Refurbished iMac 27" OR New iMac 21.5"

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

    ImKay macrumors newbie

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    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
    Amnesia
    Minecraft (the game I Record)

    So here are my options :

    27"
    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:

    OR

    21.5"
    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

    JasonR

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

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    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.

    edit:

    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

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

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    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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