A perfect 27'' iMac. And my first ever.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by benjaminnathan, May 26, 2010.

  1. benjaminnathan macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2010
    Why hello there folks. I figured along the negative stories some of you could use a positive one for once, so here I go.

    I've been wanting a Mac for years. Graphic design is my passion, and I love everything revolving it. A few weeks ago, it seemed I could finally get a Mac. I was particulary interested in the iMac. I've been lurking this forum for quite some time aswell, and reading the stories about the iMac's faults.
    I was then a little worried about getting my iMac, but I went ahead and ordered my iMac after all, 2 weeks ago.

    And for a few days now I'm playing around with the iMac. And I am glad to say, it is absolutely 100% perfect. No yellow tinge, no hard-drive issues, nothing at all. It's amazingly quiet. I got the i5 27'' model.

    And this is actually my first Mac ever. I've used PC's all my life. And not only software-wise is this an upgrade.
    My old PC had a Single-Core Intel processor, running at 2GHZ. 1 GB of DDR RAM. NVidia 6600GT videocard. Tiny 17'' screen. And look at my specs now!

    I also just love working on this thing. I can work so much faster now, putting windows side-by-side, running so many programs at once, it's just so efficient.
    So I am glad to report that there are still perfect iMacs out there. And I consider myself a very lucky fellow, that my first Mac ever, is not only a great mac, it's a problem-free mac. :)
    Hopefully this puts some faith back in the users considering purchasing an iMac.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Congrats and welcome to MacRumors! :cool:

    It sure is a beast! Adding 2x2GB RAM in future might be a wise upgrade as it would make multi-tasking a lot faster, especially when VMing
  3. Btom macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2009
    Congrats (even if it looks hilarious - Mac is SUPPOSED to be good)!
    Just by curiosity, could you post a picture of the screen (with the gray bands, or simply white), to have a "golden" reference?

    Tom B.
  4. G-Force macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2006
    Sounds good, I hope my iMac that I ordered a few days ago is like that.
  5. benjaminnathan thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2010
    Thanks! Interested to see if I had indeed overlooked anything, I took pictures of the screentest.

    ...looks fine to me! ;)

    Attached Files:

  6. IndustrialSpace macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2009
    The screen looks really good. What week and was it built in the US or China?

    Lucky you!
  7. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
  8. Btom macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2009
    Thanks! The gray seems indeed quite neutral across the screen (top to bottom to left to right). I think there is a slight vertical yellowing at the very left edge of the screen (~5%, <~2% blue missing), probably not noticeable. Overall very good, IMHO.

    Tom B.
  9. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    Congratulations on the new machine. Hopefully your experience will become the norm.
  10. JBD007 macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2010
    You can count me as one of the lucky ones also.

    This is my first mac ever and i got the i7 27" model and i can say im very happy with my imac.

    I bought mine refurbish over being new to save a few bucks. :D
  11. IndustrialSpace macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2009

    cough cough... Ahemmmm...

    mind showing us a pic of yours too?! :)
  12. carbonfly macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2007
    Same here. I got a refurbished i7 27" last week and its perfect. No yellow to see here. Move along!
  13. Man-Droid macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2009
    Tampa, Fl
    Congrats on your purchase! I am a few short weeks away from placing my order on quad iMac. Needless to say I am very excited. I have been using a single core, 1.67Ghz PowerBook for a loooong while and it just doesn't have the drive I need. I primarily use Logic audio and run a lot of instruments and effects. My lappie can't hang. Glad to see that there are people getting good machines.:)
  14. RAM3Zero macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2010
    Hi folks, my situation is virtually identical to benjaminnathan - longtime Macrumors lurker doing research on a product I've wanted to invest in for a long time. I've had my eye on the 27" entry level model since it was introduced (my needs do not require too much computing power but I don't want to regret not getting such a beautiful display either) and I would like to stay within that price point (it's hard to justify the extra money when I am a simple enduser).

    Because I like to get the most bang for my buck, I am waiting and hoping for a spec bump come WWDC (or thereabouts) but have been fighting impatience all along. The feedback on iMac problems have caused concern and I've been waiting for BTS promo (I'm a teacher) - now that it's finally here I'm only holding out on the potential spec bump on the C2D/graphics card before I pull the trigger.

    It is nice to see positive feedback for a change on the 27" display - I realize that forums are far more likely to draw from people with tech issues and we are less likely to hear from people with positive experiences, so thanks for that.
  15. Btom macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2009
    Problem free screens were reported from early days, as were the yellow tinged ones. I don't think much has really changed since.

    Tom B.
  16. benjaminnathan thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2010
    Glad to see more people with great screens!

    Could be the lighting-conditions, could be the camera, could be the screen. All I know is that I cannot see any yellowing in real-life, which is what matters, right? ;)

    Forgive me for my ignorance, but could you tell me how I can check this?

    Thanks! You'll be amazed by the difference in speed. I am still amazed by things everyday whilst using this machine. Hopefully you won't experience any issues. Good luck!

    Goodluck in getting your machine! May it be trouble-free. And you're most welcome. I was thinking the same, with all the negative stories around here, people should know that there are also people getting perfect iMacs! :)

Share This Page