Can I still get the 24" model?

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  1. papa deuce macrumors member

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    I was planning on getting one this week, and then I get an email today... it sounds like they are gone... I really don't want a monitor bigger than 24", and I want one larger than 21.5"....

    BTW, assuming I can get one, does the 24" one handle HD editing well in iMovie?
     
  2. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Check out Apples refurb section or check with resellers like MacMall ClubMac, Best Buy etc.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    You might also want to check with your local Apple Store. They may still have some in stock.
     
  4. papa deuce thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks... I had called a few times today.. and I never got through, but I did just 2 minutes ago... They have ONE in a box, and they won't hold it for me until tomorrow. ( I understand that )... so I hope it is there tomorrow morning when I get to the store.\

    So, I will get the 24 or the 21.5....

    Do they handle HD editing well?
     
  5. airbusking macrumors member

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    Check out the refurb section the 2.93 w GT120 it is listed, will probably go quick.

    Refurbished iMac 24-inch 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    24-inch glossy widescreen display
    4GB memory
    640GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 with 256MB memory
    Built-in iSight camera

    $1,279.00
    Save $520.00
    28% off
     
  6. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Yes.
     
  7. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    Keep an eye on the refurb store. I was on this morning and they were clearing out the last-gen top of the line 24" at 44% off. It went from $2500 Tuesday morning to $1500 today. If you want a 24" machine, now is the time to buy one!

    That said, the 21.5" is the same screen resolution as the old 24", so you don't lose much in the end.
     
  8. themanfromvlad macrumors 6502

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    You realize that the new 27" iMac is WIDESCREEN? And that makes it almost the same size as the 24" previous model? Right?

    You don't think a 32" HDTV is bigger than a 27" CRT, do you?
     
  9. dolphindolphin macrumors regular

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    Valid point. You should consider this.
     
  10. eXan macrumors 601

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    Except for a few vertical space and overall size of text and other stuff on the screen.
     
  11. papa deuce thread starter macrumors member

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  12. papa deuce thread starter macrumors member

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    LOL... I have worked in a TV station as an engineer for 21 years.....
     
  13. papa deuce thread starter macrumors member

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    If I had the spare cash. This is just another "toy" for me to play with... I'll most likely keep using my PC on a daily basis.... I love Apple, but I have no issues with a PC, either.
     
  14. themanfromvlad macrumors 6502

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    Something is not jiving here. You said you were going to buy the 24" this week, but then then the new models were announced. Then you say you'd get the 27" if you had the spare cash. But the new 27" is the same price as Monday's 24".
     
  15. papa deuce thread starter macrumors member

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    Maybe I am making a mistake in price... I thought the 24" was $1499... I thought the 27" was $1699.... I know, what is $200, right?
     
  16. undertowmusic macrumors newbie

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    looks like the amazon price is discounted $300 from the original list price.

    but i'd rather have the new 27" imac.
     
  17. papa deuce thread starter macrumors member

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    I was in the Apple store about 2 weeks ago... I am pretty sure I saw $1499 as the price on the 24"..... Maybe I am wrong... In any case, $1499 is my absolute limit for something that will be used more as a hobby than anything else.
     

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