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the "I ordered an iMac" thread

Bad Paper

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Original poster
Apr 20, 2007
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graphite clamshell
I ordered an iMac a couple of hours ago. My confirmation email finally arrived, with a delivery date of 18 Apr 09. <sigh>

FWIW, this is the 3.06GHz / Radeon HD 4850 model. I think if you get an nVidia model they deliver in a week or so.

(I live in California, if that matters to you.)
 

The ArchAngel

macrumors regular
Jun 23, 2008
202
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Just ordered this for my wife:

24" iMac
2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 256MB
1.0TB Serial ATA Drive
Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse
Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) and User's Guide

Ships in 8 days, delivery between March 17-19.
 

andrewdale

macrumors 6502a
Jan 28, 2008
868
1
Memphis, TN
Well! Congrats on your purchase! I wish the wife and I had the money to update our original Alum. 2.8 24", but not right now. I still want to save up for a Mini. :) Let us know how when it gets here!
 

Hellhammer

Moderator emeritus
Dec 10, 2008
22,164
581
Finland
I just ordered 24" 2.93GHz with GT120 512mb.

I haven't got the e-mail yet and I paid with credit card so do I even get any e-mail? If so, when should it arrive?

Estimated shipping date is 13-14th of March in Apple site
 

The ArchAngel

macrumors regular
Jun 23, 2008
202
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I just ordered 24" 2.93GHz with GT120 512mb.

I haven't got the e-mail yet and I paid with credit card so do I even get any e-mail? If so, when should it arrive?

Estimated shipping date is 13-14th of March in Apple site

I haven't received my confirmation message yet either, but I suspect that's related to purchase volume given that there were probably a few people out there waiting for these spec bumps.
 

GonzoRob

macrumors 6502
Sep 1, 2004
271
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ding!

Went for all the bells and whistles:

"IMAC 24 /3.06/1TB/512/SD
3.06GHZ INTEL CORE 2 DUO
4GB 1066MHZ DDR3 SDRAM-2X2GB
ATI RADEON HD 4850 512MB
1.0TB SERIAL ATA DRIVE
APPLE WIRELESS MIGHTY MOUSE-Z
WL KYBD & USER'S GUIDE-B
COUNTRY KIT,IMAC 24-GBR"

I hope the ATI card is worth the 6 week wait ! :)

EDIT: delivery date 17th. I live in the UK. (sad panda)
 

Sir Loin Steak

macrumors 6502
Feb 2, 2009
258
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England
Went for all the bells and whistles:

"IMAC 24 /3.06/1TB/512/SD
3.06GHZ INTEL CORE 2 DUO
4GB 1066MHZ DDR3 SDRAM-2X2GB
ATI RADEON HD 4850 512MB
1.0TB SERIAL ATA DRIVE
APPLE WIRELESS MIGHTY MOUSE-Z
WL KYBD & USER'S GUIDE-B
COUNTRY KIT,IMAC 24-GBR"

I hope the ATI card is worth the 6 week wait ! :)

EDIT: delivery date 17th. I live in the UK. (sad panda)

£1853, yes?
 

N10248

macrumors 6502a
Jun 11, 2004
637
123
Essex, U.K.
I will have ordered the basic 24" by the end of the week, my aging iMac G5 is slowly dying.

I was expecting to get at least the middle 24" model for around £1200 but the new prices too high so i'll make do with the 2.66 one.

Crazy thing is my current rev b iMac G5 2.0 20" was the highest end model at the time and cost the same as the now "3rd place" new imac.
 

winclip

macrumors newbie
Mar 3, 2009
12
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Went for all the bells and whistles:

"IMAC 24 /3.06/1TB/512/SD
3.06GHZ INTEL CORE 2 DUO
4GB 1066MHZ DDR3 SDRAM-2X2GB
ATI RADEON HD 4850 512MB
1.0TB SERIAL ATA DRIVE
APPLE WIRELESS MIGHTY MOUSE-Z
WL KYBD & USER'S GUIDE-B
COUNTRY KIT,IMAC 24-GBR"

I hope the ATI card is worth the 6 week wait ! :)

EDIT: delivery date 17th. I live in the UK. (sad panda)

Took the same spec, but the 2.93 GHz instead. Live in Sweden and my version will land 20th of april -blah
 

NRose8989

macrumors 6502a
Feb 6, 2008
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Well since this is the "I ordered an iMac" thread.

