Just ordered my new computer

mperdue

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I just placed an order for a new computer system. I'm replacing my Windows based PC with a new 27" iMac. It should be here in about a week. We'll be retiring the PC computers and selling them all. My wife will get my Mac Mini as her system and I'll get the iMac. I'm looking forward to it.

Mario
 

rglore

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I just ordered an additional 8GB of memory for my new iMac for $47 from OWC. Never dreamed I would ever have 12GB of memory in my personal computer. That's 96,000 times what my first Mac had (1/8MB) and was not expandable!
 

jrp

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I had a 128k thin Mac as well. When I got a Mac Plus with 1 MB I thought I'd never be able to use all that RAM.
 

lparsons21

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You're gonna love that 27" screen. I know I love mine.

If you haven't done it yet, take a look at macupdate.com. If you sign up for a free membership or some such, they will spam you with a bunch of offers a few times a year for software packages at really great prices. Most of it isn't worth having, but there are times. Like Parallels for $9.95 a bit back.
 

mperdue

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From the tracking info it looks like I'll have my new iMac on Friday. I ordered an additional 8GB on memory for it because I do a fair amount of multitasking and also use 3D and Photo applications a lot. Today I need to finish setting up my new bed. Tomorrow I start on cleaning my cluttered desk and office to make room for the new machine.
 

rockymtnhigh

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I was initially concerned that the 4GB limit on the Air would hold me back, but I have not noticed any differences between this machine and my 8GB pro. Apple does some great memory management in OSX, that is for sure!
 

mperdue

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My memory upgrade arrived today and the iMac is scheduled for delivery tomorrow. :) Picked up a copy of Parallels and Windows 7 to load on it when I get it set up.
 

rockymtnhigh

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I don't have an ergonomic keyboard, but I have a Macally USB keyboard that is decent. They have a bluetooth one too. I also have an OS9 G5 keyboard that has great tactile feel. I can't stand the current Mac keyboards. There are a few ergonomic keyboards designed for mac See: Amazon.com: mac ergonomic keyboard

Are you getting a magic trackpad for your setup? I would not use a mac without one. I have one at home and one in the office. The magic mouse I can take or leave, but the trackpad is essential.
 

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