My First Mac :-D

skibob1027

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Feb 8, 2006
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I can finally, jubilantly announce that I have officially purchased my first Mac! Here's the specs:

IMAC 20/2.0/SD CTO
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ATI Radeon X1600-256MB SDRAM
512MB 667 DDR2 SDRAM BUILT IN
250GB Serial ATA drive
SuperDrive 8X
iWork 06
WL kybd, Mse & Mac OS X
Country Kit

I've already ordered two 1GB sticks of RAM to put into it - so it'll actually have 2GB of RAM after my first startup.

I had really considered getting a Macbook - but I'm worried about some of the problems people are encountering with the first revisions. I figured that I could hold off on buying a new notebook for at least 6-9 months once the bugs are worked out.

Also, I dropped the extra $119 USD for Applecare protection - was this worth it? Personally, I hate the idea of purchasing an extended warranty because I feel that if a company cannot guarantee it's product for a long enough time, then I probably shouldn't buy it ....

but I really, really, really wanted to get away from Windows! :D
 

mad jew

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Congratulations, you'll love it. AppleCare can be bought anytime within the first year, for future reference, it doesn't have to be bought at the same time as the Mac. Having said that, you've already got it so that's all cool. :)
 

skibob1027

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mad jew said:
AppleCare can be bought anytime within the first year, for future reference, it doesn't have to be bought at the same time as the Mac.
Argh, oh well. I guess I should've at least waited until the 90-day warranty was up, but I've done worse things in my life.
 

EricNau

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Apr 27, 2005
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skibob1027 said:
Argh, oh well. I guess I should've at least waited until the 90-day warranty was up, but I've done worse things in my life.
For the record, all Macs come with a 1 year warranty (w/ 90 days phone support). AppleCare extends both to 3 years total.
 

skibob1027

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EricNau said:
For the record, all Macs come with a 1 year warranty (w/ 90 days phone support). AppleCare extends both to 3 years total.
Ah, I see - I didn't know that.

So would the phone support cover software problems and user-bound difficulties, while the 1-year warranty covers hardware problems?
 

EricNau

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skibob1027 said:
Ah, I see - I didn't know that.

So would the phone support cover software problems and user-bound difficulties, while the 1-year warranty covers hardware problems?
Pretty much.

The first 90 days you get repair and phone support, and after that you only get repair (up until 1 year).
...but that really doesn't matter since you bought AppleCare, now you have 3 years of both.

More AppleCare information can be found Here.
 

azzurri000

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skibob1027 said:
I can finally, jubilantly announce that I have officially purchased my first Mac! Here's the specs:

IMAC 20/2.0/SD CTO
Show Details Hide Details
ATI Radeon X1600-256MB SDRAM
512MB 667 DDR2 SDRAM BUILT IN
250GB Serial ATA drive
SuperDrive 8X
iWork 06
WL kybd, Mse & Mac OS X
Country Kit

I've already ordered two 1GB sticks of RAM to put into it - so it'll actually have 2GB of RAM after my first startup.

I had really considered getting a Macbook - but I'm worried about some of the problems people are encountering with the first revisions. I figured that I could hold off on buying a new notebook for at least 6-9 months once the bugs are worked out.

Also, I dropped the extra $119 USD for Applecare protection - was this worth it? Personally, I hate the idea of purchasing an extended warranty because I feel that if a company cannot guarantee it's product for a long enough time, then I probably shouldn't buy it ....

but I really, really, really wanted to get away from Windows! :D

Congrats! You ordered one great machine :D