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Old Dec 14, 2012, 12:26 AM   #1
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What is the better UPS for Imac 27 - 2012 ver

I'm preparing my house for my latest hi-tech gift :-) and i wanna know what is the better solution (value for money) in order to protect my imac.

What ups can i bought? APC? any other brand? what do u think about this model? APC Smart-UPS 750VA LCD 100V, it will protected quite enough?
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 03:44 AM   #2
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I'm preparing my house for my latest hi-tech gift :-) and i wanna know what is the better solution (value for money) in order to protect my imac.

What ups can i bought? APC? any other brand? what do u think about this model? APC Smart-UPS 750VA LCD 100V, it will protected quite enough?
I've no idea where you live, but here in Thailand all UPS have the same single battery (from a M/C ) that lasts about 10 minutes. If you want longer, buy one with two batteries - 20 minutes. We really need them out here as we have frequent short power cuts ( 1-5 minutes as the operator changes the reels??)
Also look for surge protection- again here an important feature.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 03:50 AM   #3
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We've had good luck with APS UPS units in our house. They need batteries every couple of years, unless you have long power outages. During hurricanes, when I lived in Florida, we used them to run portable A/C units and keep the freezer going. I've always used a minimum of 1,000 VA for running both my monitor and the computer. I'll use the same for my 27" iMac. Oh, batteries can be replaced in them by going to places like Batteries Plus.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 07:20 AM   #4
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Hands down one of the best UPS for any computer. The CyberPower pure sine wave UPS line is the way to go and very reasonably priced. I was an APS fan but have switched to CyberPower and haven't looked back.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o06_s00_i00

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Old Dec 15, 2012, 08:04 PM   #5
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Hands down one of the best UPS for any computer. The CyberPower pure sine wave UPS line is the way to go and very reasonably priced. I was an APS fan but have switched to CyberPower and haven't looked back.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o06_s00_i00
Ya i have that one too, its great. I have the 1350VA version. Love it. I agree about APC, the batteries didnt last for crap on the 2 previous ones I owned.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 09:19 PM   #6
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Forget APC

I had the APC as well. We used to use them exclusively. After a year, my home unit totally failed. Most of the reviews of the CyberPower have been positive especially in the area of Mac compatibility.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 07:43 AM   #7
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I'm preparing my house for my latest hi-tech gift :-) and i wanna know what is the better solution (value for money) in order to protect my imac.

What ups can i bought? APC? any other brand? what do u think about this model? APC Smart-UPS 750VA LCD 100V, it will protected quite enough?
APC has been nothing but trouble for me. I've switched to Cyberpower and haven't had any trouble with them so far.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 08:27 AM   #8
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cyberpower all the way, got one for my 2011 iMac - best
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 07:51 PM   #9
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J&r

You can get the CP1500VA from J&R for $129.99 using the $10 HOLIDAY1 coupon:

http://www.jr.com/cyberpower/pe/CBR_CP1500AVRLC/

This is less expensive than I've seen the 1350VA go for. Free shipping if you sign up for their free member club.
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