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Dec 03, 2012 16:13 |  #31

So does anyone know for sure if the ram can be upgraded in the new iMac 27" I'd like to pull the trigger on one but if I can install my own ram I'd prefer to do so, if not then I want the max they offer.


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Dec 03, 2012 18:25 |  #32

On new 27" no problem. You open a small door in the back just above where the power cable is connected. So order machine with minimum memory and do your own 16GB or 32GB package.




  
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Dec 03, 2012 18:26 |  #33

MCAsan wrote in post #15322217 (external link)
On new 27" no problem. You open a small door in the back just above where the power cable is connected. So order machine with minimum memory and do your own 16GB or 32GB package.


Thank you so kindly on the answer, I guess I'll pull the plug and place the order.


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Dec 07, 2012 21:12 |  #34

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Congrats!

I image if there were any iMacs in the Frisco mall this morning, they went fast. You can bet there will many hundreds of iMacs delivered to Frisco, Allen, and Plano this holiday season.

I was sooooo close to being one of those picking one up. Wife caught me drooling and heard my daughter and I in the ordering stages. The boss has spoken. We settled on Jan-Feb time frame for now :cry:.

I have held off for a long time in upgrading but I think now is the time. Now that my daughter is using Photoshop in school and with her constantly stealing my MBP (2007) for video editing, I think I can justify one of these new 27" iMacs.




  
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Dec 07, 2012 21:41 |  #35

I'm about to place my order as well on the 27" iMac a few questions though, how hard will it be to transition from a pc to the iMac? Next is there any need to upgrade from the I5 to the I7 there is a 200.00 price difference is that a value or not? I'm going with the base 8 gig of ram and will install either 16 or 32 gig when it arrives.


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Dec 07, 2012 22:13 |  #36

Gliderparentntn wrote in post #15340105 (external link)
I'm about to place my order as well on the 27" iMac a few questions though, how hard will it be to transition from a pc to the iMac? Next is there any need to upgrade from the I5 to the I7 there is a 200.00 price difference is that a value or not? I'm going with the base 8 gig of ram and will install either 16 or 32 gig when it arrives.

I made the transition yesterday and it took me half a day to get used to the interface on the MBP 15" antiglare. Most of the difficulty lies in trying to find out what keyboard shortcuts to use and what is available. Once you get past that...the user experience only goes up.

I was browsing in Safari and was looking all over the keyboard for the key to loading the previous page(ie. hitting 'backspace' on windows). I gave up but somehow by chance I discovered that swiping the trackpad quickly left to right with 2 fingers did the trick. Similarly if I wanted to load the next page I'd have to swipe 2 fingers right to left quickly.

I think nobody else can beat Apple with regards to multi-touch gestures:)


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Dec 07, 2012 23:59 |  #37

Gliderparentntn wrote in post #15340105 (external link)
I'm about to place my order as well on the 27" iMac a few questions though, how hard will it be to transition from a pc to the iMac? Next is there any need to upgrade from the I5 to the I7 there is a 200.00 price difference is that a value or not? I'm going with the base 8 gig of ram and will install either 16 or 32 gig when it arrives.

There is a learning curve, but it's not along one. When I order Macs, I order the fastest processor, best GPU that they offer.




  
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Dec 08, 2012 20:39 |  #38

I agree with Rick. I go with the fastest CPU, GPU available. For my rMBP I went with max memory and max SSD as they are both soldered in and can not be upgraded in the field. If I were ordering an iMac for myself, I would go max i7 CPU, fastest GPU, 16 GB memory and a 3TB fusion drive. If I did not already have a 3TB Time Capsule, I would order one for backups (and the other TC functions. Needless to say, I would be ordering Apple Care for the package.....and likely be ordering from B&H to get the best price and no sales tax or shipping. Then I know I am set for at least the next 3 years.




  
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Dec 08, 2012 22:52 |  #39

MCAsan wrote in post #15343262 (external link)
I agree with Rick. I go with the fastest CPU, GPU available. For my rMBP I went with max memory and max SSD as they are both soldered in and can not be upgraded in the field. If I were ordering an iMac for myself, I would go max i7 CPU, fastest GPU, 16 GB memory and a 3TB fusion drive. If I did not already have a 3TB Time Capsule, I would order one for backups (and the other TC functions. Needless to say, I would be ordering Apple Care for the package.....and likely be ordering from B&H to get the best price and no sales tax or shipping. Then I know I am set for at least the next 3 years.

You just put together my next order. ;)




  
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Dec 09, 2012 15:27 |  #40

MCAsan wrote in post #15343262 (external link)
I agree with Rick. I go with the fastest CPU, GPU available. For my rMBP I went with max memory and max SSD as they are both soldered in and can not be upgraded in the field. If I were ordering an iMac for myself, I would go max i7 CPU, fastest GPU, 16 GB memory and a 3TB fusion drive. If I did not already have a 3TB Time Capsule, I would order one for backups (and the other TC functions. Needless to say, I would be ordering Apple Care for the package.....and likely be ordering from B&H to get the best price and no sales tax or shipping. Then I know I am set for at least the next 3 years.


I just looked at BH website on the new iMac and they sold the systems with no configuration as it looks what they offer is what you get. The no sales tax is nice I admit and I'm thinking apple has free shipping. So for me savings would be sales tax alone which is a nice chunk but I can't get the processor I prefer from them. So any ideas?


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Dec 09, 2012 16:37 |  #41

I'm pretty sure that the 3rd party vendors just sell the stock configurations. For bto items you're going to have to deal direct with Apple. Any students in the house? If so, use the educational discount.




  
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Dec 09, 2012 20:54 |  #42

Gliderparentntn wrote in post #15345820 (external link)
I just looked at BH website on the new iMac and they sold the systems with no configuration as it looks what they offer is what you get. The no sales tax is nice I admit and I'm thinking apple has free shipping. So for me savings would be sales tax alone which is a nice chunk but I can't get the processor I prefer from them. So any ideas?

My neighbor signed up for a yoga class at the local junior college, cost him $25. He will save more than on his purchase (new computer and CS6)




  
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Dec 10, 2012 13:36 |  #43

The 3rd party resellers may have not yet been allowed to do BTO configurations yet. Call B&H and ask.

http://appleinsider.co​m/mac_price_guide/ (external link)

If you do order via Apple, make sure you first quality for an education, business or other major discount. Even joining NAPP should save a chuck of change. It will be hard to avoid sales tax via Apple unless you live in the few states that do not have sales tax.




  
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Dec 23, 2012 10:11 |  #44

Still waiting for my BTO 27" Core i7 + 680MX. I was told it will arrive next year. :(


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Dec 23, 2012 10:56 |  #45

dolina wrote in post #15399635 (external link)
Still waiting for my BTO 27" Core i7 + 680MX. I was told it will arrive next year. :(

Must be back ordered to hell considering how much of these Apple is going to have to ship out.


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