Are you happy with your new Alu 24" iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Fluidmusic00, Sep 10, 2007.


Do you like your 24" AL iMac?

  1. Absolutely!

    65 vote(s)
  2. It's "OK"

    8 vote(s)
  3. Don't like it at all

    4 vote(s)
  4. Don't own one

    28 vote(s)
  1. Fluidmusic00 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Central Florida
    Rate your new alum 24" imac from a scale 1 - 10 /where 10 is best

    This would help a lot, thanks !

    Disclaimer: Copied from the 20" post.
  2. rainydays macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2006
    I'd rate the screen 6/10
    And everything else 10/10

    I'm really 100% satified by everything but the screen. It's really fast, quiet and beautiful, and the keyboard deserves 10 points of its own :)
  3. Fluidmusic00 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Central Florida
    I'd agree with your rating. Everything outside the screen is genius!
  4. l33r0y macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2007
  5. PhilS1121 macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2007
    9 out of 10 on an absolute scale. I even like the screen. I deducted -1 because it doesn't do the dishes. Compared to working with a Windows based PC, it's a 20 on a scale of 10. Hope the "honeymoon" doesn't end. ;)
  6. Alloye macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2007
    Rocklin, CA
    I love my 24" aluminum beauty. I'll deduct one point for some minor imperfections in the display and give the machine a solid 9 of 10.
  7. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    It's the best Mac I have ever owned and the best computer I have ever used. :D Love my new iMac!
  8. Yuppi macrumors regular


    Aug 6, 2007
    It is the best computer I ever had, maybe because it's my first Mac ;)
    I thought that my Dell would have been silent. Which is true compared to my older Computer which was self build. But the iMac makes the Dell even worse. I noticed that I even don't switch on music sometimes. Which I did for my PCs before because of the noise.
    So a 10 for the silence.
    The screeen is fair. I would prefer it to be matte like my ACD 23". But it is by far not as annoying as I expected it to be.
    So a 6 for the screen.
    A 4 for the MM which has an ancient sensor. If I would have bought it I would have hated myself for wasting money for that. The Logitech MX Revolution is faboulus.
    A 9 for the keyboard. I can not describe how much I love that. The german layout features a damn small Enter key which annoyed me at the beginning but you get used to it. For a switcher the keys used in programming are a bit hard to find.
    A 10 for the packaging ;)
    A 6 for the iSight camera, I'm sitting too far from away from the screen so that it mostly cuts of my head. But it is nice to have it integrated so that it does not add any more cables.
    A 12 for the operating system ;) Simply amazing!
    For those that did not buy one yet, take a 2gb one and add another 2gb. That makes vmware fusion run extremly smooth.
  9. 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.
  10. iPhonePlaya macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2007
    i love everything about my imac

    the keyboard is awesome i have a hard time typing on "normal fatty" keyboards now
  11. lugesm macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2007
    Gasp ! ! ! After paying all that money, I'm reluctant to admit anything other than supreme joy. :rolleyes:
  12. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    I have to disagree with you. I have wanted a 24" iMac for over a year now and I couldn't open up my wallet and take the plunge, something wasn't right from those white toy-like models. White plastic and a metal stand looks wrong. The new set of iMacs is what I was looking for in style and fit and finish plus the glossy screen, love it all.
  13. iPhonePlaya macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2007
    your right the aluminum just looks so much better when u walk into an apple store and see a white imac sitting next to the new ones while a mac genius works on it the aluminum looks 10x better
  14. Alloye macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2007
    Rocklin, CA
    I don't know about that. My previous iMac was a 20" Core Duo. While I thought it was a great machine, I much prefer my 24" Al+SiO2. :)
  15. Richard.John macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2007
    Yurigaoka, Japan
    It's my first bite of the  so far I will give it 10/10 on the software front. I know you read that OS X is so much better than Windows but until you try it, you can't really appreciate the difference. It just works! That is how I would describe the OS. At first I was confused by the installation process. I mean you just copy to the Applications folder? That's it!! Can't see the wood for the trees springs to mind after years of Windows......
    It starts up quickly and goes top sleep in instant. What more could you want from a computer? Installing Realplayer was a pleasure actually as I was hesitant as I can't stand that spyware, sorry, app on a PC, but on my Mac it just hides in the background and doesn't try to take over every file extension! Praise the lord.

