Poor hardware reliability
I'm starting to get rather depressed with the mac side of things here again.
Macs *are* expensive, despite what some people say, they certainly cost more than any other machines around here.
The problem I have is that our machines have gone into meltdown from a hardware reliability point of view.
Today I discovered that due to the first batch of Intel imacs, I'm going to have to spend many thousands of pounds getting screens replaced. The machines are nearly 2 years old, so no warranty now :(
In one suite of 20, I've now had 4 screens fail within the last 2 months, and the speed of failures is accelerating! After some searching I find that I'm not the only one and that it affects certain serial numbers, it came as no surprise to find that all of mine were in that range.
If you have an imac with serials in the range W860xxxxU2N then prepare yourself!
4 Original macbook pros, 1 dead, 1 replaced logic board and 4 replaced batteries. One was stolen before the board could be replaced :D
35 iMacs, 4 dead screens and counting, 1 psu, 1 board.
So thats 75% failure rate on the Macbook Pros and 17% on the iMacs. They just work... Until they don't.