Which iMac would you buy?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by yangtw76, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. yangtw76, Apr 4, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2014

    yangtw76 macrumors newbie

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    For office use

    Option 1 : $1300
    imac 27" (newer thin model)
    quad core i5 cpu 2.9
    16gb ram
    128gb ssd (Toshiba, he opened up)
    gtx660m video
    magic mouse
    magic track pad
    keyboard wireless charger


    Option 2 : $800 + $100 to upgrade HDD to SSD
    Mid 2011 27 inch iMac
    Processor: 3.1 GHz Intel Core i5 (QuadCore)
    Memory: 12 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1024 MB
    Software: OS X 10.9.2 (13C64) (OSX Mavericks)
    HDD Storage: 1TB (@ 7200RPM)
    Comes with Wireless English keyboard and trackpad
     
  2. firedept macrumors 603

    firedept

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    I would not buy either. Especially the one that has been opened. The 2011 will run warm when under work load. Nothing wrong with that, just the newer slim iMac's run virtually cool to the touch.

    If you are going to to consider spending $1300 on an iMac, why not look at a refurb from the Apple Refurb store and get warranty included for a little bit more money. Like the one I posted below. Then you will at least have peace of mind. Plus within a years period you can extend that warranty another 2 years if you want.

    If I really had to make a decision, then it would be the 2011 with an external SSD drive. Just a thought.
     

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