21.5" mid 2011 entry level - worth it to buy?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Escritor, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Escritor macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2012
    Hi Sirs/Ma'am,

    I got a good offer from a close friend of mine towards iMac MC309

    Apple iMac MC309LL/A 21.5-Inch Desktop

    He is offering me a brand new unit of the said item for only $965.

    I am considering it because upon checking in both authorized apple resellers and black market, so far it is the cheapest offer I got.

    I am primarily going to use it on the following:

    1. Office work (Microsoft Office & iwork)
    2. uTorrent
    3. Web Browsing
    4. DOTA 2 & Diablo 3
    5. Adobe Photoshop (basic brightness and contrast)
    6. iMovie (basic 2-3 minutes presentation)

    My question would be, given the price, and the specifications of the unit, and lastly with the new iMac (Oct 2013). Is it still worth it to purchase this model at its price?

    I am not really a techy guy , and I don't need a super fast computer. My usage is as follows:

    a. 2-3 hours/daily: FB, Twitter, surfing
    b. 3-4 hours/daily: DOTA 2
    c. 5-8 hours/daily: downloading (utorrent) while sleeping at night.

    I hope someone out there can help me out so that I can decide as soon as possible.

    Thank you very much in advance.
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  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Brand new? Is he an authorized Apple reseller? If not you have a warranty based on when he purchased the unit.

    I suggests you look at this late 2012 refurbished iMac from Apple for $1049. It comes with a full warranty. Another advantage is it will have USB 3.0 instead of USB 2.0.
  3. Escritor thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2012
    yes sir BRAND NEW and yep it comes with 1 year apple warranty
  4. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    $965 is a bit much - I picked up that same machine back in March off Craigslist for $800; if you can get them down to around that price, given that it has the new warranty, then I'd go for it. Verify the warranty first though on Apple's site.

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