iMac 17" - what do you think?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by FreakinBock, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. FreakinBock macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2008
  2. wetrix macrumors 6502


    Dec 1, 2006
    Auckland, New Zealand
    What is a back up iMac? I think AppleCare would be a better way to spend the money.
  3. FreakinBock thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2008
    Well... Maybe not a backup, but i've just liked it. :)
  4. adamlbiscuit macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2008
    but is it necessary? If you want one for back up purposes i think as said above the best thing to do would instead get apple care, or at the very least an external hard drive.
  5. Mike in Kansas macrumors 6502a

    Mike in Kansas

    Sep 2, 2008
    Metro Kansas City
    I think it is a bad idea. Instead, go for a 20"/2.4GHz refurb - you get a much faster processor, a Superdrive instead of a combo drive, discrete graphics instead of integrated, and a bigger hard drive. All for $50 less.
  6. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
    I bought a brand new (not refurb) 20" 2.4 Ghz which has MUCH better specs then this model for $100 more.

    It is a good idea to offer a computer like this considering the state of the economy, but they could at least do something different then Intel GMA 950 graphics. Also, there might be a few people who actually want the white design or the 17" form factor, but they could have at least updated the graphics on it.

    My Mom still uses a 1 Ghz eMac and I could see her going for something like this when it is time to upgrade.
  7. phalewhale macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2007
    Where do I go to buy one of these? In the UK...
  8. FreakinBock thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2008
    Yeah, refurbished is not a bad idea - but i've incorrectly named it - not a backup but just a second comp for... mmm... i dunno... Just liked it (really, can't tell why)
  9. Dimwhit macrumors 68000


    Apr 10, 2007
    I like the 17" iMac. Very nice size, especially for a computer for the kids. The combo drive is pretty lame, though. A superdrive and 2GB RAM would make it a great deal.
  10. soldierblue macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2009
    ^^ Yeah, good for kids. No excuse on the lack of a Superdrive or the 2 gigs of RAM, though. I mean, ram is dirt cheap and a DVD burner costs what?
  11. MTI macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2009
    Scottsdale, AZ
    It's for the low budget educational market, which explains the lack of consumer desirables.

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