Are you happy with your new Alu 20" iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by paetrick, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. paetrick macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2007
    Rate your new alum 20" imac from a scale 1 - 10 /where 10 is best

    This would help a lot, thanks !
  2. gamerz macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2006
    0 at the moment... I don't even have one :D... Although when it does come I will give it a small review.
  3. paetrick thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2007
  4. angrygolfer macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    I would rate it a 6. I returned mine and bought the 24inch 2.8Ghz. I had some issues with the 20inch spontaneously turning off. Also the other thing was the screen isn't as crisp as the the 24 inch. I probably just got a bum one.
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I just got one, its my first Apple computer ever. And so far, I'd rate it about an 8.5

    Some of that comes from just trying to figure out how to do some things as I'm not used to the Mac OS. Also, sometimes Safari just freezes on me. Not sure if its the program or my internet connection.
  6. pigoz macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Milan, Italy
    This is my first mac and for me it's a 9. i mainly spend my time on it programming, watching movies and reading books or comics.
  7. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    Sadly, I can't give it much more then a 3 at the moment. Spontaneous hard system crashes/ video issues that require a button holding reset are happening far too often. In truth, if it had only happened once since I got it last month- it'd be too often, but it's happened about a half dozen times now. I've been forced to pretend it's the late 90's and 'panic save' every 10 minutes again.

    When it works, it's a great little machine for the price. Decent picture (although I hate the glare factor) and much faster then I'm used to.

    Sad that my old MDD G4 is far more reliable.
  8. Bigtree macrumors 6502


    Aug 7, 2007
  9. tom5304 macrumors regular

    May 7, 2005
    Wow, I'm surprised by reports of problems. My 20" 2.0 Ghz has been 100% problem-free.

    Coming from a Compaq Celeron computer that sounded like a jet engine, the iMac is nearly silent. OSX is just a dream, as I've been running Windows XP for five long years, and before that I ran Mac OS 9.

    I'd rate my new 20" aluminum iMac as a 9, only because there's not such thing as a ten!
  10. dirtleg macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2006
    St. Louis
    I think perhaps the negative leaning responses above have to do with this being a web site that folks go to when they have problems.

    I have no complaints about our 20" (had it about a week). It is vastly faster that what we had (400Mhz G3) and is a pleasure to work with. My wife teaches and I have a daughter in high school, they both use it extensively with web connections to school material such as homework, grading programs, email, etc. They both love the speed that they now have on connecting to the school and reference web sites. We have no problem with glare on the glass front either. I like the fact that the surface of the monitor is protected from pointing fingers. All our old peripherals were no problem, plug and play with no requirement for new drivers or any adjustments or tweaking. Tiger is great, looking forward to upgrading to Leopard when it is released.

    We can even watch movie trailers! Not news to most, but a big improvement for us.
  11. BennyK macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2004
    Appleton, WI
    Fourth iMac I have owned at this is the best one. No problems at all. 9 for sure! This iMac is GREAT!!
  12. gazelleintense macrumors regular


    Aug 22, 2007
    South of Heaven
    I like mine. 10

    it's been 7 years since I had a new mac. it's been a long wait.
  13. DemNoir macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2007
    Mine has been flawless during 4 weeks of heavy use. I have done a lot of video editing and rendering on huge files and have converted over 200 CD's to apple lossless. No crashes or hangups at all.
  14. amakh007 macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2007
    First mac.
    I love it. Rate it as 9/10
    Primary use - video/photo editing, internet, and games (BF2142/CC3)
  15. togermano macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2007
    I love it! I went to a amd xp 2500 1.8ghz 512mb of ram to due 2 intel 2.4ghz 2gb of ram!!! My monitor was 15 inches now i got a 20 inch one big difference! THe only problem is the weird coloring issue and bootcamp display drivers are unstable
  16. dbalone macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Yeah, I llike mine too. Bought it the week they came out. I would say a 9. Over the last few weeks there has been alot of very negative almost vicious comments about the new iMac, new anything and everything. If you watch names you find it is the same ones over and over again. If you have ever owned a mac- really what is there to go back too?
  17. wshld macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2007
    Would probably be a 8.5 because of the glossy display. Anyway I'm buying an external monitor very soon so it will become a 9 for sure :)
  18. Gosh macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2006
    This is not how an iMac works! Phone Apple Care!
  19. gamerz macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2006
    Wow.. I am surprised by how many people dislike it... That is really sending me mixed messages of weather to buy on or not :cool:
  20. AnalyzeThis macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2007
    There is one more thing...

    in order to maintain happiness you will need to make sure - never get near any previous generation of iMac 20" or 24".

    My second white iMac 20" arrived today. I paid full price for it and I am very, very happy! When I get near a new one it makes me even more happier.
  21. lordjonny macrumors regular


    Sep 18, 2006
    mines definatley 10!!! ive had 5 macs previously used em since i was a baby!
    the new one is awesome, 20" compared to my old 13" macbook and theonly problem was some crashing when i was using....yes you guessed it MICROSOFT WORD!! unreliable and shockingly slow, iwork is gd apart from no equation editor..yet ;):p:D:cool::apple:
  22. NEiMac macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2007
    THe really dry side of the Pacific NW
    Id say 8, the annoying iTunes bug I have gets fixed it will be a 9.5. I love this iMac except for that. lol
  23. WarMace macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2007
  24. JBat macrumors regular


    Apr 6, 2007
    It's nice to see some positve replies. It was getting a little heavy in here for a while. :p

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