Issues with new desktop macs?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by matth, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. matth macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    I don't yet own a mac, but i'm planning to buy one, when the ne iMacs are released (if they ever will be :) ).
    Over the last weeks i've read a lot in the forums and also about the problems new macbooks and macbooks pros have in their first models. Do desktop macs normally have such issues too?

    And when new iMacs are out, will the prices of the old iMacs in the refurb store drop?

    Thanks & have a nice day!
    Matt
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Any Rev A product is liable to have some problems, but hopefully, they'll all be minor.
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Many will tell you that buying Rev. A products is risky. Of course, those with problems are always the vocal minority and post a lot about the problems they have.

    I bought a Rev. A G5 iMac and experienced none of the problems that were reported. Same with my iPhone.

    I say, go for it.
     
  4. Tehy macrumors regular

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    There's always a risk. It doesn't matter if it's a rev a or c...
     
  5. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    had 3 macbook, rev a, rev b and rev rev c, A was good, B was the worst and C ....is perfect!
     
  6. matth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know that there is always a risk, but this risk seems to be higher with Rev. A notebooks. My question was more, is it the same with desktops (because I never heard about problems with desktops, but I also wasn't reading this forum when the last iMac was released)?
     
  7. bingefeller macrumors 6502

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    I also have a Rev C iMac and, touch wood, it's been perfect. You should go for one! Actually, come to think of it, I've owned an Apple iMac Graphite, an iBook G4 and this iMac and never had any bother with them at all.
     
  8. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Usually laptops have more problems because all the components are stuffed into a small space and it's way too easy to break them. However, desktop's do have serious problems like laptops, though usually not as freqeuntly (Laptops get moved around a lot more then desktops, and are therefore more likly to be dropped, rained on, etc.) This does not mean that your desktop won't have problems. But problems are pretty rare anyway, so i wouldn't worry about it too much.
     
  9. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Keep in mind, there were some pretty major problems with the Rev. A iMac power supplies which affected many owners, and as for your iPhone, you've only had it one week. ;)
     

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