Imac Refurb - Fantastic!!!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by andy317, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. andy317 macrumors member

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    Hi All,

    I am now typing this on my refurb iMac 20" 2.4 ghz and I must say that I have just turned it on, sorted the internet settings out and I am online in 5 mins.

    These refurbs on the Apple UK website seems great, this one does not have the standard 1GB ram and 320GB HDD but has 2GB ram and a 500GB HDD.

    I have no dead pixels and no marks on the whole thing!!

    All I can say is if you are able to get hold of one and not bothered about the new update (whenever it comes!!:confused:) get one of these!!:D

    Regards
    Andy
     
  2. trip1ex macrumors 68000

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    That's sweet. I hope my refurb iMac turns out as well.
     
  3. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    I must be the ONLY person that buys refurbs that come as advertised. I always see people say their refurbs come with more ram or bigger hdd than its suppose to :(

    But I agree, Apples refurbs as basically like new. I dont think Id ever buy a new Mac when I can save a cpl hundred bucks on a slightly older refurb.
     
  4. akidd macrumors regular

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    Just going to look. iMac updates My Arse.
     
  5. akidd macrumors regular

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    20in iMacs. No 24in. As it has been for the past fortnight. Please something soon. If nothing by mid-April, then it's June... with delivery July?

    Should be June, as if the is a f- update, it's being manufctured now. If not, why?
     
  6. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    I dont know what that means
     
  7. akidd macrumors regular

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    Apologies for an UKism. Its a quote from the BBC sitcom The Royle Family. The father of the family usually ends any reply to a comment he disagrees with with 'My Arse' ie that's what's he rates it.

    I hope its been on BBCAmerica (its a few years old now), but I'm sure YouTube has some of its genius episodes.
     
  8. akidd macrumors regular

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    Oops, didn't spot the 20/24 reference. Apologies.

    We're still waiting for the update though, sigh.
     
  9. gleaner macrumors newbie

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    My 20'in imac also comes with the advertised config.....

    that's okay.....I just got 1TB My book ...and my rams are on their way...


     
  10. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Umm....he's a plastic surgeon?
     
  11. AnotherTuesday macrumors newbie

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    You are not alone! I just received my 24" refurb and the hard drive is actually listed as 298 GB instead of 320. I assume that's because of the operating system? :confused:
     
  12. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Not Really

    The OS does take up some space, but the vagarities of the way the capacity is measured and the file system sets it up. A Mac Mini with an "80 gb" disk has a capacity of 74.4 gb. It is an issue with all kinds of disk drives and involves how the file system works, how much space is wasted by 'reserved' tracks, etc.
     
  13. bakerster macrumors regular

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    theres absolutly no wasted space by 'reserved' tracks or anything. its how hard drives are advertised versus how computers read space.

    80GB hard drive = 74.4Gb. A GB is different from a Gb.

    A GB is 1024Mb
    A Gb is 1000Mb
     
  14. Ianer101 macrumors newbie

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    Not quite :p.

    GB refers to gigabytes (1000 megabytes/1000 MB), while Gb refers to gigabits (significantly smaller I'm sure you'll find).

    One gibibyte-GiB (2^30 bytes) is 1024 mebibytes (MiB).
     
  15. trip1ex macrumors 68000

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  16. trip1ex macrumors 68000

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    Oh and I've had 20" refurb for a week or so already. It seemed just like a new product to me and I like.
     

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