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

eroxx

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Jul 27, 2010
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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!!!!
 

2 Owls

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

trevolly

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Aug 25, 2009
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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!
 

dwarnecke11

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Nov 29, 2009
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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.
 

deetsnai

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Jan 31, 2008
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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).
 

jonnywoodward

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Aug 31, 2008
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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.
 

alexxk

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Jul 29, 2010
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Finally some positive feedback

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

azdude

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Sep 27, 2003
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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.
 

easepease

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Feb 9, 2010
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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.
 

Dyne

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Jul 30, 2010
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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.
 

Gonzo75

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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.
 

iamthedudeman

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Jul 7, 2007
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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
 

acousticsz

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Jun 11, 2010
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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
 

clager

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May 30, 2010
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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.
 

geoelectric

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May 19, 2008
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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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