Going to buy a 21.5'' iMac TONIGHT!!! HALP!!!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bchamorro, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. bchamorro macrumors regular

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    1. Should I go to the Apple Store or buy it online?

    2. Can I get 3.33ghz processor at the Apple Store or only online?

    I am very scared the my iMac will have the screen issues and the other stuff I keep reading about!!!!
     
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    1. Go to the Apple Store if you want it right now!

    2. Online only.
     
  3. IndustrialSpace macrumors 6502a

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    Well, be prepared to run the standard tests and return it promptly if it has defects. A new issue is the backlighting. Black screens show light being emitted from all four corners. Looks pretty bad. Worse than the yellowing. There's a thread on it somewhere. Just another thing to look out for.
     
  4. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    Why? Can't he just order a 3,33GHz in the Apple Store? If the item is defective he can let the Person in the Store do the arguing with apple. And he can test it, in the shop, when it arrvies and directly say "leave it here, I want another"
     
  5. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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  6. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    You can only get customized models online.
     
  7. bchamorro thread starter macrumors regular

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    I DID IT

    I just bought it online.

    With the following configuration:
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    PROCESSOR 065-8922 3.33GHZ INTEL CORE 2 DUO
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    MEMORY 065-8370 8GB 1066MHZ DDR3 SDRAM - 4X2GB
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    HARD DRIVE 065-8374 1TB SERIAL ATA DRIVE
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    GRAPHICS 065-8924 ATI RADEON HD 4670 256MB
     
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  9. bchamorro thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks, I needed the extra specs.

    I do a lot of recording running 5 or more pluggins at the same time and things get really pushed.
     
  10. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    Did you get the refurb?

    EDIT: Nevermind, the refurb has 4GB of RAM. Congrats, your computer is going to be screaming fast!
     
  11. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Congrats!!!! I read your OP, so I'm saying this now, PLEASE......when you open up, just USE it and ENJOY it. PLEASE.....don't look for problems or come here to verify what's not "right" with it. If you can't trust your own eyes and ears, why should you trust anyone here? Have fun. :)
     
  12. archipellago macrumors 65816

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    I agree with this but would also add that if you have obvious problems with it then don't accept them.
     
  13. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    I would agree with both actually. It is good to give the machine a quick once over when it arrives and to be aware of any potential faults.
     
  14. Resist macrumors 68030

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    It's a no brainer, buy it online. Amazon.com, free shipping and no state sales tax.
     
  15. Nihilvor macrumors member

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    Couldn't disagree more. One should always be an informed consumer. Just because I'm dealing the the yellow tinge on my screen doesn't mean this person will or won't. There is only one objective way to judge whether you have a defective product, that is to do test on it. I've always inspected every expensive piece of hardware I've owned, and I'm not sure why anyone would request one do otherwise. Remember, they only have a few weeks to spot the problems before if they want to exchange the machine.

    It's easy to see whether the problem is real or not. Simply run the digital color meter utility, and compare the image in the box to what you actually see at the point in the screen that seems yellow. Except for a few people who are easily impressionable, nobody will return a machine just because someone on here tells them that they too have had a problem. We make choices ourselves, based on what we want to live with and what we expect in a monitor.

    I hope this person's machine doesn't have any issues, and there is no reason to assume that it will. However, if someone has a defective product, in no way should the be derided or discouraged from returning it.
     
  16. scottness macrumors 65816

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    Just enjoy it. Like a poster said above, don't assume there's a problem unless it's obvious. You'll love it. Now I'm jealous.
     
  17. RyanTheGeneral macrumors regular

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    First of all congrats. I actually was in the apple store today looking at the iMac. I really want it. Let us know how it goes for you. I already have a mbp which I bought almost 6 months ago now. But I want a desktop to go along with it.

    So again Let us know how it goes
     

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