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SirCastor
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Jul 13, 2008, 10:19 AM
 
No, not a new iMac introduced. A new iMac for me!

This is really just my celebration thread. After months of saving up (my wife's idea: I pay for half, we pay for half), yesterday we walked into the Apple store and walked away with a 24" 3.06Ghz iMac. I'm very pleased with it so far. It doesn't fit in my desk it's so huge.

I've abandoned the mighty mouse for my old Intellimouse Explorer. I just prefer the old one. This is a pretty amazing machine considering it's targeted towards consumers. I'm impressed. Of course I'm making a jump from an 8 year old Sawtooth...
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Jul 13, 2008, 10:41 AM
 
Congrats. Enjoy and make sure you max ram on it.

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Jul 13, 2008, 11:37 AM
 
Have fun!

And yes, make sure you don't skimp on RAM.
     
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Jul 13, 2008, 12:10 PM
 
Another old PowerMac owner jumps into the Intel ring.

Congrats, and enjoy the new machine, sounds like she's gonna be real fast.
     
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Jul 13, 2008, 01:18 PM
 
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Jul 13, 2008, 02:38 PM
 
Way to go saving up for it. You will enjoy it much more not having a payment.

Also I just dumped my mighty mouse for a Logitech Mx Revolution. I wish I would have done this right of the bat.

Anyways, enjoy your new imac.
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Jul 13, 2008, 02:39 PM
 
Congrats. The current iMacs really are wonderful.
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Jul 13, 2008, 02:53 PM
 
Congrats on the machine!

I just picked the same machine up on Wednesday and I love it.

Don't understand the Mighty Mouse hate though.
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Jul 14, 2008, 11:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by SirCastor View Post
I've abandoned the mighty mouse for my old Intellimouse Explorer. I just prefer the old one.
Same here. Intellimouse Optical.
     
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Jul 20, 2008, 12:57 AM
 
Originally Posted by SirCastor View Post
Sawtooth...
Sawtooth...whats that? kidding! Seriously tho, I'm starting to forget about G4s w/ Altivec, Moto, Carbon. It feels like it was all just a bad dream.
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Jul 20, 2008, 11:04 AM
 
congrats! i am looking at my brand new 20" now that is replacing my DEAD mpb as my new desktop computer and I have not even taken the stickers off yet and I am luvin it. Downstairs in the studio the boys use the 24"ers for protools and what not, but this 20 inch fits perfectly where the MBP and istand used to be. good riddance, that laptop was nothing but trouble, unlike the wifes MB which seems indestructible. anyway cheers and see u around!
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Jul 21, 2008, 10:34 AM
 
Originally Posted by forumhound View Post
congrats! i am looking at my brand new 20" now that is replacing my DEAD mpb as my new desktop computer and I have not even taken the stickers off yet and I am luvin it. Downstairs in the studio the boys use the 24"ers for protools and what not, but this 20 inch fits perfectly where the MBP and istand used to be. good riddance, that laptop was nothing but trouble, unlike the wifes MB which seems indestructible. anyway cheers and see u around!
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Very Cool. I recommend the 24" though. It seems from a few different posts around here that the 20"s displays have problems.
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Jul 21, 2008, 07:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by SirCastor View Post
Very Cool. I recommend the 24" though. It seems from a few different posts around here that the 20"s displays have problems.
hope not. we have the 24"s in the studio and it makes my head hurt. the 20" is a PERFECT replacement for an mbp sitting on an iStand I am totally impressed with the "low-end" new imac. I am using FCP Studio now on it and it's just as good as the mbp was, if not better because of the fantastic display.

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Jul 22, 2008, 02:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by forumhound View Post
hope not. we have the 24"s in the studio and it makes my head hurt.
How's that? Did you bang a 24" iMac against your head or what?
     
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Jul 24, 2008, 02:46 PM
 
I got the same imac.
i love it.
it suckd for a couple of days though.
that hard drive was making a weird noise and it was running slow.
now it appears to be fine.
i added the ram and it is like a speed demon
     
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Jul 29, 2008, 09:53 PM
 
Congrats...

I just this morning made the switch from PC to iMac. I bought the "low end" model (20", 2.4ghz) but am really excited about it. It is replacing a 5 yr old Dell desktop that I am sick and tired of...

Was too cheap to buy RAM upgrades from Apple, but was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction for RAM?

Thanks,
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Jul 29, 2008, 10:44 PM
 
Congrats on the new machine. I'm sure you'll have loads of fun with it. And REVBCO is right about the payments. I'm sure that's another thing off your mind. Now you can just sit back and enjoy.
     
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Jul 29, 2008, 11:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by kevin_in_ms View Post
Was too cheap to buy RAM upgrades from Apple, but was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction for RAM?
Two of these.
     
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Aug 11, 2008, 10:39 AM
 
Congrats! I'm buying a new 2.66ghz 20" this friday. Glad that I saved up for it, too (even though in the time it took me to save up, it went from 'beginning of product cycle' to 'middle of product cycle'). I make enough monthly payments as it is!

I'm replacing a dual 867mhz mdd g4...I have a feeling this will be a big change.
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Aug 11, 2008, 10:50 AM
 
A big congratulations on moving from Sawtooth to Intel.
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Aug 11, 2008, 11:27 AM
 
Originally Posted by idykenano View Post
A big congratulations on moving from Sawtooth to Intel.
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Oh MAN! I just noticed how pitiful MY sig looks...haha. It's been a while since I have posted here as I haven't had a very 'fresh' mac.
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