Refurbished iMac 27" OR New iMac 21.5"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ImKay, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. ImKay, Jun 15, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2011

    ImKay macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2011
    I will be using the iMac to game, record gaming for YouTube, Photoshop for my art GCSE, Cinema 4d for making intros and various animations, Sony Vegas via Boot-camp or parallels.

    Games I may play :
    COD 4
    COD 5
    Minecraft (the game I Record)

    So here are my options :

    Originally released July 2010
    27-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
    4GB memory
    1TB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics with 1GB memory
    Built-in iSight camera

    @ The cost of £1,289.00 :eek:


    2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
    8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
    1TB Serial ATA Drive
    AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512MB GDDR5
    Apple Magic Mouse
    Apple Wireless Keyboard (British) & User's Guide (English)

    @ The cost of £1,568.99 :confused:

    Once I pick the hard bit is trying to get my mum to purchase one before my birthday (27" If chosen) to avoid them running out of stock :eek:

    Also what is the quality on refurb items ? :cool:

    EDIT THE 27" iMac has 2.93GHz Intel Quad-Core i7
  2. JasonR macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2008
    I'd go with the 27" personally. Apple's refurb items are EXCELLENT quality. Pretty much same as new...
  3. Rosh macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2010
    London, UK
    why don't you get the new 27inch 2.7 i5 imac. it's £1400. The difference between the 2.7 and 2.8 is minimal.


    also, upgrading the ram from apple is more expensive than buying from third party companies.
    BUT if you do buy from apple, the imac 27, 2.7 with 8GB RAM will be, £1,558.99
  4. ImKay thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2011
    Yeah, Thanks for the replys :)but i have to consider the higher the price the harder for me to obtain!:(
  5. CatOhCat macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2011
    I just saw a refurbished imac 27" i7 2.94GHz, and I bought that set immediately. It's benchmark is only slightly behind the new 2011 i7 3.4GHz. And I saved like $1200 compared to a new one. :D

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