New or old!?

RossBlake

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 13, 2012
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Hi,

I am getting a mac and am confused on what I should get. I think I've worked out that I would probably need/want an iMac but, not sure whether to spend my money on a new or older one. I will be using it mainly for photo editing and surfing the web. Maybe the occasional game as well. So is it necessary to buy a new one? Or would an older version have the sufficient software and hardware to complete my needs at a reasonable speed?
Please reply!
Thanks a lot.
 
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jdeehere

macrumors newbie
Aug 14, 2012
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I Could also use help PLEASE

Any iMac built in the last 5 years will be fine for you.
I am in the process of purchasing a used older Mac-book (Pre 2009).
It is All white and NO OTHER MARKINGS ON IT ((except the Apple logo on cover/topside) Nothing underneath or sides except wee symbols above input ports on side... Is there anyway one can find out which model this Mac-book is I need to know so I can find a o/s installation disk from someone so I can load a operating system into it which isn't working now, all it does is go to the first posting screen and continues to try and load the o/s but is unsuccessful...
Thanks for any and all help you may offer me in this...
Again Thanks
a First time Mac user
 

ezekielrage_99

macrumors 68040
Oct 12, 2005
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And my 2006 iMac is still going strong...

But to the question, have you thought of looking at getting a refurb? They are pretty good value IMHO if you have a strict budget, plus it comes with the same warranty as a new mac.
 

RossBlake

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 13, 2012
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ezekielrage_99 - Do you know where I could get a refurb? Money isn't a big issue but, I don't want to spend more than I have to.
 

jdeehere

macrumors newbie
Aug 14, 2012
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Does it have a serial number? Apple should be able to tell you from that.
Thanks for the answer, I would love to find the serial number, Maybe you can tel me WHERE IS IT LOCATED
Again Thanks

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Does the seller not give any details?
The seller is somewhere in the USA and I am in Ireland, His father who knows nothing about computers is selling it to me, Thanks for the answer back