New iMac arrived!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tannerozzy, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Tannerozzy macrumors regular

    Tannerozzy

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    Hey everyone. I just wanted to say thanks for everyone's opinions here in the forums. After weeks of reading, I finally decided to get an iMac. It came last night and it's amaaazing! :D

    24", 2.8, 500gb, 4gb, and nvidia

    Couldn't be happier! No screen problems or anything.

    My first mac was the air a few months ago, so I'm a little overwhelmed with all this power. What should I do first? :)

    **only ploblem I'm having is this one http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=523743 **
     
  2. candyman macrumors regular

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    Congrats on the new machine! My iMac just left out today and will arrive sometime early next week.

    I would fool around with the iSight camera and Photo Booth. Maybe make a fun personal movie of video and still captures with iMovie.

    Another thing to really make you drool over it is to pop in a DVD, use the remote, sit back and watch a movie on that beautiful 24" monitor!

    Just a couple easy freebie ideas to break in the new machine and have some fun with it...
     
  3. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    I say listen to some trippy songs and turn the iTunes visualizer on. You may just get lost in all the colors and motions for an hour or so ;)
     
  4. thecrackerjack macrumors member

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    Lucky you. Great box, I found it to be rather quick. The 800mhz DDR2 is nice as well.

    I'm glad you are having a better out of the box experience then I have. Mine arrived with a dead DVD drive, then went away for a week to be repaired, came back with screen problems, now is in the process of a replacement being shipped. Lost time... little over two weeks!

    I find the video rendering to be pretty quick. CrossOver for mac is a nice addition.
     
  5. kabunaru Guest

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    Congratulations. :)
    The first thing I did is software updated my Mac before using it. :)
     
  6. Tannerozzy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh, well I know all the basics. [photo booth, software update...]

    I was wondering what I should do to test out the power of the machine?
    Any great game demo's online? Things like that.
     
  7. johto macrumors 6502

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    If you have fast internet connection, go and watch apple movie trailers in HD quality :)
     
  8. Fallinangel macrumors regular

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    Try Crysis, however you'll have to install Windows (via BootCamp) first!
    That's the first thing I'm gonna try when my new iMac finally arrives. :D

    The game uses the processor, the video card and the RAM equally strong, so that would be a great test for the new machine.

    There's even a free demo of the game available!

    Enjoy your new iMac!!!
     
  9. Tannerozzy thread starter macrumors regular

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  10. Whorehay macrumors 6502a

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    There are other activities that could enhance that experience :eek::eek::eek::D
     
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    Post pictures? The more pics i see of other people's new iMacs, the more motivated i'm going to be to get mine!!! lol.
     
  13. mannix87 macrumors 6502

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    the iMac is a wonderful machine, although I only have the 20", it's still far enjoyable than my MB w/c has a far smaller screen. although, I prefer using the trackpad over the mouse anyday.:)

    enjoy it and congratulations on your purchase.
     
  14. GR33NIE macrumors 6502

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    Exactly what I done when I got mine! Although mines only the 20'' :(

    Congrats on the new Mac!:D
     
  15. Tannerozzy thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm at work, so I only have a picture from my phone. I'll put up more later though.

    I must say though, you can look at 9829854 pictures of iMacs, but they never quite compare to how amazing it looks in your house.
     

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    looks cool! is that a screensaver? if so what one?
     
  18. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    Thanks. Every single one i see makes me want my own just a little bit more. =]
     
  19. James17 macrumors 6502

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    The best desktop I have ever used. Quality is exceptional. Sold mine for MBP because of mobility issues.
     
  20. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    I'm hoping to do some unboxing/set-up pics when I get mine on Monday, if you're interested in looking:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=514775

    See if we can give you the final nudge you need to go and get one :D
     
  21. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    It's not going to take much.. i'm DEFINITELY getting one.. just paying off a few things first. :)
     
  22. Tannerozzy thread starter macrumors regular

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    hey, actually it's the leopard first-time start-up video that goes through all universe flashing all the different languages and stuff

    really cool. much more pleasant than turning on a pc for the first time.
     
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    Mine will be here tomorrow! Today can't go by soon enough!
     

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