New 27" - Help, on the fence

Discussion in 'iMac' started by frocco, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. frocco macrumors 6502


    Jan 27, 2009

    I sold my old mac to get the new 27" imac and am having second thoughts because of all the negative feedback.

    Should I just get a windows 7 box or wait for the i5/i7 models?

  2. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    ...was that your only computer?

    Get a cheap netbook and wait for the iMac issues to calm down a little if you're that concerned...
  3. ob81 macrumors 65816


    Jun 11, 2007
    Virginia Beach
    I have the new iMac 27" right now. It is awesome. I kept my old iMac for a bit just to make sure I didn't have second thoughts. Very good upgrade.
  4. C64 macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2008
    The slow booting was about having to select the correct boot disk; the problems with slowness seem to be related with the Airport drivers (or Flash or w/e) which will most likely be solved soon with new updates from Apple; same for flickering in some iMacs. Tons of people having no problems at all. Also, mass manufacturing always brings along some problems. Just buy it if that was your plan; in case it doesn't work as it's supposed to you can simply switch or return it.

    Good luck :)
  5. bobob macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2008
    If you're that close to getting a Windows 7 box, perhaps you should go for it.

    (Your Mac brethern will be waiting patiently for when you come screaming back to us. ;) )
  6. cfitz7111 macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2008
    no minor issues with a mac will ever make me go back to windows
  7. frocco thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jan 27, 2009
    That's the point, not sure how good windows 7 is.
    Plus, I have a lot of Mac software that I purchased over time.

    I guess I could always put windows 7 on it and have both.
    I love the IPS 27", and do not think I could get this quality in a PC.
  8. stever500 macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2009
    Gaithersburg, MD.
    Or, you could check out my post :) (New 27" OMG" ) etc...

    I LOVE Mac. Come on down, it's great over here in 27" Mac Ville.

    Don't mind the nay sayers. I'm a lover. Your mileage may vary though.
  9. topmounter macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    FEMA Region VIII
    The nice thing about Win7 is that it isn't awful. I'm running it on a ThinkPad that came with Vista and I would never (EVER) switch back to Vista. That being said, there is nothing in 7 that makes me want to upgrade my XP gaming rig to 7.

    My day-to-day machines are a 15" MBP running Snow Leopard and I just bought a 24" iMac refurb... neither running Windows.

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