27" iMac 3.2 GHz - Good Deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by boston44, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. boston44 macrumors 6502

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    So I have the chance to buy a brand new in box 3.2 GHz iMac for $1,250. These retail for $1,700 at apple, but I was wondering if this model was really worth the price. I can get the 21" model for around $900 slightly used, and being a noob when it comes to desktops, I'm not seeing the inherent benefits of the 27" other than screen real estate. Someone please enlighten me- is this a solid buy? The refurb of this model is only $1,439, which seems low compared to the retail. Anything up with this model? Thanks
     
  2. Willis macrumors 68020

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    thats a very good deal. certainly worth it. You are right though, other than the larger screen size, there is no other real difference.
     
  3. josh1231 macrumors regular

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    I would say for $350, 27" vs 21.5" is a no-brainer, go with the 27". Everytime I see the 21.5", I think how small it is.
     
  4. shadowbird423 macrumors regular

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    Pull the trigger, don't look back.

    P.S. Check to see if the box is sealed...
     
  5. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    Great deals on both. I would suggest going out and playing with each to see what works for you. I think the 21 is a bit small and the 27 is a bit big, and the old 24" with the golden ratio of 16:10 was just right - at least for me
     

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