So my 2 foot wonder is here (pics)

yoak

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Hi just picked up my new iMac today, and thought I post a comparison pic or 2 of my one year old daughter and the iMac (box)

PS It´s great, I upgraded from a 20", this thing is BIG

PPS Pics taken with my Ericcsson phone, so not the best quality
 

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nodabs

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Enjoy! I was amazed at the size of the box when i got mine, and even more stunned at the sheer size of the iMac once i got it out. It's a beauty...
 

rtdgoldfish

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Wow, having a toddler next to the box really makes it seem that much bigger. Be careful it doesn't fall on her, you might lose her for days under that thing!!! ;) :)

They still don't have one at the CompUSA near my house and I haven't made the 4 hour trek to the Apple store in Orlando to check one of these bad boys out for myself.
 

ipoddin

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JGamer said:
but for 500 more? Is it worth it?
For some people, the extra 4" is worth it. You should see both in a store to tell if it's a big deal for you. It is for me.

Otherwise, for gamers, the better video card in the 24" makes a big difference.
 

nodabs

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Not only that... the "chin" is much less pronounced in the 24" make it more asthetically pleasing :)
 

yoak

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nodabs said:
Not only that... the "chin" is much less pronounced in the 24" make it more asthetically pleasing :)
I agree with you on that.
Also, I use it to watch DVD´s and for editing so the 4" extra was worth it for me.
I also upgraded the graphics card and added 2 gig of RAM. The RAM I will notice, but the graphics card was more for future proofing
 

steve_hill4

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I'm now thinking 24" too. Also, I will get a TV tuner towards the end of the month and use it on my MBP. Eventually this will migrate over to my iMac and I will then only really need a TV for games consoles, which I rarely play anyway.

I'm just thinking TV/DVD taking up to half my screen space while working/browsing would be ideal. A 24" screen would make this a lot more comfortable too.
 

yoak

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steve_hill4 said:
I'm now thinking 24" too. Also, I will get a TV tuner towards the end of the month and use it on my MBP. Eventually this will migrate over to my iMac and I will then only really need a TV for games consoles, which I rarely play anyway.

I'm just thinking TV/DVD taking up to half my screen space while working/browsing would be ideal. A 24" screen would make this a lot more comfortable too.
I just did this with the Elegato Hybrid, works well
 

twistedlegato

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Ahh.

You daughter and that imac box are cute!

ahah!

Enjoy that beast (the imac not your daughter:p )
 

Sinsinnati

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JGamer said:
Nice, why 24"? Why not 20"? I don't know what to choose...
The 7600GT video card blows the 7300 & X1600 out the water in gaming. Quake is barely playable on the 7300 & 1600 but on the 7600GT you can practically max out all the settings.

It was totally worth it for me.
 

yoak

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
That 24" looks so great... I hope I get a project soon that can take the cost of one... it would be very nice to complement my MacBook... ;)
Takk til Bergen
Hope you get a project asap. I´m looking foreward to do some editing on this thing
 

ripfrankwhite

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Lucky. I'm still waiting on mine to ship. Meahwhile I'm trying to get my MacBook repaired. Enjoy.
 

KevKaos

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I don't know what to do now. I want to switch from PC to Mac and I have been pricing out the iMac 20". There is absolutely no way I can fit a 24", as I can just barely squeeze a 20" into the place I will be using it. Problem is that I keep hearing all these great things about the video cards that you can get on a 24", and that you can't get on a 20". Granted, I am not a huge gamer, but I do have a bit of a collection that I like to mess with once in awhile. I do want to start working on some home movie editing, and I do alot online, so to those that have moved from a 20" to a 24", what do you think? I know you love your 24 and I'm sure I would also, but is the video card likely to be a big holdback in the near future? I'm betting (or full of hope) that even the regular video card in the 20 is as good as the current video card that I have in my PC, if not better.
 

iKwick7

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Cassie said:
But I have no idea what this "chin" is on the iMac. Its a physical feature, but what is it?

People call the white casing (that surrounds the actual display) the "chin." If you think of the screen as a face, the thick white bang of plastic underneath it is the "chin."