Originally Posted by everythinglouder
I don't think drBill is arguing whether or not the specs are impressive. He's saying that all of his iMacs have physically failed. And I think he means they went south in a way that computers are not supposed to.
I was working on a 24-inch iMac for a while, and I agree with drBill. It turned into a piece of shit.
The way they're built, with poor ventilation and VERY hot working parts, they simply don't last long if you push them in ways that a DAW user would.
My 24-inch iMac lasted a little over a year. It was hardly acceptable for what was supposed to be a relatively high-performance machine. After a year it started having overheating problems and would, when even a tad bit hot (even during the winter), respond as though it was an 866 MHz G3.
Well, I got Apple Care and i'm pretty sure the newer machines are better built.