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RTA Supra
05-05-2010, 10:19 AM
So I finally made the switch to an iMac. I've been using eMachines to get me through college and for a few years after. I've been through multiple computers over the last few years and I was finally in the position to make my first Apple purchase. I chose the 27" iMac with the 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. I haven't even had a chance to play with it just yet, but I've been drooling over them for some time now. I hope to learn a lot about these machines in the years to come and hope to some day offer insight of my own.

alexsd123
05-05-2010, 10:28 AM
Talk about a HUGE improvement. :)

Enjoy your new computer.

RTA Supra
05-05-2010, 10:45 AM
I can't believe how crystal clear the screen is. The customer service at the Apple store was also unrivaled. They stayed with me until about 9:45pm to get everything that we purchased registered and even did our rebate right there on the spot. After all was set and done, they helped me load everything in my car.

Chef_eam
05-05-2010, 11:10 AM
I am sure you will LOVE the new iMac. I know I love mine. I had a similar experience at the Apple Store when I purchased mine. I didn't make a sales appointment, but had called to see if they had the i5 in stock. When they said yes, I told them I would be there in about an hour. They were busy when I got there, but when a sales person was free, she spent about an hour with me answering any questions I had, and getting the AppleCare registered for the iMac and the iPod i bought as well. It was just an all around pleasurable experience.

I hope I don't have to go back to the Apple Store though, but for other reasons. The store is in downtown Norfolk, which is undergoing major construction, and getting anywhere is a PITA. I hope i never have to go back to Norfolk again.

RTA Supra
05-05-2010, 11:17 AM
Norfolk is where the Tampa Bay Lightning's AHL team plays :D

Corbab
05-05-2010, 04:20 PM
Welcome to the club! Poke around - I've learned more in a few months on here than in 3 years of Mac ownership before hand.

TechieJustin
05-05-2010, 07:28 PM
eMachines to Apple... that's like going from a Dodge Neon to a Mercedes E350.

maggen85
05-05-2010, 09:25 PM
Hilarious, switching from an eMachine to an iMac. Wow - you didn't gradually make your move. It's like a homeless guy winning the lottery. ;D

malicho
05-05-2010, 09:35 PM
so, now you have to learn how a computer is supposed to work. ;D

RTA Supra
05-06-2010, 11:48 AM
Hilarious, switching from an eMachine to an iMac. Wow - you didn't gradually make your move. It's like a homeless guy winning the lottery. ;D

I see what you did there.........
But luck doesn't have anything to do with it in this case. I just worked hard and "settled" for a cheap computer to get me through school and stuff and saved for what I wanted. It was a hard thing to do for sure. It felt great to pay cash for it too :D


eMachines to Apple... that's like going from a Dodge Neon to a Mercedes E350.

Nicely put


so, now you have to learn how a computer is supposed to work. ;D

Exactly. I'm a sponge so hopefully I learn a lot from this site as well as the "One on one" sessions from the Apple store

DarkestRitual
05-06-2010, 01:17 PM
eMachines to Apple... that's like going from a Dodge Neon to a Mercedes E350.

Pfft, no way. More like a 25 year old honda to a Jaguar XJ220 lol.

zacharace
05-06-2010, 01:23 PM
Pfft, no way. More like a 25 year old honda to a Jaguar XJ220 lol.

I'd say an '85 Camry to a 2010 Audio RS8, but that's just me...;)

OP, you'll love it any way you dice it. Welcome to Mac!

the8thark
05-06-2010, 03:03 PM
Congrats on the purchase.
And if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

sau124
05-06-2010, 03:28 PM
that is reason, apple wins the customer service award last 3 years in a row...

dan828
05-06-2010, 05:22 PM
Woah. Like going from a Yugo to a BMW.

Corbab
05-06-2010, 07:05 PM
I'll take it as far as http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/4/2010/05/500x_ipad-skateboard.jpg (iPad skateboard) to Escalade.

DarkestRitual
05-06-2010, 07:59 PM
Yea, any way you spin it, you just got one heck of an upgrade. My next desktop will be a quad core iMac. Right now my MacBook does all I need it to super fast, but the power of a quadcore machine running the world's best OS is so tempting. :)