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Discussion in 'iMac' started by boodyup, May 22, 2011.

  1. boodyup macrumors member

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    How loud is the 27" top of the line iMac? Can you hear the fan for most normal day-day activities?

    I know nobody can predict what Apple will do in the future but is it the general thought/feeling that this is the last year for the current iMac design?

    TIA.
     
  2. mrfoof82 macrumors 6502a

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    1. No. iMacs are silent under normal conditions. They have the largest internal volume of any personal computer (so, exempting the Mac Pro) Apple sells by a huge margin.
    2. Only Apple knows for sure.
     
  3. Bryan839 macrumors newbie

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    I cannot really hear the fan on mine, its fairly silent, however, the hard drive is not - its loud!

    Its my personal feeling that we will see a change in design in late 2012, early 2013. I think the current iMac has one more internal spec refresh before a complete redesign.
     
  4. SR20DETDOG macrumors regular

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    Maybe I just lucked out but I seem to have gotten a completely silent iMac :D

    I put it through roughly 6 straight hours of encoding video and still didn't hear the fans. Dunno what it's like with gaming yet, though, I doubt there would be much of a difference.
     
  5. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Fans are super quiet, you can occasionally hear the hard drive, although not every drive is audible. I think the current design will last at least another year, as it seems to be about once every 3 or so.
     
  6. boodyup thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the responses. Any ideas what might be in the works a potential redesign? I know that Apple is reluctant to put in a touch screen for the iMac but it seems like that would be the next logical step.
     
  7. ShiftyGray macrumors regular

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    I think you need to reconsider the concept of logic.
     
  8. Apple... macrumors 68020

    Apple...

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    Indeed. You won't see a touch-screen.
     

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