3.06Ghz iMac Refurb, A Worthwhile Purchase?

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  1. Sterrell macrumors newbie

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    Hey everybody,

    I currently am using my 2007 2.4Ghz iMac, which I love. However, I am thinking about giving it to my fiancee' and buying the 3.06Ghz iMac refurb from apple.

    I have heard about this yellow tinge issue and have researched it on macrumors, but it doesn't sound like it will bother me much.
    I was going to upgrade the hell out of my current iMac, but by the time I do so, I might as well just pass the torch to someone else who can benefit. Do you think this refurb is a good purchase? It seems like a pretty decent step up from my current one.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Core 2 Duo or i3? 21.5" or 27"? There are many iMacs with 3.06GHz CPUs so some specification would be appreciated.

    If your current machine satisfies your needs, then a refurb will since it's faster.
     
  3. Sterrell thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply, I actually realized that but didn't have the time to reply until now.

    Here it is.

    Refurbished iMac 21.5-inch 3.06GHz Intel Core i3 processor

    21.5-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
    4GB memory
    500GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics with 256MB memory
    Built-in iSight camera
     
  4. iFalcon macrumors regular

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    That is the same build I just received today. I haven't even had time to open our first iMac yet...can't wait.

    I looked at buying a used 21.5, due 3.06, Nvidia 9400 from Ebay, but they were going for close to $1000. For just a few dollars more, I was able to get the i3 refurb with the ati card for 1080 delivered.
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    That's a good buy if you're in need of a new computer. As I said, if your old one satisfied your needs, this new one will also do it. But faster.
     
  6. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a

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    I can vouch for the 3.06 being a worthy upgrade, but is the cost of your refurb considerably less than the new base-model i3? As the CPU is better and the GPU is much better, your probably going to be less likely to get a yellow screen too. depending on what your needs are it might be worth it?
     
  7. b17777 macrumors member

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    I just got the 21.5 - 3.6 i5 referb and love it. Spent the money I saved on 8 gigs OWC ram, magic pad and some other accessories.
     

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