Must share my new i7 excitement!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kildraik, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. kildraik macrumors 6502a

    kildraik

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    I am blown away by this machine. Incredibly fast. This is my first new Mac since I bought the first generation 17" Intel Core Duo iMac back in February 2006. Since January I've been using an 800Mhz 15" iMac G4 :)eek:)due to the cost of my move from Kansas City.

    First thing I have to do now is upgrade the RAM and wait for my 1TB external to come in. Trackpad was backordered but is on the way! I also got the battery charger and the remote. I was a bit nervous at first, and it was a battle between this and the MBP i7, but I knew I would rarely take it anywhere. I definitely made the right decision. Aperture boots up in literally 1.5 seconds, Logic/CS5 instantly... Quite the change. I've been running the hell out of it with zero lag and it's been SILENT. Can't wait to play games.

    There are no issues with it- The panel is gorgeous and is quite a lot to take in. One thing that increase boot speed though was to go and clarify what drive to boot from. Huge speed increase. It really feels nice to use my own computer for all my music/design/photography work now. Feels a lot faster than even the Mac Pro's at school. If you have the extra $200, the i7 is a must. Hands Down.

    I had to stand back much farther to fit the 27" monster in the pic.

    Before:
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    After!
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    I simply can't contain my excitement!
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    I'm so jelluz...

    For the first time since the G5, the iMac is a formidable contender in desktops, as far as performance goes. For so many years, it has used notebook processors, restricted by its thermal envelope.

    Now... it's back with a vengeance.

    Of course it's faster than the Mac Pros at school, it's an i7! I don't know how it's even possible that Apple can offer the power of a Mac Pro in the beautiful form factor for less than the cost of any such computer available. Oh wait, there aren't any! Hahahaha!

    People want to ***** about the cost of Macs. Take a look! You get super-computer power with one of the most fantastic displays one can afford in the form of something smaller and less cumbersome than most displays alone! Suck it, fanboys.

    Oh and... yeh again I'm so jelluz! Some day if I settle down somewhere, I just may get one *sigh* By then, computers will be cranially implanted, though 8\
     
  3. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    I completely agree.. And if you want one brand new, you don't have to do much. Put about $70 into a savings account each week, and bingo bango you've got yourself a new 27" i7 iMac at the next refresh :D

    Oh, but I don't care about your stupid i7 iMac.. I just want that fine looking G4 <3 :)
     
  4. kildraik thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kildraik

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    Haha- The G4's are probably the coolest looking things out there. Not sure what to do with the little guy yet.
     
  5. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Dude, I live in Dallas. Drop it off by my place!

    Just yesterday I've heard of two people whom had an iMac G4 800mhz given to them, outright.

    Let me know if you need any computer service or if you want to sell the iMac. Send a personal message :D
     
  6. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000

    aliensporebomb

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    Very nice...

    Wait until you watch your first movie on that thing or play your first game.

    I ran X-Plane on it and it was the closest thing to flying outside of a real plane.
     
  7. iSKW macrumors newbie

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    grats

    Very nice. They are great computers. I can't wait to get mine :)
     
  8. WestcoastAkita macrumors newbie

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    me to, still have the new computer smell in my office!:rolleyes:
     
  9. tc3jg macrumors member

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    OP how do you enjoy that CS5 Photoshop book? Is it worth the purchase? easy to understand?
     
  10. kildraik thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I actually really like it. Even though I've used photoshop a lot before, it's really useful to just start from the beginning, whether it is a refresh or you're new. It has a disc that gives you pictures for the lessons, so you know exactly what they're talking about, etc. It was worth the ~$50.


    I went ahead and took it up to my dad's so he could use it. I got him a Mac Mini, but he's going to be able to just use the iMac in his bedroom in case he ever wants to get away from the wife!

    And my Magic Trackpad just shipped this morning. So excited!
     
  11. Salacion macrumors 6502a

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    First off, congrats man! I share your excitement, because I sure as hell know the feeling.

    Secondly, take really good care of that beast. In a couple years when you want to upgrade, you'll be able to sell it for half of what you sunk into it.

    And I'm also guessing you're happy to move away from Kansas. Texas is an improvement, IMO.
     
  12. Salacion macrumors 6502a

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    It was a sad day when that smell finally wore off my Macbook after a year. No longer could I place my nostril over the keyboard and inhale a magnificent industrial plasticky/metally smell of bliss.
     
  13. advres Guest

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    The adobe "classroom in a book" series have been around forever and are very good way to get learning. Good for reference when you can't figure something out too.
     

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