My first iMac should be here by Friday

Discussion in 'iMac' started by feeth, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. feeth macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2010
    I have a Dell XPS 9100 i7, ect right now with a dell 24" 2408. I think W7 is cool, but I can't capture viceo from my HD camcorder via the firewire which is very frustrating. I have spent more then an hour on the phone with Dell and MS about this issue. Change this setting and that one..... Still does not work.

    As others have noted, I was looking very hard at a 21.5" refurb. I do have a 24" LCD now, hmm the 27" kept on calling my name. :D

    I found a "pretty good deal" on ebay for the following:

    27" iMac w/ i7.
    8gb ram
    1tb hd
    ATI Radeon 4850 HD with 512MB
    Apple care till March 2013

    Bing cashback 8% and buy now pay later $100 credit from paypal, made it a pretty good deal at under $1800.

    The seller still has the original box and will put that into another box. So say a prayer for me that UPS does not drop it. :eek:

    Someone is already coming to pickup my 2408 LCD today. I'll put the tower on CL this weekend.

    I just need to get a 6 to 9 pin adaptor or cable for my HD camcorder. Will any work?


    PS I bought the wife a 32gb iPad wi-fi last week. I'm not sure who likes it better, she or our 7 yr old daughter. :)
  2. feeth thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2010
    The seller was able to get it out early so it arrived today. He had double boxed it and it arrived in 1000% mint condition.

    No yellow tinting issues that I can see so far.

    27" of love. :D

    Now to learn the ways of mac.
  3. saxon48 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2010
    Congrats. Give a hollar if you ever need help. People here are more than happy to.
  4. applemike macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2008
    Sounds like you have grabbed yourself a bargain.

    its a great machine, congratulations.
  5. raychristenpaul macrumors newbie


    Jul 22, 2010
    It's Friday for me too

    Hi....I'm expecting my delivery today,too...LOL...what a coincidence. I'm just getting the new 21" basic entry. So excited and now I have to learn how to switch from Windows to Mac. Hope it's not much of a struggle.

    I fall for it because of the sleek design, added with wireless mouse n keyboard. Less wires to worry about.

    At the point of writing...I'm still waiting for the delivery...
  6. applemike macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2008
    There may be less wires to worry about, but it costs you a fortune in batteries :rolleyes:
  7. feeth thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2010
    Thanks guys!

    Just waiting for a 6 to 9 pin firewire cable to come in and the video editing begins.

    Trying to adapt to the wireless keyboard. :D

    Ray, It will be here soon for you. Enjoy!
  8. lotusteve macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2010
    i bought a new :apple:21.5 mac on monday this week, i also bought a mag called SNOW LEOPARD GENIUS GUIDE,i bought the mag because i had no experience with the imacs. now i will never go back to a windows pc, FANTASTIC MACHINE...:):)
  9. feeth thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2010
    I agree!!!

    Spending a few hours today getting everything customized to my liking. Switched from yahoo to gmail so I can use the imac's email with multi gmail accounts. Could of done it with yahoo, but needed a pop mail at $20/account.
  10. raychristenpaul macrumors newbie


    Jul 22, 2010
    Yesssss..........been a few days the new machine...been telling my friends how great it look like and etc etc......

    No I have an issue....I got load of songs (ripped from original CDs) and my friends told me all the songs in my iPhone will be erased if i sync it with my new iMac...that's not good.....not good at all.

    Do I need to download a software for that....? How can I restore all those songs? Hmmm.....
  11. dexthageek macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2007
    Where is your old iTunes library? If it was on a Mac the easiest solution is to copy the entire iTunes Music folder to your new Mac.

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