Got 2 of them
Great products. We’ve had a few iMacs now, we got our first one in 2011 and it’s still going strong today. Got a 2020 one as well which is great and incredibly fast. Highly recommend
They make the best iMac's
On Tuesday afternoon 28th January 2020 I got this from Apple as a replacement for my MacBook Pro 15" 2012 since somebody from Apple took it on Monday 27th January 2020. I spoke to somebody at the Apple Store in Doncaster on Tuesday morning 28th January 2020 and they couldn't solve the issue since I put Windows 10 Professional on it.
Sorry I bothered
My old iMac was giving up the ghost after more than a decade of use, so I thought it was time for a new one. Frankly it isn't worth the hefty price tag. It's no faster than my old one, & riddled with glitches. I'm forever restarting it to get it to reset! It also won't allow me to download a couple of apps that I want, for example my recipe book, so that I can have a back up in the event of my iPads untimely death.
It also is not compatible with some of my games (this is because of the Catalina OS). Honestly, I think a lot of the problems ...
Not for professional environment
If you are thinking of getting iMac (pretty much any year) for professional graphic design or similar environment, think twice and do yourself a favor and get something else, even windows but more powerful computer. iMac or iMac pro are not made for those professionals like us. We use Adobe software or other 3D, filming software a lot and iMacs aren't just compatible (yes you can use those software but..). I have to switch over multiple Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, etc) but Photoshop is unbearable to use. iMac can't simply proces...s large files. lagging, freezes, crashes. Have used many different iMacs but this 2017 model is the worst of all so far. Fusion core drive is just way too slow. Even opening one folder on the desktop takes unbelievable amount of time. pff.
Worst of all
I've bee using Mac for almost 20 years and recently bought this latest iMac but was huge disappointment. Compare to the one I had, bought back in 2012, this was way better computer. Worst compatibility with other software, especially Adobe. when start using any of Adobe, dramatically slows down. Unbearable. and new Finder feature, looks cool but way too slow to do anything. just really bad and absolutely slow computer.
- iMac 21.5 inch 2017
Apple iMac 21.5 SSD is too slow when starting
I bought a brand new iMac 2017 a few months ago and it's 1TB SSD. I regret buying SSD instead of Fusion hard drive as it's too slow.. It takes more than 1 mins to start a computer when it's new and I have got 10GB of data saved in my iMac and it takes 2mins to start the computer. Other than slow hard drive, I am pretty happy with the 4K display retina screen.
Pretty much useless for design environment
i7 i5 doesn't matter, was expecting to get faster performance on latest iMac than 2012 iMac I was using but all I got was disappointment. Can't handle Adobe software, any of their apps way too slow to start up, photoshop is the worse.
Great computer, stylish but expensive
My wife bought this for her studies in 2017. I am a huge computer fan and have always thjought these were overpriced. Having used it, its great for web browsing, photo and light video editing. Mac operates differently to PC so there was adjustment to how things work and how you click certain things.
I would say for the money you can get a PC considerably cheaper, but not as stylish.
Beats all other models!
Everyone kept telling me to get an Apple iMac desk top computer they kept telling me the pros and the more I thought about it and researched, the more I wanted it, so when I saved enough money I bought one and I haven't looked back. I am really happy, it helps me with everything, no more worries about pathetic Windows and their useless hangups and updates, no worries about anything, its got everything you need and more, I am more than happy with it, thumbs up for me!
Having already used an iMac for many years, when we needed another one for our home office, it was a no brainer! These computers are so simple and easy to use. Though i’m disappointed with how they have phased out the disc drive. All round though, a solid investment!
I Hope It Can Use Microsoft
I bought my imac two years ago and I use it to watch youtube and other video. The screen image is very high definition. But hard for my to do my work at home using this device.
Stay away from any iMac
I bought the 21.5" LED backlit iMac 2 years ago & ever since I had this piece of junk is given me nothing but trouble. It's slow & you need to update every freaking part that Apple sends. If u don't, then it slows down even more! It comes with a blue tooth mouse & keyboard which u have to feed AA batteries every fortnight if you are using the damn thing everyday. So my advise is, please stay away from any Apple products. BTW it's not virus tolerant anymore. I know someone who worked in Apple Care & their systems down at least once a week which implies that hackers & viruses DO get into their systems & servers. Be careful all u Apple lovers out there.
Five year blues
I have a iMac that's five and a half years old and now has a white screen with nothing else happening , rang apple support tried different methods to get it going but with no results so off to apple shop I trot.. After testing it they said it's a vintage model , any mac thats 5 years or older is vintage as far as apple are concerned and said can't fix it even if we wanted to as we don't stock parts for anything over five years old , Great so I just throw it in the bin and buy a new one , no said the nice lady you can get a pc repairer to fix...it not apple ??..It's been a great computer for the time I have had it but call me old fashioned I still think apple should be able to repair it ... Certainly has turned me off apple when you pay 1500 dollars and in 5 years they don't stock parts for your computer...May as well buy a cheapie and throw it away when trouble strikes....hoo hum...Update 8/5/17 Got onto a chap that use to work for apple and he fixed it in five minutes the hard drive had gone in it ,said luckey it wasn't motherboard as would have been to expensive to fix and better to spend money on new one so happy for that, 500 dollars to fix....
Awesome computer still running like new
its a bit pricy but a great investment guys having my iMac over 3 years now looks like new running like new. great speed, multiple programs open up fast.
I have used Windows computers over the years they are getting bad and bad every day. I could never go back to Windows. The ease of use is amazing.
A+++ for APPLE!!!
Excellent computer that lasts!!
I am a big fan on Mac computers, they just seem to last longer, are safer against virus' and easier to use once you get the hang of them. The downside would be repair costs and finding a really good technician. I know the parts are expensive and sometime hard to find. This iMac has lasted me 5 years to date without a problem. The only thing needed after all these years would be a new hard drive (SSD) to boost this unit from 500Gb to 1TB. Wireless keyboard and mouse are fantastic and reliable. The back up system is called Time Machine and works a treat and is easy to use and retrieve. I would highly recommend this iMac over any PC anyway.
Leaking lines through screen.
I also have had a problem with my screen. I have not had it for very long and it has developed some leaking lines through the screen. Also something else is happening on the screen and I can't view pictures or video, not sure if it has something to do with a failing graphics card. Very disappointing!
Love our IMacs!
Being a Windows only girl forever, I wasn't sure I'd warm to the iMac. I knew the kids would adapt, but at 40 I'm a creature of habit (plus all of my programs like MYOB and Embrilliance run perfectly in Windows)
The stand has failed - needs a recall
The stand failed. There was a big cracking sound and now the monitor won't stay up. This seemingly has happened to heaps and heaps of t his model but it will take 3 weeks to get fixed.
I told the repair guys I needed it back but they said they are waiting for parts from Apple - there is a shortage because there have been so many failures.
There should be a recall on these machines Because nobody can wait 3 weeks for repair. We have work to do!!!
This iMac is great absolutely no complaints at all - stills looks good after years of use flawless & can handle even the power hungry professional graphic software with ease. Get one if you are looking .. seriously.
Fast, Reliable and User Friendly Desktop Computer
Never had any problems with this computer. This is my first Mac and I must say I will not go back to a Windows operating system, Ever! Everything flows smoothly, works properly and has not slowed after 2 years of daily usage of 6+ hours. Love Love Love it! If I had have known it was going to be as user friendly and reliable when I first purchased this desktop, I wouldn't have bothered with the Apple Care Plan, as I have never used it. There is no going back once you own a Mac!! Also owning a iPhone and an iPad means that all your files are accessible from any device. Perfect.
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