Is this a decent iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Alfonso, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Alfonso macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2011
    Western Canada, Okanagan Valley

    I'm new here and I just purchased a used iMac from our leasing department that had originally leased them out to a now insolvent animation and film school in Vancouver:

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac10,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 3.06 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM101.00CC.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.52f9
    Serial Number (system): QP0050REB9S
    Hardware UUID: 741BA120-B899-5236-A915-3C4B059EA723

    I paid $900 taxes in. Is this a good/decent Imac as I have only ever used a PC and just learning the ropes?

  2. TMRaven macrumors 68020


    Nov 5, 2009
    Yes, it's decently powerful. I'm not sure about spending 900 for it, as there's refurbished i3 21.5 inch iMacs for around the same price in usa refurbished store, but I'm not sure about the availability in canada.
  3. fivedots macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2011
    Looks similar. Agreed that $900 is not a good price. Here's a refurbished option:

    Refurbished iMac 21.5-inch 3.06GHz Intel Core i3 processor
    Originally released July 2010
    21.5-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
    4GB memory
    500GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics with 256MB memory
    Built-in iSight camera
  4. Alfonso thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2011
    Western Canada, Okanagan Valley
    Mine has a 21.5 " monitor as well as well as software such as Final Cut Pro which I believe is quite expensive (although I don't think I will ever use it lol) as well as other software that was included with the iMac's for the movie school. The $900 is taxes in as well (here in Canada we pay almost 14% in GST and Provincial sales tax) plus its in CAD$ so maybe $850 USD lol.....maybe not so much now!
  5. SawceBaws macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2011
    You do realize 99% of people just illegally download their software, right?
  6. fivedots, Aug 4, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2011

    fivedots macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2011
    Right. That explains the multi-billion dollar software industry. Sure, there's a lot of piracy (Adobe estimates 4x to 5x as many copies of Photoshop are pirated over sold), but I fail to see how this comment is relevant or helpful.

    That said, the software is only worth what it is worth to you. So if you don't need it or plan to use it, it's really not of any value.
  7. SawceBaws macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2011
    The "multi-billion dollar software industry" is actually in rapid decline FYI. Internet speeds are increasing, piracy is becoming easier, and to be frank not most people are forking out $400+ for a program, sir. I agree, my comment wasn't of any help, but is yours much better?
  8. fivedots macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2011
    And your point? His software isn't worth anything because people pirate?

    My point was his software isn't worth anything because it isn't of any value to him. Unless of course he plans to resell it, if that's even possible.
  9. smali macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2010
  10. gdeputy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
    New York
    I sure hope not. If it declines too much we won't see any software at all.

    Also, any professional DOES pay for the software..people pirating are usually hobbyists who weren't the intended market anyways.

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