Should I buy the new 2011 iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mc335, May 15, 2011.

  1. mc335 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone, I was planning on buying the new 2011 iMac. Specifically I was going to purchase the 21.5 inch 2.7 GHz iMac. I have a budget of around ~$1700, $2000 max and I was wondering if I should go ahead and purchase it this month or should I wait till the release of Lion OSX or the next time they redesign the hardware which I have no idea when that will happen? I don't need one right away, I can wait if necessary, I just wanted to replace my 5 year old Dell desktop.
    Thank you
     
  2. mc335 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright that's what I was thinking. I just wasn't sure if there was going to be anything big happening with them in June or September.
     
  3. Georgio macrumors 6502

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    Traditionally MacOS's are pitched to the Market at around £25.00 which is nothing, so to wait for Lion would be a bit silly.
    The iMac has only just been upgraded, so again nothing will be happening to the range until at least spring next year and even then it will probably be processor upgrades.
    So the question is if you specifically need a Mac then if the current model does everything you need, then why wait? :rolleyes:

     
  4. akira9000 macrumors newbie

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    Not very accurate. Snow Leopard came out at that price but was the exception. New OS revisions are usually more like £80.
     
  5. dogslobber macrumors 68030

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    you can get one for 500 bucks on eBay.
     
  6. Max(IT) Suspended

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    the thread is from 2011 mate :D
     
  7. dogslobber macrumors 68030

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    Better never than late ;-)
     
  8. twilexia macrumors 6502

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    I'm amazed you can still find threads this far back
     
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  10. nkarafo macrumors member

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    Is 2011 model better or worse than 2015 retina display imac ? I am wondering..
     
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    [MOD NOTE]
    Please stop the arguing/bickering. A number of posts were removed since they did not contribute to the topic of the thread.
     
  13. dogslobber macrumors 68030

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    Well I have a 2011 iMac which is easy to open up and expand. The 2015 not so much IMO. I can install an off the shelf SSD into the 2011 if it comes with a spinner but can't do that in the 2015. I can get a 2011 21.5" from eBay for 500 bucks but a fully loaded 2015 27" is north of 3 grand.
     

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