White iMac - Wi-Fi built in?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Cazz, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Cazz macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I'm going to be getting THIS iMac for my birthday this year, I've finally decided to make the switch; could somebody PLEASE give me a definitive answer to the title question. Does it have Wi-Fi built in, will I be able to just jump online with it? - Sorry if this has been posted before, I'm just looking for some clarification. Thank you.
     
  2. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Yes it does, 802.11 G.

    Please tell me your not going to pay £750 for that.
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Spend a few more and get the aluminum version, that is the education model.

    So the combo drive doesn't support CD/DVD burning.

    Here is the original specs from 2006...

    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP28

    Don't know if Apple upped the card to 802.11n on the MA710B/A model.
     
  4. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    If you can find the 2.0 GHz C2D 17" w/ SuperDrive you can buy the Airport Extreme 802.11n Enabler from Apple for $2 and then have wireless N instead of wireless G although I'm not sure if you need that kind of speed or distance on your wifi

    I have the model I am talking about (see signature) but haven't bothered to get the wireless N enabler since my iMac sits right next to my router I just use ethernet, but I will probably buy it before I sell off my iMac in Jan/Feb since the person I'm selling it to will be using wifi
     
  5. Cazz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies, I'm definitely considering going with the Aluminum now; I'll have to have a think about it. Thanks for the confirmation on the Wi-Fi though it's appreciated.

    and to the poster above, my iMac is going to be about 4 - 5 meters from the router; so the signal should be more than strong enough. If I see the model you referred to though I'll go with that. :)
     
  6. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    The baseline iMac is £50 more (or cheaper if you are a student)

    And for that you get a much larger nicer screen, faster processor, more memory, bigger hard drive, better graphics, super drive, faster wifi, and of course a much nicer design. Oh and you get £60 off a printer with it.

    When that white 17" model was sold over a year ago it sold for £699 so F knows why Amazon is charging that much for it.

    Which ever way, don't buy it.
     
  7. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Heh, that be my iMac (with a lower CPU). But yea you'd be best off with one of the newer models. They're all brilliant machines.
     

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