2009 refurbs prices will be lowered to ?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by philipma1957, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    Okay I am in the market for a mac pro my mac mini's and my iMac don't let me handle all the hdds I have. So the 2009 quad 2.93 stripped and the 2009 quad 3.33ghz are huge jumps in cpu for me my iMac is a 2009 3.06ghz with the better GPU. Are apple refurbed 3.33 quads going to be easy to find if they do show up. what would be a good price.

    a 2010 3.2 quad new is 2900 I can get an ed discount and pay 2660 pre tax. seems to me that a 2010 3.2 quad is almost exactly the same as a 2009 3.33 quad .. graphics I can do aftermarket. I have a ton of hdds. I would only need a controller card from owc for 200 and change to hook up two 4 bay raid units via esata. so if I can get a 3.33quad from apple refurb will it really be close to the new 3.2 quad. If so I would need to get it a lot less then the 3.2 quad. Any thoughts on these being close to equal machines. Remember graphics is not a key for me hdd management is more important. thanks for your input
  2. dissolve macrumors 6502a

    Aug 23, 2009
    I'm in a similar boat as you are. Hard to say what the drop will be. Based on how the iMacs were priced after their recent update, along with the ideas of others on the board, my guess for the base 2.66 '09 is $1999. Complete guess though. For the procs you mentioned, it'll be a relative increase. With the educational discount and if that's the price, a 2010 seems to be a better deal. As they say, only time will tell.
  3. Ravich macrumors 6502a

    Oct 20, 2009
    Portland, OR
    I'm wondering what the 2.66 octo will fall to.
  4. dissolve macrumors 6502a

    Aug 23, 2009
    Right now it's at $3999 on the refurb store...still same price. I think the i5 iMac was at $1699 before the new models were introduced, which has now dropped to $1529. That's almost exactly a 10% drop. With that logic, you'd be looking at $3599 for the 2.66 octo. Wish I could remember what the i7 iMac was to try and corroborate. Either way, just a guess :)

    The base 2009 quad was at $2149, so we could possibly expect between $1899 and $1999. Somehow I can't imagine seeing Apple selling a Mac Pro for below the latter though.

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