New iMacs in the UK.

Caris

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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.
 

yogamonkey

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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!!
 

ascender

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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.
 

maverick808

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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.
 

ascender

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

newkeyboard

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

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
 

maverick808

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Get one ordered, you know you want too;)

I ordered mine last night. Lower spec 24" with 2G 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
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.
 

ascender

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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.....
 

maverick808

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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.....
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.
 

zen

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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...?
 

ascender

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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.
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....
 

newkeyboard

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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.

Is it too late to cancel with Apple? Thanks for the Advice :)
 

zen

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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)?
 

newkeyboard

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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)?
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!)
 

maverick808

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

maverick808

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

zen

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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.
 

ascender

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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?
 

maverick808

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ascender said:
Interesting that shipping time being quoted still seems to be much longer than what happened with yours Maverick.
Well mine originally said in the order is being processed email that I got last night just after 9...

Apple Email said:
Your order ship on or before 14 Aug, 2007.
We estimate your order will be delivered to your shipping address on or before 15 Aug, 2007 - 16 Aug, 2007.
And at around 6 this morning I got a shipped email that says...

Apple Email said:
Your order was shipped on 08.08.2007. Your Delivery Reference Number is xxxxxxxxx.
We expect your order to be delivered to your shipping address on or before 09.08.2007.
So maybe they are just playing it safe with estimated times as they are expecting a large number of orders.

Great, thanks.