What To Check For When Buying 2011 27" iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by harcosparky, May 30, 2011.

  1. harcosparky macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Ok, so I am making a purchase tomorrow and is there anything in particular I should look for.

    It's gonna be the 27" with the i7 CPU. Gonna have them fire it up and test it out in the store before I take it home.

    I know to look for ...

    Dead/Hot pixels.
    Screen discoloration.

    Anything else outside of those two concerns?

  2. HBOC macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2008
    make sure the mouse and keyboard work, lol.

    Other than that, i dunno even if some things don't work if you will catch them in that short of a time.

    u WILL love the new iMacs! I went from a 15" 2011 MBP to an iMac and don't regret it much, lol!
  3. jgonzo macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2009
    Screen is probably the biggest issue...check the thread about yellow tinged screen. Might check out the drive as well...some are noisy.

    Best of luck!!
  4. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    Yup make sure the store you are visiting sells the i7, not too many do. It's usually a CTO only option.
  5. harcosparky thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Called them before making this thread.

    They have them!
  6. likegadgets macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2008
    Don't buy additional memory at Apple. Aftermarket (crucial, newegg) is much less expensive. I got the 27" but did BTO as I wanted the upgraded processor, video memory and 2TB drive. It took less than a week to arrive. Will add an SSD later.

    Also - the one's in store appear to only have the wireless magic mouse in box. Some retail buyers have had luck getting Apple to either swap for the trackpad or get the store to throw in the trackpad for free.
  7. Csory macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2011
    Fairfax, VA
    Check that its wireless actually works over the 5GHz band (802.11n/5GHz) ;)
  8. jgo78 macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2008
    check screen for color uniformity, pixels, dust under screen etc.
  9. timtom33 macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2011
    How do you do that?

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