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Ooh Doggy, it's here and it's spectacular!
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striker100
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Aug 13, 2007, 11:08 AM
 
Just received my 2.8GHz 24" iMac. It was supposed to arrive tomorrow and I was wishing it would come today as I'm off today. Wouldn't you know it the door bell rings a few minutes ago and it's FedEx, Surprise!
Up and running in 5 minutes. Only 5 software updates to download & install.
     
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Aug 13, 2007, 11:53 AM
 
Nice, congradulations!

I was just at the Apple store yesterday and used the stock 2.4 GHz 24" and they flew in comparison to the MacBook's!
     
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Aug 13, 2007, 03:05 PM
 
Congrats and enjoy. Looking forward to your feedback!


MP 2 x 2.8 and etc.
     
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Aug 13, 2007, 03:18 PM
 
Thanks! One thing I've observed so far, this iMac is extremely quiet, much quieter than my 17" iMac G5.
     
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Aug 13, 2007, 04:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by striker100 View Post
this iMac is extremely quiet, much quieter than my 17" iMac G5.
That's good to hear (no pun intended), as my first generation 17" iMac G5 whirred quite annoyingly, seemingly at idle. Often the fans even distracted those on the other end of my (external, obviously) iSight.

Planning to post any pics in the setup thread?


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Aug 13, 2007, 04:57 PM
 
Spectacular, as long as you ignore the glare increasing glossy screen, subpar graphics card, ugly black border, lack of video input, etc. I feel sorry for you.
     
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Aug 13, 2007, 06:21 PM
 
What a helpful post.
     
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Aug 13, 2007, 08:00 PM
 
Feedback Feedback Feedback......Know im not the only one chanting : )

Is it worth the extra wedge???
     
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Aug 13, 2007, 08:37 PM
 
Very cool.
Would it be possible if you could do some benchmarks like how AppleInsider did them? I can't find any benchmarks of the 2.8 against the 2.4.

The 2.8 has 4 cores correct?
     
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Aug 13, 2007, 08:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by mdc View Post
Very cool.
Would it be possible if you could do some benchmarks like how AppleInsider did them? I can't find any benchmarks of the 2.8 against the 2.4.

The 2.8 has 4 cores correct?
2 cores, some benchmarks here:

Primate Labs Blog : 24-inch iMac Performance (August 2007)
     
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Aug 14, 2007, 12:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by imacman View Post
Spectacular, as long as you ignore the glare increasing glossy screen, subpar graphics card, ugly black border, lack of video input, etc. I feel sorry for you.
Now, more than ever before, it's a terrible burden to own a brand new iMac. But we all have our demons.
     
   
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