Which iMac? Resell in a year.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jshelton, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. jshelton macrumors 6502a

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    I just sold my 21.5-inch i3 because the warranty was expiring and I didn't want to purchase AppleCare. I am buying either the 27-inch 3.2GHz i3 (July 2010) or the 21.5-inch 2.5GHz i5 (May 2011). Regardless of which one, I am buying refurb from Apple.com.

    I don't need the processing power or the screen size more than the other. I am just trying to figure out which will be easier to sell in a year. It's between the 21 and 27, and the i3 and i5 processors. Trade-offs suck.
     
  2. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    My vote is the i5. Decent spec and quite new.
     
  3. rogan macrumors regular

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  4. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Stick with the 21.5" i5. Better specs and easier to ship.

    Cheers,
     
  5. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

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  6. 1goodidea macrumors member

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    Yes i5. People won't want an i3 in 12 months time. i5 will probably still be used in, then, current models.
     
  7. jshelton thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the input guys. Anyone else want to chime in before I pull the trigger?

    I appreciate the info!
     
  8. Trouble1 macrumors member

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    Always get more screen, the 21.5 is just too small.
     
  9. jshelton thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    There's 1 for the 27-inch i3.

    It also just hit me that the i3 is dual core and the i5 is quad core. Another deal breaker for the 27.
     
  10. trip1ex, Nov 18, 2011
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    trip1ex macrumors 68000

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    Anything is easy to resell if you price it low enough.

    YOu will take less of a hit reselling a low end Mac than a high end Mac.

    Less depreciation and more consumers looking for a less expensive Mac.

    Some of that doesn't help you.

    I think newer is also easier to resell.

    Stick with newer 21.5".
     

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