New iMacs in the UK.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Caris, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. Caris macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone know if the apple stores here in the UK will have the new iMacs in now or will we have to wait a few weeks for them to get shipped over here?

    Thanks.
     
  2. yogamonkey macrumors 6502

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    I've ordered mine online and it's due to be delivered on 23rd August. If the stores get them before that date let me know!!
     
  3. ascender macrumors 68000

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    It'll be interesting to see when these arrive in the UK, it would be good to be able to pop out today to pick up a new keyboard or iLife or even an iMac, but I guess the online store might be as quick a way to do it as any.
     
  4. maverick808 macrumors 65816

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    I ordered mine online yesterday and today I woke to find a shipment notification email, so it's shipped. Furthermore, both the email and the UPS tracking site show that it is due to arrive tomorrow! Sweet. They must have a stockpile already somewhere in the UK. By the way, I ordered the standard 2.4GHz 24" model.
     
  5. ascender macrumors 68000

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    Don't say things like that! I'll be ordering one before lunch at this rate....
     
  6. newkeyboard macrumors regular

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    Get one ordered, you know you want too;)

    I ordered mine last night. Lower spec 24" with 2GB memory and a wireless mighty mouse. My order confirmation says it will be dispatched on the 14th August for deliver between 20th and 21st. The price is great compared to the previous 24" imac. Can't wait
     
  7. maverick808 macrumors 65816

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    I agree, the new price is great. By the way, I wouldn't recommend ordering memory from Apple for three reasons...

    1) Based on this admittedly stupidly low sample of 2 people, it seems you will get the iMac much faster if you buy the stock model with the 1GB RAM.

    2) Apple RAM is a total rip. To buy 4GB for your iMac from Apple it is a ridiculous £540!!! I ordered 4GB from eBuyer and it's costing a grand total of £130. Save yourself literally hundreds and buy RAM elsewhere. Furthermore, even though I'm only paying £130 I'll still have the original 1GB chip left that I can now sell, saving me even more.

    3) In the keynote Steve himself points out how easy it is to access the RAM slots on the iMac. I put my own RAM in the previous 24" model and it was amazingly easy. I believe the new model is the same except now there's only 1 screw to take out instead of 2.
     
  8. ascender macrumors 68000

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    Just noticed this and you're right, the top end model is basically a few hundred quid more expensive because of the RAM, HDD and the slightly faster cpu.

    So are you able to order RAM for these now from places like Crucial and eBuyer? What sort do we need?

    So tempted.....
     
  9. maverick808 macrumors 65816

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    The new iMac takes DDR2 5300 SODIMMs. This is the same as the current MacBook Pro takes.

    I ordered 2 of these from eBuyer...

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/119498

    Crucial do them too but I think eBuyer is slightly cheaper.
     
  10. zen macrumors 65816

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    I'm in need of a recommendation of where to get RAM for the iMac too - I'm also still in shock over the £540 extra for 4GB of RAM in the top model!!

    I'm now thinking of getting the 20" with 2GB RAM, which is an extra £80. As it comes with 1GB installed and 1 slot free, I just need a cheap 1GB stick!

    I've just moved from NZ to the UK so I'm not familiar with the best places to buy RAM online...?
     
  11. ascender macrumors 68000

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    Wow, that is cheap. Does put the extra price jump to the top model in to perspective, doesn't it?

    Thanks for the heads up, I think I'll take a wander over to the Apple Store just now....
     
  12. newkeyboard macrumors regular

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    Is it too late to cancel with Apple? Thanks for the Advice :)
     
  13. zen macrumors 65816

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    Ah, great link. £65 for 2GB? Brilliant. So if I ordered that plus an iMac I can have 3GB of RAM. Even better!

    Or does the RAM have to be "matched" these days? Like, 1GB + 1GB or 2GB + 2GB (rather than 1GB + 2GB)?
     
  14. newkeyboard macrumors regular

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    I would like to know this too... any memory info greatly appreciated (currently holding on the phone to apple to cancel the 2gb upgrade on my order!)
     
  15. maverick808 macrumors 65816

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    You should still be able to cancel if you want. Just go to the Apple Store page and click Order Status at the top right. There should be a cancel button once you find your order in there. If not, you can ALWAYS cancel by phone.

    In the past, I've even cancelled orders once they had been shipped out, and Apple have said they can't cancel it but they will arrange to have it picked up and returned for free once it arrives, which is very nice of them.
     
  16. maverick808 macrumors 65816

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    The RAM does not have to be matched. In my previous 24" iMac I had 3GB (as that was the max).
     
  17. newkeyboard macrumors regular

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    Sweet. Thanks Maverick you just saved me a bundle :)
     
  18. zen macrumors 65816

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    I've just found the user manual, and it doesn't say anything about matching the RAM. It says:

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    Your iMac has two memory slots. One is filled with at least a 1 GB memory module. You can add a memory module to the empty slot or remove the memory module in the filled slot to replace the installed memory. You can add 1 GB or 2 GB memory modules for a maximum of 4 GB of memory.
    >>

    It then goes on to show how to open the memory bay up.

    Which means, I guess, you don't need to match and can have 1, 2, 3 or 4 GB of RAM in there.
     
  19. newkeyboard macrumors regular

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    so if I order two of those 2GB I'll be maxed out and still be able to sell the 1gb that was previously installed?
     
  20. maverick808 macrumors 65816

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    Cool, can you tell me where please? I'd like to read it and see if there really isn't a magnetic side to attach the remote to now.

    Yup :)
     
  21. newkeyboard macrumors regular

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    shame about that... would it be bad form to use a little piece of velcro on such a beautiful machine:p
     
  22. ascender macrumors 68000

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    Interesting that shipping time being quoted still seems to be much longer than what happened with yours Maverick. Hopefully they have a bunch of the standard configs ready to go. Last time mine came from Shanghai and took a few weeks to arrive from placing the order.

    Oops, I've just ordered one.

    So, does anyone fancy an "old" 24" iMac? Or the Classic design as I now like to call it?
     
  23. maverick808 macrumors 65816

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    Well mine originally said in the order is being processed email that I got last night just after 9...

    And at around 6 this morning I got a shipped email that says...

    So maybe they are just playing it safe with estimated times as they are expecting a large number of orders.

    Great, thanks.
     
  24. Alistair1990 macrumors member

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    Just come off the phone to the Meadowhal store and they have all the new iMacs and iLife etc in stock. :cool:

    *runs to train station*
     

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