So, anyone else feeling a little excited about getting a new imac...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by hipnotizer, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. hipnotizer macrumors regular

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    You know the feeling, kind of like the anticipation of Christmas morning when you were a child. I get this knot of excitement in my stomach, have a hard time sleeping and feel like a kid again.

    That feeling of bringing your new computer home, setting it up and enjoying it is great! Even if it only lasts a few days...
     
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    Don't know if I'm that excited, but coming from the laptop I have right now (see sig) this will be one huge leap in computing for me. It's going to be my college graduation present and I think I'm ready for a new apple toy
     
  3. Eduardo1971, Apr 27, 2011
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    "A little excited"? In my case try VERY EXCITED!:eek:

    I've been without a computer (at home) since October 2010. I've been on pins and needles the past several weeks-once the refresh became more imminent.

    These next several weeks are going to be difficult..:(
     
  4. zombierunner macrumors 6502a

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    YEP!! ... this will be my first mac ever ... looking forward to it .. hope it blows my mind .. may 3rd I guess?
     
  5. chris1184 macrumors regular

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    I have lost so much sleep LOL...i am sooo anxious to get mine!!!! :D:D:D
     
  6. archer75 macrumors 6502a

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    Excited, yes. But worried about the video card they put in it. There's only two they could use that would be an upgrade over the current model. And the one in the current 27" is too weak to drive that resolution for gaming, IMO.

    And with the time i've been waiting i've been pricing out parts for a potential build for the same amount of money and if these imacs don't arrive soon I may just end up building my own system. Hurry up apple!
     
  7. hipnotizer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hehe good to see i am not the only one!

    As far as gpu's go I am really hoping they chose to go with the 6970...It is really the only logical choice for the high end model which is what I am going for. Basically I will get the best so it will last a long time.
     
  8. TallManNY macrumors 68040

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    I find myself checking Macrumor five or six times a day. So yes you could say I'm excited. :D
     
  9. archipellago macrumors 65816

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    nope, far better places to get ripped off....
     
  10. RollTide macrumors 6502

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    GPU can definitely be a deal breaker for me as well.
     
  11. Eudall macrumors newbie

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    That makes two of us :). This will be my first Mac, never thought I would switch tonApple being a Linux/Windows user by trade, but the OS does everything I need and then some and they are just so darn pretty!

    Agreed, I've been waiting for a new machine since Jan when my PC went bang :(. Decided on the iMac at that point and painfully waited ever since. This refresh cannot happen fast enough for me!
     
  12. MowingDevil macrumors 68000

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    I'm also overdue for an upgrade and have been holding out for this refresh-can't wait!
     
  13. zombierunner macrumors 6502a

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  14. Spyriadon macrumors regular

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    i contemplated putting myself in cryo-stasis but then id have no money to actually buy it when it comes out.... so :/
     
  15. chris1184 macrumors regular

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    i have the same knot in my stomach..I think im going to take off work on Tuesday so i can go in the morning and pick it up...i hope to God it comes on Tuesday and not Thursday because on Thursday i have a training for work and i know i'd be sitting there all day thinking about it LOL
     
  16. UncleSalty macrumors newbie

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    Add me to the waiting list. This will also be my first mac and I have a problem. Ive played with the imac at my local best buy (clueless sales) but I need to get to the apple store. I noticed that you cant easily change the fonts in safari and mail. This could be a deal breaker. My wife is blind as a bat even with contacts and she loves big fonts. Can the screen resolution be different for each user? She will only use the mac for email and writing in the forums. So I want to set up the mac like so. Standard res for me and less res for her. Is it possible?
    Oh yea come on tuesday!
     
  17. funkyT80 macrumors member

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    Same boat for me. Apple has a bad habit of looking what a good mid-range video card is at the time, and then picking one level below to put in its brand new machines. Drives me crazy, I'd totally throw an addition Benjamin or two at them to get the option to have the higher end GPUs.
     
  18. reclusive46 macrumors 65816

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    You can change font size for each user in the accessibility settings for each user account.
     
  19. iMikeT macrumors 68020

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    Very. Sometimes I can't keep my excitement to myself that it radiates to everything around me. I seem to have developed a sort of Midas touch where everything I touch turns into gold or something ultra rare. Then there are those times where I fantasize about all ready having and using the iMac and doing all of the unimaginable things that I could be doing.
     
  20. cjhorist macrumors member

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    been very excited the last couple weeks, but getting more and more bummed as each tuesday passes.

    if it doesn't hit this week i'll probably have to talk myself into waiting a couple more weeks in hopes of the student ipod deal. we'll see i guess :eek:

    -cjh
     
  21. InuNacho macrumors 65816

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    I too have the over excited feeling going on. I really hope it has some good BTO options!
     
  22. Eudall macrumors newbie

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    I can relate to your wife; I am actually registered as partially sighted, so much so that under UK law I cannot hold a drivers license; when I first started using Apple products I found the fontvwas OK/tad small on my iPod classic, moving to iOS devices pinch zoom works a treat. Finally when exploring my first Mac (hopefully an iMac refresh), I found OS X accessability features fantastic, full screen zoom really makes the desktop a pleasure to use.

    Hope this helps, if you want to talk more, please drop me a PM.
     
  23. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Like the posters above says. Macs stomp all over Windows for accessibility, especially in the low-vision area. Forget fiddling with resolutions, just zoom in while scrolling (hold the control key while scrolling). And the white-on-black is a god-sent (just hit control+option+command+8.

    It gets even better in Lion with Safari - you can zoom in and pan around a webpage just like in iOS without zooming in the whole screen.
     
  24. cjhorist macrumors member

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    never knew about the white on black thing. out of curiosity, what do you use it for?
     
  25. trip1ex, Apr 29, 2011
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    trip1ex macrumors 68000

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    Hate to burst your bubble, youu can hold ctrl down and scroll to zoom/in out in Chrome and other browsers probably in Windows 7.

    Also turn on Magnifier and zoom in on the screen where needed. Don't know if there are shortcut keys to it, but works.

    And you can select 100%, 125% or 150% screen size fairly quickly.
     

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