I just ordered my iMac.........

Though I'm not impressed at all by the update, I just picked up the refurb 2.8ghz penryn for $1199.... $850 for a better GPU wasn't enough for me to justify spending my whole load. Now I have enough to get a better HDTV :D


Should be here this week.
 

roski11

macrumors regular
Feb 12, 2009
171
0
Los Angeles, CA
Model Refurbished 24-inch iMac
Processor 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
L2 Cache 6MB Shared
Frontside bus 1066MHz
Memory 2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMM) of 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM; supports up to 4GB
Hard drive 320GB Serial ATA; 7200 rpm
Optical drive Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive with 4x double-layer burning (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Display 24-inch (viewable) glossy widescreen TFT active-matrix LCD, 1920 by 1200 pixels, millions of colors
Video Built-in iSight; mini-DVI output port with support for DVI, VGA, S-video, and composite video connections via adapter
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB of GDDR3 memory
FireWire One FireWire 400 port and one FireWire 800 port; 7 watts each
USB Three USB 2.0 ports on computer; two USB 2.0 ports on keyboard
Audio Built-in stereo speakers with 24-watt digital amplifier, built-in microphone, optical digital audio output/headphone out, optical digital audio input/audio line in
Ethernet Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit)
Wireless Built-in AirPort Extreme (802.11n); built-in Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
Hardware accessories Apple Remote, Apple Keyboard, and Mighty Mouse
Other Built-in IR receiver

just bought this.

Anyone know the big differences btwn the "new" nVidia and the Ati chips ?
 

verveshen

macrumors member
Apr 1, 2005
49
0
bought one from the retail store. no much difference to the previous generation. of course, the price is a bit higher than I expected.

one more thing, the keyboard is pretty small without the numeric part.
 

petenice15

macrumors newbie
Feb 9, 2009
23
0
Brooklyn
Just ordered this for my wife:

24" iMac
2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 256MB
1.0TB Serial ATA Drive
Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse
Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) and User's Guide

Ships in 8 days, delivery between March 17-19.

I just ordered the same exact setup except I was told that this would ship in 2-4 days and I should recieve my iMac anywhere from the 9th-13th.
 

The Samurai

macrumors 68020
Dec 29, 2007
2,031
657
Glasgow
Funny thread lol

Congrats to all those who bravely dived in and bought their new machines today, despite the uproar.
 

mikey4020

macrumors regular
Sep 27, 2007
127
3
UK
Ordered the base 24inch today. £1055 with Higher Education discount in the UK! It's already "Prepared for Shipment" and says should be delivered 4th-6th Mar! First Mac, slightly disappointed with the update but I've waited long enough and I know this will meet my needs for a good few years now anyway!!

Anyone know what "Fast Ship (EMEA)" means, I've been searching and can't seem to get a clear answer??? Does it mean it's coming from China or from a European Distro. Centre?
 

Pyrotechnic

macrumors 6502
Feb 28, 2009
281
11
United Kingdom
Just ordered this for my wife:

24" iMac
2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 256MB
1.0TB Serial ATA Drive
Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse
Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) and User's Guide

Ships in 8 days, delivery between March 17-19.

Wow, I am very tempted, still working out if I need that graphics card or not ?
 

jasperL

macrumors newbie
Oct 17, 2007
9
0
London Town, UK
Just ordered the high-end System:

3.06GHZ INTEL CORE 2 DUO
4GB 1066MHZ DDR3 SDRAM-2X2GB
NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 130 512MB
1.0TB SERIAL ATA DRIVE

With keyboard with numeric keypad

Delivery in the UK is estimated for 13 March... fingers crossed!

