My i7 Review - First Mac Ever

Discussion in 'iMac' started by invisionblue, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. invisionblue macrumors member


    Aug 5, 2009
    Well my day started out great, my imac wasn't supposed to be delivered until tomorrow but it came at 820am this morning. I was laying in bed wearing just the sheets and then a doorbell rang, I sprinted to the door to buzz them in and sprinted to my room to put some clothes on in 3.2 seconds lol, then up came my imac.

    I was worried about DOA and every other problem I've read on here in the past few weeks. But everything worked perfect, no dents, no DOA, no screen issues. The setup took about 5-10 minutes.

    My i7 has 8gb of ram. I've been running it for a couple hours now, I've never used a mac in my life for longer than 10 minutes but this could possibly be the greatest computer I've ever used. It's completely silent and so fast. I'm a web designer and I've been using a pc since 1998 so please forgive me for being this excited. I've moved from a 17 inch laptop to this 27 inch beauty, I can't believe how big the screen is but it's amazing. I highly recommend buying an imac if someone is thinking about switching, I'll never go back to pc.
  2. iSimx macrumors 6502


    Sep 26, 2007
    congratulations on your purchase! I remember when I first switched to mac... it was a good feeling :p
  3. Mercer macrumors member


    Jul 7, 2008
    North West, UK
    Thats what i like to hear :)!

    Enjoy the imac! i seriously wanna make the purchase but have to make do with my mac mini and macbook for now!

  4. Maclarny macrumors 6502


    Apr 20, 2003
    No apologies, necessary. Welcome aboard!:D
  5. mscriv macrumors 601


    Aug 14, 2008
    Dallas, Texas
    You should be.

    That's better.

    Ummm... well...

    Look, it happens to a lot of people and we can understand this being your first Mac and all. Just try to relax and enjoy the experience. Congratulations :D
  6. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    Congratulations! I can understand your excitement. I too was floored when I got my first Mac almost 4 years ago.

    And the really cool part? It just keeps on getting better!

  7. itommyboy macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2009
    Titletown USA

    LMAO I see what you did thar! OP welcome to the Mac fold enjoy the ride.
  8. invisionblue thread starter macrumors member


    Aug 5, 2009
    :( I've had to return my imac, screen flickering issue started today.
  9. ipure macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2009
    LOLZ, sorry to hear that, but it seems every single 27" iMac has at least one of those well-known issues.

    Apple failed hard on these 1st gen 27" iMacs, should just do a re-call on all.
  10. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Just give Apple a few weeks to get their act together.
  11. Mr. Biggles macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2009
    Western New York
    Same feeling here.

    Just got my i5 today. First Mac also and experiencing the same excitment as you.

    No issues whatsoever at the moment.

  12. robotkiller macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2009
    That really sucks. Been there and know exactly how you feel. Silver lining is the replacement has been perfect for two weeks now, so there's hope....
  13. raysfan81 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2009
    North Carolina
    It looks like a sick machine. Wish i had one....
  14. jezza69 macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2009
    congrats on your purchase, my first imac was 2007 and i also remember the first day i got it and the great feeling of swithcing from a pc to mac, and all the excitement came rushing back when i received my i7 last week its a great machine enjoy....
  15. invisionblue thread starter macrumors member


    Aug 5, 2009
    The good news is the new one will be shipping early next week and I should have it by Dec 3rd.
  16. The Samurai macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

    Dec 29, 2007
    Best. Post. Ever

    Was literally on the ground lol :D
  17. Shawnstra macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2008
    Yeah, I changed to a Macbook Pro last July, and it is like a total different experience. I know this has been said over and over again, but everything works as how you expect it to be.
  18. sfmountainbiker macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2009
    I was never a PC user (my dad was a mid 80's adopter), so I never felt the joy of switching to a Mac. :(

    I'm tempted to get a PC just so I can get frustrated and make the switch back!:D:cool:

    Although...I do use a PC at work and miss my iMac at home all day it's kind of like switching every day on a small scale. :rolleyes:
  19. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    I love it when I piss off the Windows
    people that really have no business in
    this forum. Gonna do that right now....

    I remember the first time I switched to
    a Mac. About the scariest thing I ever
    did with my hard-earned money.

    I was a devoted PC user for almost 20
    years. You get brainwashed into thinking
    Macs are the worst things you can buy.
    Well, after my $4k custom built PC kept
    dying over and over again I was able to
    obtain a refund and I invested that $4k
    into a Mac Pro.

    First time I turned that Mac Pro on there
    was about 15 minutes where I just stared
    at the operating system not quite knowing
    what to do next. However, within the hour
    I was using the computer as if I had been
    OS X all my life. It was THAT EASY to pick
    up the subtle differences between Tiger
    and XP.

    I will never, ever, ever go back to a PC.
    Horrid computers with registries that get
    clogged up and programs that don't want
    to play nice with each other.

    Yeah, PC may finally have gotten it right
    with Windows 7, but OS X had it right long
    before that. My Mac doesn't crash. It just

    You will never go back to a PC.
  20. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    Congratulations!! :D

    haha no one ever switches back to PC, kinda of a funny thing there.
    I've actually never heard of a person hating their Mac so much they had to switch back to a PC.
    However, PC users are switching to Macs like crazy now!

    Anyway, I'm glad you love your iMac.
  21. Glick macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2009
    I am in the same boat you were. I use a 17" laptop with missing keys (brother broke the other keys). I just don't have enough money. The only solution I found was a blog with adsense.
  22. tri3limited macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2008
    Being that you're a web designer it's well worth being aware there is no hash key on Macs, which is incredibly useful when coding CSS.

    Shortcut: Option+3 (Alt+3)

    I realise you could search but hey, a heads up is always a bonus!
  23. ljonesj macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2009
    Kingsport TN
    just got a mac mini and lets say wow even thou its just that i am really thinking my next laptop will be a macbook or macbook pro. i love it that now i can rip my dvd's with handbrake with out jumping through hurtles. my co workers know i am a computer geek sadly a windows only affair so any issues with there machines they come to me. so know with me having a mac i am telling some who are thinking of getting new machines go with a mac even if its a refurb as i can get my mac to do stuff that windows will do after you cuss it for a few hours mac just goes ok here you go.

    the reason i rip my dvds is one for my ipod touch and second so i wont mess my dvds up even more know than they were i have had to replace a few as they got badly scratched which is my own fault
  24. Milty77 macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2009
    Have you ever heard of a 'Full Stop' or 'Period'??
    Its like taking a breathe during a sentance!!
  25. Komiksulo macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2008
    You mean the '#' symbol? We Canadians call it 'number sign'. Americans call it 'pound sign'. For an actual pound sign '£', I type Option-3.

    Isn't its absence just a feature of the UK keyboard, not of Macs in particular?

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