Refurbished or New Quad-Core i5

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

  1. roofexpert macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2011
    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


    Feb 19, 2008
    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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