Angry Users Rail About 27-Inch iMac Problems

by admin December 14, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Apple’s 27-inch iMac isn’t getting a lot of love, judging from some recent online postings by users. Complaints about flickering or cracked screens and processor problems are drowning out the praise Apple has come to expect for its hardware. “The 27-inch iMac has a problem with the AMD ATI graphics card,” said Broadpoint AmTech analyst Brian Marshall. “They should have stuck to Nvidia.”

Upwards of hundreds of users have posted negative comments about their brand-new iMac computers on the Web.

The majority appear to reference problems with the displays, while a sizeable minority point to problems with the processor; some are complaints about cracked screens.

Most of the reports were about problems with 27-inch iMacs. Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Web sites show there’s now a two-week delivery lead time for these PCs. This is apparently so Apple can replace the graphics card.

Apple did not respond to requests for comment by press time.

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