What to get?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by elcape, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. elcape macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    I need a new PC badly!! I currently have a core i3 PC (dual 22" thought) :(.

    I decide to make the switch to mac, with a little research my heart is on the 27" iMac but the question is which one?

    I don't need a super machine since i will only do some web design/development and maybe some flash, i will not game on it since i do my gaming on my console, but i do need it to hold for two years at least.

    Should i get the 2.7ghz 27" Corei5 2011 iMac for $1699+tax 512MB GPU or the 2.93Ghz Corei7 1GB GPU 2010 Imac at macmall for $1499.

    Another question should i care that much about the Thunderbolt on the 2011 model?

    I can wait another two month before I really need to buy the PC (do you see a refresh around that time) and budget is a concern!

    I Think that's all! Thanks in advance!!
  2. tears2040 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    Just buy the $1499 last years model as it will run circles around the base model 2011 edition and is $200 less expensive.

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  3. elcape thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    How will the warranty work on an older model and will I still be able to buy the Apple care for 3 years?
  4. tears2040 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    MacMall sells last years model brand new


    They come with 1 year warranty and you could extend to 3 years upon purchase or at anytime before your 1 year warranty is up.

    ps. That is a MONSTER of a computer
  5. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2009
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Personally I went with a stronger 21.5” over the screen size but if you’d rather have screen over power that’s your choice.

    TB ports really aren’t much use to the average person, especially not right now since nothing is really out for them and certainly nothing decently priced. For your needs you might as well save money and get last year’s model.
  6. tears2040 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    Don't know how accurate this is, but the iMac 27" 2.93ghz according to this benchmark is the third fastest iMac stock model.

    Top of the line iMac i7 3.4ghz and 21.5 2.8ghz 2011 models are faster


    Thing is though like I said the iMac 27" 2.93ghz cost less.
  7. lc25 macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2009
    I would totally get the 27" 2.93ghz model, brilliant bit of kit and will do all you ask it to. The only reason i changed is because the new ones came out under the two week return policy so i upgraded to a top spec 2011 machine.
  8. Akack macrumors 6502a

    Mar 5, 2011
  9. elcape thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    what about the return policy on the macmall one?? if something is wrong with the machine
  10. tears2040 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    You need to calm down dude. Mac Mall is a professional company that has been in business probably longer than you have even ever thought about buying a Mac.

    The computers they sell have Apple warranty, so any defects or problems within the years warranty can be taken to any Apple authorized repair center.

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