Price Advice 2nd iMac, i3 or C2D

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  1. JD2, Apr 8, 2014
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    JD2 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I am looking at a purchase of a second iMac for general purposes (browsing the Web, checking mail, Facebook etc)
    The options are a mid 2010 21,5 inch i3 or a late 2009 C2D.
    I want (if possible) to have a machine that will be supported 10.10, but knowing Apple we will not know for sure if it will before the release, no?confused:
    Logic would lead me to believe the i3 has more chance for being supported, does this make any sense?
    The i3 would cost me 50 euro more than the C2D but the latter has a bigger HD (1,5T)
    Reading about the i3 one it seems to have a much more evolved architecture, albeit also clocked on 3GHz.
    What is your take on this?
     
  2. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    Trust your gut and get the i3 for the support. What's the price difference between the two?
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #3
    The current cut off for iMacs is a 2007 model.

    Source

    You may be pushing your luck with a 2009 model.

    Personally, I'd look for a newer model, if possible just because it may run doesn't mean it will run nicely on the older hardware.
     
  4. JD2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The difference is about 50 euro or about 70 $

    The machines are in mint condition and warranted for 1 year.
     
  5. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

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    Can't see why not i3

    I don't see any reason you'd go with the C2D to be honest.
     
  6. bigeasy_uk macrumors 6502

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    For an extra 50€ you'd be mad not to go for the i3!
     

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