$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

    Mar 25, 2008
    Las Vegas (Summerlin), NV
    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


    Aug 5, 2010
    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.

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