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

  1. boodyup macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2009
    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?

  2. mrfoof82 macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2010
    Lawton, OK
    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 member

    Jun 17, 2010
    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

    Jan 25, 2011
    Queensland Australia
    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


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    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

    Dec 3, 2009
    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

    May 19, 2010
    I think you need to reconsider the concept of logic.
  8. Apple... macrumors 68020


    May 6, 2010
    The United States
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    Indeed. You won't see a touch-screen.

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