By "surfing the web" do you mean reading sites like this, or watching video and animation on sites like YouTube? Download iStat Pro and give us some temperature readings. Otherwise it is hard to know what "hot" or "normal" means. Thanks.24" and I feel like I need sunscreen and a pitcher of water to survive surfing the web.
You have to remember, people posting in these forums are only a small percentage of people who have bought the new iMac. Your not going to get people making a thread saying "I got my iMac and its great i love it...thats it." I f your going to get the imac go for it, its going to be a great machine. I felt the same way when i got mine and i have had no problems with it and it is the best computer ive ever had. So dont worry about it. But if you want some positives, http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=340390all these negative posts about the new imac are making me consider the mac pro again... hm
trust meSay what you will, but the tops of these babies at the Apple Store were quite hot. I want a computer that is whisper quiet and cool. Components are going to be gently cooking in this heat. There is no way around it. When I used to run a server room, we have massive air conditioning to keep the servers nice and cool because hot components = shortened life and increased failure.
good point. do you think the days of the 10 year old macs are over?? will the newer macs only last 3-4 years before components die out??Any PC babied as much as many Macs are will run for a long time. Duh.However a machine which operates closer to it's thermal maximum all the time will last for less. It'd depend on yuor ambients but it seems to me that with the majority of the current lineup Apple is really pushing the thermal envelope in order to have a quiet system, without being able to innovate in the cooling stakes like Dell.
There has never been an iMac which ran this hot before. I am not talking about processor temp. I am talking about the temperature of the components slowly cooking in a hot enclosure. This is an issue. Any claims otherwise are just a desire not to know.trust me
imacs can run for a long time.
apples can run for a long time!!!!
we all know that!!!