I have a two month old top-of-the-line new iMac I got for my home office and added another Apple Cinema Display to the set-up in order to get a lot more real estate. I have to say – it has been painful two months for the computer has been difficult to use.
You see, I am used to working on a MacBook Air (13-inch version) and even though it doesn’t have the fastest chip, it is feels brisk and extremely responsive. It has a lot to do with how it is designed but it also has to do with the use of solid storage drive. The SSD (128 GB
MB) takes away any lag I have in using the computer.
In comparison, the iMac has a conventional drive. It seems unresponsive compared to the MacBook Air. I have a sneaking suspicion that what I have is a faulty drive. But I cannot tell for sure. The computer hangs, the drive starts to whirr aggressively. There have been times when I am about to hit save on the WordPress and the computer just goes into a loop for a couple of minutes and essentially inducing a panic that comes with a lost blog post.
Today, I am putting it back into the box. It is time to take it back to Dr. Apple! I might add a SSD just to get real performance from the iMac. For now I have gone back to MacBook Air with the 27-inch Cinema Display screen set-up that has kept me company for years.