Is this a good deal?

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

  1. NiroNavro macrumors regular

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    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    I know that this is now outdated but it technically isn't even a year old yet.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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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  7. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    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

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    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

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    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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