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Need Apple iMac opinions...

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by catrancher, Apr 4, 2012.

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    Hmmm now then I would be tempted.

    Then I'd have to practise the following line : "Yes Mr Tax Man, I absolutely need this new shiny Apple technology for my business. No, not the Windows based one, as it doesn't fit my needs...(and it's pants!)". :happybounce:
     
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    well the current 27s are just brilliant... so I don't think you can go wrong.

    The only slight thing is, the new thinner 27s are due soon too but HOW soon? will they be in time for your needs, probably not
     
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    The other, other thing (kind of like the Piranha Brothers) is that I can save a bunch of dinero on the current crop of iMacs. Especially some of the refurbs. Now, once they announce the new iMacs (Ivy Bridge and all) can I save even more on the old inventory? :unsure:

    Decisions, decisions...

    Tom :)macwave:... more conflicted than normal...)
     
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    Even I wouldn't be tempted by a thinner 27 iMac at the moment, pretty darn thin enough for me, any thinner and it'll cut yer fingers
     
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    true I'm still VERY happy with mine
     
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    Ordered. :mental:

    Tom :)macwave:... wanna know why Apple's so profitable? Me. :shrug:)
     
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    Arrived! :mental:

    But.... :sigh:

    It's got issues. Turns out this particular refurbished iMac is a mid 2011 model. When I set it up and turned it on, the left side of the screen is much darker than the right. Looks like the backlighting on that side is gone. I checked the Apple Support discussions and as it turns out, this is not an uncommon problem for that particular vintage.

    I love the size of the thing. Sitting on my desk it's like looking at a movie screen rather than a computer monitor. So, I'm going to see what Apple Care has to say about it. I may just return it and pop for a brand new one out of the store.

    to be continued.... :shrug:

    Tom :)macwave:... if it ain't one thing...)
     
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    Well, it's inconvenient that's for sure. However, I've been in touch with Apple Care and there's been no problem with them setting up the return. They provided a pre-paid shipping label and everything. I asked them if I could return it to the local Apple Store and they indicated that would be fine. So, it's all boxed back up and ready to go. Now, I just need a couple of hours to get to the Apple store.

    Stay tuned... :tapnails:

    Tom :)macwave:... I really liked the size of the thing!)
     
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    Why do I get the feeling you'll be back with a brand new 27" one?!

    I need to upgrade my macbook! I have the white one and it's fine. Heavily scratched, but runs like a dream. I just much prefer the aluminium design and frankly haven't bought much Apple stuff recently. With my staff discount and 6 months interest free credit it looks very appealing...
     
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    Hmmm... whatever would give you that idea? :unsure:

    Tom :)macwave:... leaving for the Apple store shortly...)
     
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    :yes: Yeah, what Chris said! We have the Imac and for the most part love it....came from years and years of windows machines so microsoft office looks totally weird. Daughter has the macbook pro and it has held up to three years of university so far...knock on wood and totally stoked about our new Ipad. Not sure why I added that, just felt good to say it.:tongue:
     
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    Ok.

    Went to the old Apple Store late yesterday. Returned the defective refurbished one and walked out with a brand new shiny 27" iMac.
    Did I mention it's new? :unsure:

    Anyway, set it up this morning and the migration assistant is currently migrating me from my old Macbook Pro over to the new, shiny, iMac.
    Did I mention it's shiny? :unsure:

    About 2 hours to go over Firewire 800 (what can I say, I had a bunch of stuff to migrate). :tapnails:

    Sitting in front of this thing is definitely more interesting that sitting in front of my 17" Macbook Pro.
    This feels more like I'm sitting in a theater. :eek:

    I think me is gonna like. A lot! :thumbsup:

    Tom :)macwave:... oh... and the 7200 RPM disk seems to make it substantially more sudden...)
     
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    All done!

    My what a tremendous amount of screen real estate this thing's got! :thumbsup:

    I also gotta get used to this keyboard. I keep hitting the caps lock. :mental:

    Tom :)macwave:... but to quote Chevy Chase, "I like it! I really like it!")
     
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    Sorry I missed this. Congratulations my friend are you still enjoying it ? I had the caps lock problem to start as well :yes:
     
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    Enjoying it? :unsure:

    Absolutely! :thumbsup:

    Just keep trying to figure out what other windows I might want to keep open. Gotta do something with all that beautiful screen real estate.

    Also, now that I've gotten used to the keyboard, I love it! :yes:
    It's so nice to have the nice tactile feel to the keys and the ability just to shove it around anywhere I want it on my desk. I may even get another keyboard to use with my iPad. I like it that much.

    Tom :)macwave:... bigger is better! :D)
     

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