My first iMac should be here by Friday

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

  1. feeth macrumors 6502

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    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?

    TIA!

    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

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    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

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

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    Sounds like you have grabbed yourself a bargain.

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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Yesssss..........been a few days now.....love 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

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    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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