Is There a Chance I'll find a new iMac under $1000?

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  1. xJus10x macrumors regular

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    I only have $1000 to spend, and thats pushing it. I really want one of those new iMacs thoguh....
     
  2. justinshiding macrumors member

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    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0002OG6OI/ref=pd_sxp_elt_l1/102-8792927-6036949

    right, so amazon.com has the first revision imac g5 17inch (1.8ghz) for 1099.xx with a 100 dollar mail in rebate...

    or for 100 less you can get the 1.6ghz version, but that doesn't have a rebate offer..

    either way you'll get less ram and a slightly less nice video card with these older ones...but I'm not sure if that matters much to you :)

    cheers,
    justin


    edit. correction : the 1.6 ghz also has the 100 dollar rebate meaning it's only 900 + tax (if applicable)
     
  3. xJus10x thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't care about the RAM because I can upgrade that by myself. Do you think the video card will make a huge difference?
     
  4. cubist macrumors 68020

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    Consider a refurb. Apple Store special deals.

    iMac G5 1.6GHz/ 256MB/ 80GB/ Combo/ 56K/ 17-inch - Apple Certified
    Original price: $1,299.00
    Your price: $899.00
    Free Shipping

    iMac G5 1.8GHz/ 256MB/ 80GB/ SuperDrive/ 56K/ 17-inch - Apple Certified
    Original price: $1,499.00
    Your price: $999.00
    Free Shipping

    I've bought two refurbs (a powermac and an ibook), and they've both been perfect.
     
  5. justinshiding macrumors member

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    If you want to use the imac to play newer games...then yes it would. If you're just going to be using it for web surfing and other normal things I think the 5200 would be a fine video card.

    cheers,
    justin
     
  6. bb0ys macrumors member

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    How long will you wait?

    I'm sure in 1-2 months Apple will sell a refurbished current generation iMac. IMO the 128MB video card is a HUGE bonus because you can't upgrade it.
     
  7. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    I doubt you'll get a second revision iMac for $1000 until the next revision. For the budget conscious, those first version iMac G5s are pretty good deals.

    Are you a student? With the EDU discount the new bottom of the line one is $1200. Sell your kneecaps for the extra $200?
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Or your belly button. Mine has never done anything for me. Well, nourish me and give me life in the womb, but since then, what has it done for me? ;)

    Is there a reason you are specific to new? You *might* be able to find a refurb for that price if you shop for a while...
     
  9. xJus10x thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry guys... I like my belly button and my knee caps. Maybe I'll just wait until the new PowerBooks because then my mom would probably help me out with the payment.
     
  10. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Heck, by the time new (G5) PowerBooks arrive, you'll be able to dip into your 401(k)! :eek: :D
     
  11. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816

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    1st rev Pb G5 scares me a little...might burn up my kneecaps or melt my ilap :eek:
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yet another reason to trade those kneecaps in for the better iMac! :)
     

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