     
  24. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    Migration Assistant will also copy those over for you. Or you can do it manually if you like.
     
  25. aprofetto thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet, thats what I'm talking about! Thanks.
     

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