Any problems with the iMac refresh?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Freeman3030, May 9, 2011.

  1. Freeman3030 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'm looking to buy in the next week or so and have been hanging out for the may refresh. I've hung on an extra week to see if there have been any problems with the newest iMac and also been trying to fine videos on YouTube comparing the latest iMac with the previous generation in terms of performance.
    So far, how have things been shaping up? All good?
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Big problem seems to be the optical drive inside has a feature which purposefully slows the DVD read speed to quiet the drive and prevents ripping.
     
  3. Frosticus macrumors 6502a

    Frosticus

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    To clarify, this doesn't prevent ripping DVDs, but it does make it painfully slow (negating the faster encoding due to the improved processors).

    The workaround is to use an external drive or flash the drive firmware.
     
  4. aramosc macrumors regular

    aramosc

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    I just set up a new iMac for a friend of mine. It's a solid computer. I wish they had changed the design a little but overall its an awesome device. it's super fast and even though the current design has been out for a while it is still very good looking.
     
  5. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Ah yeah, sorry, phrased that badly lol
     

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