Reviews and Problems with Apple The new iMac 27" (2012-) / ME088 / ME089
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PC to MAC transition
Mumtaz A. Shamsee "Tazer", Amazon
2 days ago
Summary: Took the plunge.....early results are partially encouraging. Browser is not convenient. I installed Google Chrome. Loosing ability to right click is also inconvenient. Haven't figured out how to duplicate tabs or rename book-marks yet (assuming that ability exists). The keyboard is sleek, maybe too sleek.....hard time getting to shift on the right while typing with both hands.. Couple of hot pixels towards the top that show up sometimes.....
Summary: Thank you (Amazon) for taking the responsibility to resolve the issue that I have with the 27" Apple iMac which I personally think it should have been Apple's duty to fulfill. The truth is we ordered two of the same computer in the same household and both computer appeared to have the same issue which the SD card reader on the back of the computer don't function at all, I got the first order with a replacement computer but only with the same issue, that to me obviously...
Summary: I held out for a while to buy another iMac. The last one I had bought in 2007 was limping along sadly and highly suicidal. He repeatedly tried to end it completely (death by hard drive failure) and I had to use an external hard drive to use as the computer's hard drive. That would have been great except for the fact that the external hard drive wasn't up for the task and had a very public meltdown, taking all my precious files with it. Cloud storage anyone?
Summary: I like this iMac but this is my first iMac and there are a few concerns I have to point out. You will have to learn and adopt to Apple's way of doing things. First, the 27 inch monitor screen is great. I love it! I love watching movies or just surfing the internet. It is a pure joy. However, I find the amount of control that Apple wants over "my" computer and the way "I want to use it" to be far to restrictive and unnecessary.
Too Limited; too expensive, Beautiful hardware but not worth $3000
2 June 2013
Summary: Ive been a long time Solaris/Linux/Windows user and thought I would try a Unix based machine for a change. I very much like the control that Unix gives the advanced user. However, Apple tries to lock you into a very limited use of Tinkering on your own machine! Very disappointed about that. I do like the looks of the hardware. The 27" iMac is stunning and works well; albiete the software is very limited to find.
Summary: I can understand that when selling a newly used item, people are not supposed to loose a lot of money by doing so.... but come on where is the deal if you are selling this imac for a 100 dollars less than a new in a box one from Apple.... who would buy his item if only 100$ cheaper ... even if it's 12G in rams...i wonder!
Awesome if you only want to use it and nothing else connecting to it
19 January 2012
Summary: Is is possible that Apple got too cute for their new iMac 27" for Feb 2011 release? I think so. By alienated themselves even further from the rest of us so-called converters from PC's, Apple has managed to make it even harder to connect to their new iMac 27" by adding the new thunderbolt port in lieu of their old mini display port...which by the way, practically nothing connects to!
Summary: Having difficulty in accessing e-mail I went to Apple helpline and discovered in the conversation that this product is note as being sold last year in June I believe. This was a shock as it was not described as used in the sales description, merely that the packaging was damaged. To say that I am disgruntled is putting it mildly as I find that the 90 day support has been used up and should I require help I will have to pay £160 odd pounds for help.