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skeechan
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Anyone order the 27" iMac, what is your ship date

Mine is the first week of January and I ordered pretty early. I thought that the 27" was supposed to start shipping this month.



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Re: Anyone order the 27" iMac, what is your ship date


Some people may get them this month, but the majority will ship in January.


skeechan
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I wasn't sure if it was a manufacturing delay...as in problems or if they actually had so many preorders that even early orders were pushed into January.



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said by skeechan:

Mine is the first week of January and I ordered pretty early. I thought that the 27" was supposed to start shipping this month.

You are so freakin' spoiled!! Are you going to do dual monitor with the Thunderbolt?
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Naw, 27" is plenty of real estate for me. I have a 30" with the soon to be retired 2006 Mac Pro in my home office now and that is more than enough. At work I use a base i5 mini with a T-Bolt and with Spaces I'm not needing more desktop. My nephew is the spoiled one who will inherit that 30" Dell panel for the new i7K+680GTX game rig he is getting for Christmas. Flippin' brat!



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You better get him SLI 680GTX if he plans to play at the native res of the 30" with good details & framerates...



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That will be up to him to pony up for. I went way overboard as it is and the monitor didn't come up until after I had ordered the new iMac. My violin will be playing over his crappy frame rates



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ROFL!



RiseAbove
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Mine still says Dec 24th -31st but I am about to cancel due to the fact that the VESA mounting abilities have been removed from the 27"ers this time around. I'm thinking of getting a Macbook Pro(maybe retina) and then using a thunderbolt monitor instead.



skeechan
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Better S or get off the pot, being the 24th is less than 2 weeks out now. I love my rMBP but for me iTunes library storage would make running that kind of setup a pain in the ass. I use home sharing every day.



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said by skeechan:

Better S or get off the pot, being the 24th is less than 2 weeks out now. I love my rMBP but for me iTunes library storage would make running that kind of setup a pain in the ass. I use home sharing every day.

Well the Macbook Pro would just be a glorified mac Mini sitting there, I would hardly ever use it as a full fledged laptop. Plus with the Thunderbolt display it would have the ability to have firewire 800 hooked up, which I use now for my storage. I just want an Imac that is ivy bridge based, SSD boots, and can be VESA mounted which means I probably need a macbook pro because the Mini would not work for what I want with all the connections.


skeechan
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What would a mini + TBolt display be missing?



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said by skeechan:

What would a mini + TBolt display be missing?

A decent dedicated GPU and another thunderbolt port.


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It'd be cool if Apple could integrate a GPU in the TBolt display...



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said by HiVolt:

It'd be cool if Apple could integrate a GPU in the TBolt display...

Kinda like a TV? Hmmmm
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said by HiVolt:

It'd be cool if Apple could integrate a GPU in the TBolt display...

That's actually brillant I wonder if they have made engineering samples that did that. You could take that one step further and have part of that monitor interchangeable so you could do upgrades to newer GPU's over time.


skeechan
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It would make an already expensive panel even more so.



skeechan
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Aside from games I haven't had any problems with my HD 3000. I watch full screen 1080P video and run ACAD and NX and it never skips a beat.



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I officially canceled my order last week once I got confirmation that VESA mounting would not be possible.

Instead I tracked down the last 2011/12 revision that was made and maxed it out. Got a pretty good deal on a used one along with apple care till 2015.

3.4 ghz i7 quad core
256 SSD
1 TB hard drive
20GB Ram
ATI Radeon 6970 with 2GB ram
Add on two thunderbolt ports and you got a lot of possibilities.

This should last me a good long time and hopefully to a point where Apple will have put the VESA back into it.



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said by RiseAbove:

This should last me a good long time and hopefully to a point where Apple will have put the VESA back into it.

I wouldnt count on it, since its obvious that making it thinner required sacrificing the vesa mount option...

You know, cuz the 5mm edges are just that important... sigh...
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Maybe some 3rd party will come up with some shelf mount that instead of mounting VESA to a wall mount it mounts the base to a shelf that is on the wall mounted arm.



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said by skeechan:

Maybe some 3rd party will come up with some shelf mount that instead of mounting VESA to a wall mount it mounts the base to a shelf that is on the wall mounted arm.

They have this god awful looking thing right now-
»imacmount.com/

Only way to get the base off is to completely take it apart and get access to the screws holding it together. I know a lot of people who use the VESA mounts and they are not happy in the least.


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I was thinking something that would utilize the bottom stand as part of a keyboard/mouse shelf for wall mounted workstations. I would certainly go for that. If I need the desk space, I could plop the KB on the under-monitor shelf.



skeechan
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Just got notice that mined shipped, about 1 week ahead of the original schedule. Not a US assembled model as it is coming out of China via UPS for arrival Friday.



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said by RiseAbove:

They have this god awful looking thing right now-
»imacmount.com/

Thanks dude I just threw-up a little bit in my mouth! Anyone that would use those are out of their minds.
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