You should refer to some of the recent threads. They had a lot of good feedback.
Now...why do we keep rehashing this topic to death. Aside from one or two bad reviews, people on here generally adore their eMacs...including THIS Mac maven!
My eMac rocks and it has been a DREAM for us. Noise is not an issue and the graphics are beautiful on this CRT monitor. Aside from thinkkign the flat-panel iMac is gorgeous...I far prefer the CRT on the eMacs to the LCD of the iMac. It is just so insanely crisp!!! Get an eMac!
There were too many issues on the first round ( tytpical ) I want to hear about this round. We LIKE the eMac in concept and price but want it to be a trouble free box.
It's the current crop I'm interested in.
The bulk of the issues that the eMac had were with the first revision (which is fairly typical really). The second revision had far far fewer issues, in fact I dont think there were any big problems that were across the whole line.
Old eMacs with monitor problems are repaired with a new enhanced part from Apple. The new eMacs have this new enhanced part. So far so good with the new models.
There were quite a few problems as noted with the previous ones unfortunatley. Hey, what can I say about CRT?
LCD iMacs are VERY solid! (Aside from displays that were a little tilted).
Master Blaster, can understand the frustration with getting a bad machine. Just a really minor note about your post... Would be much easier to read if you wrote in paragraphs instead of dozens of small sentences. Just a friendly suggestion.
You switched from one of Apple's most expensive machines ever (one engineered from the ground up to operate silently) to one of Apple's least expensive machines ever (one which uses not one but two internal fans) and you're surprised that it's loud in comparison?
Sorry to burst your bubble, but anyone would be reluctant (to say the least) to refund or exchange a machine after two months.
LD has one of the most liberal return policies out there (I should know, I work there) and at best you *might* get an exchange (not a return) after 30 days, but not two months. Probably not though, considering that everything *was* to spec (despite being too noisy for your tastes, I assume the machine was in good working order).
Realistically speaking, if it was bad enough to complain about after 2 days, then maybe you should have brought within the next few.