Looking for a used 24" instead of the 27"

Bmaintz

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If I can find a used 24" Imac locally (Denver area) then will get my feet wet with Apple...
Have been a PC user (Cow PC at the moment) for many years but ready to switch...
I would love to have the new 27" iMac but will wait for the USB-3 upgrade...
Looking for the 24" with the 3.06GHz & 1TB hard drive...
What would be a fair price?____
Also would like PhotoShop loaded (even an older version like PS-3)
Thanks in advance...
Bob
 

Cboss

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You could try checking out Apple's refurbished section. There aren't any 24" on right now, but keep checking because it is updated about daily.

I doubt you'll find an iMac with Photoshop preinstalled, but if you already have it on Windows you can contact Adobe they will send you the Mac version.
 
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Bmaintz

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Looking at these prices I'd buy a new 21.5" and sell it in less than two years.

http://www.powermax.com/parts/code/PM_CU_IM_I4
I was pondering a new 21.5, can buy it through Amazon for $1069 shipped & no tax...
The 500 gb HD would be big enough for a year or two...
I'd like a 27" for the higher 2560x1440 resolution BUT the 1920x1080 would probably be OK for PhotoShop..
My present Dell 21" LED has a resolution of 1680 x 1050...
Looks like the 21.5" has a sharper output than my Dell monitor...
Thanks for all your help...
Bob

Note... Does Apple charge tax on the shipped Refurbished iMacs??
 
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kazmac

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Any place but here or there....
I was pondering a new 21.5, can buy it through Amazon for $1069 shipped & no tax...
The 500 gb HD would be big enough for a year or two...
I'd like a 27" for the higher 2560x1440 resolution BUT the 1920x1080 would probably be OK for PhotoShop..
My present Dell 21" LED has a resolution of 1680 x 1050...
Looks like the 21.5" has a sharper output than my Dell monitor...
Thanks for all your help...
Bob

Note... Does Apple charge tax on the shipped Refurbished iMacs??
Yes they do charge tax on the refurbs.
 
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billyturtle

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Are you sure that the 21.5" you were looking at on Amazon was the new one? For only a little more, you should go with the new i3 over the core 2 duo. The benchmarks on MacWorld show that the i3 is way faster.

I couldn't find anyone willing to sell their 24" iMac at a reasonable price. I went with the new base iMac.
 
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Bmaintz

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Aug 1, 2010
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Austin, Texas
Are you sure that the 21.5" you were looking at on Amazon was the new one? For only a little more, you should go with the new i3 over the core 2 duo. The benchmarks on MacWorld show that the i3 is way faster.

I couldn't find anyone willing to sell their 24" iMac at a reasonable price. I went with the new base iMac.
Same here around Denver, the 24" is HIGH....

Guess I'll save up my change & buy a i3 21.5
Thanks
 
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jmpage2

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I am actually in Highlands Ranch myself and have been debating selling my excellent condition 24" C2D 2.93 with the 4850 Radeon graphics in order to fund the purchase of a new i7 27" iMac.

If you might be interested in this send me a PM. The last couple of these I've seen go on eBay have been priced at about $1200 but as I would not have to pay any Paypal or eBay fees maybe I could give you a bit of a better deal.
 
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