Couldn't be happier with my new iMac!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by virginblue4, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    Well I have now had my iMac for 4 days where I have been using it pretty extensively and I honestly say, I couldn't be happier!

    I was extremely worried after reading about some problems that people had had with theirs, but then I remembered, people more often than not, come to to forums to complain / talk about problems then they do talk about how happy they actually are. I'm sure for every 1000 iMacs, only 1 has a problem.

    Just to add, my iMac was assembled in Ireland. After unboxing it, before its first boot, I checked for any cosmetic damage i.e. scratches and scuffs and did not find any at all.

    After turning it on and setting it all up, I very quickly checked for dead pixels and none have been found. I have absolutely no image retention, no yellow screen and no light bleed.

    I am also absolutely amazed by the quality of the speakers! Unlike others have said, they do not in the slightest sound tinny. I have had many people come round to see it and they all think the speakers are of the most amazing quality. I also cannot get over how loud they are. I don't turn them anywhere near the maximum volume and they are still extremely loud and clear.

    As for the screen, WOW! It is crystal clear! It goes above and beyond all of my expectations! The colours are amazing! Again, I don't even have my screen brightness above 50%, yet it's still amazing. I also cannot believe how bright and clear it is when turned up to 100%. I was worried about how big the 27" screen was going to be, but after getting used to it, it's just perfect! The 21.5" just seems tiny now. The 27" inch is perfect for me doing photo/video editing, gaming and even just web browsing and emails etc.

    The speed and performance of this iMac also blow anything else (apart from the Mac Pro) out of the water! I have the 27" 3.4Ghz i7, 1TB fusion drive, 24GB RAM and 680MX 2GB. I have thrown everything I can at it and there has been no slow down or lag at all. It completes everything instantly.

    Finally, as for the design, I truly believe that it is a work of art. Many have said that from the front it looks no different to the 2011 model, but combined with the full lamination technique used for the screen, I completely disagree. When I walk passed it and see the 5mm edge, it's fantastic! Even the bulge (wrong word really as it is hardly very big) is very nice and rounded.

    Overall, I would just like to say well done and thank you to Apple for providing me with this amazing machine and an amazing operating system. Coming from using Windows all my life, this truly has showed me the full potential of a computer. Never will I ever go back to running Windows.

    And to people thinking about buying their own late 2012 iMac, go ahead! You really won't regret it! :D :apple:
     
  2. Grockel macrumors member

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    The simplest thing I can say is 'ditto'.

    I've had mine, same configuration, for about 7 weeks......love it....when I can actually find a time when the rest of the family aren't using it.
     
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    Ditto, ditto and ditto! I love my 27" machine and have had it almost 2 months now! It's a fantastic piece of technology - absolutely no regrets. :D
     
  5. jtrainor56 macrumors regular

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    Same here, have had mine since before Christmas and couldn't be happier.:cool:
     
  6. 28Gauge macrumors 6502

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    Congrats to you new iMac owners! It sounds like a terrific device.
     
  7. Mac32 macrumors 6502a

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    Ditto! :) Very happy with my iMac too. Enjoy your new iMac!
     
  8. gzigoris macrumors member

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    Virginblue I have been following you through our anxiety of the wait. Sure am glad you posted this. Mine shipped from Sacremento and should be here in Michigan by thursday or Friday. Can't wait to see for myself. I hope some of the other people in the February group will come back and give us a report. I see that you didn't have a problem putting that extra 16 gig of ram into your MAC. Great!

    Being a new Mac user I can't wait to start to learn.

    Stay in touch, George
     
  9. thehustleman macrumors 65816

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    You're in for a treat.

    I'm loving mine too
     
  10. Chris64tx macrumors member

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    Ditto....:D. I have had mine for a week. I will never buy another windows machine....... I LOVE my IMac

     
  11. kennyap macrumors regular

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    Fantastic machine. I also have a decked-out 2011 27" and after working on this new one I had no problems passing the old one to my wife.
     
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    Im loving mine too, had it for 2 weeks, only problem is a FCPX issue (something to do with 680mx and crashing problems)

    Other than that, it flies.
     
  14. Serban Suspended

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    1)can you tell me how much power has the speakers in terms of W ? does it say
    on configuration box?
    2)can you tell me if you ordered a custom build imac, on the imac box does it say the configuration you order? or is just for the basic imacs ?
     
  15. mac.ross macrumors member

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    Can I ask how long you had to wait for it to be delivered?

    I'm going to order my first Mac in 2 days after I ensure my rent is paid but the Apple Store say a 4-6 week wait.

    Please tell me it's a bit better than that it reality - I don't have a proper computer at the moment and it's making life very annoying.
     
  16. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No problems at all with running 24GB RAM :D I'm glad that yours will be arriving too! It's an amazing machine!

    1) No
    2) It has a small sticker on the side of the box with the configuration but it's not the same as the base iMacs.

    Well I don't know where you are located. For the US, baseline iMacs are 1-3 days and for BTO iMacs it is 2-3 weeks.

    For the UK, baseline iMacs are 1-2 weeks and BTO iMacs are 2-4 weeks.

    I waited 32 days for mine to arrive. I also did not have a proper computer, however my iPad was great in that time. it is definitely worth the wait!
     
  17. craftytony macrumors regular

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    <-----Jealous....can't wait to upgrade from my 2009 imac!
     
  18. Steve121178, Mar 4, 2013
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    Very happy with mine. Speakers are **** though. I didn't own the previous generation iMac but the sound on the new iMac's is vastly inferior to the previous models. I know there isn't a fault with mine as I've used about a dozen other new iMac's and all have pretty poor sound. It's a shame as everything else is perfect.

    I do find having to clamber around the back plugging USB peripherals/SD cards to be a pain in the arse though, you have no choice but to swival the iMac around to plug stuff in and remove it cleanly. but I knew that was going to be a problem before I bought it.
     
  19. lucasfer899 macrumors 6502

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    What can you expect from an all in one?
     
  20. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Maybe the speakers in the previous generation iMac that were better?
     
  21. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I completely disagree. Speakers are absolutely fantastic. I have friends who work in music, and they have agreed with me that the speaker quality is great. Unsure as to why you disagree. Maybe I'm just lucky?
     
  22. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Sound is very clear and more than adequate for most things but bass is crap (so they are poor for music as everything sounds tinny). If they work in the music industry maybe they need to get their ears syringed so they can hear properly? All kinds of music sounds poor through them.
     
  23. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Slightly rude.

    As I said in my opening post, my iMac has no tinniness to the sound at all.
     
  24. Serban Suspended

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    maybe you have 27" imac and the speakers are different than the 21.5" model like Steve ?
     
  25. lucasfer899 macrumors 6502

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    Surely apple wouldn't compromise the functionality for form?? Oh... wait.
     

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