Is the 1.83 iMac Worth It?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by danny_w, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I am looking at all of the alternatives to get my wife off Win98, and I thought about the iMac that uses integrated graphics as a possibility. She doesn't really need much (I expect any iMac is more than adequate) but I am just wondering if I would be sorry down the road if I bought one of these. I was thinking of a mini, but once you upgrade the memory and add a keyboard they are really approaching the price of the iMacs, which seems really silly. Yes I would need more memory, but the iMacs are really easy to upgrade and there is no question about voiding the warranty. I have a G5 iMac that she could have, but she insists on certain Windows programs (mostly games), so I need an Intel version for that reason alone. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'd have a look at a refurbished model of the 17" Core 2 Duo model with the X1600 and Super Drive. An update is also reasonable to expect soon.
     
  3. danny_w thread starter macrumors 601

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    I have looked at this model, and it looks like a really good deal, but you can get a brand new one (same model) from Amazon for $10 less after rebate (including tax on the refurb model). That sort of makes a refurb pointless. I may get that one though (new).
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Amazon.com works out fine too. Just make sure to get dedicated graphics in your iMac. It is well worth it.
     
  5. danny_w thread starter macrumors 601

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    I guess you're right. It does seem kind of silly to get an iMac and then cripple it with integrated graphics.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm glad you agree. Happy shopping and/or waiting for an update.
     
  7. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    The only way this model makes sense is if you are seriously thinking of a mini. In that case you get get a whole lot more for the extra $200. Personally I would go with the 2 GHz 17" iMac. A fine machine.
     

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