New (refurb) iMac arrives this week!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by fhall1, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. fhall1 macrumors 68030

    fhall1

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    I've had the Mini (in my sig) for almost 2 years now and knew I wanted something with a little more ooomph. Spent the last 3 months (since the release of the new Mini's and other desktops) trying to decide if a new mini was enough, or do I want an iMac (I already have a 24" monitor hooked to the Mini) or a low end Pro.

    In the end I decided even a tricked out new Mini (4G RAM, 500G 7200RPM HD) just wasn't "future proof" enough with a 2.0GHz CPU, 4G RAM limit, and integrated graphics....but the approx $700 price (refurb w/upgrades) was a major plus.

    The low end Pro (refurb) was just too much $$$ to justify a single processor, 4 memory slot box...I'd thought about building a hackintosh for less, but didn't want to spend my off hours searching for drivers and crossing my fingers after each software update

    So I settled on a 2.93GHz, 4G RAM, 640G HD 24" iMac w/GT120 graphics...it was more $$$ than the one with 9400M graphics, and I did already have a 24" monitor, but I figured with an almost 3GHz CPU, an 8G RAM ceiling, and discrete graphics, it should last a few years. Already ordered a mini diplay port to DVI adapter to hook up the second 24" monitor. Now I just have to cross my fingers that migration assistant will take everything off the old Mini via ethernet cable (I don't have a FW400 to 800 cable). Soon I'll find out if it was worth double the price of a refurb'd new gen Mini.
     
  2. itommyboy macrumors 6502a

    itommyboy

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    You hardly "settled" as you put it that is a great machine you just bought yourself mate and should provide you enjoyment for years to come. I bet the excitement of delivery is killing you but isn't it fun? Cheers!
     
  3. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68020

    Cheffy Dave

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    Very sound reasoning, and a wonderful choice.
    ALL my machines are Apple refurbs, and the refurb page is where I look FIRST, and I would NEVER hesitate to buy ANY Apple refurbs, ever.;)
    Congrats on YOUR purchase, enjoy your awesome machine!
     
  4. fhall1 thread starter macrumors 68030

    fhall1

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    It is! Hopefully FedEx is accurate with their estimate...if they are I know what I'll be doing this weekend!
     

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