First Few iMac 2012 Reviews Up

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tubbymac, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. tubbymac, Nov 30, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2012

    tubbymac macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2008
    Eventually the front page of MacRumors will probably have a news story with all of the reviews neatly summarized. At that point this thread should be closed.

    Until that time though, the first few iMac 2012 reviews have been posted.

    The Verge:
    9/10 score and surprisingly WORSE speakers than previous iMac

    The upgraded 680MX graphics tested could handle games at highest/ultra settings!
  2. cerealito macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2012
    toulouse, FR
  3. bflowers macrumors 6502a

    Jul 19, 2006
    oh good, CNET reviewed my exact computer! Just go ahead and ship it to me now :D
  4. slayerizer macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2012
    that was fast! :)
  5. luffytubby macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2008
    I am probably going to sound like a grumpy old fart, but I found both of those reviews incredible untrustworthy and uninformative.

    I have that feeling every time I visit the Verge. Something about their articles seems pretentious and annoying. I can't put my fingers on it.
  6. Scrapula macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2012
    Seattle, WA
    They both complain about the speakers. Anyone who is really interested in bass response already has a speaker system with a sub. As for the optical drive, if I find that I really need one, I can pick one up for $30.
  7. tubbymac thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2008
    Join the club. After reading the reviews I found them both really shallow. Honestly most reviews posted on the day of release are usually rush jobs with very little content.

    We'll have to wait for a few weeks until Anandtech gets their massively comprehensive review out - they usually do the best ones. But until then, this is all we got.

    It kind of defeats the purpose of an iMac all-in-one system if we have to pair it with some external speakers. I found it really surprising that the speakers are worse even though it looks like they have much more space allocated to the speakers and the speakers are physically bigger this year than last year. I wonder what went wrong?
  8. kaellar macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2012
    I actually found no useful information in both of these "reviews" - only some tests that were easily scalable since all the specs were known for more than a month now. No screen testing, no really detailed photos..
  9. pukingpixels macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2012
    And anyone who is really interested in sound quality won't bother at all with the iMac speakers and get a decent headphone amp/dac and a pair of high quality headphones.
  10. TrboMac macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2012
    Well I did learn one thing. I didn't know the RAM was accessible by pressing a button. I was assuming there'd be three screws like before. Pretty cool there. No surprises elsewhere except maybe the speaker portion.
  11. Outrigger macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2008
    For the 27" are there four slots or 2 slots like in the laptops? In the Apple store, if you want 32GB it shows as 4 x 8GB so is it safe to assume that its 4 slots?
  12. Fietsbel macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2012
    It's 2 slots. The reason why it says 4x 8GB is because it is double sided memory.
  13. indy911 macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2012
    No, it doesn't. It's 4 slots.
  14. segovius macrumors regular


    Sep 18, 2006
    Barcelona / Berlin
    Those reviews suck majorly.

    How can they say nothing about the relative improvements (or not) of the new screen lamination process?
  15. kaellar macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2012
    Damn, where's the "vote down" button?.. :(
  16. CaptMike macrumors regular


    Mar 27, 2012
    Yes, it is 4 slots
  17. Outrigger macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2008
    Good, since I don't see any 1 stick of 16GB. Found a bunch for just $140 vs. paying $600 to have Apple upgrade.
  18. jedolley macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2009
    Newegg had a deal a couple weeks ago for 2x8GB for $50 and I have a $10 off so I got 2 kits (4x8GB) for $89.

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