UK Retina iMac CTO Deliveries

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  1. jacktorrance macrumors regular

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    Has anyone from the UK ordered a CTO iMac shipping from China? What are your estimated dates for delivery?

    Ordered mine on the evening of announcement, about an hour after the keynote.

    4GHz
    3TB Fusion
    8GB Ram (upgrade myself)

    Delivery estimated wednesday - package has shipped with UPS with latest update:

    Shanghai, China 10/24/2014 9:09 P.M. Export Scan
     
  2. weelob macrumors newbie

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    Well I have a EU order atleast for Denmark which was ordered on Monday with this config:
    3.5GHz QC i5 Turboboost 3.9GHz
    8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM-2X4GB
    1TB Fusion Dr (1TB+128GBFlash)
    AMD Radeon R9 M295X 4GB GDDR5

    Koeln, Germany 25-10-2014 4:34 Departure Scan
    Koeln, Germany 24-10-2014 23:15 Arrival Scan
    Warsaw, Poland 24-10-2014 21:36 Departure Scan
    Almaty, Kazakhstan 24-10-2014 17:13 Departure Scan
    Incheon, Korea, Republic of 24-10-2014 12:14 Departure Scan
    Shanghai, China 24-10-2014 6:21 Departure Scan
    Shanghai, China 23-10-2014 23:27 Export Scan
    China 23-10-2014 0:52 Order Processed: Ready for UPS
     
  3. jacktorrance thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. zarf2007 macrumors regular

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    Ordered mine an hour or so after keynote ended, delivered yesterday, spec is

    4Ghz
    1TB SSD
    8Gb Ram

    I'm in London
     
  6. Andune macrumors member

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    I'm in Sweden and ordered the same configuration, apart from the 512GB SSD, right after the event. Mine hasn't even left China yet and is estimated to arrive next Friday (31st).

    Shanghai, China 10/25/2014 4:02 P.M. Export Scan
    Shanghai, China 10/23/2014 6:45 P.M. Arrival Scan
    10/23/2014 6:30 P.M. Departure Scan
    10/23/2014 4:26 P.M. Origin Scan
    China 10/23/2014 12:59 A.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS
     
  7. hppy29 macrumors 6502a

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    Ordered mine as soon as they went live and it arrived on Friday 24th.

    i7 4Ghz 16GB 3TB M295X

    I have to say still pics are amazing, but the few 4k videos I have watched have been a little jumpy. Not sure if this is YouTube or anything else... But a lot faster than my previous iMac


     
  8. animatedude macrumors 65816

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    1TB SSD, huh? ;) is it worth it or should i just get the entry standard one? i'm a light user but i love SSD....
     
  9. jacktorrance thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mine is still stuck in China also and my estimated day for delivery has slipped a day to the 30th which is outside of Apple's 27-29 Nov window.
     
  10. jbuk1 macrumors member

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    Ordered on the 17th.

    4.0GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz
    • 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x8GB
    • 512GB Flash Storage
    • AMD Radeon R9 M290X 2GB GDDR5

    It's currently in Korea on way from Shanghai with an estimated delivery time of Wednesday 29th.

    I did an order without the i7 on the night of release which I later cancelled but that had a estimated delivery of Tuesday the 28th.

    Incheon, Korea, Republic of 26/10/2014 9:55 Departure Scan
    26/10/2014 5:36 Arrival Scan
    Shanghai, China 26/10/2014 2:46 Departure Scan
    Shanghai, China 25/10/2014 15:36 Export Scan
    Shanghai, China 23/10/2014 18:45 Arrival Scan
    23/10/2014 18:30 Departure Scan
    23/10/2014 16:26 Origin Scan
    China 23/10/2014 1:00 Order Processed: Ready for UPS
     
  11. monkfeesh macrumors newbie

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    i ordered my CTO on 21st evening. its due for Wednesday 29th, latest tracking says its departed Shanghai.

    Shanghai, China 26/10/2014 5:29 Departure Scan
    Shanghai, China 25/10/2014 21:48 Export Scan
    25/10/2014 16:35 Arrival Scan
    25/10/2014 16:20 Departure Scan
    25/10/2014 15:54 Origin Scan
    China 25/10/2014 1:07 Order Processed: Ready for UPS
     
  12. snowleopard13 macrumors regular

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    Ordered the base model on the 20th later in the evening. Still in "Processing Items" stage. Delivers Nov 6th-Nov 10th.
     
