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24" iMac.
3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
4GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM.
1TB Serial ATA 7200-RPM HDD.
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR3 memory.
Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW).
Apple Wireless Keyboard
Wireless Mighty Mouse
iWork & MobleMe pre-installed.

So any comments on this system..? I chose the 3.06Ghz due to the amount video / audio processing I will be doing on the system as I produce iMini-DVD's(TM) @ ArtisticByNature , soon to be hitting stores next year!

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best i-mac you can buy isnt it?

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1 tip though: dont get i-work pre-installed
get it in a box ffor the same price uninstalled or if u can be bothered get it from somewhere else (amazon etc) for cheaper -- then u have a boxed copy- much better than a pre-installed copy, imo.

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I believe it's what you might call ballsy!

I just want a system that's quick, has lots to storage and best all RAM Speed.
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THX I will buy iWork separately. I was wondering Boxed version is better, maybe because it comes with manuals too?
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then u got the perfect one, im just a sucker for things in boxes (ie dvd's, cd's, software etc)

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THX I will buy iWork separately. I was wondering Boxed version is better, maybe because it comes with manuals too?
I tend to think that it's better to go for the un-installed option so you can always have the original Disk/box incase anything goes wrong and you can re-install it. I don't know how it works if it's pre-installed, maybe they give you some sort of Customer ID incase you need it re-installing for some reason so you're not paying twice.
I'd look into that before you bought it, but generally speaking I think most people would go for the un-installed option.
Good luck, sounds like a pretty neat computer
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I currently have them both on my desk. The iMac 3.06GHz is noticeably faster, but has a slight problem. The classic emulation program SheepShaver does not currently work on it.
If you have no Classic needs, its the one, and the price is right.
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That mac will be madly quick! Get the RAM elsewhere. It would be very nice computer.
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If anything just get the basic of the basic stuff on the Tier 3 model IE the fastest CPU and Graphic Cards.

The RAM and the HDD you can probably buy for a lot cheaper else where.
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If anything just get the basic of the basic stuff on the Tier 3 model IE the fastest CPU and Graphic Cards.

The RAM and the HDD you can probably buy for a lot cheaper else where.
I agree with the RAM but I am guessing that the HDD is not easily accessible on the iMac.
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