Best 27" Refurb value?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Black Diesel, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Black Diesel macrumors member

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    I'm looking at the refurb 27" iMacs with the 3.4Ghz quads. Is the 256ssd worth the extra $250?

    I'm doing photo editing and occasional video editing. It's $1789 for a 1TB HD vs. $2039 for a 256ssd. Will the ssd make much of a difference?
     
  2. Black Diesel thread starter macrumors member

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    and what performance gain would you get by ordering the new iMac? Doesn't the new iMac have the same processor as the old 2011? 3.4ghz quad?
     
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  4. OatmealRocks macrumors 6502a

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    OP i think the refurb 27 will be an amazing buy.
     
  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    The new iMac has a 3.4ghz Ivy Bridge processor, the 2011 model had a 3.4Ghz Sandy Bridge processor. I've seen it mentioned as having about a 10% performance gain. It should also run a bit cooler.

    The new iMac also has better GPU options than the 2011, although we don't know the prices of all of the options yet.
     
  6. Black Diesel thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, I'll assume a 10%-15% performance gain on the new machine, now I just need to see what the pricing will be. Most likely I'm just going to get a refurb, especially if the new one is almost 1K more.
     

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