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Just got the 24" iMac

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07-16-2008, 10:31 PM
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  Old  Just got the 24" iMac

At first, I was a little sketchy with the purchase, it was a hefty price. I've been using it for a few days now (~2 days).

I was thinking about getting either the 24" baseline iMac (2.8GHz, 2GB Ram, ATi, Wired keyboard/mouse) or a totally rigged out PC. I decided to get the iMac instead, the features/community is strong and the whole operating system has never really crashed on me.

I do have a background with Apple, I used to own an iBook G4 and the first-gen iPhone.

My backgrounds with PCs is incredibly ridiculous: I flush my older computer almost monthly, a wire starts interfering with the CPU fan, etc. My computer was pretty fast, just horribly - erm... horrible.

So yeah, when I bought this, I put my copy of TextMate on it from my iBook G4, Photoshop CS3 and I bought a copy of iWork and AppleCare and Mobile Me (it also came with a free 8GB iPod Touch!)

I love it all, a lot. MobileMe works perfectly with my iPod and my applications, AppleCare was easy, and iWork is exactly like Microsoft Office for half the price. The speakers are pretty nice, too. The screen size is incredible and you don't even think the iMac is a computer, nor you do hear it.

I'd recommend this to anyone on TFL. Get this and then get the MacBook Air if you're into the mobility (e.g. coffee shops, local clients, etc).

That's my two cents, and I felt like I needed to share.

07-16-2008, 10:36 PM
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Awesome. If at anytime you feel like your tired of it, just message me and I'll give you my address so you can ship it over.

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Liar, you didn't buy it. You got it for free.

07-16-2008, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Foxtrot View Post
Awesome. If at anytime you feel like your tired of it, just message me and I'll give you my address so you can ship it over.
It can always be a centerpiece in my living room instead

07-17-2008, 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Garrett View Post
Liar, you didn't buy it. You got it for free.
How?
Thief?

07-17-2008, 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Craddock View Post
How?
Thief?
His parents got one for him, and one for his brother. Hell, I wouldn't care.

07-17-2008, 06:15 AM
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Mine's on the way, but I've got to wait a while


We estimate your order to be shipped on or before 21 Jul, 2008.
We estimate your order will be delivered to your shipping address on or before 29 Jul, 2008 - 30 Jul, 2008.
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07-17-2008, 09:24 AM
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I have the first Intel 20" iMac and a MacBook Pro. Currently waiting on something new with macbook pro's If a upgrade to the imac comes before, I think I might pick one up..

I'm not too sure about the mobile me. Something I miss is viewing my bookmarks via web.

07-17-2008, 09:44 AM
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i will buy one as soon as i'll have the money

i'm looking forward to get a fix mac (i already have a powerbook g4) since a long time and the 24" imac is AMAZING

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My dad bought one of these for himself. I always feel a bit jealous whenever I look into my parents' room

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