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

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  1. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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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?
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    They don't build new systems. They add onto the base configuration. So you still might get tiger.
     
  3. ImperialX macrumors 65816

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    No. It's confirmed on the official page that all iMacs are now only shipping with Leopard.

    http://www.apple.com/imac/specs.html
     
  4. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    they say that but people get them with tiger AND a leopard install cd
     
  5. ImperialX macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  6. mojohanna macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  7. wehokev macrumors member

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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.​
     
  8. je1ani macrumors 6502

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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..
     
  9. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    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
     
  10. rudini macrumors member

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    Where is this memory so cheap...?

    -rudy
     
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  12. ImperialX macrumors 65816

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  13. je1ani macrumors 6502

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    Yup OWC is great.. I'm waiting my second set of a 4GB kit :rolleyes:
     
  14. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

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    +1BILLION for OWC!
     

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