  13. zarf2007 macrumors regular

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    It's expensive but I would rather have no mechanical HD in side for noise reasons. Also want fastest access times and plan to split it 50/50 with windows using bootcamp. If your a light user you could get away with 512 or get the fusion which is still way faster than standard hard drives.
     
  14. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    1tb SSD here too. I'm tight up against the limit on my 768gb rMBP from two years ago. Previous PC was 512 gb SSD, previous to that was 256 gb. Haven't used a rotating hard disk since 2009 except for NAS backup and am not about to start again now with last decade's technology.
     
  15. jbuk1 macrumors member

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    Mine has had its departure scan from Kazakhstan now. :)

    Getting really excited. I'm trying to not get too bummed out about all the negative talk until I see the thing but I am wishing I went for the 295 now.
     
  16. nionelle macrumors newbie

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    I re-ordered mine on the 18th after cancelling my first order (realised I could get a healthy discount through an employee perks site so upgraded the CPU & GPU.)

    I have a scheduled delivery of Tuesday 28th (Midlands, UK) and my most recent UPS update was that it had left Germany. After Kazakhstan it went to Poland and then onto Germany. Doesn't appear to be on a plane as it's been too long since and update.

    Good luck with your deliveries everyone :)
     
  17. jbuk1 macrumors member

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    Mine is due for delivery tomorrow but the last ups checkin was it departing Germany at 7:15 this morning.

    I would have thought that it would have reached the uk by now if it was going by air so maybe the final stretch is on an over night lorry. I hope it makes it tomorrow as I've take the day off from work to receive it. :D
     
  18. jbuk1 macrumors member

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    It's in the uk. Yay.

    Barking, United Kingdom 28/10/2014 19:34 Arrival Scan
    Koeln, Germany 28/10/2014 7:45 Departure Scan
    Koeln, Germany 27/10/2014 23:39 Import Scan
    Koeln, Germany 26/10/2014 17:59 Arrival Scan
    Almaty, Kazakhstan 26/10/2014 15:07 Departure Scan
    26/10/2014 13:13 Arrival Scan
    Incheon, Korea, Republic of 26/10/2014 9:55 Departure Scan
    26/10/2014 5:36 Arrival Scan
    Shanghai, China 26/10/2014 2:46 Departure Scan
    Shanghai, China 25/10/2014 15:36 Export Scan
    Shanghai, China 23/10/2014 18:45 Arrival Scan
    23/10/2014 18:30 Departure Scan
    23/10/2014 16:26 Origin Scan
    China 23/10/2014 1:00 Order Processed: Ready for UPS
     
  19. iczster macrumors member

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    Nice one mate, lets see some pics when it arrives.

    I'm so close to pulling the trigger myself.
     
  20. jbuk1, Oct 29, 2014
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    jbuk1 macrumors member

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    Well it turned up about 45 mins ago so I haven't had much of a chance to play with it yet but the display is truly beautiful and coming from my late 2007 iMac upgraded with SSD and 4GB of ram it really is night and day performance wise.

    I'm just running a few of the obligatory benchmarks now and will add them to relevant threads.

    You asked for pics so here you go.

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    Sorry they're a bit crappy but I'm more keen to get down to playing with this thing and I'll try and take some better ones later. :)
     
  21. animatedude macrumors 65816

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    i'll place my order tonight.

    I'll keep everything the same, except i'll upgrade to 1 TB SSD and Trackpad instead of the Magic Mouse and Arabic wireless keyboard.

    any recommendations to upgrade other parts? i'm a light user but i intend to keep it for like 4 years maybe 5?
     
  22. zarf2007 macrumors regular

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    I would definitely upgrade the GPU....
     
  23. iczster macrumors member

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    Nice :)

    Pretty close to pulling the trigger myself now. Its a big change for me moving away from a windows gaming desktop to a mac.

    Let us know your experience when you've had a good play around.
     
  24. jbuk1 macrumors member

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    Just in-case you're still hesitating I've done a quick very unscientific video of booting up and opening every app I have installed to show just how quick and responsive this thing is.

    I know this is mainly down to the SSD but I'm sure the i7 helps a bit too and I've certainly never experienced anything quite like this. :D

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBmXA693DoQ
     
  25. iczster macrumors member

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    WOW impressive.

    Did you order your RAM from Crucial UK? Can you let me know how you get on there are posts on here with people having issues, mainly when upgrading.

    On the other hand Crucial are saying the sticks are fully compatible with the RiMac on their site.
     

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