What should I do? (Upgrade iMac or buy new?)

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  1. drummer1, Apr 11, 2013
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    drummer1 macrumors regular

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    Thinking of selling my 2010 27 imac and getting a 2012 27 imac with fusion drive or keep my 2010 and upgrade it to fushion or ssd but I will lose my applecare right? Also quiet a bit more money What would you do? Thanks
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    What do you use your Mac for? Its hard to recommend a course of action without knowing your needs.
     
  3. justperry macrumors 604

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    If you are worried about AppleCare you could revert back to the original state before bringing it in if there is a problem.
    Also, AFAIK you can change RAM and HD without loosing Applecare, but if you change the ODD for an SSD/HD it will void AppleCare.
     
  4. drummer1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do all the basics and some lite editing nothing to fancy. I like my 2010 but want it to be faster ssd. Or spend extra and get 2012 with fushion drive and gonna cost like extra 800 for the difference. Plus called applecare and apple store they said if I upgrade my 2010 imac with ssd or whatever wont lose my applecare but they wont cover whatever is upgraded.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Your AppleCare on a 2010 Mac is almost expired anyway. It shouldn't be a major factor in your decision.
     
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  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you buy a refurb? If you bought your Mac new in 2010, the AppleCare will expire this year, 3 years from the original purchase date.

    You can verify remaining warranty/AppleCare coverage for any Mac by entering the serial number here.
     
  8. drummer1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It was brand new not refurb Yeah its still covered till end of 2014 was extended.
     
  9. drummer1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Should I spend the extra money and get 2012 with fushion drive or keep my 2010 and upgrade hdd and get ssd?
     
  10. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    I think for now just hang on and keep your 2010 iMac and upgrade to SSD. You may not noticed much difference in speed with your tasks. I think the 2010 Mac is still adequate for today's needs.
     
  11. Serban Suspended

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    yes, keep your iMac, no need to upgrade it for now. Any iMac should last for personal not demanding tasks for at least 3-4 years.
     
  12. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000

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    Enjoy your iMac and stop worrying about a new one. Wait until its nearly dead and upgrade to a new model then.

    Installing SSDs in an old iMac is not worth the hassle, (minis, MBP, MP maybe, iMac..? Nah)
     

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