Should i buy the 27" iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Lukasic, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. Lukasic macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2011
    I can buy a 27" iMac for 1250$.I belive its the 2011 model because all i know about it is that it has thunderbolt and i5 proccesor.I've already got all of the apple products that aren't desktops,and i've already got a PC with high-end specs.So should i buy it?
  2. user418 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2010
    Sounds like a good deal on the 27" iMac. However I'd probably want a bit more info on specs before pulling the trigger. The processor would be either 2.7 GHz or 3.1 GHz. Prices when new ran $1699 - $1999.
  3. mcpix macrumors regular

    May 13, 2005
    A couple of other considerations.

    You can also get a 27" iMac on the refurbished store for $1,419 with a one year warranty. Can you still buy AppleCare for the used machine?
  4. Lukasic thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2011
    I never said it's used.It's new.And no i can't buy AppleCare because im buying it from an unofficial reseller.
  5. user418 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2010
    I'd still get all the specs and compare it with the cost of an Apple refurb. The difference is $169, based on mcpix's post, and you have the option to purchase AppleCare on the refurb. (Refurb store still down for me so can't check prices)

    What do you do if you encounter a problem at 1 year 1 day?
  6. iSayuSay macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2011
    If it's new or still within 1 year warranty, then it's eligible to have AppleCare attached on it. Doesn't matter where you buy it.
  7. Lancer macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2002
    Sounds good, I'd be tempted but it depends on what you want it for, if you already have a high-end PC then it might be worth going for as it's still going to be a pretty powerful computer.

    Plus you should be able to get ML for Free but that's only $20 anyway.
  8. mojothemonkey macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2005
    guessing it doesn't have the 6970 in it for that price, so don't expect to do much heavy gaming.

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