Is anyone absolutely HAPPY with their new imac?? (no pitching noise, yellow tint)


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 27, 2010
I'm thinking about the 27" i7 2.93 with the 250 SSD drive, but want to make sure the batches of them are good!!!!

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macrumors regular
Jul 26, 2010
All of the 27" iMacs I've seen have had no defects, only heard of them on the internet.


macrumors member
Aug 25, 2009
Nothing wrong with my Quad core. I love it to bits. I also work in an APR in the UK and we have had two 27" iMacs returned since launch last year - I don't think that that's bad!


macrumors 6502
Nov 29, 2009
I think the days of rampant iMac troubles are behind us at long last. I remember the Apple discussion boards being absolutely flooded with issues, as well as this forum. Now it's much more rare. I'm confident in buying a much-awaited i7 BTO in a few weeks.


macrumors newbie
Jan 31, 2008
Just picked up the 27" iMac 2.8GHz i5. The screen is flawless and the enclosure is cool and quiet. I was able to squeeze in some time for Starcraft 2 and CS:Source, both run at the native resolution and "High" settings and seem to be buttery smooth. :D

The only negative thing I have to say is the magic mouse is not ideal for gaming. One reason being I just want to be gentle with it, but more importantly I sometimes unintentionally scroll. Which is not a problem with day to day use, but fatal in CS:Source (scroll == change weapon).


macrumors newbie
Aug 31, 2008
imac = Happy

Purchased the 27" 2.8 ghz i5 two days ago. Installed all my software, adobe creative suite, aperture, a few architectural rendering programs and a couple CAD packages. Everything is brilliant! My only scare was as I turned the imac on for the first time there seemed to be some moisture on the inside of the screen and the only way I could get rid of it was to rub violently over the area. It soon disappeared.. I guess it will have been caught there during the manufacturing stage, a little worrying! I look forward to installing windows (Traitor through desperation of specific CAD programs) with bootcamp to find out the performance across the board.


macrumors 6502
Jul 29, 2010
Finally some positive feedback

I might pick up the 21.5 this Sunday along side with a time capsule 1tb


macrumors 6502
Sep 27, 2003
I'm totally thrilled with my 2-month old 2009 27" i7.

If I had to pick something to complain about, it's that 1TB SSD drives aren't cost-effective yet. In a quiet room with such an elegant machine in front of me, even the quiet, dull grumble of the HDD is a tiny bit irritating.


macrumors regular
Feb 9, 2010
My i5 27 inch is perfect... no issues at all.

I have had a 27 with issues a while back in March and returned it. Other than that every other imac i have seen in store or at a friends or my new one has been perfect.


macrumors member
Jul 30, 2010
I love my new i5 I picked up today at the Apple store. :) It has very minimal yellow tint towards the bottom, and the only thing I'm finding annoying about it is the hard drive is noisy because it's a damned Seagate. Other than that, well worth the money.


macrumors newbie
Jan 31, 2005
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Just got my 27 in I7 (free shipping and it came next day!). All seems perfect but on an all black screen, I see some light leakage from the left side. More of a nitpick since my screen is almost never entirely black but that's my only minor complaint. Otherwise, nice step up from my 2006 MBP Core Duo.


macrumors 65816
Jul 7, 2007
Almost perfect.

One stuck pixel near the very bottom, have to strain to find it.

The whites are white and no yellowing. No scratches. Almost perfect. Very happy. :D


macrumors newbie
Jun 11, 2010
before my iMac come, I really glad to heard that all your views :D

now i'm very happy to wait....

Hope I'll be one in here to get the perfect iMac:p


macrumors member
May 30, 2010
No problem!

Im a pro-photographer, using both the Imac-27 and Eizo monitors. If you get a good 27, believe me, its a joy to work with. fast!!! elegant, simply an outstanding piece oif machinery, BUT! you got to get a good sample.


macrumors 6502
May 19, 2008
On my second one, bought originally 1.5 mos ago, got replacement 1 mo. ago. One dead pixel, very soft whine (not audible to my ears below brightness 14), light yellowing near the bottom, I see the gray band sometimes on full-white screens.

It's far from perfect, I wish Apple's QC was better, and I could have certainly had better timing, but what the hell, I actually love the thing anyway. I think their current level of quality is certainly challenging to the perfectionist, but the overall product remains sublime.
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