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21.5- and 27-inch iMacs (Mid 2011)

#43 User is offline   whitedog 

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 03:06 PM

View Postmillmack, on 27 November 2011 - 01:06 PM, said:

I'd like to see an i7 QuadCore 3.+ cpu on a 21.5" iMac,with the Thunderbolt and all options available.What are the rumors when this might appear?,or are there already makers/marketers of this?


You could check the Apple web site yourself. ?
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  Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:02 AM

I recently bought a 27inch, as for performance it's fine.

The only problem is the noise this thing makes.
I've had 5 macs and all were pretty well silent and
would expect the same from a 2011 state of the art
computer. I took it to apple and they say this is normal.

I use this in a 4m by 3.5m room and can hear it 4 meters away.
For $1800.00 aus dollars for a noisy piece of rubbish.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:46 AM

View Post9DOT9, on 09 May 2012 - 03:02 AM, said:

I recently bought a 27inch, as for performance it's fine.

The only problem is the noise this thing makes.
I've had 5 macs and all were pretty well silent and
would expect the same from a 2011 state of the art
computer. I took it to apple and they say this is normal.

I use this in a 4m by 3.5m room and can hear it 4 meters away.
For $1800.00 aus dollars for a noisy piece of rubbish.


The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Go back to the Apple store and raise a real stink. Don't take no for an answer - or any nonsense about this being normal. I have several friends with 27" iMacs and they're not noisy, even with 12GB of RAM. If your iMac is noisy all the time, it's probably not a heat/fan issue. It could be the hard drive. A noisy hard drive is not a good sign.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:26 PM

View Postwhitedog, on 09 May 2012 - 03:46 AM, said:

View Post9DOT9, on 09 May 2012 - 03:02 AM, said:

I recently bought a 27inch, as for performance it's fine.

The only problem is the noise this thing makes.
I've had 5 macs and all were pretty well silent and
would expect the same from a 2011 state of the art
computer. I took it to apple and they say this is normal.

I use this in a 4m by 3.5m room and can hear it 4 meters away.
For $1800.00 aus dollars for a noisy piece of rubbish.


The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Go back to the Apple store and raise a real stink. Don't take no for an answer - or any nonsense about this being normal. I have several friends with 27" iMacs and they're not noisy, even with 12GB of RAM. If your iMac is noisy all the time, it's probably not a heat/fan issue. It could be the hard drive. A noisy hard drive is not a good sign.


They already replaced the Hard Drive because it was making a grinding noise all the time, i know they make a certain amount of noise at start up ect ( like i said i've had 5) but this was every time you would open an app or even open a page in safari.
The grinding is gone now... even after they tried to fob me off and tell me this was normal and told me they couldn't hear anything.
I don't know anyone else who has one so i have nothing to compare it to and listening to them in the shop is pretty well useless because there is so much noise.
This noise is just crazy... drives me mad.
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  Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:49 AM

One important point is that the iMac doesn't include blu ray, only used with standard DVD's. May be a point worth consideing for those with large blu ray libraries...
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  Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:56 AM

Not a very good product, and good luck if you need help or work done on it. Apple used to be good, and I go all the way back to when the fat mac was the state of the art.

The most disappointing thing to me was there was no documentation of value that came with the computer, and then trying to get help is just awful.

No more Mac's for me.
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  Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:55 PM

I bought one and I like it, it's really pretty. But I really regret spending all that money on it, I think I should have gotten the Vizio computer instead.
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  Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:51 PM

The comment referring to external drives on a Mac notorious for becoming corrupt..Say whaaa? I run 12 all the time and have for many years. I have NEVER had a corrupted drive on a Mac Pro. I have an assortment including Firewire,both flavours, USB 2.0 , eSATA and they run fine, It is a matter of sufficient RAM, running a clean unmodified OS and avoiding crashes by never using beta software. It matters not if they are internal or external. 4 of mine are internal..Try that on an iMac.. The iMac is small and light and with a mediocre screen. They are fast but that about covers it for me. I await a new Mac Pro with Thunderbolt i/o. It will come of that I am certain.
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  Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:33 PM

Any word on iMacs with retina displays coming out, or is it worth the cost/bother to wait?
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