Worst Desktop ever!
I have only purchased my first ever iMac in Dec 2018 and I have already come across with three major problems. I think only the third time I switched on this iMAC, the screen was blacked out, I had to take it to the nearest Apple store to fix it and they had to changed the mother-board completely, all data will be lost, luckily that was only the third time I use my iMAC. Then two months later, the fan of the machine got really loud, and this time luckily I searched up online and done the trouble-shooting myself and got fixed up. However, now the third time is with imovie. After I have spent hours editing a film, it doesn't let me to export at all. So much frustrations using this iMAC and it's not even one year yet.
After doing some quick research thought I could buy a new iMac machine and double as a display monitor for my work laptop when working from home. How wrong was I. After spending 2 hours with Apple support who were convinced there to be a way, I was at the end told it simply doesn't provide that feature. I lost 20% of purchase price on refund and Apple refused to do anything about the design flaw. Not happy. Off Apple products for good.
- iMac 27 inch 2013 Late
The absolute best!
I purchased this computer for my daughter as she does distance education. It’s been amazing and works great. It’s very modern and sleek and I love that it doesn’t take up much room, the webcam takes quality photos, the microphone is fab, the accessories to match are great. Overall very happy with my purchase! Love apple products!
Best computer I have owned
I love the all in one unit and the actual thinness of the computer. I have dverthing in a large font for ease to read and navigate. It is easy to use, download apps and connect devices to. It has been 5 years since I purchased it and it hasn’t skipped a beat, or frozen, just perfect.
Nothing but trouble from day 1.
Had been using an 11 year old PC with upgrades over time, reliable machine and still fires up 100% although well overdue for a new machine so I decided to get into an iMac 27inch.
To give it a try and see if I could get my head around the Apple OS etc I decided to buy a used 2011 model and all being well would buy a new model Mac down the track.
I am glad I didn't buy a new $3000 Mac up front because these things have a zillion issues apparently and all are horrendously expensive to repair mostly due to ridiculous prices on Apple spares.
Would have been 5 star
Purchased November 2017. Would have been 5 star but for the wireless mouse. It is most annoying and has a mind of its own and for some reason has to be recharged upside down thus disabling its use. I will have to purchase a mouse with a cord to stop the frequent frustrations I have with this thing.
June 6th 2018 Update: MORE APPLE JUNK
Purchased this from Officeworks in November 2017. I previously complained about the "Wireless Mouse", gave 4 stars and now it's down to 3 stars.
Now its the keyboard which is called the "Magic Keyboard". ...
Big, Bold, Fast
It's a few years old now, but I still love my 2011 27" Apple iMac. The 4k screen is stunning, and the processor is still fast at rendering movies. The hard drive is getting slow and probably needs replacing with an SSD.
Can't live without my Mac
This is by far the best computer I have ever owned. For years now it hasn't missed a beat. While you pay a premium to buy an iMac you won't be disappointed. Easy to use and a beautiful big screen. Integrates nicely with my iPad and iPhone. The only upgrade I wish I had would be an SSD instead of normal hard drive to make it that little faster now it's s bit older. Great product and I will buy another for sure.
Nice Machine, but could use more upgradeability
I bought my27" iMac as a custom machine with top of line i7 CPU, 1TB Fusion drive and 8GB ram. After purchase I added another 16GB ram for a total of 24GB and added a second 27" monitor of the same resolution as the iMac screen.
Mostly, its a good machine. A few weeks after purchase the spring inside the screen hinge failed so I had to return it under warranty. I have also had issues with the machine not shutting down properly under several OS upgrades. Have stopped trying to find out why and stuck with leaving it in sleep mo...
it is a very nice computer. it is very clean and the display is very clear. I love it. It is very fast and does its job. i would recommend it
Reliable, fast and beautiful
My Late 2009 iMac 27" had a tough life. It was hardly ever turned off and received maltreatment from unsympathetic children. The glass on the front of the screen got smashed after it was knocked onto the floor by my four year-old, the DVD drive got jammed with paper clips (same four year-old) and when not exposed to the kids, it was crunching through design projects in Adobe Creative Suite. Even after five years it was still quick enough for any work I needed and the screen was beautiful. Did 9/10 of what a Mac Pro did for half the money. ...OSX is dead simple to use. All peripherals worked as soon as plugged in. Only gripe is the inconvenient location of the USB slots and the reflective screen was no good if you had a window or bright light behind. GPU eventually gave up in 2015, but I was still able to get good money for the non-working machine! I don't particularly like Apple as a company, but the iMac is a perfect blend of functionality, ease of use, style and power. Worth the extra spend in my opinion.
