is '09 i5 quad a better deal

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  1. appleman108 macrumors member

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    was just at a FutureShop using their display 27" 2009 imac
    i checked the screen using the yellow tint link
    and this imac was perfect - no colour variation whatsoever
    it was built in feb of 2009

    the guy at the store said the yellow screens were recalled in november and they're all good now

    he also suggested the 2009 i5 quad is a better deal than the new one. he said there is very little difference and you save 200 bucks buying the 2009

    certainly are sweet machines
     
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    How much did he ask for it? It's going for 1529$ in refurb store so 1800$ is way too much
     
  3. appleman108 thread starter macrumors member

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    the 2009 was $1,899 the new one $2,099.
    this is in Canada

    yeah, maybe a '09 i5 quad refurb is the way to go?
     
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  5. appleman108 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks HH

    wow, that's 500 bucks less than the new one
    with apparently very little difference

    can apple add ram to a refurb?
    is it difficult to add ram to an imac myself?
     
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    It's EXTREMELY easy to add RAM, see this
     
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    holy jeeze, that is easy.
    i guess the imac would come with 4 1-gig modules
    which means if i wanted to upgrade to say 8 gigs
    i'd get 2 fours or 4 two's?
    is OWC the best place to buy ram?
     
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    iMacs come with 2x2GB so you only need an extra 2x2GB to make it 4x2GB = 8GB. OWC is great place to buy, great quality and good prices
     
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    It's my choice, refurb i5 Quad ... 1500$ aprox. Much cheaper... I hope to get clean one, no lemon-tint.
     

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