Spent a while trying to decide if i should go for the ATI graphics card, but in the end figured i wouldn't need it. Probably use the Mac mainly for Aperture, DVD ripping and video streaming so couldn't really justify it. Not a whole lot of gaming...
 

jasperL

macrumors newbie
Oct 17, 2007
9
0
London Town, UK
Ordered the base 24inch today. £1055 with Higher Education discount in the UK! It's already "Prepared for Shipment" and says should be delivered 4th-6th Mar! First Mac, slightly disappointed with the update but I've waited long enough and I know this will meet my needs for a good few years now anyway!!

Anyone know what "Fast Ship (EMEA)" means, I've been searching and can't seem to get a clear answer??? Does it mean it's coming from China or from a European Distro. Centre?

Wow, that's quick! Mine says "Fast Ship (EMEA)" too. I think the EMEA bit means Europe and Middle East Area. Hopefully means it's coming from European Distro (after-all, rumour has it Apple ordered these back last November, so I wouldn't be surprised if they've stockpiled somewhere in Europe - don't they have a big facility in Ireland?

Congrats on the first Mac purchase by the way - i'm sure you'll love it!

EDIT: found this RE 'Fast Ship (EMEA)'

If your order is CTO hardware then it is most likely going to be built in a factory in China. From there it is possible that it may be shipped directly by courier. You’ll know if this is happening as the shipping method on your order status page will be “Fast Ship (EMEA)” This means that a courier (TNT or UPS in the UK at least) will handle the delivery from factory to your door.

http://adrianspender.com/blog/2007/01/24/the-ins-and-outs-of-apple-shipment-and-order-tracking/
 

the_fellowship

macrumors regular
Aug 10, 2008
154
0
London, UK
I ordered the refurb iMac 20" 2.66GHz this morning (UK), it should arrive tomorrow (4th). I'm glad I didn't wait for the "upgraded" iMac since it's more expensive and for my needs (not a gamer or 3D specialist lol) it doesn't make much difference.

My Mac Mini (2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo 1GB RAM - bought last year) has been "promoted" to my media centre machine running Boxee in my living room :) lol
 

DarkRyan323i

macrumors member
Mar 3, 2009
71
0
Ordered this morning as soon as the website was up!

2.66GHZ INTEL CORE 2 DUO
4GB 1066MHZ DDR3 SDRAM-2X2GB
1.0TB SERIAL ATA DRIVE
APPLE MIGHTY MOUSE
WIRED KYBD & USER'S GUIDE
COUNTRY KIT,IMAC 24

Estimated Delivery: March 17th :D
 

Garafraxa

macrumors newbie
Mar 3, 2009
13
5
Oops, Started New Thread

I think my post below belongs in this thread.
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I just submitted the order for my very first Mac (iPod Touch aside).

It's the high end 24" iMac with the upgrade ATI Radeon graphics card. The Radeon is not something I'm sure I'll need, but for $60 CAD it seemed silly not to upgrade.

I noticed a bit difference in shipping dates between the stock machine, and the custom one with my Radeon. The new iMac shows shipping in 3-5 days, whereas my machine is scheduled to ship April 14th. 5-6 weeks! Not sure if it matters, but I'm in Ontario, Canada.

Did anyone get a system with this card ordered early in the day? Was your shipping date also in April?

Can't say that the delay bothers me too much, I need a little while to prepare my MP3s and photos for the switch!
 

avihappy

macrumors 6502
Nov 15, 2006
422
1
Well, I haven't yet. I'm gearing up to do so in 1-2 months.

24 inch
2.93GHZ (a bit disappointed about no quad core)
4GB RAM
1TB HDD
ATI Radeon 4850
Wire KB with Number Pad

$2100

:D
 
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