    9.5/10 on the hardware front as it does make a little noise at times but I dont know why. Maybe because its getting hot. I have the 2.8 Extreme so that's probably why. It could be new toy paranoia though. Compared to my prop engined Dell, it's a mouse so I am not overly concerned. The keyboard is perfect as well.

    The screen is glorious to be honest (and no dead or stuck pixels) At first I thought that 24 would be huge but you get used to it very quickly. Being able to have multiple windows open is an eye opener for sure. Screen real estate is important. The gloss is not an issue for me and after a couple of days you really appreciate the difference it makes to photos and video content. They just pop.

    Overall, so far, it's the best computer I have ever owned and would recommend it in instant to potential buyers.:)

     is living.....
  16. Kinetic macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    I'd have to go with 8/10. I love it. I was really worried about the screen and the keyboard but after working with it, it's not a problem. My main beef is with the keyboard. I took off cuz the keyboard cord is too short (and they don't offer a full size bluetooth keyboard.) I also took off cuz I wish I had more USB connections. (I have to use a hub cuz the keyboard takes one slot and if I used the crappy Mighty Mouse, it's also use one slot). Oh yeah, the usb ports on the keyboard can't power the iPhone which is crazy.
  17. rainydays macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2006
    It's not that crazy is it? It's not a powered hub after all.
    Would you prefer having a power cord connected to the keyboard? :)
  18. JWFerne macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2006
    I moved from a Mac Pro to the 24in 2.8ghz iMac. Great decision. I'm loving EVERYTHING about this computer. The screen is great, the computer runs fantastic. Sure it's not as fas as the Mac Pro, but I barely notice it at all.

    i'd give the screen 9/10 - slight lighter left side, but almost not noticeable. Matter of fact I can only really tell when the screen is all one color (except dark). But that's almost never so I have no complaints

    Elegance/Styling 10/10

    Blow my friends away when they see it factor 10/10

    Functionality of all in one 9/10 - Need more USB ports now, but just ordered an small hub that'll velcro on the back. Mac Pro had 1 or 2 more, but who cares... the iMac is slick!

    Heat 9/10 - I can't complain cause my Mac Pro fricken roasted, so having this up on my desk is way cooler than my Mac Pro was. It gets mildly warm on top but nothing that burns or I would consider excessive. I'm reading 105.3' F on core 1 & 107.2' F on core 2. This is after 1 hour of playing World of Warcraft. Just shut it down so it's pretty accurate.

    Bias factor for being a mac fan.... 10/10 but I have high standards and it met all of them.

    Overall Happiness factor 10/10. Great decision to switch for me.

    BTW I have to plug this program cause I love the hell out of it... pandorajam. Just downloaded it today. Rock on!

  19. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    Hmm, that's odd. The keyboard is powered from the computer and the USB ports power up my iPod and fully charge the battery.
  20. psonice macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2005
    10/10. Everything is great so far, with the exception of the mighty mouse (which is ok, but nowhere near as good as my £7 5-button mouse - buttons for expose all windows and desktop are great).

    I've only had one major problem so far - and that was windows formatting the wrong part of the hard drive, causing me to lose a load of data! That was my fault really though, for not reading the instructions and using the wrong xp disk. And I was planning to do a reinstall anyway (I can never bring myself to trust any OS install done by the company that made the computer, apple or pc :) )
  21. CrouchingDonkey macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Hong Kong
    9/10 Easily!

    It would have gotten 10/10 had the DVD burn speed been faster, and if the drive itself was region unlockable. But here's hoping for a hack soon!
  22. colorspace macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2005
    These number are VERY impressive in general - I wonder what these would have looked like for the original 24" C2D?
  23. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    Why put "Don't own one" as an option? To me that only sways the results. If you don't own one then it doesnt matter. This is a question for people that actually own the machine I would assume.
  24. Fluidmusic00 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Central Florida
    Yeah, good point. It's unscientific and we can at least look at the numbers. I personally was more interested in the number of people who said they didn't like it.

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