Which iMac? Resell in a year.

jshelton

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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.
 

1goodidea

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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.
 

jshelton

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

I appreciate the info!
 

jshelton

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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.
 

trip1ex

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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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