Would i get leopard PREINSTALLED?? on an imac???

bluedoggiant

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i am guessing if you get your imac standard configed, it would come with tiger, and a leopard cd, but i am planning on customizing it, here is what i plan to get:

LOW END 24 inch imac

upgrade processor to 2.8 ghz C2E

upgrade ram to 2 GB

KEEP the hard drive at 320 GB (other wise i would shoot for the high end)

preinstall IWORK on it


i am guessing if you would like an imac customized, it isnt made yet, and when they make it after i order it, they would preinstall leopard because its the official LATEST mac os x version, am i right?
 

ImperialX

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they say that but people get them with tiger AND a leopard install cd
No, if you order from Apple Online Store you WILL get it preinstalled. You won't see the leopard-preinstalled iMacs in stores for another week or so. They generally come with Tiger, and the Leopard upgrade DVD.
 

mojohanna

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i am guessing if you get your imac standard configed, it would come with tiger, and a leopard cd, but i am planning on customizing it, here is what i plan to get:

LOW END 24 inch imac

upgrade processor to 2.8 ghz C2E

upgrade ram to 2 GB

KEEP the hard drive at 320 GB (other wise i would shoot for the high end)

preinstall IWORK on it


i am guessing if you would like an imac customized, it isnt made yet, and when they make it after i order it, they would preinstall leopard because its the official LATEST mac os x version, am i right?
I think I kind of understand your logic here but why start with the base 24"? You can get everything you want plus the 500G HD for just $100 more. Just get the 24" with the extreme already built in. It comes standard with the 2GB of ram and adds a bigger HD. It seems silly to go the BTO route when you can just buy off the shelf and get everything you want. I am assuming here (right or wrong) that if you are going to spend $2100 on a computer that dropping an extra $100 for the 500gb HD should not be that big of a stretch.
 

wehokev

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Yes iMacs from the website now ship w/Leopard

Below is an excerpt from a chat I had with "Dave S." a customer service representative on Apple Store.com. The "You" is me.

Cheers,

-kevin



You are chatting with David S, an Apple Expert

Hi, my name is David S. Welcome to Apple!

David S: How may I help you today?

You: i was wondering if you can tell me if new iMac shipping today

You: have leopard preinstalled?

David S: Yes it will!

You: got it, so if I order one, it wil come with leopard pre installed and a full verision of the os -- ie not an upgrade that would require me to install 10.4 should i ever have to reformat the iMac

David S: That's correct..

You: great

David S: You will have a full copy of Leopard running right when you turn on your new iMac.​
 

je1ani

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go baseline everything and upgrade the CPU for $250 then buy 4gb of ram and 500gb external drive for $600 combined..
 

bluedoggiant

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Below is an excerpt from a chat I had with "Dave S." a customer service representative on Apple Store.com. The "You" is me.

Cheers,

-kevin



You are chatting with David S, an Apple Expert

Hi, my name is David S. Welcome to Apple!

David S: How may I help you today?

You: i was wondering if you can tell me if new iMac shipping today

You: have leopard preinstalled?

David S: Yes it will!

You: got it, so if I order one, it wil come with leopard pre installed and a full verision of the os -- ie not an upgrade that would require me to install 10.4 should i ever have to reformat the iMac

David S: That's correct..

You: great

David S: You will have a full copy of Leopard running right when you turn on your new iMac.​
i spoke with "beth", she said she has no friggin idea, she seems stupid and says apple lets the public know about things first before the employees :mad:

anyways, thanx for your effort
 

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