Snow Leopard - Impact on Choice of New or Refurbished iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Zephyr7, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Zephyr7 macrumors newbie

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    I apologize in advance if this is a stupid question, but I'm an absolute Mac newb. Should I be considering Snow Leopard when deciding between refurbished vs. new?

    Poster(s) in this thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=661021&highlight=snow+leopard+++imac) seem to suggest that we won't be able to upgrade to Snow Leopard because they suggest holding off on purchasing until it is released.

    Am I misunderstanding? If we can upgrade to Snow Leopard when it is release would I be handicapping myself in any way by going refurbished? I know Snow Leopard's release is a ways off, but I'm looking ahead because I plan on using whatever iMac I choose for a few years.

    FWIW, I'm leaning toward a refurbished 20" 2.66 or 24" 2.8 because they should be enough for my needs.
     
  2. robotartfashion macrumors 6502

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    you'll be able to upgrade to snow leopard providing you have an intel based mac, that means even my 3 year old imac coreduo will be able to utilize it

    don't sweat it, buy refurb or new, whatever floats your boat

    p.s. you're always going to see people in here talking about waiting to upgrade so you get this or that

    buy it now, enjoy it for months, and when snow leopard comes out buy a copy of it
     
  3. Zephyr7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! :D
     
  4. JBWade macrumors newbie

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    Robot, you've given one of the more intelligent and useful recommendations that I've seen on this site lately...
     

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