iMac 21'5" Retina 4K 2015 i5/8GB/1Tb/6200 HELP!

Is 700$ good price for iMac 21'5" 4K Retina 2015 8GB/1TbHDD/i5/6200

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MuaMua

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Mar 13, 2017
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Hello!

I'm from Poland Im looking for my first iMac. I know that in every country prices for used Apple devices are different but I wanna ask you for price in $US dollars for great condition iMac 21,5" Retina 4K from 2015 with 8GB RAM/1Tb HDD/Iris 6200/i5-5675R. What is a good price for that unit? I can but it for around 700$.

Thanks for all answers :)
 

goslowjoe

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Dec 22, 2017
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OK, no one has responded so I will have a go. 700USD converted to my local currency sounds good. BUT: that 1TB HDD is going to drive you nuts. Thus you need to factor in the cost of getting it replaced with a SATA SSD (unlikely that your model iMac will have the connector to accept a faster PCIe blade SSD). Think about the cost to (a) get a decently sized SSD and (b) the labour charge to remove the display and then replace the HDD with the SSD.

This is exactly what I did - I purchased a late-2015 4k iMac pre-owned, took it to a certified Apple repair agent, who opened the unit, swapped the HDD with a Crucial SSD, and I could not be happier. 8GB RAM is more than enough for the work I do at the office (MS Office, Pixelmator, web browsing and so on). I get about 450 write and 500+ read for the Crucial MX500 1TB SSD and while it is not the fastest on the planet, it gets the job done, with ease. It takes no more than about 12 seconds to boot from a power on to login screen. The 1TB HDD that came out of the unit is now used for Time Machine backups, so it still serves a purpose.
 

MuaMua

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Mar 13, 2017
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OK, no one has responded so I will have a go. 700USD converted to my local currency sounds good. BUT: that 1TB HDD is going to drive you nuts. Thus you need to factor in the cost of getting it replaced with a SATA SSD (unlikely that your model iMac will have the connector to accept a faster PCIe blade SSD). Think about the cost to (a) get a decently sized SSD and (b) the labour charge to remove the display and then replace the HDD with the SSD.

This is exactly what I did - I purchased a late-2015 4k iMac pre-owned, took it to a certified Apple repair agent, who opened the unit, swapped the HDD with a Crucial SSD, and I could not be happier. 8GB RAM is more than enough for the work I do at the office (MS Office, Pixelmator, web browsing and so on). I get about 450 write and 500+ read for the Crucial MX500 1TB SSD and while it is not the fastest on the planet, it gets the job done, with ease. It takes no more than about 12 seconds to boot from a power on to login screen. The 1TB HDD that came out of the unit is now used for Time Machine backups, so it still serves a purpose.
I read that is okay to use system on external SSD with USB3.0 case, so maybe it is a good solution? I know HDD is terrible. For 700$ can i get some better Macbook?
 

goslowjoe

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Dec 22, 2017
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I read that is okay to use system on external SSD with USB3.0 case, so maybe it is a good solution? I know HDD is terrible. For 700$ can i get some better Macbook?
True. I forgot to mention that I did this as a first stage. I used the same SSD that eventually went into the Mac and booted from it externally. But I just did not like it that way. It is a lot easier and cheaper though, as a start. In the end I wanted to retain the clean simplicity of an iMac without things dangling from it, hence my also using a wireless Apple keyboard and trackpad.
 

MuaMua

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Mar 13, 2017
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Its nice thats works and its ok to have external SSD for me. Do you know what is tej performancem differences between MacBook Pro Retina 2012 with 650M? Some sites said that 6200 its better, some that its weaker.