Ok, who's getting a new iMac g5?

Winstonp

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I don't know about you all, but:

250GB instead of 160GB
128MB 9600 instead of 64MB nvidia :(
667mhz bus instead of 600mhz
Tiger instead of Panther

makes me:

1. Wish I had waited 2 weeks

2. Jealious of anyone that plays games on the new iMac
 

andrewfee

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If I hadn't just got this Powerbook, I'd probably be getting one. I love the portability, but damn, that's a lot of power for the price.

When I got my old 20" iMac G5 I paid £1700 for one with 1gb RAM and all the extras.

It's now £1300 for a 20" with 1gb RAM :eek:

Not only that, but it's got a much better video card - the FX5200 was fine for the 17" model for 2D stuff, but it was hopeless in games. (I don't usually play games on a computer, but wanted to play WoW) The 20" was even dropping frames in Exposé with only a few windows open. The 9600 is the perfect card for the iMac.
 

Mr. Anderson

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I'm picking one up tomorrow - i just hope the store has them in stock by the time I get there :D

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killuminati

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I think I will get a 17" 1.8G at one house and a 17" 2.0G at the other house. I can't wait. These will be my first apple desktops. :)
 

Estic

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I'm getting one asap. Just have to sell my fully loaded 20inch iMac G5 first.
 

zelmo

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With any luck ,we'll have 3 of the 1.8GHz 17" and 1 of the 2GHz 20" on order before the day is out, plus extra RAM. Just waiting on our vendors to give us new quotes.
 

Yvan256

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Winstonp said:
I don't know about you all, but:

250GB instead of 160GB
128MB 9600 instead of 64MB nvidia :(
667mhz bus instead of 600mhz
Tiger instead of Panther

makes me:

1. Wish I had waited 2 weeks

2. Jealious of anyone that plays games on the new iMac
Not to make you even more sad, but didn't you check the buyer's guide?

Edit: oh yeah, I have my eyes on the superdrive 17" model... But I can't order one, my credit card limit is only 500$CAD! :eek:

And the "local" (read: 1 hour drive, 2 hours total) stores won't have them for at least a week or two.
 

N10248

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i'm gonna order the 20" with default options at the end of the week (ram can wait, 512 is plenty as my mini runs fine with the same amount)

i was about to order a 23" hd display for my mini but now the new imacs are out im definatly gonna buy one, only thing thats dissapointing is my 2 month old mini will be a bit left out.

on the up side, i ordered a bluetooth kb and mouse with my mini so i can use them on the imac and use the wired ones with the mini.

also how good are the speakers on the imac - should i put my soundsticks on the imac or mini?
 

Winstonp

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the 20'' speakers are clear. However, no base. :(

I use external speakers with a subwoofer.

I'm still proud of my rev A. It looks so hot, and gaming is moderate. But better that it was when I had my mac mini :)
 

BartoK

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I'm getting one as soon as my local store has them in stock! Been waiting 4 months for this!

Anybody heard from "your" Apple Store exactly when they will be in stock? I got "by the end of the week".
 

plinden

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Hmm, much as I love being a husband and father and owning (ie. paying the bank for) my own house, we bought a new sofa two weeks ago (my thoughts as I signed the credit card slip: "there goes my Powerbook") and yesterday we found a leak under one of the bathrooms ("there goes the iBook or iMac") so I'm really envious of anyone who doesn't have to juggle responsibilities and can just go out and buy a new Mac when they want to. Not that I'd swap places ... but I can be envious.
 

aranhamo

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GPU

Fredstar said:
How much better is the Radeon 9600 vs the FX 5200 64mb?
I am definately considering as i have a nice 10% off :)
According to my graphics guru friend, they're basically the same, except that the Radeon 9600 in the new iMacs has 128MB VRAM, which will make it perform significantly better. But the card itself is not much better. He says it's a fairly decent card for a consumer computer.

I ordered a 20" this morning. :D
 

sillysun22

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BartoK said:
I'm getting one as soon as my local store has them in stock! Been waiting 4 months for this!

Anybody heard from "your" Apple Store exactly when they will be in stock? I got "by the end of the week".

I just spoke with someone at Apple Store - Keystone in Indianapolis, Indiana, and he said that it would probably be on Monday, May 9.
 

iMetalG5

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when i called the CT stores they said either Thurs/Fri for the weekend rush. If nothing on Friday then definitly Monday.
 

noel4r

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I think I'm gonna get the 17" 2.0 ghz model. I was gonna buy a mac mini in June w/ a recently bought a 20" LCD but this update changes the plan. How would a Dell 20" 2005fpw look beside the 17" w/ the screen spanning hack? I know a 20" iMac would be better but I cant afford it.
 

NevadaJack

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Shipping on or before 5/10/05

Just went to Processing Order on Status page. My 2.0GHz, 20" will ship "on or before May 10." Added the BT Mouse/Keyboard and AppleCare. I will add the 1GB stick of memory later. :D :D :D :D :D
 

Xtremehkr

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I'm hoping mine breaks and Frys has to replace the guts of it. They have a really good warranty when it comes to things like that.

Only problem is, the two iMacs I have had don't break that often. My original has only needed the CDRW replaced and everything else has worked fine.

I run my G5 24/7 and the CPU is always at 100% (according to my widget) and the fans don't even run all that hard anymore.

Oh well, still 4.5 years to go on the warranty. Maybe I'll get a Rev C, if it comes to that.
 

noel4r

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I think I'm gonna get the 17" 2.0 ghz model. I was gonna buy a mac mini in June w/ a recently bought a 20" LCD but this update changes the plan. How would a Dell 20" 2005fpw look beside the 17" w/ the screen spanning hack? I know a 20" iMac would be better but I cant afford it.