Is this a good price for an iMac I've seen?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by superdudeo, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. superdudeo macrumors regular

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    APPLE IMAC 24'' MINT CONDITION, APPLECARE TIL 15/9/12 ! , ALL ACCESSORIES , BOXED - MINT CONDITION 9,1 24'' APPLE IMAC

    4GB 1067 MHZ RAM - INTEL DUO 2.66 GHZ - 640 GB HDD - NVIDIA GEFORCE 9400 GRAPHICS

    PRICE OF £ 600

    So I am guessing it's a 2009 model considering a 3 year applecare. The 24" monitor attracts me, 21.5" really isn't big enough and 27" too big.

    I won't be using it for heavy duty stuff.

    Thanks
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Sounds like a good price to me, and a good computer
     
  3. Messy macrumors 6502

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    I was in a similar situation recently, well, a week ago actually.

    I had £700 and wanted to buy an iMac.

    I ended up buying a Core i3 21.5" iMac for £700.

    Theres lots of C2D's around that price too, but you will be getting an older CPU, an older Graphics card and general (imo) an inferior machine.

    With regards to the screen size you mentioned, the 21.5" has the same resolution as the older 24" models.

    If you can afford it, spend £100 more and get the i3 model.

    Additionally, the 9400m isn't particularly good either.
     
  4. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    The only thing I dont really think is great is the integrated 9400M chip.

    Super slow.

    you do realize that a 21" monitor is 1920 X 1080, and the 24" is 1920 X 1200 -- so only a difference of about 180 pixels...
     
  5. glossywhite, Jun 13, 2011
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    glossywhite macrumors 65816

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    Wow, I think you need to get your calculator out:

    1,920 pixels x 1,080 pixels = 2,073,600 pixels

    1,920 pixels x 1,200 pixels = 2,304,000 pixels



    2,304,000 pixels - 2,073,600 pixels = 230,400

    So, that's 230,400 less, vs your guestimated "180 pixels" (even that was wrong - it would be 120, by your working out).


    I'd say that I am glad you're not on an LCD marketing team, as we'd soon get ripped off:

    :D LMAO!
     

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