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I want to get a new iMac but I am afraid, help?


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Hi,

I want to upgrade my 2.5 year old iMac with a new Mac.
The only problem is I didn't have any real good experience with the iMac so far.
After 6 months of having it my Power Supply died and I had to go to the Apple Store.
6 months later the LCD Panel started having persistent images all over the screen and I had to take it again to the Apple Store where they replaced the faulty panel and returned the computer to me after 1.5 weeks.
Of course now 1 year later I don't have warranty and the persistent images returned big time and also the iMac overheats sometimes (gets to 55 degrees easily).

The question is if I should upgrade to a new 27" iMac or should I just get a Mac Pro for twice the price? (the iMac always seems like a sure bargain next to it). Do the iMacs still have those problems?

Also it's funny that the iMacs get pretty old after 2 years because they lack the option of upgrading except for RAM.

I don't do irregular things on my Mac, mainly Web developing & designing, Adobe CS5, recording music through Logic Studio 9 and Gaming.

What do you guys think? I will really appreciate your comments =]

Thanks!


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All I can say is...many many many many many (is that enough many's)...people have purchased Macintosh computers & have had absolutely no problems.

So I would say...go for a new Mac if you feel it's time to purchase one/upgrade.

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p.s. I would say go for the i5 or i7 27" iMac...it's just a great value!

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You must have gotten a lemon. I would take it up with Apple to have them fix it; it seems like you might have a case since it has happened before. Maybe they'll fix it so you can sell it and get a new one .
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You must have gotten a lemon. I would take it up with Apple to have them fix it; it seems like you might have a case since it has happened before. Maybe they'll fix it so you can sell it and get a new one .
Thanks for the replies guys.

Haha I don't think Apple will fix it, my warranty expired like a year ago lol and also for me to go to the Apple Store is 1.5 hours drive =\

Anyways, I still want to know if the new iMacs are preferable (price and reliability wise) over the new 27 iMac?

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And 55 degrees is not, I repeat... not, over heating.

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