Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by NiroNavro, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. NiroNavro macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2008
    I am a general purpose user looking for an iMac and to save money at the same time. I have decided on the following desktop:

    Refurbished iMac 24-inch
    2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    24-inch glossy widescreen display
    1GB memory
    320GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB memory

    For $1430 tax included from Apple.

    I know that this is now outdated but it technically isn't even a year old yet. Is this a good deal? I'm all about the 24" iMac even though the 20" high end is cheaper and has a better processor and everything. I just want a bigger screen, especially for watching movies and stuff. I'm looking to save as much money as possible while still getting a 24" Aluminum iMac. So, is this a good deal then? Will it last through many OS and software updates with those specs? I want this to last me at least 4 years.
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Well obviously the high-end 20" is faster, but the 24" is a totally different class and yes it is a good deal. Just upgrade the RAM to 2GB or more.
  3. bob vansteel macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2008
    Is that a good deal...YES

    You'll definatly survive snow leopard, but after that you might see it's performace start decreasing with newer OS versions.

    Will it last you 4 years...possibly, but you're definatly going to have to put 3-4GB of RAM in it if you want it to last that long.
  4. NiroNavro thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2008
    Yeah, my plan was to take the RAM up to 4GB. So you guys think that I should go ahead with this purchase?
  5. bob vansteel macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2008
    it seems good...especially if you have to have the 24" screen
  6. NiroNavro thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2008
  7. AlexisV macrumors 68000


    Mar 12, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    To be honest, the new Macs have only seen a tiny speed bump. It's a good deal on a great machine. I'd go for it!
  8. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    May 5, 2008
    Mainland Europe
    I'd hit it. And good idea to up the RAM, I was just about to suggest that when I saw the specs.
  9. zackkmac macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2008
    Bought the same exact thing, love it. Upgraded to 2GB for right now and it's still amazing! Go for it :D

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