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Old Nov 27, 2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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UK pricing estimates

(with US prices in parentheses)

Base 21" model 1099 ($1299)
Upgrade RAM from 8GB to 16GB... 160 ($200)

High-end 21" model 1249 ($1499)
Upgrade RAM... see above
Upgrade processor to 3.1GHz quad core i7... 160 ($200)
Upgrade 1TB HDD to Fusion Drive... 200 ($250)

Base 27" model 1499 ($1799)
Upgrade RAM from 8GB to 16GB... 160 ($200)
Upgrade RAM from 8GB to 32GB... 480 ($600)
Upgrade 1TB HDD to 3TB HDD... 120 ($150)
Add Fusion to either 1TB or 3TB HDD... 200 ($250)
Replace 1TB HDD with 768GB SSD 1050 ($1300)

High-end 27" model 1699 ($1999)
All the above options for the base 27" model, plus
Upgrade processor to 3.4GHz quad-core i7... 160 (200)
Upgrade graphics to GTX 680MX... 120 ($150)

Last edited by iLondoner; Nov 28, 2012 at 07:53 AM. Reason: corrected what looks to be a 10 error on 768GB SSD
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 05:59 PM   #2
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If you're right then I'm happy, but do you have any evidence that these are the prices or is it guess work?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 05:59 PM   #3
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Nice one, you got any idea what time they will be on sale over here?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 06:19 PM   #4
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If these are correct, thankyou!
I had feared the jump to 16gb ram might be higher.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 06:37 PM   #5
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1769/2190 for the highest spec 21.5 iMac
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 01:12 AM   #6
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I honestly think the 16GB may be higher, if you look at the mac mini RAM upgrade page, it costs 240 :/
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 01:24 AM   #7
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High end 27" iMac with i7 processor and 3TB fusion drive. 2.179.99.

Damn that's an expensive computer, so much so I'm not adding the 680mx graphics card, I'll leave that to the gamers.

I can't spend a penny more than that, even that is more than I wanted to pay.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 02:32 AM   #8
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MetzoPaino: Nothing is guaranteed until the prices are on the website, but it's calculations rather than pure guesswork. I printed off the prices of the 2011 iMac and Mac mini before they disappeared which helps give a guideline. The UK prices of the 2012 Mac mini and its Fusion Drive are now known. The dollar prices are from Expercom and seem believable when compared with the 2011 iMac and 2012 Mac mini dollar prices.

The ones I'm least confident of are the 3TB upgrade, the 768GB SSD and the GTX 680M which are straight dollar conversions. The 3TB upgrade looks like it's coming in at the same price as the 2TB upgrade on the 2011 model. The prices of the 768GB SSD and GTX 680M are higher than I expected.

Sebie: the Mac mini starts with just 4GB, and the upgrade cost works out at 80 for each 4GB RAM (same as 2011 model prices). The iMac has 8GB as standard which is why the upgrade cost is 80 less.

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Old Nov 28, 2012, 02:50 AM   #9
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Presume you factored in VAT as well as doing the straight dollar conversion?
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 02:57 AM   #10
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I honestly think the 16GB may be higher, if you look at the mac mini RAM upgrade page, it costs 240 :/
Yes but isn't that an upgrade from 4GB, so an additional 12GB? iMac ships with 8GB so it's only another 8GB to upgrade to 16GB.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 03:31 AM   #11
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Presume you factored in VAT as well as doing the straight dollar conversion?
Sorry, my words "straight dollar conversion" are misleading. What I should call it is a "Apple dollar/pound conversion"

If I know that a $250 item such as the Fusion Drive ends up costing 200 in the UK (including VAT), then a $150 item such as the 3TB upgrade would likely be 120. I used similar calculations for the 768GB SSD and the GTX 680M upgrade.

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Old Nov 28, 2012, 03:55 AM   #12
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Hello,

My budget is 2k ish.. so I plan 27 High with Fusion

What is the better option as far as i7 Vs 680MX?

Fancy the odd game on sale - Bought Portal on steam etc. Mainly for Movies etc.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 04:01 AM   #13
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If anyone is interested here are the prices I'm getting for HE discount in the uk

21.5" base-967.20
21.5" higher-1,099.20

27" base-1,318.80
27" higher-1,495.20

Not sure what the BTO prices will be with discount though.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 04:03 AM   #14
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Hello,

My budget is 2k ish.. so I plan 27 High with Fusion

What is the better option as far as i7 Vs 680MX?

