the "I ordered an iMac" thread

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Bad Paper, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Bad Paper macrumors 6502

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    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.)
     
  2. The ArchAngel macrumors regular

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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.
     
  3. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    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!
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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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
     
  5. The ArchAngel macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  6. GonzoRob macrumors 6502

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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)
     
  7. futurase macrumors member

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    I ordered the flagship iMac this morning. Still waiting on the confirmation, but due to volume Apple has to be busy.

    Norman Ross Jr.
     
  8. Sir Loin Steak macrumors 6502

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    £1853, yes?
     
  9. N10248 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  10. GonzoRob macrumors 6502

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    Yup! It's a business purchase, so I get VAT back :D (smug git!)
     
  11. Sir Loin Steak macrumors 6502

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  12. winclip macrumors newbie

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    Took the same spec, but the 2.93 GHz instead. Live in Sweden and my version will land 20th of april -blah
     
  13. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  14. roski11 macrumors regular

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    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 ?
     
  15. verveshen macrumors member

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    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.
     
  16. petenice15 macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  17. The Samurai macrumors 68000

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    Funny thread lol

    Congrats to all those who bravely dived in and bought their new machines today, despite the uproar.
     
  18. mikey4020 macrumors regular

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    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?
     
  19. Pyrotechnic macrumors 6502

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    Wow, I am very tempted, still working out if I need that graphics card or not ?
     
  20. jasperL macrumors newbie

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    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...
     
  21. jasperL macrumors newbie

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    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)'

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

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    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
     
  23. DarkRyan323i macrumors member

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    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
     
  24. Garafraxa macrumors newbie

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    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!
     
  25. avihappy macrumors 6502

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    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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