FINALLY...new iMac! (pics)

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Well it's about #$%@! time!







Just got it tonight: 800MHz SuperDrive model at the San Diego Apple Store.



I'm totally thrilled. So speedy and tight. Just feels right!



No dead pixels and all is working flawlessly after 4 hours of nonstop use/tweaking/playing.







The pics:



<a href="http://homepage.mac.com/pscates/PhotoAlbum5.html"; target="_blank">http://homepage.mac.com/pscates/PhotoAlbum5.html</a>;
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  • Reply 1 of 80
    *yawwwwn*



    Oh, they still make those?







    Nice desktop pic. I have a couple of Tazl's screenies also.
  • Reply 2 of 80
    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    congrats, scates! I thought you had fallen off the face of the earth for a while there. Good to see you're still mostly planted on the ground.



    ps - starfleetX, what's goin' on the with the names? Are you Brad or starfleet? Forget to take your haldol?
  • Reply 3 of 80
    Congrats. Nice pics btw. Thanks.
  • Reply 4 of 80
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    Congrats. Great pics. That desktop is cool looking too.
  • Reply 5 of 80
    macsrgood4umacsrgood4u Posts: 3,007member
    So, how to you REALLY like it?



    [ 03-20-2002: Message edited by: MacsRGood4U ]</p>
  • Reply 6 of 80
    Yes, congrats, here as well. Hope this means we can look forward to more of your highly-publicized mock-ups!
  • Reply 7 of 80
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    I just have a question Scates, didn't you get a call in January from the Apple Store that your iMac was in? What happened then?
  • Reply 8 of 80
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Financial considerations warranted a postponing of the purchase.







    As far as mock-ups, I'm out of the business.







    The only thing I care about from Apple is the iStuff, and as far as I'm concerned both the current iMac and iBook have it nailed. I see no room for improvement, to be honest.



    I'm not talking about processor speed and so forth...of course that stuff is going to go up. But I'm talking aesthetics and industrial design.



    There's no way I'm going to come up with something cooler and more elegant than the dual USB iBooks and the new flat-panel iMac, so why waste time trying?



  • Reply 9 of 80
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    Awesome - took long enough to get the damn thing, eh?



    Took getting a new computer to get off your fanny and dust that desk!!







    Definitely looks nice Paul, congrats.
  • Reply 10 of 80
    Awwww, no more mock-ups. Boo. Well, I expect you'll still be churning out plenty of other gorgeous Illustrator graphics for clients and web sites, no?



    [quote]Originally posted by torifile:

    <strong>ps - starfleetX, what's goin' on the with the names? Are you Brad or starfleet? Forget to take your haldol? </strong><hr></blockquote>Consider it a mid-life crisis. I'm about to hit 20. <img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[Surprised]" />
  • Reply 11 of 80
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    [quote] Well, I expect you'll still be churning out plenty of other gorgeous Illustrator graphics for clients and web sites, no?<hr></blockquote>



    Hopefully!



  • Reply 12 of 80
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    Paul, you're lucky that you get it when you did since now the iMacs have all went up in price.
  • Reply 13 of 80
    Damn, EmAn beat me to it.



    This is a sad day.
  • Reply 14 of 80
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    Now that you have 800mhz of G4 power, I'm sure my pretty longhorn logo will just take seconds to complete!



    Congrats on your new machine, p, it's a friggin' beauty. It's got more personality in it's neck than my entire PC does!
  • Reply 15 of 80
    agent302agent302 Posts: 974member
    Very nice, I like the desk. But, one thing: PUT THE iSUB ON THE FLOOR!!!! I know it looks nice on the desk, but that's where it belongs (and it's fun when people ask hey, what's that thing under your desk?)
  • Reply 16 of 80
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Does the iSub sound better from the floor?



    Hey, I just saw all the brouhaha about the new pricing! Am I the luckiest @#[email protected] on the planet or WHAT?



    Here I was, getting sad that I'd waited this long and would eventually buy my iMac and then a true Rev. B would come out 3 days later.



    Instead, I talked myself into getting it Tuesday night (even though I almost held off until the weekend).



    Well, by doing so Tuesday, I saved myself a cool $100 because I NEVER would've predicted a price INCREASE!



    Needless to say, I'm very, very happy right now.



    When I went to the Apple store and saw the "Starting at $1399" tag on the iMac, it hit me that MW Tokyo just started (I've been a bit out of the loop for the past month or two) and I thought "SONOFA****INBITCH!!! I COULD'VE WAITED TWO @#!%# DAYS AND GOT A 1GHz iMac WITH A BIGGER HARD DRIVE AND...".



    I was very happy to read the specs and notice that nothing had changed...except the price.







    I'm just now getting to where I'm installing all my graphics apps and transferring all my mp3's and personal stuff (art, writing, etc.) over from my old tangerine iMac.



    Believe it or not, I haven't been camping out at this thing as much as you might have expected: between being completely overloaded at work (with my face in the screen all day, juggling projects) and being kinda sick the past few days (awful hacking cough and chest congestion), I've yet to fully sit down and really go to town on this new iMac.



    Hopefully, this weekend will be when I can do that a bit more and get Illustrator and everything else installed and configured.



    My desk cost $99 at Office Depot, about a year or so ago. I love it.



    I'll put the iSub on the floor tonight!



  • Reply 17 of 80
    [quote]Originally posted by starfleetX:

    <strong>Nice desktop pic. I have a couple of Tazl's screenies also.</strong><hr></blockquote>Yes, but have you seen the naughty ones he has got on his site?



    - T.I.



    [ 03-21-2002: Message edited by: The Installer ]</p>
  • Reply 18 of 80
    serranoserrano Posts: 1,806member
    wow pscates- it looks really good on that desk, like it was made for it. very nice.
  • Reply 19 of 80
    agent302agent302 Posts: 974member
    [quote]Originally posted by pscates:

    <strong>I'll put the iSub on the floor tonight!



    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yay! I have mine on the floor, and it serves to purposes: the thing sounds amazing, and the groove in the top makes an occasionally nice footrest.
  • Reply 20 of 80
    Hehe - I have the same cable modem :-P



    Nice iMac!!! By the way - I finally got to mess with one of the new iMacs at a computer store. The LCD really does feel like it floats when you move it!!! Nice touch Apple!!



    And yes, it does look really kewl with that desk u have!
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