Need some advice on which refurb iMac to buy

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iampinkandorang, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. iampinkandorang macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2011

    I've been a mac user for 2+ years. Just sold my 13" MacBook (late 08, 2.4ghz core 2 duo, 4 gb ram) so any iMac is going to be a huge upgrade for me.

    I'm looking at the 27" models. I realize what is shown right now may not be available in a week, but I'm not sure what is more important, processor, ram, or graphics card and which will give me the most bang for my buck.

    I'll mostly be using this for photo editing huge raw files, running adobe lightroom, photoshop, illustrator, ect.

    The models I'm looking at are:

    for $1699
    late 2009 Refurbished iMac 27-inch 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
    4GB memory - 1066mhz ddr3
    1TB hard drive
    ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics with 512MB memory

    for $1699
    2010 Refurbished iMac 27-inch 2.8GHz Intel Quad-Core i5 processor
    4GB memory - 1333 mhz ddr3
    1TB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics with 1GB memory

    I appreciate your input!
  2. biggd macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2008
    Newer parts, better graphics, prolly been used less before return

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