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post #1 of 131
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Ordered a 17" 1.8 the day after they were anounced.

Specified Bluetooth option with BT keyboard and mouse cos it works out quite cheap.

Delivery says 3-4 weeks.

Who'll get the first one?
post #2 of 131
I'll be ordering mine in about 2 weeks when ive got cash from my imac.

ill be getting the 1.6

Cant wait it will be a massive speed bump from a 600mhz G3 lol
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post #3 of 131
ordered it also the day it was announced. It's expected to be shipped before the end of september.
It's a 20 incher with the wireless keyboard and mouse, airport express and one GB or RAM.
post #4 of 131
20"
ordered it the day after the phillnote.
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post #5 of 131
haven't gotten one yet, looking at the 1.6 though, weeeee, should be a big step up
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post #6 of 131
Just ordered the 1.8GHz 17" through the apple store with full airport and bluetooth keyboard and mouse. Gonna buy more RAM elsewhere cus apples prices are laughable. Got a ship date of October 1st. Might book that day off work????
post #7 of 131
I ordered the 20" two days after they were announced (BTO with the wireless keyboard and mouse). It's not for me though. It is a wedding present for my sister.
post #8 of 131
Going to order the 17'' 1.8 sometime this week.
post #9 of 131
I'm thinking of getting a 1.6 17", if I can. On a student budget and missus wil take some persuading. Was just gonna get an eMac, but for £350 extra i could have a G5 that's twice as fast with a better vid card.....we shall see what she who must be obeyed says......
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post #10 of 131
My mom has a 17" 1.6 GHz model on order; she ordered on the day of the keynote. I don't have an exact ship date but she got the stock "3-4 weeks" quote on checkout, so I'll say late September.

Me? I just got a 12" PowerBook, so I don't have much reason to get an iMac right now.
post #11 of 131
Ordered 20" 1.8 with 512Kb (more later) 250Gb HDD, BT Keyboard/mouse, Airport Express, Airport Extreme, isight,
Estimated ship date: 9/29. Can't wait as this is replacing 10 year old IBM thinkpad. I've needed to upgrade for a long time. I really want a G5 laptop but will wait to upgrade till a rev B shows they have all the heat issues handled. I think this IMAC is a great design, made better by the servicability/upgrade potential. Here is hoping that apple plans for users to upgrade as new mobo's come available. This is absolutely good planning when your talking about the substantial cost of a 20" lcd.

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post #12 of 131
512 kilobytes of ram...... if 32k was enough to go to the moon then shurely 512k is enough for us!

ordered the 17" 1.6 512MB w/ bluetooth keyboard and module, airport extreme card, airport express, iSight, apple care and the mini vga to composit adapter cable.

big step up from my current 450MHz crt iMac which it will replace...
the crt iMac will then be for client internet purposes in the studio.
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post #13 of 131
Me - 17", 1.8 GHz, 1GB RAM, BT Keyboard/Mouse, 250 GB HD

I feel like an excited kid! I've been reading 'Future Hardware' for about a year now and this is my first 'Apple' since an Apple IIe.

Being an Aussie, who knows when I'll get it.

I work in technology (not Apple) and have always had a laptop but this is my first 'desktop' in a long time.

It was such an easy 'sell' to my wife - no big box and no cables (yes, I know power and LAN - let's just not tell my wife!)

Very, very excited!!
post #14 of 131
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Originally posted by aussieken
Me - 17", 1.8 GHz, 1GB RAM, BT Keyboard/Mouse, 250 GB HD

I feel like an excited kid! I've been reading 'Future Hardware' for about a year now and this is my first 'Apple' since an Apple IIe.

Being an Aussie, who knows when I'll get it.

I work in technology (not Apple) and have always had a laptop but this is my first 'desktop' in a long time.

It was such an easy 'sell' to my wife - no big box and no cables (yes, I know power and LAN - let's just not tell my wife!)

Very, very excited!!

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post #15 of 131
Ordered the 20" with Bluetooth and Airport Extreme. I then got a 1GB RAM module for $200 from memorytog.com - I ordered it the day of the keynote.

Shipping estimate says, "on or before September 29th"

One interesting thing: I called the local store here in Emeryville, CA and asked when they will be getting in iMacs, and the lady said September 12th for floor models and models to buy. We'll see....
post #16 of 131
Ordered mine the day they were announced and got the same ole 3-4 weeks with an estimated ship date of 10/1 so time will only tell.

What I ordered:

20"
512
BT with KB and Mouse
aIrport extreme
160 HD

This is replacing a dell that died this summer and continues my full switch after leaving behind ibm laptops after mine died 3 times in less than 18 months of receiving it.
post #17 of 131
Me - 17" 1.8
512MB RAM (Upgrade Later, where is the best place to get RAM?)
160 GB HDD
Airport Extreme

Ordered it the morning of the keynote. Ship Date is quoted as "on or before Sept 29th".

I am starting to think I made a huge mistake by not getting bluetooth if I cannot install internal bluetooth later. Did I cheap out on the wrong thing?

This is my first ever Mac and I can't wait. Already got the iPod I ordered at the same time and even though I'll have to reformat it when I get the iMac, I have been loving it....even with Windows.
post #18 of 131
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Originally posted by slu
Me - 17" 1.8
512MB RAM (Upgrade Later, where is the best place to get RAM?)
160 GB HDD
Airport Extreme

Ordered it the morning of the keynote. Ship Date is quoted as "on or before Sept 29th".

I am starting to think I made a huge mistake by not getting bluetooth if I cannot install internal bluetooth later. Did I cheap out on the wrong thing?

This is my first ever Mac and I can't wait. Already got the iPod I ordered at the same time and even though I'll have to reformat it when I get the iMac, I have been loving it....even with Windows.

should have gone for the bluetooth!
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post #19 of 131
Slu.

You can add BT later, just not inside of the iMac. I didn't get it either. Rather spend money on RAM.

Go here to shop for RAM pricing. I am waiting to see if it is better to get 2 sticks of the same size (512) or just one 1 gig stick. If it doesn't matter, I will get the 1 gig stick and keep the 256 stick that comes with the iMac.
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post #20 of 131
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Originally posted by kcmac
Slu.

You can add BT later, just not inside of the iMac. I didn't get it either. Rather spend money on RAM.

Go here to shop for RAM pricing. I am waiting to see if it is better to get 2 sticks of the same size (512) or just one 1 gig stick. If it doesn't matter, I will get the 1 gig stick and keep the 256 stick that comes with the iMac.

Thanks for the link. I suppose I was like you; I wanted to spend the money upgrading RAM to 512 BTO over Bluetooth. Oh well, I will be going wireless with external bluetooth soon enough! As soon as I get the thing, I am going to get more RAM, but I am also waiting to find out if it is better to go with two of the same size as well. I got one 512 stick from apple and will add another if it is better to go with pairs, if not I may do as you suggest and get a 1 gig stick and put it in the empty slot and keep the other one in there.
post #21 of 131
I made a change to my order after it was already placed, so if you are really wanting BT internal you may want to give them a call and see if you can add it and what it would do to your order.

By buying the bundle, it was a prety good deal.
post #22 of 131
The bundle is a really good deal. However, I don't use a one button mouse so really I would be getting BT and a BT keyboard for $99. Still a good deal but would be even better if the mouse had a scroll wheel and a second button.
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post #23 of 131
Well- I'm about to get in line as soon as I sell my 15" powerbook on eBay...

If I get over $1800 for the powerbook I'll be getting the 20" if not a maxed out 17"...

I can't wait- the iMac with my eyeTV is going to kick total @$$! Plus I just got a mini and I'm lovin' it!

I LOVE APPLE!!!!!!
post #24 of 131
Bought the 17" 1.6 GHz with Airport and BT mouse/ keyboard for my parents. The BlueTooth combo is the way to go; Apple should have offered it on the G4 iMac a long time ago. It will be a welcome replacement for the aging Gateway POS they currently endure. I'm itching to see their expression when a mess of tangled cords and wires becomes additional legroom. Like flying first class.
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post #25 of 131
ordered a 20" for work. Spending other people's money-fantastic!
post #26 of 131
Here is a question for you all: I just bought a 17" powerbook direct from Apple. It shipped from Shanghai, China 6 days ago and has been sitting in Anchorage, Alaska for the past 4. I put a call in Fedex about this as I ordered two day air and apparently its sitting in Alaska awaiting customs clearence.

So is this a portent of things to come? I haven't ordered direct from Apple in a while but I remember reading somewhere that they build all their computers outside of the US now. So are we going to wait two weeks or so in shipping limbo? This seems a little weird. How long does something like this take to clear customs? I imagine this same thing will happen when the iMacs ship out... I guess this is one indication that you're wasting your money paying for expedited shipping on computers. I mentioned what's the point of ordering two day air to the fedex person and apparently that all goes out the window with international orders.
post #27 of 131
I ordered a 20" iMac with 1GB memory, bluetooth (incl keyboard and mouse) and airport extreme as well as an airport express and applecare. The applecare has arrived - now the fun waiting begins!
post #28 of 131
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Originally posted by tacojohn
Well- I'm about to get in line as soon as I sell my 15" powerbook on eBay...

If I get over $1800 for the powerbook I'll be getting the 20" if not a maxed out 17"...

