Is there a "perfect" 2012 27-inch iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by shadotp, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I know the saying "nothing is perfect," but this is ridiculous. So far I have bought 4 2012 27-inch iMacs with varying problems.

    1st - dead pixels

    2nd - dead pixel in upper right corner; small "nick" on the back of the case

    3rd - dead pixels

    4th (current) - NO dead pixels, but a small "nick" between the glass and the aluminum case on the right side of the monitor

    I would hope that Apple's quality control gets better over time. I have returned the first three iMacs because I will not stand for dead pixels. Some of the nocks and dings may be the result of manufacturing. In any case I may keep the iMac I currently have. There are minor imperfections that may not bother some people, but the iMac is a very expensive piece of equipment.
     
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    Lancer

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    Sorry for your run of bad luck but the 27" iMac I got about 2 months ago (ordered Dec 1st) and as far as I can tell all is well. Touch wood.

    No dead pixels and no case damage. The biggest problem I've had is slow access to my external HDDs, slow to 'wake up' because I have 5 HDDs and I guess they all have to wake up?
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    dead pixels, right there with you
    small nick, there are meds for that.
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    Welcome to the New Era... of erratic quality control at Apple.

    I'm waiting patiently while watching to see if their are any signs of improvement. In general, Apples influence over their buyers causes most to ignore the problem.

    It's an amazing phenomenon. Most companies are held responsible. Apple operates nearly consequence free.
     
  5. jpmorais, Mar 31, 2013
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    Belive it or not i went thru 6 exchanges.

    I7/fusion/680mX

    1 huge crack on screen was there when i opened it
    2 fan noise
    3 hdd noise
    4 fan noise again
    5 screen light leak
    6 Got a Decent one now that has the Sagate faster hard drive,

    im just not gonna look for any problems cause im sure ill find something. LMAO

    Plus the people at apple gave me such hard time every time!
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    How do you know if you have dead pixels or not? (Sorry I'm a noob)
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Perfect iMac

    Had to wait 14 weeks for it to arrive (27 inch) but the machine is perfect!
     
  8. macrumors member

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    I ordered mine on 30th Nov '12 [3.4ghz, 32Gb, 685, 3TB Fusion], received on 27th Dec and the only issue to date was it self switching on at random times a few weeks ago - this turned out to be low batteries in the keyboard, all is good now though.:)

    HTH
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    Walked into my local Apple Store, walked out with a 27" with 1 TB Fusion drive. No dead pixels, no nicks that I've noticed, some light bleed but the only time I've noticed it is when I specifically tested for it at max brightness. Dead quiet, but I do have 32 GB of ram so I load every program that I use on a regular basis and the hard drive is essentially not used until changes are saved. Even then, I can't tell when the writes happen. Maybe I'm lucky, or maybe I'm just not very picky.:confused:
     
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    ngenerator

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    Mine's perfect :)
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    "Perfik" 27" here too...
     
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    marzer

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    Yes. Mine :D
     
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    Kelsmom18

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    Mine's perfect as well - love this machine!! :D
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    yes...I have one sitting on my desk...
     
  15. macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered mine within 10 minutes if them being available, and it was perfect.
     
  16. macrumors 601

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    Uhm, there is no computer manufacturer that guarantees 0 dead pixels, and with most you won't get a replacement unless you really have multiple screen defects. One can argue about Apple quality control, but dead pixels are officially an 'acceptable' issue.
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    My iMac is closely perfect, it has a light yellow gradient, but really really light, and with a color calibration, my screen is wonderful.
    So i have nothing to beef about!
     
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    eattherich

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    Your iMac situation sounds like my iPhone 5 situation. I've been through a few now and not one wasn't slightly damaged straight out of the box. That said, I believe I recently got a perfect 27" iMac so I'm happy with that! :)
     
  19. macrumors 6502

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    Perfect as a computer can be over here... Never happier
     
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    virginblue4

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    Mine is perfect! Very happy! :D
     
  21. Acorn, Apr 1, 2013
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    Im happy with what i got. i didnt go looking for problems though
     
  22. macrumors 6502

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    Another PERFECT 27" iMac here. :D

    Ordered Nov 30, 2012, delivered Dec 13, 2012
     
  23. macrumors 6502

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    My screen is perfect, no problems no noise or issues what so ever. However, I will be exchanging it for a i7 / 680mx
     
  24. macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't seen anything wrong with mine after having it a week now. :)
     
  25. macrumors newbie

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    is the i7 worth the upgrade?

    Just wondering if the HT capabilities with the i7 makes sense - not a gamer here, just running Office VMWare Itunes iPhoto and IBM Notes.

    Thanks in advance!
     

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