Fancy the odd game on sale - Bought Portal on steam etc. Mainly for Movies etc.
Neither - your use doesn't require either.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 04:38 AM   #15
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Those are the exact prices I guessed.

I also tried to calculate the HE discount:
  • i7 = 125
  • 16GB RAM = 125
  • Fusion Drive = 156
  • Total = 406
  • + 21.5" iMac = 1505

Only did it for the 21.5" because that's the one I'm hoping to get.

I just removed 22% from the already guessed prices, but I'm pretty sure the percentage for the parts is lower, I think it may be 15% cheaper for each part.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 05:07 AM   #16
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Sorry, my words "straight dollar conversion" are misleading. What I should call it is a "Apple dollar/pound conversion"

If I know that a $250 item such as the Fusion Drive ends up costing 200 in the UK (including VAT), then a $150 item such as the 3TB upgrade would likely be 120. I used similar calculations for the 768GB SSD and the GTX 680M upgrade.
The upgrade in USD for the 13" rMBP 128GB SDD to 768GB SDD is $1300.
In the UK Apple store that is 1050.

Same goes for the CPU upgrade: 13" rMBP 2.5GHz Core i5 to 2.9GHz Core i7 is $200.
In the UK it is 160.

Mac Mini Fusion upgrade is $250, UK upgrade is 200.

iLondoner your estimates look good to me, right on the money.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 06:30 AM   #17
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Those are the exact prices I guessed.


I also tried to calculate the HE discount:
  • i7 = 125
  • 16GB RAM = 125
  • Fusion Drive = 156
  • Total = 406
  • + 21.5" iMac = 1505

Only did it for the 21.5" because that's the one I'm hoping to get.

I just removed 22% from the already guessed prices, but I'm pretty sure the percentage for the parts is lower, I think it may be 15% cheaper for each part.
Uni discount is the same as college discount? I think it is. Fusion is 180
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 07:18 AM   #18
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Those are the exact prices I guessed.

I also tried to calculate the HE discount:
  • i7 = 125
  • 16GB RAM = 125
  • Fusion Drive = 156
  • Total = 406
  • + 21.5" iMac = 1505

Only did it for the 21.5" because that's the one I'm hoping to get.

I just removed 22% from the already guessed prices, but I'm pretty sure the percentage for the parts is lower, I think it may be 15% cheaper for each part.
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Uni discount is the same as college discount? I think it is. Fusion is 180
I agree it will be 180, do a HE discount on a Mac Mini and chose a Fusion it comes to 180.

So for me I want the Fusion, so have to get the top end 21.5" (would rather have base 21.5" - enough for me), so total with HE will be 1279, wow, DO NOT TELL THE MISSUS!!!
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 07:52 AM   #19
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The upgrade in USD for the 13" rMBP 128GB SDD to 768GB SDD is $1300. In the UK Apple store that is 1050.
Good to know. That's less than a 1% error on my calculated figure of 1040. Have edited original post.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 08:09 AM   #20
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Ah, quite expensive for the 32gb ram. Checked Crucial to compare and they sell 2x8gb sticks for 54 each, so ~108 to go from 8GB to (a replacement) 32GB!
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:43 PM   #21
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Thank you for this. Very useful
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:56 PM   #22
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Thanks iLondoner for doing the sums.

I had saved up months ago for an iMac with many of the options, so with the additional wait I have saved more so will go all out for the top of the range 27" with i7, 3Tb Fusion drive, and the 680MX GPU.

Already have 32GB of Crucial Ram sitting here ready to install. Also bought a 7 Port USB 3.0 hub and a USB 3.0 Memory Card reader. The new iMac location for the built in Memory card slot is just idiotic.

I work part time in a school so will get an additional saving on my new iMac.

Will be nice to have a fast new iMac and to be able to turn my heating back on and to actually buy food LOL
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Ah, quite expensive for the 32gb ram. Checked Crucial to compare and they sell 2x8gb sticks for 54 each, so ~108 to go from 8GB to (a replacement) 32GB!
How can you be sure which Ram to get from Crucial when the iMac hasn't been released yet?
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I would say just take a good look at the mac mini pricing in the us and then the uk and that should give you a good scale.
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How can you be sure which Ram to get from Crucial when the iMac hasn't been released yet?
Crucial know the specs of the RAM for the 2012 iMacs and they guarantee it will be the correct type. Crucial lists the 2012 iMacs and you choose the RAM configuration you want. I already have the Ram siting here ready to fit.
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