Saturday, September 09, 2006

My "Big Mac" (24-inch iMac)

I know it's been a while since I last posted, it's due to a frustrating lack of time and energy. I have something exciting to share though. Apple introduced an upgrade of their entire line of iMac computers this past Wednesday, September 6, 2006. So I ordered mine the same day! "Big Mac," which is what I've tentatively decided to name her, has an expected delivery date by September 22nd with the following configuration:

* 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
* 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB (upgraded from 1GB)
* 250GB Serial ATA Drive
* NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256MB SDRAM (upgraded from 128MB)
* SuperDrive 8X (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
* iWork '06 preinstalled (upgrade)
* Apple Keyboard & Mighty Mouse + Mac OS X (US English)
* AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac - Auto-enroll (upgrade)
* 24-inch widescreen LCD
* AirPort Extreme
* Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

Isn't she sweet?!? She was way more costly than I had hoped, but I'm thinking I will be thrilled with "her" for some time to come - and financially speaking, this is not an option :)! A couple of reasons I went with the 24-inch, as opposed to the lesser expensive models, is the NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT video controller is "only" offered on the 24-inch, she also comes with a Firewire 400 and 800 port as well as 24 watt digitally amplified speakers! There's also a lot to be said for bragging rights on getting the biggest and best :)!

I will definitely be back to share my experiences with "Big Mac," when she arrives of course. If you'd like to read up on the new iMac line, you can do so here: Apple iMac

"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." Nelson Mandela


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