Looking to buy a Mac Pro or an iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gazfocus, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. gazfocus macrumors 68000


    Jan 3, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    I have sold a few bits and pieces and now have enough spare cash to buy either a 2nd hand Mac Pro or a new iMac. Personally I'd prefer the Mac Pro due to the expandability and being able to have 2 identical displays, etc but what should I be realistically be looking to pay for a 2008 4 Core 2.8GHz?

    Would a 2008 4 core Mac Pro perform better than the new 24" iMacs or would the iMacs be better?

    I don't really do anything too taxing apart from a bit of video editing but my main past time is web developement.

    Thanks in advance
  2. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    Four-core Mac Pros used to show up in the Refurb Store from time to time for $1999. I wouldn't pay more than that, and if you're willing to wait, it would be worth keeping an eye on the refurb store. You might get lucky and see a refurb pop up in that configuration for a good price, full warranty, etc.
  3. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    It might be hard to find 2008 4 core Mac Pro's as the were BTO. You might get lucky, but I don't think that there were a lot of them around.

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