Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > iMac

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 20, 2013, 09:08 AM   #1
WhiteIphone5
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lima, Peru
iMac late 2012 owners

Was it worth your money? What made you go for 2012 instead of saving money and getting a 2011?
How's the performance? Do you plan to return it?
WhiteIphone5 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 07:18 AM   #2
Hexley
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
It's newer and USB 3. Thus far I am happy with it.
Hexley is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 07:44 AM   #3
youeyemind
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Graphics card mainly
youeyemind is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 07:49 AM   #4
rjs2
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: UK
i wanted the fusion and new screen

performance is great

not returning!
rjs2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 07:57 AM   #5
Towelie1288
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Texas
fantastic machine loving it so far
worth every penny
__________________
iMac 27" 3.4GHz i7, 8GB, 1TB Fusion, 680MX iPhone 5 32GB iPad 3rd generation 32GB Wi-Fi Tv 3rd generation iPod Classic 80GB Airport Express
Towelie1288 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 08:07 AM   #6
gaddster
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: liverpool, england
I wanted a machine that wouldnt slow me down when video editing BUT i couldnt go the whole hog and get a 4000 mac pro.

Im loving this imac (i7, 1tb fusion, 680mx) even though like any new product, it seems to have teething difficulties etc

Whats not to love here, Power and Beauty in one machine
gaddster is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 2013, 09:46 AM   #7
mrcliffsr
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Charlotte, NC
iMac editing

Are you using FCPX? Had to replace my new 27 because of freezing when rendering titles and also using Motion 5. Waiting on the new one.
mrcliffsr is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 2013, 09:57 AM   #8
martinm0
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
For me the no interest financing option really sealed the deal. To get 18 months 0% you had to spend over $2k, so I took advantage and did the i7 and 680MX GPU.

But after getting the machine I will say hands down that the less reflective screen really is a major improvement to the 2011's. That alone almost makes the purchase worth it. (Plus, had some issues with my new iMac, so Apple refunded me $250 making it that much nicer and cheaper!)
martinm0 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 2013, 09:58 AM   #9
ArtieFufkin10
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Its a great machine..

Doing some audio recording/editing and photography stuff and its great.

3TB Fusion so plenty of space for all my work.

The display is gorgeous too.
ArtieFufkin10 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 2013, 10:21 AM   #10
4Hummer
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Screen is DROOOLS.
4Hummer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 2013, 10:44 AM   #11
Kelsmom18
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: North Carolina
Fantastic machine (good finance plan) - I don't regret the purchase one bit! Powerful and beautiful to look at! Other than the wait for delivery has been a good experience all the way around.
Kelsmom18 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 2013, 01:16 PM   #12
kendall69
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
I was a luck one

I walked in and they had one in stock 27" 3.4. I grabbed it and did the transfer yesterday. I could not wait any linger for the Mac Pro. I sued it for CAD drawing and I am doing things with the CAD program that was NEVER possible with my old Mac Pro. This is a rocket ship.
kendall69 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 2013, 06:33 PM   #13
smoking monkey
macrumors 6502a
 
smoking monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Japan
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiteIphone5 View Post
Was it worth your money? What made you go for 2012 instead of saving money and getting a 2011?
How's the performance? Do you plan to return it?
It's a lot of small things plus FD that all add up to make it a great upgrade.

Lighter, smaller, quieter, better cooling system, less reflective, better looking screen, USB 3, more powerful, Fusion Drive...

I think that's about it. 2011 is a great machine as well. If you don't want to spend the bucks and don't need USB 3, then get a 2011.

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrcliffsr View Post
Are you using FCPX? Had to replace my new 27 because of freezing when rendering titles and also using Motion 5. Waiting on the new one.
I read in another thread that this is a software problem and not the iMacs fault. I could be wrong, but you might want to check that out. There may be nothing wrong with your computer...
__________________
G3 450 B&W, K-Lime iBook G3/466SE, PB G4 867(Ti), G4 800 DP(QS), PB G4 1.5 17 (Al), iPT 1G, 08 24 iMac, MBP 09 17, iP3Gs, iPad1&2, iP4s, '12 27 iMac, iP5s, rMBP(H) 15", Air.
smoking monkey is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 2013, 07:36 PM   #14
WhiteIphone5
Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lima, Peru
Quote:
Originally Posted by smoking monkey View Post
It's a lot of small things plus FD that all add up to make it a great upgrade.

Lighter, smaller, quieter, better cooling system, less reflective, better looking screen, USB 3, more powerful, Fusion Drive...

I think that's about it. 2011 is a great machine as well. If you don't want to spend the bucks and don't need USB 3, then get a 2011.

----------



I read in another thread that this is a software problem and not the iMacs fault. I could be wrong, but you might want to check that out. There may be nothing wrong with your computer...
its an issue with the graphics card, sucks that you returned it :/
WhiteIphone5 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 2013, 07:53 PM   #15
smoking monkey
macrumors 6502a
 
smoking monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Japan
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiteIphone5 View Post
its an issue with the graphics card, sucks that you returned it :/
That's it. Thanks. So that means they will need to update the drivers on the graphics card before it works, yeah?

So even if he gets a new one, it still won't work with the 680mx? Surely they'll update the firmware or drivers soon...
__________________
G3 450 B&W, K-Lime iBook G3/466SE, PB G4 867(Ti), G4 800 DP(QS), PB G4 1.5 17 (Al), iPT 1G, 08 24 iMac, MBP 09 17, iP3Gs, iPad1&2, iP4s, '12 27 iMac, iP5s, rMBP(H) 15", Air.
smoking monkey is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 2013, 08:43 PM   #16
WhiteIphone5
Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lima, Peru
Quote:
Originally Posted by smoking monkey View Post
That's it. Thanks. So that means they will need to update the drivers on the graphics card before it works, yeah?

So even if he gets a new one, it still won't work with the 680mx? Surely they'll update the firmware or drivers soon...
apparently the issue is just with 680mx so yes even with replacement it will have the same problem, unless apple updates it right when he gets his iMac
WhiteIphone5 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2013, 02:29 AM   #17
FreemanW
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: The Real Northern California
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiteIphone5 View Post
Was it worth your money? What made you go for 2012 instead of saving money and getting a 2011?
How's the performance? Do you plan to return it?
Spectacular machine.

My first Apple.

Never felt so good to spend over three grand.

I done good.
__________________
iMac, iPad, iPhone, TimeCapsule x 2
FreemanW is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2013, 02:44 AM   #18
Steve109
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Leicester UK
Never looked back, fantastic machine, though I did move from windows so I have no other Mac to compare it to.
Steve109 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > iMac

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iMac 27 - SSD (late 2012) vs Fusion (late 2013) jorged iMac 2 Mar 19, 2014 07:35 PM
Using a MacBook Late 2006 as a second monitor for iMac 27" Late 2012? sultanoflondon iMac 5 Jan 19, 2014 01:25 PM
Advice Needed: Repair Late 2009 iMac vs. Buy Late 2012 MacMini AhmedFaisal Buying Tips and Advice 1 Nov 21, 2013 02:39 PM
Late 2012 iMac 27 Owners, help WhiteIphone5 iMac 3 Feb 17, 2013 02:16 AM
Late 2012 mac mini or late 2012 imac? Pianoman0018 iMac 2 Jan 7, 2013 05:01 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:44 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC