Refurbished 27-inch iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by hbruss, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. hbruss macrumors member


    Nov 15, 2013
    I just ordered this from the refurbished store. A new unit was $1,000 more. Do you think the new unit is better? I'm sure it is but.......

    Refurbished 27-inch iMac 4.0GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 with Retina 5K display
    Originally released October 2015
    27-inch (diagonal) Retina 5K display with IPS technology; 5120x2880 resolution
    16GB memory
    2TB Fusion Drive
    AMD Radeon R9 M390
    Built-in FaceTime HD camera
  2. makrom macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2015
    Apple refurbished items are usually in quite good condition, often (almost) indistinguishable from new items. The hypothetical new price might be a bit inflated due to the included debatably overpriced memory upgrade, and you'll usually get good opportunities for discounts on new iMacs, but a $1000 reduction still sounds like a decent deal.
  3. dont24, Feb 11, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2016

    dont24 macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2005
    I agree, refurb's are great. But are you sure it's $1000 cheaper than new? Apple's refurb'd Macs are usually in the $200 - $400 cheaper range. New for the model you list is $2699. A refurb $1K cheaper would be an awesome deal.
  4. warvanov macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2011

    The model you described is currently $2,289 on the Apple refurbished store. The same model configured new is $2699. So that's about a 15% discount, which is pretty standard for a refurbished model of a current product.

    I also just bought a refurbished 27" iMac. I opted for the standard mid range model for $1699 refurbished. My current computer, a 2011 MacBook Pro, was purchased in 2011 refurbished and I have had zero issues with it.
  5. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    Yeah, 15% is standard. Certainly not $1,000 savings, but a good deal nonetheless

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