iMac buying question

biggiet4jets

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Thinking about buying a refurbished 27" iMac. The U.S refurbished store has two models I'm interested in.

The first is a 2.9GHZ quad core 2012 model with 8GB of ram, 1TB 7200HD and a Nvidia geforce GTX 660M graphics card. ($1399)

The second is a 3.2GHZ quad core 2013 model with 8GB of ram, 1TB 7200HD and a Nvidia Geforce GT 755M graphics card. ($1,529)

I want to save as much money as I can so the cheaper the better. I do everyday tasks and don't do heavy intensive photography programs. I want a computer that will last me at least 4 years and will be gray for school work and to run a windows 7 VM.
 

fastlanephil

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The 2013 could give you more usefulness later for not much more money. But if you plan on using it for just four years then the only difference will be a little better resale value.
 
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Bear

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The 2013 could give you more usefulness later for not much more money. But if you plan on using it for just four years then the only difference will be a little better resale value.
And I suspect the difference in resale value after 4 years will be no more than the current difference in cost.

Note that the GT750M GDDR5 in the 2013 21.5" iMacs actually outperform the GTX660M.
And that's why I mentioned the 2013 for games.
 
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