My Mac is perfect

Discussion in 'iMac' started by winterwooskie, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. winterwooskie macrumors newbie

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    Hello all,
    After seeing a plethora of "My mac has such and such a problem" or "I went searching for the tiniest of problems and found one" threads, I thought people might get the wrong idea and think this makes up the majority of macs. I decided to share with everyone the fact that my mac is lovely.
    The screen is lovely.
    The computer itself is whisper quiet.
    It is not yellow, and it is dust-free.

    If you have any lovely stories about how nice your imac is, please share them. Share the love, you know?
     
  2. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    Mine is perfect too apart from the poxy wifi drop outs!
     
  3. WestonHarvey1 macrumors 68020

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    I've never bought a Mac that had anything wrong with it out of the box, except for a Mac Pro that UPS smashed.

    I've had a 2007 MBP 17"'s logic board die on me after 4 years, but that's the worst thing that's ever happened to one of my Macs and I've owned 7 of them.

    Screens were always great on the laptops. Light leakage was always similar to other displays of its type, so I never whined or complained about it. Never had dead pixels.

    iOS devices have been a different story. I've had 3 hardware failures of various kinds on iPhones over the years, and my first iPad had a stuck pixel. They swapped it out with one that had a bizarre syncing problem Apple couldn't figure out. Third time was a charm.

    You are the kind of person almost no one ever hears from - the satisfied Apple customer. Because of this, the impression an outsider will get from reading forums is that Apple products have terrible quality issues.
     
  4. iWhizz macrumors newbie

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    can i ask what happened? was it your fault, or it suddenly just died?
     
  5. WestonHarvey1 macrumors 68020

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    It *may* have been my fault. It happened a week or so after I upgraded the RAM. I took all the customary precautions, but I can't rule it out.

    It would boot to a point and then die. By looking at the startup console I traced it down to a problem with the drive controllers. It would try to access the startup device and then freeze, whether it was the hard drive or the DVD drive.

    The repair was going to be fairly expensive so that's when I got the 2010 i5 MBP I'm using now (which is awesome).
     
  6. wilsonjm macrumors newbie

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    re My Mac is perfect

    absolutely agree OP.

    Stunning design married to an OS that is just a pleasure to use, especially when using gestures on the trackpad.

    In every way better than anything I have used before, PC or Mac.

    The only problem I have is that using a trackpad rather than a mouse is stressful for my arm (can't really rest your hand on it like you can with a mouse) so I often move it to the other side of the keyboard and use my left hand.

    And Skyrim in Bootcamp at 2560x1440. Wow

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  7. yashi macrumors member

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    Have 27" 2011 iMacs both at work and at home, haven't had a single issue with either one yet, and couldn't be happier.
     
  8. talmy macrumors 601

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    I wouldn't go so far as to say my Mac (or any Mac) is "perfect." There are lots of people who are perfectionists that just can't overlook a flaw and have to complain about them.

    I use Windows PCs, Linux PCs, and Macs all on a daily basis. I prefer Macs for my personal use. I find that I spend less time fussing around using OS X than Windows or (especially) Linux, and the design of a Mac is Minimalist so doesn't distract from the work at hand.
     
  9. Lankyman macrumors 68000

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    I was with you until you mentioned the trackpad - I really can't be doing with it at all. There again I don't use MM either as I don't think it's particularly ergonomic and it eats batteries.
     
  10. yashi macrumors member

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    Totally with you about the Magic Mouse. I immediately sold the one that came with my computer at home, and gave the work one to a coworker. I much prefer using a nice Logitech gaming mouse with USB Overdrive - side buttons mapped to back and forward for browser, extra button below the wheel mapped to Mission Control. Much more comfortable in the palm and glides much better as well.

    The Magic Mouse is really the one Apple product that I can't stand. I really tried to give it a chance, but I just couldn't like it.
     
  11. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    I'm on my 3rd iMac, each of them remaining flawless for 3+ years until I resold it for a large fraction of its original cost. I'll be buying my 4th this year. I started with the 17" lampshade model.. how quaint. :)

    The Magic Mouse, as others have mentioned, isn't great. It tries to do too much, and does too little instead. In a brief test with the newest model, I found myself accidentally activating the "swipe" gesture far too often. And, like the original Mighty Mouse I tried for a couple months, it still doesn't support simultaneous left+right click, which is required for many games.

    The Magic Trackpad, on the other hand, looks to be good supplement to mouse-based input. I would keep my Razr Deathadder attached, and use the Trackpad for gestures.
     
  12. wilsonjm macrumors newbie

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    re touchpad/mouse

    agree with the comments.

    I use a logitech mouse when in bootcamp, which is only when I want to play Skyrim.

    love the gestures of touchpad/lion but it is a bit of form over function, same with the magic mouse, best looking mouse but...

    still, am using the touchpad/mouse just as much with my left hand as with my right, which is good for the ol' brain.
     
  13. TallManNY macrumors 68040

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    I do the same thing. I have a Razr Naga mouse which I use and then the touchpad often ends up on the left side of the key pad. The mouse is definitely used in Skyrim also through bootcamp.

    My iMac seems perfect. Screen looks great. I really notice the difference in Bootcamp because I use Windows at work on some old Dell Monitors. Windows 7 looks great on my iMac and much better than what I see everyday at work.
     
  14. mrzeigler macrumors regular

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    Me, too. And every since I hooked my iMac up by ethernet and left wifi for nonLion devices, I've begun to love my 9-month-old computer.
     
  15. zigzagg321 macrumors 6502

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  16. camardelle macrumors 6502

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    Mine isn't perfect, but man it's a lot closer than any windows pc I've ever had. :apple:
     
  17. righteye macrumors 6502

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    Scared to post this as one might think this is tempting fate.....anyway
    my partner is using my old 15" MBP non unibody, not sure how old but still going strong
    Stepson has 2010 MBP 13" going great guns despite lots of transporting around and teenager abuse
    I have a 2010 MBP 17'' no issues and a Mac Pro a few months old all working well!
    My Father has White imac and MBP, mother has mac mini no issues there either.
    Well done Apple!
     
  18. Lankyman macrumors 68000

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    I use a Logitech too, though just the bog standard Laser. I like the simplicity combined with great ergonomics. I have to confess I've never used Mission Control. I had a quick look when I installed Lion, couldn't imagine what I might use it for and haven't touched it since. Having said that I don't use Dashboard or Launchpad either. I have removed all three from the Dock.
     
  19. MacAndMic macrumors 6502

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    My mid 2010 i7 is still perfect and screaming fast. 18 months old now, a record for me as I've never made it that far with a PC especially when it came to have to reloading an OS. Have not had to do that on my iMac yet and doubt I will ever have to.
     
  20. David085, Feb 10, 2012
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    David085 macrumors 6502a

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    My is Perfect but the wi-fi drop out so going to run a network cable in my room maybe around this month or next

    Ya my network cable is all ready run in my room so I am now using Ethernet, Don't have to rely on the Wi-Fi now, I am glad the wiring is all done so I can now use it
     
  21. driftless macrumors demi-god

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    My, now two year old, iMac is flawless as well. No problems and it looks and runs as good as the day I got it. I will be upgrading after the new redesign comes out but that is a planned purchased and not because of any issues with either the iMac or the the operating system.
     

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