Refurbished or New Quad-Core i5

Discussion in 'iMac' started by roofexpert, May 5, 2011.

  1. roofexpert macrumors newbie

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    Please help me decide:

    Refurbished iMac 27-inch 2.8GHz Intel Quad-Core i5 processor is $1,449 ($1,535.94 with tax) from Apple

    New iMac 27-inch 2.7GHz Quad-Core i5 is $1,694 (no tax/no shipping) on Amazon.

    The only difference I see between the two is the new iMac's have Thunderbolt and faster video. My understanding is that currently there are not many Thunderbolt compatible devises out there. I know that will change in the future; however I am somebody that does not upgrade my hardware (except ram) and/or software all that often. I would like to keep my iMac for at least 5 years. I mostly do word processing, research on the internet, some 2d cadd work, and some web site design (on my company web site). Do you think the $158.06 is worth it to go with the new one?

    Thanks for all the help.
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

    eawmp1

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    Then get the new iMac.

    Macs are typically the best value new. Yes, the refurb is cheaper, but $158.06. Over 5 years that is $2.63/month.
     

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