which iMac should I buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by erat, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. erat macrumors newbie

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    Hello All:

    I'm looking to switch over to an IMac (currently running a old, old PC). Eventually, I will purchase a new iMac (sometime in the spring), so I'm looking for something to hold me over until then. Once I get the new iMac, I would use this purchase a media station in the kitchen.

    Can you please provide some direction as to which of the following I should lean towards?

    http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/sys/928589283.html (I asked if the price is negotiable, haven't heard back yet. + it's an Intel chip. Does that warrant the higher price? What do you think is a fair price?)

    http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/sys/925816337.html

    http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/sys/921761846.html

    http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/sys/929133307.html (great price, but the person lives in a town far from me; don't know if it's worth an hour+ drive)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    erat
     
  2. windowpain macrumors 6502a

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    If you just need something to tide you over to the spring, i'd get the cheapest one.

    The 1.6GHz G5 is still a very capable computer. And will function well as a media (itunes?) server.

    The intel chips are substantially faster though. The link isn't working for me, so I can't comment on the specific model.
     
  3. vermonter16 macrumors regular

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    Well, I have the same question and the same circumstance with my pc but I plan to buy a new imac this holiday season....any advice?

    Also - should I get apple to transfer my files for me or is this something I can do myself... Should I buy from the apple store or should I buy online... I was thinking online but then if I have an issue, I want to be able to hop into the store without a problem...
     

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