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Question about the soon to be replaced 20" iMac
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striker100
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Aug 2, 2007, 10:00 AM
 
A friend of mine decided that he likes the current 20" 2.16GHz iMac so much he is ordering one today even though a new redesigned iMac with better specs is most likely coming next week. The only component he is upgrading is the video card which delays the shipping date from within 24 hours to 3-5 business days. My question is, what are the chances he will actually receive it? When new models are just days away does Apple actually ship the very soon to be old model or are you upgraded to the new model?
He also wants to put 3GB of ram into it, where is the best place for him to buy ram (2GB dimm and 1GB dimm)? I checked Crucial but they don't have 2GB dimms for the ram.
     
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Aug 2, 2007, 10:09 AM
 
Tell him to wait, because if he doesnt like the newer version, he can get it much cheaper off other websites which still have them in stock! He needs to be patient for a little while and save himself some $$$
     
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Aug 2, 2007, 11:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by Andhee View Post
Tell him to wait, because if he doesnt like the newer version, he can get it much cheaper off other websites which still have them in stock! He needs to be patient for a little while and save himself some $$$
Yes I told him all this but he is buying it today anyway because the only way he can get the upgraded graphic card is to buy it from the online Apple Store. I told him to wait but ultimately it's his decision. It all doesn't make any sense to me.
     
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Aug 2, 2007, 11:33 AM
 
He will regret making that decision! The new iMac might have a better graphics card anyway, and he'll be able to upgrade it easy!
     
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Aug 2, 2007, 12:00 PM
 
Instant gratification often leads to buyer's remorse.
     
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Aug 2, 2007, 12:05 PM
 
I think that with the graphics card upgrade he will most likely receive it after the new iMacs come out.
     
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Aug 2, 2007, 12:35 PM
 
Well of course I agree with all of you. When I told him new iMacs were being released next Tuesday and that they will have Santa Rosa processors and even a better video card than the current upgrade card he didn't care. He likes the way the current iMac looks. Also he lives in Georgia and he said if he buys a computer this week it's tax free.
Go figure, I've never heard of anyone buying a computer knowing a new version is coming out just a few days later unless they absolutely needed it for a projects which is not the case. Even with the tax savings I don't think it's worth it considering the new components and probable better look the new version will have.
     
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Aug 2, 2007, 02:04 PM
 
If your friend likes the current model, I am selling my 24 inch iMac. Go check out my post in the for sale area for all the details. Includes wireless mouse and keyboard, extended warrenty, upgraded graphics and memory too.
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