about to purcase 21" iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by slicke101, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. slicke101 macrumors member

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    Howdy folks.
    So i was just about to purchase a new MBP 13" when my desktop PC broke down. Now im looking to replace it and that means I will get an iMac instead of that MBP.

    I will get the low end 21" iMac working as a regular home computer. Surfing, some word processing etc.

    Just wondering if there are any issues with the 21" Imac serious enough to make me not buy it/wait/get a pc? :p
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    The infamous yellow tinge was an issue but it looks like it has mainly been fixed. If you get one with it, just get a replacement
     
  3. slicke101 thread starter macrumors member

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    Cheers hellhammer. Fast clean answers as always ;)
     
  4. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, i just bought the base model imac yesterday actually, for basic day to day use you should be fine. mine only has a slight yellow tint but ive only managed to spot it when doing an online test for it. Plus, as already said you always have the refund/replacement option if you dont like it :)
     
  5. slicke101 thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool. Whats your impression of the computer otherwise?
    Regarding the yellow tint. If i cant spot it while working it wont bother me.
     
  6. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a

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    well ive been reading about the infamous yellow tint for months but when i got this one home i couldnt see it at all, only looked a little yellow near the bottom when doing tests. defiantly not a deal breaker in itself its still the best monitor ive ever seen. Its also virtually silent and really quick at the day to day stuff. overall a much more "refined" machine than my last C2D iMac.

    I may actually be taking it back though, i noticed earlier when plugging in a USB hard disc the back plate seems to conduct electricity when you put the connector near it. lots of sparks and popping sounds, i actually got a shock when touching the case too.............. :confused:
     
  7. kazmac macrumors 601

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    I had a nasty high pitched whine on my 21" along with the yellow tint: returned it immediately. Took a risk with a refurb 24" replacement. I really hope the current gen issues are sorted, iMacs are great machines. I can't seem to shake my attachment to them 11 years in.

    Am very, very, very happy with my refurb 24" iMac. :) No screen or noise issues. Just wonderful.
     
  8. slicke101 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm, the store from which i will purchase the 21" has an offer on the 24" as well.
    A 24" C2D 2.93 GHz 640 GB
    for about the same price as the 21". Is this a good deal?????
     
  9. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yea, it is. It has dedicated GPU while 21.5" has crappy integrated 9400M
     
  10. slicke101 thread starter macrumors member

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    haha dude i was just about to PM you :p since im gonna buy the comp tomorrow. So I was about to hit the send button when I thought I would double check the thread first, and here you already had delivered :D

    Sweet, Thanks once again.
     
  11. MikeyJ57 macrumors member

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    I purchased a refurbed 21.5" iMac a month ago. I LOVE IT!!! It looks, acts, and thinks brand new and I haven't had a single problem with it.
     
  12. slicke101 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi m8. Cool your enjoying your new Mac. Im sitting in front of my brand new iMac as well. Ended up with the 21.5" as well and I must say im really enjoying it so far :D
     

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