The "I just ordered/bought/got my new/refurb iMac" thread [merged]

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sackboy, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. sackboy macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2011
    Hi all,

    Long time visitor of this forum which proved very helpful in my decision and persuasion of finally converting from a PC to a Mac!

    I bought the base 21inch i3 model along with Aperture 3, MS Office and the extended AppleCare with student discount. I couldn't be happier with my purchase, I was so impressed with the service I received from the Apple guys on the phone and delivery was in no time at all.

    Is there any 'golden' tips I need to know? I've had it for 8 weeks now so I'm getting to grips with it although I only use it for photo editing, MS Word and the internet so nothing too heavy. I have also bought a 1TB external hard drive running with time machine.

    Anywho thats enough about me, just wanted to say howdy!:)

  2. silvo macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2010

    Hello sackboy, and welcome. I too have been a long observer, and new iMac owner.
    I am slowly getting the hang of Mac, finding it quite different to Windows, but enjoying every day.

    You will find, as you know, the people on this forum are extremely helpful, and their humour is something else!!

    Although I am a long way from helping, I hope you enjoy your Mac as much as I do.

  3. ArisFlackerbee macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2011
    I did it!!!!!

    Refurbished iMac 27-inch 2.93GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 processor

    27-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
    4GB memory
    1TB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics with 1GB memory
    Built-in iSight camera

    Ordered last night. Says it'll ship any day next week!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO FREAKIN EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!
  4. iMaccore2 macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2008
    Boston, MA
    Congrats on a great computer! I'm sure you will be happy with it.
  5. gdeputy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
    New York
    Congrats, enjoy your new iMac! Awesome machines :)
  6. AMDGAMER macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2011
  7. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
  8. 04mach1 macrumors newbie


    Jan 20, 2011
  9. flipster macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2010
    Enjoy your new super computer lol. You really will be happy with it
  10. ArisFlackerbee macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2011

    I’m a filmmaker, so I was encouraged to buy this model to help with faster rendering and processing times. I can’t wait to start working!!!
  11. joek71 macrumors newbie


    Jan 19, 2011
    I too made the jump from PC to iMac, I had Apple IIc in 1984 that was my only Apple till now. I got the iMac i7 / 27" and I totally love it. Not going back to PC. Now considering on getting the iPad2 and maybe iPhone so everything will be centralized.
  12. ArisFlackerbee macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2011
    I definitely want the iPad, but I'm weary of the iPhone...even still with the new Verizon stuff...I still can't justify paying $100 a month for cell phone service. I only pay $60 with my Motorola Cliq (runs on Android with a data plan).
  13. MacMojo1 macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Congrats, pick up the iPad and start using it as a control surface for Final Cut using touchosc.
  14. Zetas macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2011
    My AT&T bill is $75/month for the iphone, i have the cheapest available of everything, 450 minutes, unltd nights and weekends, 1500 txt messages, no tethering, 2gb data/month max.
  15. ZilogZ80 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2010
    Wow, not seen that before. Completely useless to me, but looks like a great piece of software for those in the music biz! :D
  16. T-bag Guest

    Jan 20, 2011
    Congrats on ordering it! I just got mine. Can't believe that I'm typing this on my new flawless 27"! :D:D
  17. precator macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2007
    Just ordered new Imac

    And looking to increase the memory. Looking to go from 4gb to 12 gb by installing 2 x 4gb chips. Can anyone recommend which place to get the chips one and which chip? It is confusing. I got the 2.8ghz i5 guad core..
  18. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    MacSales and Newegg if you live on the North American continent.
    You need 204-pin 1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SO-DIMM modules.
  19. 0815 macrumors 68000


    Jul 9, 2010
    here and there but not over there
    100% agree - those are the two places where I get memory (and other hardware) from. They always have good prices and fast shipments ... OWC (MacSales) also has always good tests and recommendations - I found there a way to put more memory in my small MacBook than officially supported - you can put your specific model in for advice.
  20. precator macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2007
    if someone could recommend a good brand name that is 2 x 4gb so i could go up to 12gb total I would really appreciate it and thank you kindly
  21. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    No, as that is desktop RAM with 240 pins, you need laptop RAM with 204 pins.

    Example: and

    As to brand, Kingston and Crucial are often recommended.

    Btw, to quote someone, just press the [​IMG] button.

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  22. precator macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2007
    Laptop ram for the IMAC? Is this true? If so thats fine just seems odd.
  23. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Yep, true. Look at the Macsales link. The iMac is quite small and has not much room, therefore the laptop RAM.
  24. precator macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2007
    cool thanks

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