Love it, I hate computers
I love it because it's simple.
I plug it in and it just works, does everything I could ever need and more.
If you have an iPhone they interact well and do some cool stuff, almost pointless to have an iPhone without one.
For those that have no desire to constantly upgrade and change your computer or hate the idea of computer virus the get a Mac.
A fantastic product
Hard drive was slow from day one, has no option for a faster hard drive
processor is a slower one- once again no option to upgrade the processor
Product is very expensive, but like all apple stuff fantastic quality and company is very helpful.
Display. processor, hard drive, could all be better- build quality is amazing, looks fantastic, and is a very versatile computer.
Definitely recommend buying
- iMac 27 inch 2011 Mid
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Apple, Thank You! Perfect all the way! Apple iMac27
Purchased in July 2011, iMac27
I have been a PC user all my computing life until I came across the iPhone. After using the iPhone for a while it became clear that Apple were ticking all the right boxes in every way. The real deal sealer for me was the unbelievable customer service in store. I had a problem with the iPhone which one of the major Telco's could not fix after a few weeks so I decided to give Apple a call. Everything thing from here on was a breeze! 1 minute into my consultation with the Apple tech and my phone was pretty much re...ady to go after signing some paper work. During a new business start up I was doing my research into new computers and Apple was high on the list. I went over every detail for PC and Mac. This included checking for software compatibility for a Mac to my accountants running only PC, graphic designers using PC and Mac. To cut it down.... Apple came through with flying colours. My next step I contacted Apple to have a chat, I was handed over to a business consultant straight away and they answered every question on the spot. I was even given a reduced price on the quote for our purchase. In store they have a couple of every model computer on show for you to try out all connected to the net. Service in store in great when you consider how many people are in there checking things out. They have a very unique way of dealing with the large number of people in store (school holidays!!!) For me all the above sealed the deal with Apple. Overall product amazing, customer service amazing, after care amazing, knowledge of products by staff and techs amazing, design and ease of use amazing even coming from a PC user, speed and response amazing. The whole Apple process for me so far has been probably the best service I have come across.
Will probably never purchase an iMac again!
After using a microsoft for so many years I was getting a bit bored and decided to get an iMac 27in all in one. Was it was great at the time as the screen is so big and with the wireless keyboard and mouse I thought it was a great concept. But after a few days I had to call Apple customer service as I was already having problems with it. Firstly they were not even going to help me as apparently if you go over 90 days they don't help you with any technical advice unless you pay them for a subscription. I only had the computer for a week but ac...cording to them it was when the store bought them. How wrong is that!! Next thing when they decided to help me they looked at my serial number and told me that there was a fault on my computer and that I would have to take a 27 INCH computer into a apple store ( In WA there is only 1 in the city) and get them to do an upgrade to the software. It has been a few months and since then my wireless internet has played up and intermittently comes on and off!! I have checked my internet connection, router, modem, wireless connection with every other device etc... and this is the only thing that does not work!! Very frustrating!! Apparently everyone is having problems with the iMac 27 inch computer. It has problems with the airport, IP address trying to connect to the internet wirelessly!! And apple can't even do a thing about it!! Some advice, Apple products are good, but don't get the macs!! Especially the 27inch!!! Stick with good ol Bill gates and get a mircrosoft!! All in one without the tower. Nice big screen. some added benefits Doesn't work wirelessly!! - confusing at times. Apple customer service are hopeless
Questions & Answers
How much is this imac 27inch?
The apple website would have been much more useful than coming here to ask lol
If money is tight buy a used one, can save heaps and there is very little different.
I went from a 2010 to a new one and honesty it feels exactly the same.
Just buy some laptop ram from almost anywhere and put it in the back (takes 30 seconds no skill required)
Do that and it will feel brand new.
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