It this worth the money?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bbarna, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. bbarna macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    I got the chance to buy a Mid 2011 21,5 for $680 with the following specification:
    2,5 GHz Intel Core i5
    Samsung SSD 850 Pro 512GB
    16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512 MB Gddr5

    Would you suggest me to buy it or I would be better off with a crisp new entry level?
    It is needed mostly for office work, once in a while for Photoshop.
    Thanks, B
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5

    Fishrrman

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    IF you can "afford new", then BUY new.

    A 2011 doesn't have USB3 -- very lacking these days insofar as "connectivity" is concerned.

    You might consider an Apple factory refurb -- more for your money.
     
  3. Arran macrumors 601

    Arran

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    I wouldn't pay more than $500.

    Even at $500, I'd pay a bit more and get an Apple certified refurb of a more recent machine. That way, you'll get OS support and upgrades for longer.
     
  4. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 65816

    nambuccaheadsau

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    It is top money for the slowest CPU of the mid 2011 iMac range. For that much I would be looking for a 2012 model with an SSD/flash storage. It has one huge advantage in USB3.
     
  5. MacStu09 macrumors regular

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    Absolutely not, that is a pretty bad price. A fair market price on the 2.5ghz 2011 iMac is $250-350; and there are several for sale in that current price range. Obviously, the one you are interested in has a more expensive SSD, but SSD's are getting cheaper every day. I've seen several 2014's sell in the $500's, so if you like the 2011 - shop for a better deal. Otherwise, get something newer (and still pay less than $680.)
     
  6. thekev macrumors 604

    thekev

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    No. Would you pay typically that percentage of retail for 5 year old electronics? That model has also has a GPU problem. It will also hit vintage status this year, at which point Apple may not help you if the gpu dies. I would avoid it completely. Whoever priced it that way is a jackass.
     

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