iMac - What to buy..

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  1. ron7624 Contributor

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    I see where folks find late 21.5 inch iMacs for 700 dollars. I can't find that.
    I did find a MB950LL/A for 600 on Amazon and am thinking about buying it. it comes with OS X 10.5 Leopard but with the specs on this computer it should easily upgrade to Yosemite. Am I wrong?
     
  2. matreya macrumors 65816

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    If it says it comes with 10.5 Leopard, then it can't be the model they're advertising, because that model came pre-installed with 10.6.1

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...uo-3.06-21-inch-aluminum-late-2009-specs.html
     
  3. ron7624 thread starter Contributor

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    The seller is saying that it will come with a fresh install of Leopard. He is a reseller.
    The add says early 2009 with a pix if the screen with model number.
    Sounds fishy?
     
  4. matreya macrumors 65816

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    Well, if it's an early 2009, then the model number is different to the one quoted in your original message...

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...o-2.66-20-inch-aluminum-early-2009-specs.html

    Have you got a link to the Mac in question?
     
  5. ron7624 thread starter Contributor

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  6. matreya macrumors 65816

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    The specs on that page are for a late 2009 iMac, but still, with only 4GB of RAM (which you can upgrade, but at a cost that will negate the savings buying 2nd hand), I would think it would have difficulty running Yosemite.

    Have you considered spending more on an Apple Refurbished iMac?

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/imac/21
     
  7. ron7624 thread starter Contributor

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    I know I should. This whole idea started with something in the market place here for a few hundred dollars, but wouldn't upgrade. (I bought my wife one a month ago, now I want one.) I can't justify the money because I have a great setup that does everything I need already, it's just not a Mac lol thus the question.
    Back to the drawing board I guess. I appreciate your time and input. I'll probably get a newer refurb before this is over. And thanks for the link.
     

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