Reviews and Problems with Apple The new iMac 27" (2012-) / ME088 / ME089
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Amazon Customer, Amazon
22 April 2014
Summary: Works fine right out of the box, picture is beautiful. However, Apple gives you no means to adjust the vertical height of the monitor, which is 21in high. Menu bars are at the top of the screen, I wear bifocals, and my neck hurts from positioning my head to see the top of the screen. We had a Sony 24in which was only 17in high and it worked fine. I did all the usual, moved my chair as high as it would go, desk is only 27in - nothing works. So - back it goes.
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.
Summary: disclaimer(this review and experience is based on a 27 inch imac from early 2010) the imac was a great computer. i thoroughly enjoyed it while it worked. i've had my imac for 3 years until recently the motherboard gave out. the cost to repair for my 27 inch imac came out to roughly $900. i'm kind of upset because the amount for repair is so high that it makes more sense to buy a new imac than repair one that is 3yrs old.
Summary: The good stuff - StarCraft II looks amazing and plays on ultra 2560x1400 at over 30fps - yes! The speakers stink but I added an old white set of Creative I-Trigue 3400s and they rock. iTunes and Spotify are perfect. We haven't gotten all the mac software yet, so can't wait to dive in and try photo and video editing. JUST TOO EXPENSIVE!
Summary: This is how the things are changing. There is no optical drive included in this iMac anymore. If you need a CD/DVD reader or burner you have to go for another external solution like these ones http://amzn.to/ZuI9C5 In all other points the iMac is better than the version before.
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: Supposed to be Apple's newest IMac as per Amazon add. I received an over 6 month old produced model that did not even have the newest Mountain Lion software installed! Caused issues with data migration and had to down load and install Mountain LIon over the installed Lion software. When I order the "Newest Version" I expect most recent operating system installed and ready to run. I will never order a high end Apple product from Amazon after this.