Monday, August 27, 2007

The order is placed!

I've done my research and I am ready to take the plunge! An order was made for a 24" iMac and I am hoping it shows up sometime later this week.

Here are the tech specs:

24" screen (1920 x 1200 pixel resolution)
2.8ghz Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme
2gb Ram
500gb Hard Drive
ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO graphics processor w/ 256mb ram
Slot loading CD/DVD burner
Wireless networking built-in (802.11n)
Bluetooth support built-in
Gigabit ethernet
Built-in iSight camera
Built-in stereo speakers + microphone
One Firewire 400 and one firewire 800 port
Wireless Mighty Mouse
Wired Keyboard (I chose the wired one since it has 2 usb ports built-in)


Anonymous said...

Don't forget that if you want to sync your Windows Mobile device, you need to download the Missing Sync software ($40) from

It works great, but isn't free...

Anonymous said...

FWIW, going from MS Money to Quicken will likely frustrate you: the workflow is very much different. If you're like me, after a few weeks, you'll get used to it and may even start to like it. Just a little, though. It's nothing like MS Money.

Anonymous said...

I was in your shoes a few months ago. I fried my laptop (which wasn't worth fixing to me) so I bought a macbook just to try it out. I figured I'd install bootcamp and be just fine. That however wasn't the case.

I've since discovered that once you make the switch to Apple from Windows there's no going back. You are going to get a whole suite of software that comes pre-installed on your Mac and that will do a very decent job at replacing your Windows software. You might look into iWork instead of MS Office 2004, I know I wish I did. Microsoft is going to try and take over your new Mac if you install Office 2004. I had some major trouble with the software automatically setting it's self to default status without my permission or knowledge, then it tried to tell me that as computer administrator, I didn't have the proper authority to uninstall it. I've finally flushed that little turd from my Mac and am looking to buy iWork at the next opportunity.

Once you switch, there's no going back. I just hocked my desktop PC off on a neighbor for free because I couldn't live with the thought of charging for all the troubles it was bound to give him. I replaced it with another Mac.