Did it - returned my 27" C2D today

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dougb256, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. dougb256 macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2009
    ... at the Apple Store. They gave me full credit, no restocking fee. Actually they went above and beyond - because of the weather they were supposed to close at 1:00 this afternoon but they stayed open for me and a few others. I had a 1:40 appt, and that's when I got there. Took around 10 minutes to get it all handled.

    I'm back to the 24" 2.16, and I did a fresh install of everything, no Time Machine. Everything is running pretty snappy so I'll probably get another year or so out of this machine.

    Sure do miss that big(ger) screen tho...
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Did you have a previous thread with a bunch of problems? Too bad about it... it's always disappointing to get something new and have it not work right.
  3. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

    Sep 24, 2008
    Boon Docks USA
    Your 24 inch is still a good mac. Mine is still running flawless running tiger. Apple really got a black eye on the 27 inch iMac. Considered getting one but decided to hold off. Glad I did. I think everyone who had at least 2 returns should have demanded a full refund to get apples attention. Seems like they are turning into dell selling problematic computers lately. Good call returning yours.
  4. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    Yep you have a great machine still. I'm back on my 2.4 Core 2 Duo 20 with extra 20 screen, and I'm not missing the i7 very much. Actually my neck hurts me less with this setup.

    For day to day tasks, these C2D machines aren't that slow either. It's video converting that makes you notice the Quads, and I don't do that much anymore.
  5. dougb256 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2009
    It's been 2 weeks now with the 24" and I don't find myself missing the 27" very often. Yeah, less onscreen real estate, but it's just as fast as the 27" was. In some cases it's faster because I loaded everything onto the 24" fresh, as opposed to using Time Machine to load the 27".

    Eventually we'll go with a new iMac, but maybe they'll make a 27" matte display by then. There is just no glare on this display at all :)

  6. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    Not trying to come off as being mean, but what was the point of you bumping this thread just to remind us that you're happy with your existing 24"? Sounds like you're trying to make yourself feel good about returning your 27". :p
  7. cmvsm macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2004

    Not sure the reason for the post? Unless you are looking for validation. Either way, sounds like the reason for your upgrade to an i7 was more want than need anyway, so you probably made the right choice and will get a few more years of service out of your current iMac.

    Me on the other hand, my iMac has been flawless in operation, and the i7 has saved me lots of time in the ripping, conversion, and multi tasking department, so it was certainly worthwhile. Why buy what you don't need?
  8. dougb256 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2009
    That's nice ;)
  9. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan

    My sentiments exactly.
  10. PeterQVenkman macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2005
    To the "why posters": you could look at it as a positive retail experience. With everyone complaining about Apple's handling of the 27" imac, this was at least an amicable resolution.
  11. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
  12. iSee macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    Rub it in. Mines been delayed to 3.5 more weeks...
    I'll try to be gracious: Conrats ;)

    I have to say I'm baffled by whats-the-point-of-this-post responses.
    There doesn't have to be a point. It's the Internet.
  13. Sir Cecil macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2008
    Me too. Easily the best computer I've owned.

    Had the older 24" at one stage, but this is way, way ahead of that in every department.
  14. Brien macrumors 68030


    Aug 11, 2008
    Man, everyone I know is returning these 27"s.
  15. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    Every single person you know purchased a 27" iMac? Are you a member of some Mac cult or something?
  16. dougb256 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2009
    I had an i7? Really? Would've sworn I had a C2D, but oh well, okay. :rolleyes:

    Now to clue in all you folks who are asking the reason for my post - it's called a followup. I could've said something along the lines of "OMG how I miss my 27" C2D!" and I doubt that anyone would ask why I was posting... but I didn't. Sorry.

    We really do want to upgrade, just not now. In the meantime we have the 24", 2 MacBooks, 2 iPhones and numerous iPods. We'll get by :)
  17. spencers macrumors 68020


    Sep 20, 2004
    Wow, some tossers in this thread.

    Good to hear about your experience. I've been thinking about doing the same with my C2D.

    Buzzing CPU fan. Flickering screen when it gets too hot. Froze on me yesterday when I had a bunch of stuff open for work. Kinda bites when I sit down to do WORK on the computer, it dies. Yet for mindless web browsing, it's fine, but not why I purchased this machine.
  18. bamaworks macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2007
    Lexington, KY
    Probably because he's a human being living in a free state who makes a wage that he can do with as he pleases. If he wants to buy 1000lbs of instant mashed potatoes and make a replica of Mt. Kilimanjaro ala 'Close Encounters' he can without you questioning it. Life is short, I think the real question is: Why not buy what you don't need?
  19. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    It's flickering and freezing and you haven't taken it back yet??

    How is a machine that freezes, flickers, buzzes and dies good for web browsing, mindless or otherwise?

    I would have sent that machine back to Apple the moment it started displaying such symptoms.

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