Trading in my 09 MacBook pro for iMac.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gta50419, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. gta50419 macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2010
    Been thinking about trading my 13' macbook pro for a imac. Powermax quoted me $700 trade in value.

    Does iMacs usually last longer than MacBook pros? Im still kinda iffy about it because I heard horrible things about all in one desktops.

    Also have anyone ordered thru this company? I see they have a 27' iMac for about $100 more than a new 21 inch one. Is it worth buying used?

    Any suggestions?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    That completely depends on how you take care of it. One won't inherently last longer than the other.
    I personally wouldn't buy used, as I depend on a computer too much. If you want to save some money, I suggest checking out the Apple refurbs.

    Apple refurbished products are considered by most to be a very good deal, as they're pretty much like buying a new Mac, except for the box.
    • Apple Certified Refurbished Products are only available from the Apple Refurb Store and are not sold by any 3rd party or local Apple stores
    • Educational discounts do not apply to refurb products.
    • Refurb products come with the same warranty as new products, and qualify for AppleCare
    • Refurb products have a changed serial number that identifies them as refurbished
    • Refurb products come with whatever OS version and software they originally shipped with as new
    • Refurb products come with the same items in the box as new products, only the box is a plain one, not the new box.
    • A refurb product could have some cosmetic signs of prior use, but rarely do
    • A refurb Mac may have some cycles on the battery, but not a significant enough amount to affect usable life
    • The refurb store inventory changes frequently, sometimes several times a day, and doesn't have any direct relation to upcoming product releases. What's available in the refurb store is determined by what has been returned to Apple.
    • If you're looking for a particular item, can alert you when it becomes available.
  3. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    In my experience it's the drives that go first, and replacing them in an iMac is tetchy.

    You don't say why you need an iMac. Right now the state-of-the-art computers (anywhere period) are the new MBs. iMacs are lagging behind.


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