When Will We See the Reviews?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by One Still Sheep, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. One Still Sheep macrumors member

    One Still Sheep

    Oct 16, 2012
    Given that the new iMacs have been announced, and their inner components described in some detail, how long before we start seeing a wave of genuine reviews (not simply, "I touched it in a showroom" or "Here is the spec sheet," but reviews by people who actually used the device)? Will we have to wait for the public release, or are there reviewers currently abusing their pre-release iMacs for the betterment of the Apple community?

    The question on my mind is, "How does the new iMac stack up on the subjects of heat and noise when pushed to its limits?" I suspect I am not alone on this issue. Questions such as this one cannot really be answered by spec sheets or showroom pornography: someone needs to force these new anorexic iMacs to render out some HD footage in After Effects.
  2. fa8362 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
    You won't see ANY reviews until a few days after the product is available for purchase.
  3. 12dylan34 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2009
    I'll be putting mine through a 24 hour long Cinema 4D render and extensive memory and screen testing when I get it.

    I agree with you though. I want to see a review before I buy. I believe that we'll have to wait until they're available to purchase, though.
  4. Garden4Gods macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2012
    It's always risky buying a product fresh on the market without user feedback, but I'd be very surprised if this wasn't another 4.5/5 Star product from Apple.

    I can understand how the design may raise some questions with regards possible issues, but Apple will no doubt have done their homework and tested the product extensively.
  5. blanka macrumors 68000

    Jul 30, 2012
  6. One Still Sheep thread starter macrumors member

    One Still Sheep

    Oct 16, 2012
    Well, really just giving the item a rating isn't really the point of a review as how well it performs is contingent upon what you are wanting from the machine. This is why it is important to have different types of reviews.

    In a manner of speaking there are already some "reviews" out: people who claim to have had "hands-on" time with the machine and are ready to tell everyone about it; of course, this is little better than blind speculation.

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