I can't wait- the iMac with my eyeTV is going to kick total @$$! Plus I just got a mini and I'm lovin' it!

I LOVE APPLE!!!!!!

Well- its on eBay now...

15" 1.25GHz PowerBook G4

Sorry guys- I had to post it!
post #29 of 131
All you people ordering new iMacs make me sick....with envy.

Anyway, congratulations on your purchase, they are exquisitely designed and powerful.
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post #30 of 131
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ordered a 20" for work. Spending other people's money-fantastic!

way to be bro, way to be.
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post #31 of 131
Ordered the 20" the day it was announced - it's going to replace a Dull 450 that came home from work when IT was replaced. Loaded it up, except for memory, and will order a gig stick when I get the e-mail from Apple saying they have shipped.
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post #32 of 131
i'm holding out for the 42" iMac G5 Home Theatre.




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post #33 of 131
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Originally posted by lucida
Ordered a 17" 1.8 the day after they were anounced.

Specified Bluetooth option with BT keyboard and mouse cos it works out quite cheap.

Delivery says 3-4 weeks.

Who'll get the first one?

In about a month, I'll be ordering a 20" model with a 1GB stick of RAM, leaving one empty slot for future RAM expansion. If it turns out that there is a significant advantage to have RAM sticks in matching pairs, I'll get another 1GB stick as soon as I have the cash for it, but I'll wait to hear what users have to say about it. I'm going for the stock HD. (160GB is good for the time being. Nice to have some upgradeability!) BT module and Airport Extreme card options, too. (Already own the Keyboard and Mouse.)

I'm working on a solution for my fears of finding my iMac on it's head upon arriving home from work. My cat can get a little excited at times, and that small aluminum foot gives me some trepidation. I'm thinking about fixing a leather strap to the desk that the foot will slide under, to hold it down, just for security. Probably not the most attractive solution, but I'd have to have my cat put down, if he hurt my new iMac. (just kidding) Anybody else thinking about such a measure to protect against tippage? Let's hear about your ideas!

Ciao!
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If you can bring yourself to do it...

drill a small hole through the base of the stand, and your desk, and put a bolt through it.
post #35 of 131
Well- I sold my PBook and ordered the iMac this morning...

17"
512
160
airport
bluetooth
video adapter
Knights of the Old Republic

Now for the wait...urg.
post #36 of 131
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Originally posted by tacojohn
Well- I sold my PBook and ordered the iMac this morning...

17"
512
160
airport
bluetooth
video adapter
Knights of the Old Republic

Now for the wait...urg.

congratulations tj! I am taking bids on my eMac now and its up to 850$ canadian , so i should not be far behind! Im getting the 17" with bluethooth but cant decide whther to go with the superdrive or not. i dont think i will use it for burning dvd's but it would be nice in case i get a dv cam in the future, and help with resale when the imac g6 comes out!

no one i have talked to here in calgary, canada has any firm dates on an imac for display purposes/resale or otherwise ;( would love to see one up close.

congrats to all future imac'ers!

ps, if anyone is interested in my eMac send me a private message. calgary residents come on by for a test drive (1GHz G4, 1GB RAM, 60GB HD, tilt & swivel stand, im keeping the AExt card and my AExpress for new iMac tho!)
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post #37 of 131
I ordered the 20" iMac (256MB/250GB/BT Combo/AE) on 9/1 and it is slated to ship "on or before 10/01/04". I am also working on ordering more ram, right now I can't decide whether or not to order a 1GB stick or two matched 512s.

I'm leaning toward 2 matching 512s.

I am so excited, I have a feeling this is going to blow the doors off of my iBook G3/800.
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I ordered the 20" iMac (256MB/250GB/BT Combo/AE) on 9/1 and it is slated to ship "on or before 10/01/04". I am also working on ordering more ram, right now I can't decide whether or not to order a 1GB stick or two matched 512s.

I'm leaning toward 2 matching 512s.

I am so excited, I have a feeling this is going to blow the doors off of my iBook G3/800.

I've got a fever...and the only prescription is more power!

You will definitely notice an increase in performance.
post #39 of 131
I ordered mine on the 3rd (1.8G5/1GB Ram/160Gb Drive/Airport/Bluetooth KB+Mouse)
Estimated Shipping Date = On or before 15/10/2004
post #40 of 131
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Originally posted by bpmendoza
I ordered a 20" iMac with 1GB memory, bluetooth (incl keyboard and mouse) and airport extreme as well as an airport express and applecare. The applecare has arrived - now the fun waiting begins!

Fellow canadian Mendoza, whats your ship date?
wondering how the Canadian ship-dates are comparing to US. I am showing my eMac tomorrow night and as soon as the sale goes through, im ordering away... getting excited. thank god for work or i would just sit around and pine for this machine
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