Worth returning recent i7 refurb for refresh?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MrDexx, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. MrDexx macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2010
    So I had decided to bite the bullet a week and a half ago and order an iMac i7 refurb for $1900 from the Canadian Apple Store...

    So here's this refresh that has a new graphics card (and minor speed enhancements?)

    I am thinking of buying SC2 (and other games in the future) and I'm wondering if its worth returning my current i7 model to get a new i5 refresh with a new graphics card?

    I mainly will be using my computer for online video marketing (creating promo videos for businesses) and keynote/screenflow videos...so I know my i7 will deliver in that aspect...

    I just would hate to know that I bought a "new computer" that isn't as "future proof" as this new refresh (I plan to keep my computer for 3-4 years)

    Thoughts? Worth returning the refurb? (I have 2 days left before 14 day time limit is up)
  2. lasuther macrumors 6502a

    Feb 13, 2004
    Grand Haven, Michigan
    The processor and graphics upgrade isn't huge. I'm not sure what the price difference is combined with restocking, but it probably isn't worth the hassle. If you want the dual hard drive SSD upgrade, then it is worth it.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    It looks like you will benefit from the GPU upgrade so I would do that
  4. MrDexx thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2010
    Done and Done, now I can sleep peacefully tonight, haha

    Total cost (w/ restocking fees etc) will be an extra $300 to go from my refurb to the new i7 (the apple rep worked some awesome deals)

    FYI- The apple rep said that the GPU is a desktop card according his specs...


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