The pre-St. Patrick's Day iMac Refurb restock!!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by trip1ex, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. trip1ex macrumors 68000

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    Wowza. A big restock with 2 generations of iMacs across all models. Run don't walk.

    Got in on a $1049 24" 2.4ghz iMac myself.
     
  2. briansolomon macrumors 6502

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    $799 for a 20 inch. Nice deal for someone that doesn't really care much about specs!
     
  3. briansolomon macrumors 6502

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    Oops. 849
     
  4. bagelche macrumors 6502

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    these are solidly good deals. If I could spring I'da sprung. I also quite like the 2.8Ghz 24" model for $1199.
     
  5. Trix macrumors member

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    Whats the big difference between the two 24" iMac's (both 2.8) one just has a Intel Core 2 Extreme and the other a regular Duo.
     
  6. Advance The Man macrumors 6502

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    The 2.8 Extreme is a 2007, inferior machine to the 2008 machine for the most part, but the extreme gives you a larger hard drive. It's odd that it is more expensive.
     
  7. Cheese macrumors 6502

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    The 2.8 Extreme is a 2007, inferior machine to the 2008 machine for the most part, but the extreme gives you a larger hard drive. It's odd that it is more expensive.

    Advance, PLEASE explain the difference and reasons why extreme is inferior to the current models for those like me who missed it back in 2007. At least give us a link... If ya find the time. Thanks
     
  8. trip1ex thread starter macrumors 68000

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    They sold out of the $1049 24" and the $849 20" with 2600 pro gpu as well as the $799 iMac.
     
  9. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I got that same 2.4GHz 24" a few weeks ago but paid $1299 for it. I just called Apple a few days ago when it first showed up in the store after the new iMacs were announced and they very promptly refunded the $250.
     
  10. Advance The Man macrumors 6502

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    Extreme 2.8 (2007 model) 2.8 link http://store.apple.com/us/product/FB322LL/A?mco=MjE0NjA3MA

    2.8 (2008 model) link http://store.apple.com/us/product/FB325LL/A?mco=MjE0NjA3MA

    I ordered the 2.8 a couple of days ago. The extreme 2.8 is inferior to L2 Cache (4mb vs 6mb), Frontside bus (800 MHz vs 1066 MHz) and type of Memory (667MHz DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-5300 vs 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM). Go to the 2 links for verification. It was an easy decision after reviewing. The few extra GB's in my opinion isn't worth it, especially since I use a 2 TB external drive for media anyway.
     
  11. bagelche macrumors 6502

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    I am a habitual refurb store price-checker even though I can't generally afford to buy any of it. These price drops came the same day they announced the refreshed lineup.

    I bought the now $1049 24"er for $1399 about 10 months ago (for work). It's come in and out of the refurb store a couple of times in the last week. It'll likely appear again. It's a great machine. I am partial to it over the refreshed imacs for a couple of reasons--namely two firewire ports rather than one and secondary video output being mini-DVI rather than mini-displayport. Price helps too!

    I'd be quite reasonably tempted to pop the extra $150 for the .4Ghz speed bump.

    Now, if I can just get one of the new airport extreme base stations refurbed, that'd make me happy. It's probably only going to be a $15 drop, but hey a deal's a deal.
     

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