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27-inch iMac Unboxing and Hands-On

Apple just released its new iMacs, and I ordered the stock, entry-level, 27-inch configuration to replace my main work computer, a late 2008 20-inch iMac (s aapl). It arrived today, so I recorded my unboxing and early hands-on experience with the computer. Bottom line? It’s a beast.

Did you get one of the new iMacs? Share your early experience with Apple’s latest all-in-one in the comments.

10 Responses to “27-inch iMac Unboxing and Hands-On”

  1. Shawn

    I received the 27″ iMac as a birthday present, and it replaced a 2006 20″ iMac. Huge difference of course; but Safari still crashes! But other than that, it’s fantastic. I’m still learning to deal with all the extra screen space.

  2. Beautiful, Kevin. I’m supremely jealous. I asked my boss for a $4k raise, just for a month, so I could get a new 27-inch plus two 30-inch monitors. Sadly, he wasn’t as keen on the idea as I was.

  3. Laughing_Boy48

    Sweet. Some idiots are calling the 27″ iMac Quad merely an overpriced, large-screen notebook computer, but I think it’s pretty sleek to get all that power into such a slim case.

    • Eddie

      I second cobe’s question — what is your logic for getting rid of the late 2008 iMac? What’s wrong with retaining a 2008 iMac?

    • Thirded. My main work machine is still an original Power Macintosh G5, purchased the week they were announced. It still does everything I need it to (although admittedly, I’ll probably need to upgrade in the next year or so). Why so quick to upgrade?