My Imac Has Arrived

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mrmarts, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. mrmarts macrumors 65816

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    Its been a painful wait but my first Imac 27 inch i7 with 8gb of ram is now sitting on my desk, as soon as i pressed the major button the apple logo enlightened my room much better than that crappy windows flag :p.

    I enjoyed the desktop for less than 5 mins when i choose to update itunes and continue to reorganize my newly shelf space, I also dove underneath to fix my wiring when i pulled the power cord off the wall outlet.

    however my PC woops Mac :) was still updating and i knew once i placed the cord of life into my mac i knew she will show signs of foolish mistake. for the Mac didn't boot to the osx screen.

    Just imagine my horror i have been waiting for this mac since the 12th of june and all i can think about is the lemon i got rid of. I called apple customer care and the guy was really good, after doing a system restore i think thats what you call it, i am already surfing the net posting my thoughts.

    Ok so heres my first thoughts no hardware problems so far screen fine no probs with speakers or super drive. Compared to Vista well it ***** over it booting times accessing applications much faster no games to test it out as yet but starcraft 2 is on my list.

    Still having trouble getting used to the basics like how you shutdown how maximise or resize a window moreover using the mouse is kinda strange without the scroll wheel its a big jump for me i know why apple is always 10 steps ahead of microsoft.

    So what do i miss?

    1. The full keyboard

    2. The lights on dell xps 710

    3. The variety of software any dvd, clone dvd mobile, nero, street fighter iv etc

    4. the pop out dvd drive not a big fan to apples dvd slot system

    5. the lack of blu ray support however iam thinking of buying a belkin adapter to hook up my PS3

    6. My surround speakers however the imac speakers are fine for me

    what i don't miss

    1. the endless wires

    2. the tower which was enormous, noisy and a dust and power drinker

    3. the countless errors special thanks to microsoft vista

    4. windows start menu :) apple osx dock kicks ass need themes now

    all up its been a huge leap as a all time windows user however like everyone i can say apple now and 4 eva but i dont know what i shall i do with the apple stickers! Maybe place em on the windscreen of car!
     
  2. JPG54 macrumors member

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    Congrats and welcome to the Mac family! :apple:

    You'll get used to the nuances of OSX in no time and will wonder how you ever got by before. I thought the same think about the keyboard, but now that I've used it for a while, I love it. Maybe not for everyone, but I dig it.

    Have fun!
     
  3. dexthageek macrumors 6502

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    I'm jealous! I am getting really impatient waiting for my i7 to arrive.
     
  4. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    I never knew anyone who preferred a pop-out dvd drive to a slot-loading dvd drive :)

    Yeah the magic mouse is really weird at first, but I think you're grow to love it. After using it for a while, I can say it's my best mouse experience so far with a computer. Scrolling has never been as fun and silky feeling. I'm spoiled off constantly using command scroll to zoom in and out of the interface. I'm also spoiled off using the twi finger left and right swipes for going back/forward on a web browser. The magic mouse tracks really slow with osx's default settings. Use better touch tool and ramp up its sensitivity.
     
  5. Winni macrumors 68030

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    I doubt that. I've always quickly dumped the Apple mice and keyboards and replaced them with a Microsoft Natural Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse. Those Apple devices -look- nice, but they were not designed to be actually used for 8+ hours a day, especially not when you type or play a lot.
     
  6. dexthageek macrumors 6502

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    Its because you can't use the slot-loading drive as a cup holder.
     
  7. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    I'm on my computer 8+ hours a day, but I havn't found anything about the magic mouse that's remotely cumbersome. People have their preferences in peripherals no doubt, but I personally find the whole ergonomic thing to be overrated at times. I have a logitech mouse that's ergonomically shaped, but I don't find the magic mouse more tiring than the logitech mouse.
     
  8. JPG54 macrumors member

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    Exactly! I can NOT stand those Microsoft "natural" keyboards, nor have I ever worked with anyone who did.
     
  9. dexthageek macrumors 6502

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    I actually think Apple's previous bluetooth keyboard is the best, I will be looking for one of them after I get my iMac.
     

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  10. Winni macrumors 68030

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    You're hard to read, pal. Please use a few more commas and full stops in your sentences. Thank you in advance.

    Games: You will quickly be seeing that "crappy Windows flag" again, because that will be the only way to play all those latest games on your Mac. Unless, of course, you decide to do all of your gaming on your console.

    Depending on what you need, the choice of software for Mac OS X is very limited - or in several cases even non-existent - when compared to Windows. This is something that should be evaluated and considered BEFORE the order for the Mac is placed. Otherwise you might be ending up with an even more expensive Windows machine with an Apple logo on it.

    The dock... I think it's also solved pretty well in Windows 7. Or, to be honest, it's somehow solved better in Windows because they also have a Start Menu and hierarchical program groups. If you have the amount of software that I have on my 27" iMac, you will quickly discover that the display is still too small for all those icons.

    I also don't get enlightened by the Apple logo anymore. My Mac boots in verbose mode.

    Which leads me to error messages: OS X is even easier to kill than Windows, especially when you don't know what you're doing.
     
  11. JPG54 macrumors member

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    Wow..That's all I got....:rolleyes:
     
  12. dexthageek macrumors 6502

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    So I guess you prefer Windows over OSX?
     
  13. Warbitrary macrumors regular

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    You obviously don't sleep in the same room as your computer :rolleyes:

    Yes, there is less mac software, but we have tons of high quality, free software. I've almost never bought applications on the mac because of the great open-source and freeware alternatives.

    Quicksilver is miles better at launching programs than either the dock or the startup menu. And Quicksilver is Mac OS X-only freeware. There are some alternatives for Windows, but none is as good.

    Exactly how?
     
  14. mrmarts thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I need to try quicksilver
     

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