Is it safe to buy an iMac yet?

jpmoran

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Apr 29, 2010
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I want to buy an iMac before the end of the year, but I am a little bit nervous when it comes to the yellow screen and random shutdowns that I have been reading about.

Can anyone tell me if it is safe to buy a 27" iMac with the following Specifications:

3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
16GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 4x4 GB
1TB Serial ATA Drive + 256GB Solid State Drive
AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2GB GDDR5
Apple Magic Mouse + Magic Trackpad
Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) & User's Guide
AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac - Auto-enroll
 

Sandman1969

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Yes it is safe. I am sure there are a few that may have similar issues. You have a warranty to cover any of those issues. I would imagine it is a very small percentage or reports would be much more prominent.
I just ordered two so I am banking on it being safe to order an iMac.
 

Texran

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I want to buy an iMac before the end of the year, but I am a little bit nervous when it comes to the yellow screen and random shutdowns that I have been reading about.

Can anyone tell me if it is safe to buy a 27" iMac with the following Specifications:

3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
16GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 4x4 GB
1TB Serial ATA Drive + 256GB Solid State Drive
AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2GB GDDR5
Apple Magic Mouse + Magic Trackpad
Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) & User's Guide
AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac - Auto-enroll
Don't buy the ram from apple, buy it from other sources and DIY, and save over 500 dollars
 
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leman

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Oct 14, 2008
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I want to buy an iMac before the end of the year, but I am a little bit nervous when it comes to the yellow screen and random shutdowns that I have been reading about.

Can anyone tell me if it is safe to buy a 27" iMac with the following Specifications:

3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
16GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 4x4 GB
1TB Serial ATA Drive + 256GB Solid State Drive
AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2GB GDDR5
Apple Magic Mouse + Magic Trackpad
Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) & User's Guide
AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac - Auto-enroll

I don't get the question - its always safe to buy an iMac?! I mean, if there is something wrong with it, you can always return it.
 

VulchR

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Jun 8, 2009
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I purchased an iMac with the configuration you specified for work this summer. The hardware has worked flawlessly so far. So yes, given there's a warranty in any case, it's as safe as you're going to get for a consumer product.

See this link for an idea of how reliable Apple products and service are compared to other manufacturers.
 
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dh2005

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"It's so safe, you wouldn't believe it."
Hahahahahahahaha...!!!


But seriously: sure, you can buy one. I don't think 'yellow screen' has been a problem for at least one generation...?

Although, I'd wait. If you need one now, well, you need one now; but I reckon the new ones will be out around February, complete with Ivy Bridge CPUs and bumped graphics systems.


All the best.
 

iHutch105

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Don't buy the ram from apple, buy it from other sources and DIY, and save over 500 dollars
+1. Apple post-purchase RAM was £160. I bought mine from Crucial for £21. Same specs.

The thing you need to remember about buying anything is that people are generally more likely to complain. You can go on any site, be it regarding Macs, cars, houses, whatever, and there'll be horror stories.

New iMacs with problems probably make up for a very small percentage of the iMac population.
 
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