New Switcher 24!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MacForMeOneDay, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. MacForMeOneDay macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2007
    I've been a contemplating switcher for nearly a year now. I'm having a little buyer's remorse, but I'm hoping that will fade once my new toy arrives.
    I splurged on the iMac 24inch 2.8GHz 500GB tonight. Apparently the TDay discounts worked with the discount I get from work, so it was a little hard to pass on.

    I also bought 4GB of memory from Newegg, Final Cut Express 4, VMWare Fusion and Applecare tonight. :eek: The credit card company even flagged the purchases as suspicious and called to confirm everything was legit.

    Anyway, this will be the first personal Mac I'll own, but I did use a Quadra 950 for a couple of years for work. I have enjoyed lurking on the forums and hope that the "problems" that have been discussed here will be mostly resolved and not as common as the forums make them appear.
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000


    Mar 8, 2007
    Blue Dot, Red State
    congrats on the purchase.

    I think that freezing issues have been largely resolved. As you alluded to, their occurrence was overplayed here in the rumor community anyway.

    welcome to the forums too.
  3. czachorski macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2007
    The Buyers remorse will melt away faster than an ice cube in Vegas in July when that beautiful iMac comes and you start using it and it amazes you on a daily basis.

    Congrats! And welcome to the Mac community!
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    Congrats on your purchase, the new iMacs are wonderful computers- enjoy MacForMeOneDay! :)
  5. vansouza macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2006
    West Plains, MO USA Earth
    Welcome to the fullness of the Mac experience; you are going to feel like a kid again when your presents arrive. Apple goodness.
  6. Finlandboy macrumors 6502


    Oct 14, 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
    congrats on the new purchase, u went all out :p

    with all that new stuff you won't want to leave your computer, i know i wouldn't :D
  7. MacForMeOneDay thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2007

    Thanks for welcome wishes!
    oooooo, I'm so giddy. :D
  8. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    Congratulations! You're going to love your new iMac. Welcome to the club.:)
  9. lazymej macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2007
    Trust me, once that iMac arrives you'll forget about your 'buyers remorse' faster than you can say bamboozled. Enjoy it!!!
  10. rotlex macrumors 6502a

    May 1, 2003
    LOL, I know what you mean. I just "upgraded" from an older G5 to a new 2.8 as well. Along with that, I decided I "needed" Fusion, 1.5TB of external storage, an upgrade to CS3, Applecare, and eh, a few other things, hehe.'s a GREAT machine!
  11. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Oh my, haven't you been following the rumors of the new 24" iMac?

    Seriously, congrats. That is one awesome machine.
  12. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    Awesome! I have the 24 2.8 and let me tell, best computer I have had.
  13. GlennH macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2007
    Me 2

    Rather than start another thread, I'll jump on here to say "me too." After months of lurking around here and reading all the rumors and discussion about freeze issues and bad screens, I ordered my first Mac yesterday. Even though the BF sale wasn't huge it was enough to make me decide to go ahead and order. My credit card company also placed a hold on the order as a fraud protection, but I just cleared that up.

    Similar to many here: iMac 2.8GHz, 500GB, 1GB RAM (to be upgraded). It seems the freeze issues are probably fixed, and I hope I get a decent screen.

    Soon the fun begins. I'm sure I'll have lots of questions, as I've never used a Mac. Are there any "what to do first" tutorials you can point me to? I've read some stuff about reinstalling software to avoid problems. Also, I'll want to set up a partition to load my Windows XP Pro on, and I'll probably get VMWare Fusion. Have a few Windoze-only programs I need to access. Any pointers on the best way to logically proceed are welcome.

  14. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    If you really need native Windows, install Boot Camp, then boot off that with Fusion, its easy, but you don't get some of the Fusion benefits.

    If you just want virtualization, you can do it from within Fusion easily :)

    Which apps are you looking at? Many have a Mac equivalent...
  15. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    It will be a great computer don't worry, You will love it they are very fast.
  16. jessedylan macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2007
    Everett, WA
    Once you get your mac the only remorse that you'll have is that you didn't own one sooner! I also just recently switched and can't believe how much enjoyable it is to sit in front of a computer. My wife was skeptical about switching as well, and I've made a fan out of her as well.

    My only other suggestion: place the Mac in a very public area of the house so that when people come over you can hear the air rush out of them when they see the beauty on your desk. You won't tire of the flattery!
  17. blumoon macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Congratulations on your new iMac. I saved for almost a year for my first mac and I have to tell is so worth it. I have the 24" and I love, love it. Best machine I've ever owned.
  18. czachorski macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2007
    Load some really good music into iTunes, and launch the visualizer full screen and sit back and enjoy. Then load some of your most precious digital photos into iPhoto, do a slide show in iPhoto (hit the "play" button) with automatic Ken Burns effects set to that good music, again, sit back and enjoy.

    That's what I'd do first. It will look beautiful in the 24" glossy screen and jump-start your love affair with your new Mac!
  19. GlennH macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2007
    Probably virtualization will be sufficient. The apps are definitely Windows-only, some very specialized non-commercial stuff, with no Mac equivalents. I'll do most everything in OS X, but a few things will require Windows. I could just put them on my work laptop (ThinkPad), but since I already own a full retail version of XP Pro I'll just load that on the Mac. thanks.

    I'm replacing a 7 year old Dell Pentium III 866 MHz as my home PC. I tend to keep things a long time. Over the years I upgraded it from the awful Windows ME to XP Pro, maxed the RAM (512MB), added a USB 2.0 card, replaced a bad video card, etc. Recently my 19" Trinitron monitor died on me (well, nearly -- it was useable but all washed out and was making some funny pops and clicks off and on, so ready to die). I found an old 17" Gateway CRT monitor on the roadside in someone's trash ("Free! It works!" sign was attached to it) and am using it. Otherwise, it's not giving me any big problems, but it is very old and way too slow for many applications these days, so this should be a real joy of an upgrade for me.

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