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GovtLawyer

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After much consideration and a constant check of the AppleStore refurbished offerings, I bit the bullet and bought my new iMac. I wanted a 21.5 2.7 with 16 GB and a fusion drive. After much research I realized I would not need the 16GB and if a good 8 GB became available I should jump at it.

This is what I ordered:
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21.5" - 2.9 Ghz - 8GB Ram - 1T Fusion Drive
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I picked it up from the Apple store today - 6 days after ordering it..
The box says it is a "RFB iMac 21.5"/2.9QC/8GB/1TB-FD/GT750M-USA

Been enjoying the new iMac and testing everything to see if everything copied via Time Machine from my old iMac. I casually looked at the system report.
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THIS IS WHAT THEY GAVE ME!
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Hardware Overview:

Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac14,3
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 3.1 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 8 MB
Memory: 16 GB
Boot ROM Version: IM143.0118.B00
SMC Version (system): 2.17f2
Serial Number (system): DCPLW0S6FQN0
Hardware UUID: 806E2EE4-D44F-510D-8DF5-38F4ADDF6634

I do not know how to post photos here. However, I can tell you that under storage it says I have a - 1.12 TB Fusion Drive of which 887GB are free.
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Did I luck out, or what?
 

BESLC

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Apr 20, 2010
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You certainly scored on that purchase, looks like to have the primo 21.5 system. Which video card did you receive?

I am a bit curious on why so much of your HD is taken, On my new 27". as I recall there was about 40 gigs taken when I first checked the HD after setup.
 

GovtLawyer

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Lucked out

My video card is NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 1024 MB graphics

I used Time Machine to copy over a ton of stuff from my old iMac. Included 10,000 + photos, as well as 3600 songs and other apps. It is not surprising that it took so much space. I have a 2TB external HD, with 850GB for Time Machine and 1.15 TB for whatever.

I also bought a SuperDrive and a Mobee Magic Num Pad for turning my trackpad into the number pad Apple decided I didn't need any longer.

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I priced my system at the Apple Store online and it came out to $2099. I paid $1469. It is extremely responsive. I can't wait until the fusion drive starts to see the stuff I use most often and puts that stuff on the faster ssd portion. Its hard to imagine it being much faster than it is.
 

yjchua95

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My video card is NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 1024 MB graphics

I used Time Machine to copy over a ton of stuff from my old iMac. Included 10,000 + photos, as well as 3600 songs and other apps. It is not surprising that it took so much space. I have a 2TB external HD, with 850GB for Time Machine and 1.15 TB for whatever.

I also bought a SuperDrive and a Mobee Magic Num Pad for turning my trackpad into the number pad Apple decided I didn't need any longer.

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I priced my system at the Apple Store online and it came out to $2099. I paid $1469. It is extremely responsive. I can't wait until the fusion drive starts to see the stuff I use most often and puts that stuff on the faster ssd portion. Its hard to imagine it being much faster than it is.

You're really one lucky chap and got a maxed out refurb 21.5" :)
 

tom vilsack

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Nov 20, 2010
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-as you originally ordered the 21.5" 2.9GHz imac the graphics card "NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M" is standard (so no upgrade there)

But nice getting the extra $400 upgrade bumps and overall Refurb price discount.
 
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