Received my 24" 2.8Ghz 8800GS - Impressions & Pics !!

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  1. zepharus macrumors 6502a

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    Having upgraded from a 20" let me first tell you how pleased I am. Im Pleased...

    I upgraded primarily on the merit of needing the 8800 GS, so I took advantage of the Education discount and free nano (I have a son in 3rd Grade that counts right *wink*)

    It came a day early from Fed Ex which was a nice bonus. I read all the threads about the scren issues and was a little concerned that I would have backlight issues (Im not a major whine ass about a dead pixel or two).

    I fired her up after setting it up and used my Time Machine backup. this is the first time I have used the feature and it was freaking painless... SO much better than my PC experiences with backups(I was a big Ghost proponent).

    I took the advice of others and calibrated my screen using super Cal, it now looks dazzling. Absolutely ZERO screen issues. No dead /stuck pixels, and the backlight uniformity is better than any display I have ever owen. even better than my Dell 2405fpw that I currently use on my Gaming rig. Bottom line is the 24" display apple uses on these is simply stunning in quality. I love glossy and this tickles my twine immensely.

    All in all this is a wonderful machine that feels fast, smooth and efficient. Along side it sits the new (RED) Nano that my wife will enjoy. Cant say enough about it...

    anyone considering a 24" just stop reading and go freaking order one. You will NOT be dissappointed in any way.

    I have no unboxing pics, but rather fully set up pics. I had to shoo my wife away from her WoW session quickly while I snapped them off... enjoy!


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  2. Kittychan macrumors regular

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    Very Very nice !!! I am still waiting for my imac to arrive. It has been 3 weeks now !!!!
     
  3. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    The glossy display goes well with your glossy desk:)

    Congratulations on your new Mac.
     
  4. Race Johnson macrumors member

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    Really 3 weeks? what did it say on your shipping order? I ordered mine yesterday and it says it will be here in 3 days.
     
  5. zepharus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    3 weeks? Holy crap, I ordered mine Thursday night and it was at my door This morning (Mon) at 8:30am from Fed Ex. It was a BTO also from Shanghai
     
  6. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    how do u like ur g-tech what size is it?

    Dont u think it will fill up with all the crap on your HDD Faster than ur internal disk assuming it is 500gb for both
     
  7. zepharus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I Love the Gtech. It is the Quad 320GB, and I use the FW800 port which is fantastic...super quick and looks like a million bucks. The iMac has a 500GB. I use it only for Time Machine and when it fills up I will wipe it and start over. Not worried at all.
     
  8. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    i c i was going to get the same one but i want to get a TB and they dont make one so i think i am gonna get the MyBook Studio
     
  9. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    congrats!!! looks like your lovin it, un wraping it was my favorite part when i got mine :D
     
  10. blubox macrumors member

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    Looks good! Congrats!

    You've got a easy button! I've always loved those things!

    Congrats once again!
     
  11. KernalROM macrumors newbie

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    Wow! What a great setup...

    Very clean and organized...

    Is the keyboard position uncomfortable being so high?

    Also, what do you think of the mighty mouse? Doesn't it have issues on the glass tabletop?

    Bryan
     
  12. zepharus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It does not track on the glass at all... Im getting a mouse pad tomorrow..
     
  13. bob vansteel macrumors regular

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  14. tringo macrumors regular

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    Haha, I was just thinking the same thing, although I personally think a married woman playing WoW is kinda weird.
     
  15. mac 2005 macrumors 6502a

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    The comment seems to come from someone in New Zealand. Geography and availability in that region could be a factor. :confused:
     
  16. KernalROM macrumors newbie

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    Why would that be weird? You would be surprised what married women are allowed to do nowadays!
     
  17. bob vansteel macrumors regular

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    if my future wife plays WOW....that would be awsome! Not wierd.....unless she's like 50+yrs old, then we can classify it as oddly wierd.
     
  18. gregharmon macrumors newbie

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    1: You have the exact same computer as me.
    2: You have the exact same computer desk as me...setup in the exact same way.
    3: My fiancee has the same Nano.
    4: My fiancee plays WoW also...

    What are the odds of all that? whoa.

    ...does she play on shattered hand? haha.
     
  19. phalewhale macrumors 6502a

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    My wife wouldn't have a clue what to do with WoW! It's just so funny imagining her even wanting to play it. LOI
     
  20. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    i have one too i just love it. i will press it after i do something hard to make myself feel better
     
  21. Tannerozzy macrumors regular

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    That looks freaking beautiful
    nice setup

    i'll be getting mine within a month :)
     
  22. 3lutz3toe macrumors member

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    Congrats to your new Imac.

    I also have the alum Imac from work a couple months ago. (before the current upgrade). And I don't see any of the screen problems that some are saying. Maybe I’m not that particular. And the glossy screen doesn’t bother me at all. You get used to it.

    Waiting for the next upgrade to get one for home (to replac emy white imac, which is so slow compared to the current lineup).
     
  23. zepharus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Um she told me she wasnt married I swear! :)
     

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