iMac Screens

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Saternoc, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. Saternoc macrumors newbie

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    Recently my aunt's iMac screen went completely black. She took it to the apple store and they told her that it would cost her about $700.00. I started doing browsing around and found that iMac's esp. the 24 inch screens are susceptible to getting spots or lines running through their screens.
    I was wondering if you knew if Apple took of this issue because I am considering purchasing a "desktop" Mac. Would I just be better off with a mac mini and a separate screen? I don't do professional photo editing or heavy gaming incase you were wondering. However I do like that the iMac has better graphics, a stronger processor, and more hard drive space.
     
  2. iphonesrq macrumors 6502

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    wow, sry to hear about that. Depending on the age of her iMac, it may be just buying another iMac.
     
  3. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

    MacMini2009

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    iMac screens are great. But if you would rather buy 3rd party monitors then get a Mac Mini.
     
  4. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    I recommend that whatever Mac you purchase next you get AppleCare as well. Early on with my mid-2007 iMac I had some screen issues and Apple replaced the LCD panel twice. Since then I have had no problems whatsoever with the last replacement. However, if anything does happen in the next 13 months of remaining coverage Apple will repair/replace it for free.

    AppleCare for iMac is only $120 from L.A. Computer (even less on eBay). That's $5.00 per month for the extra two years of coverage.
     
  5. Zdob macrumors newbie

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    I solved the same issue by switching to a new Mac Mini + 3rd party monitor.
    Visit this page for some alternatives to ACD.
     
  6. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a

    DesignerOnMac

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    My Rev A Alum iMac 24" 2.8 Extreme is on 7 days a week for 18 hours! I have never had any screen issues with this iMac!

    Being a professional graphic designer and part time photographer, I rely on my iMac. I have been more than happy with my first iMac, both in speed, and quality of my screen.
     

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