Buy a 27" iMac now or wait?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nutritious, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. nutritious macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2008
    Should I buy an iMac now or should I wait for the updates? Other than sandybridge (which is a minor upgrade in speed), would there be anything worthwhile to wait for? I don't game so I do not care about the GPU.
  2. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    Buy now. I just did. Getting mine tomorrow.

    No major overhaul is expected. Spec bumps only.

    The refurb store is the best deal going right now. A little over $1200 for the base 27". $1899 for the i7 quad.
  3. bassanoclapper macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2008
    Depends if it's a 'need' or just a 'want' at this point.
    If you're after a good deal and aren't concerned about a likely refresh soon, then I'd echo the suggestion of the Refurb Store
  4. imacky macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2010
    Totally up to you! But if you already have a PC that does most of the task, then it is better to bid your time. :)

    I got mine few weeks ago, I don't regret if the newer model will be out -- as the current iMac is a beast. :D
  5. theking79 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2009
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    I would wait, I think you might regret not waiting when they refresh the iMacs.

    I did it with my MBP, I bought one because I didn't want to wait, new one came out a month later and I regretted buying one before the refresh.
  6. nutritious thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2008
  7. elgrecomac, Feb 11, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2011

    elgrecomac macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
    San Diego
    We jsut bought one

    Quite frankly, waiting for the improvements/more power will have little impact on your quality of life. These are robust computers coupled with a robust OS.
    Buy one now and be happy. And Know that in 6 months Apple will make you feel inadequate with a new release.
  8. scottdot macrumors member


    Dec 29, 2008
    New Mexico
    Well that was easy then? Why ask in starting a new thread if it seems your mind was already made up? Oh well...
  9. ThE.MeSsEnGeR macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2009
    Caracas, Venezuela
    woah! that was kinda fast... in just 2 hours you made up your mind; not just that, you went for the PRO!
    were you on the verge of pressing the BUY button on the Apple Store webpage when you opened this thread?
  10. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    Didn't even get a chance to argue iMac versus Mac Pro!
  11. bo-waleed macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2009
    i don't think so.

    if you just put out the 'should i buy imac now or wait' from your mind you will be happy and you will not regret.

    i have 2 years MBP and i will wait for the new imac update.

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