27" iMac 3.2 GHz - Good Deal?

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

  1. boston44 macrumors 6502

    May 8, 2009
    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


    Apr 23, 2006
    Beds, UK
    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

    Feb 24, 2010
    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 6502


    Sep 8, 2009
    Chapel Hill
    Pull the trigger, don't look back.

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

    Mar 1, 2010
    New Jersey
    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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