Apple iMac (mid 2011), 27in

Apple iMac 2011 review: Apple's new iMac is also its best, with plenty of power

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    4.00 / 5
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    3.00 / 5 (of 6 Reviews)
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    $ 2,299.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Michael Wright



Everything else
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My son convinced me, after many years of suffering the indignities of
Microsoft, that Apple computers were the way to go. So we purchased a shiney new, top of the range iMac 27" in November 2010.

This machine has been plagued with countless problems and has been a horror from day one. Foolishly, I struggled on with this machine only to suffer the ultimate indignity of total hard disk failure. This left
me with a £1600 paperweight.

Apple computers could not be less helpful. The machine should just
be replaced – it is obviously a dud. No chance with Apple computers –
happy to replace the hard disk of a machine that is only 18 months old
at a further, extortionate, £250+VAT cost to me. This is outrageous.

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Michael Wright



Pretty screen
Everything else
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My first experience with Apple has been poor. My 18 month old, top of the range iMac 27" has caused me nothing but repeated difficulties. Too many problems to document here. Culminating in total HD failure. Apple could not be less interested.

So, £1600 lighter in the wallet, I am forced back to Microsoft. I would advise people to think very carefully before wasting their money on Apple.

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It's not perfect, but it's awfully close. y
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I doubt if Phil even owns one, if he did he would know that there are a lot of professional programs available for the Mac, you don't say what programs you want, bashers and trolls aren't cool your post marks you as one or the other.
I purchased my 27 inch, 3.4GHz with 2 TB hard drive, AMD 2970M with 2 Gigs of video ram. I added another 4 gigs of ram myself, it's cheaper than having Apple do it, and a 3 year Apple care extended warranty. Total US dollar cost $2500 plus. Do I like it, I flat love it. The first movie I played on it was Horatio Hornblower/ Duty, i felt like I was getting sea sick, before I moved back a couple of feet




the massive 8gb ram great for my gaming needs! I had a normal PC with 2gb ram and it was really bad it even lagged when i played sims 3. Imac has %100 no lag
the expenses
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its nothing like a PC but i can be one at the same time




The speed
The big mirror
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I've got one! Mine's a 27-inch i7 3.4Ghz with 1TB drive, 8GB RAM and 2GB 6970M. So far so good - in fact it's brilliant. But then it ought to be as it cost me over £1700 (pre tax) here in the UK. I was upgrading from an iMac G5, so the difference in performance is mega. I transferred the data from the G5 via Time Machine and an external hard drive - worked like a dream. It even copied over my own equaliser settings from iTunes, which I wasn't expecting. I'm even sure I'll get over the glossy glass screen eventually, too.




Other computer types
paying apple too much money for basic services. being told what apps are appropriate for my purchase. Limited business software... sure you can use a mac but for real business apps you are going to be lacking or ignorant of what's available,
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Given, new computers are cool and Mac makes some cool looking PCs. My problem is that they DO NOT support their machines end of life or if you are NOT paying them a monthly fee. This is the major reason why I cannot recommend Macs to anyone. Know any NON-tech savy people who are stuck with a broken POS Mac and they have no way to get their files/downloads unless they pay a supposed genius? I do!!

You can easily get a laptop which exceeds ALL the above specs and cost approximately 1/2. It's not a mac though.

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