Refurb i5 Quad or New i5 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Razeus, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    Both for $1700. 4GB of ram, 1TB hard drive. The main difference is the GPU.

    Help me decide.

    Basic tasks: iTunes, Chrome surfing, Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5.

    Advanced tasks: encoding DVD rips. Not necessary for me to have them done in 30 minutes though.

    On my Mac, I literally don't have many apps installed. Only:

    Lightroom 3
    Photoshop CS5

    Seriously, that's all the apps I would have installed on there (other than the native OS X apps).
  2. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    I would wait for another 1-2 months before they release the refurbished model of new i5. The 1699 dollars price tag for old imac i5 has been around for months. Why would anyone wait this long to buy now? Either apple can drop the price more or you go for newer one.
  3. Razeus thread starter macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    You're right. I'll wait for the new i5's to show up in refurb. October is a good time frame.

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