IMac is A-OK

Discussion in 'iMac' started by pcuz, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. pcuz macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2009

    All how about a thread for people to say how happy they are with their new Imac and they have not had problems! :D

    Give some confidence for those of us looking to buy one!

  2. jjo macrumors member


    Sep 22, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Got my i5 last week. No problems here.

    But the back up top gets very warm. Is this normal?
  3. Mars478 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2008
    NYC, NY
    Yeah, it's the vent where all the air escapes.
  4. Btom macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2009

    VERY warm is not OK. One of the posts the other day was referring to something like that, and the second unit was just normally warm.

    And yeah, it is a nice computer, no doubts. Can't wait for mine...

    Tom B.
  5. Kirbdog macrumors regular


    Feb 3, 2005
    Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
    I was just about to start one of these threads myself

    This is the third Intel iMac I have owned and is hands down the most powerful iMac I have had to date.

    I got the i7 because I have a server with approx 350+ movies on it (all still in TS format) and I want to change them all to .m4v to save space and play the movies on several different devices. Plus I have been waiting for the Nehalem class of processors since it was announced.

    I opted for the 8GB of RAM and the 2TB HDD. I probably didn't really need the 8GB of RAM but when spending this much I really wanted to future proof it as much as I could.

    I am currently using Handbrake to do the change. I generally queue up 10 movies and turn the i7 loose, on average the i7 chews through 10 movies in about 3 hours!!! That is turning an 8Gb TS file into a 1GB m4p file in about 20 minutes or less. At first I would set that up and leave it work. Then wanted to do more stuff so I started using the iMac as I normally would, having lots of apps open, editing some photos, music playing and burning movies to disc all while the video were encoding. I never noticed any thing slowing down at all. My 24" C2D 2.8 would take about an hour for 1 movie.

    This i7 is very quiet, only detectable noise is the sound on the air moving through the chassis by the fans, not the fans, just the air moving. The optical drive is very quiet too, it is barely audible even when burning a disc at full speed. (much quieter than the one in the C2D)

    The screen is not perfect, it does have the yellow tinge at the bottom. It is very slight and only noticeable when staring at the grey bars.jpg. I will wait to see it gets worse, if it does I will look at getting a replacement when the issue is fully resolved by Apple. And I have 1 stuck pixel in the menu bar of the screen. Even with that, the screen is incredible.

    Overall I am very happy with this machine, but I was nervous before I received it because of all the negative things that I had been reading here.
  6. Sir Cecil macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2008

    I like a hot water bottle in winter, to keep my toes warm at night. But I only like it normally warm, not very warm. If it's very warm, I add cold water so it is only warm.
    I use my computer as a guideline. If the hot water bottle is a warm as my iMac, that's just right. If it's as warm as another person's iMac might be, that's too warm.
    Hope that helps people judge how warm my hot water bottle is, and how warm your iMacs should be.
  7. stever500 macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2009
    Gaithersburg, MD.
    I never understood the people that feel the top of their computer all the time and report on it. I never even thought of doing that till I read it here. It's warm. No big deal. I LOVE mine and it's been flawless, a base model. I posted this right after I got it a month ago.

    Steve R
  8. jjo macrumors member


    Sep 22, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    It seems to only get warm when it's working hard. Right now, it's cool. So I won't worry too much about it. I only realized it was warm that one time because I went to grab it to re-adjust the monitor. I don't normally "fondle" my computers without reason.
  9. definitive macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008
    ok, here it goes:

    my imac is working great except for the issue where it's overheating on the left side of the screen which is causing image persistence.
  10. applelicious macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2009
    New York, NY
    Had my imac for a few weeks now and love it. No problems at all. I guess I got lucky but I do believe that Apple has much better quality control than other computer makers.

    Good luck and I say got for it if you are thinking of getting one


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