Here is the quick rundown of pros and cons during my first 2 weeks with this machine.
- Large, crisp, and bright Apple LCD display
- 2nd monitor support (with purchase of mini-DVI to DVI cable)
- Machine is surprisingly fast and responsive
- Removal of clutter under the desk
- Reduction in number of cables
- Overheating. I did not notice any issues with the temperature the machine was running at until I ran World of Warcraft for several hours. The back of the machine was too hot to touch. I have since read some info on the bad fan control in the iMac. No wonder it was so quiet. A few downloads later and I have turned the fans up and made things run a little smoother. There really should be better built in control for the fans and for monitoring temperatures. I should not have to download a 3rd party program to warn me of high temperatures and to turn the fan speeds up. (Note: I have only had one crash on this system so far, and it was most likely due to overheating, but I did not get any warnings or info to confirm this)
- One week after I bought this iMac, Apple released an update to the Apple store with new top end iMac's. I would have had to pay full price for these, so it didn't really change my mind about the purchase.
I have to say that overall I am very happy with my purchase of a refurbished iMac.
Where I got my memory upgrade from.
Fan Control 1.2
Note: This installs as a preference app and it allows you to change the base fan speeds, but does not seem to properly conrol them automatically.