2011 27" for price of 2012 21.5"-good buy?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by madeirabhoy, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. madeirabhoy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2012
    wife bought me a huge surprise of a birthday present today, an iMac to replace my aging 2009 mini.

    when she told me she spent 1400 euro i thought it was the present 21.5 base model, but its a refurb 3.1 ghz 27 inch 2011 model.

    is there any downside?

    it hasn't got usb 3, and its not the newest form factor but apart from that:

    3.1 ghz rather than 2.7ghz both quad core i5
    27 inch rather than 21.5 inch

    not sure whether AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1 gig is better than Nvidea 640m 512mb

    is this as good a deal as i think it is?
  2. Montymitch macrumors regular


    Feb 16, 2009
    Hug your wife, tell her that you love her, then enjoy that massive display. It might not have USB3, but it's got thunderbolt and you can use adapters with that. Also has on optical drive, the lack of which has been annoying as all get out lately.
  3. faocisco macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2013
  4. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
  5. ioannis2005gr macrumors 6502


    Aug 10, 2013
    Be angry with your wife because she spent a huge amount of money for a non-cost effective buy....old technology is getting older every month and after a couple of years, you will buy a fresh iMac to remove all your bad memories and recover from that financial disaster....

    reality is harsh, sorry!
  6. madeirabhoy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2012
    noticed that, good thing is its 3 years from purchase so if it goes anytime in the next 3 years im okay. might even be best thing if it dies in 2 years 11 months as probably they'd replace it with a newer model than find an obsolete graphics card

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