$900 a good price for '12 21.5 iMac? (i7, 1tb fusion, 8gb ram, 650M)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by troy14, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. troy14 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2008
    Location:
    Las Vegas (Summerlin), NV
    #1
    hi everyone,

    looking to replace a 2007 24" iMac for my parents because the LCD/backlight is going bad and it looks terrible.

    I'm looking at picking up a used 2012 21.5" iMac, it has the 3.1ghz i7 processor, 8GB ram, 1tb Fusion drive, and upgraded nvidia GT650M (but with only 512mb ram) video card.

    The price is $900, it seem like a very good price for a machine. My parents don't edit video or do anything like that, literally just look at their pictures/movies, and browse some websites.

    Is the i7 and faster video card basically going to waste? Should I look for something with 16gb ram + fusion instead? What would you do?
     
  2. thekev macrumors 604

    thekev

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    #2
    I personally would check it out to survey its condition. If I planned to negotiate I would look at sold listings on ebay specific to the US or your respective country. If it looks good I would make them an offer and be prepared to pay right there. Overall though I tend to prefer new or refurb with a fully warranty.
     

Share This Page