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In case you haven't heard, earlier today Apple released the new iMacs. The new models feature 20" and 24" widescreen displays, faster CPUs, built-in wireless, bigger hard drives and a new silver and black design. The 20" model starts at $1299. You can check out the new models here. If you're looking to save some money, Apple has dropped the prices on their refurbished iMacs: Refurbished iMac 17-inch 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SuperDrive - $929 1GB memory 160GB hard drive ATI Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 memory Built-in iSight camera Refurbished iMac 20-inch 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SuperDrive - $1199 1GB memory 250GB hard drive ATI Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 memory Built-in iSight camera Remember that the Refurbished iPod nano, 2GB - Silver is still on sale for $105!

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    • So these should come with iLife, correct?
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    • The website indicates iLife 06 still.
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    • its b/c new imac out today :)
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    • CHINAdeals wrote: its b/c new imac out today :)
      The new imac is $1249 (student price) or $1499 with 2.4 cpu, 320gb hd and hd 2600 pro card. Are these 3 upgrades worth $250 ??? Does anyone know what cpu's these are using as I can't find a 2.0 4mb core 2 duo model and assume the 2.4 is the e6600???

      Or is it better to buy the $1199 refurb????

      Thanks
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    • gman1975 wrote: The new imac is $1249 (student price) or $1499 with 2.4 cpu, 320gb hd and hd 2600 pro card. Are these 3 upgrades worth $250 ??? Does anyone know what cpu's these are using as I can't find a 2.0 4mb core 2 duo model and assume the 2.4 is the e6600???
      The iMacs use the processors from the mobile C2D lineup, with this new generation using Intel's Santa Rosa platform. The 2.4GHz would be the T7700, 2.4GHz/4MB L2/800MHz FSB.
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    • [quote="gman1975" post_id="5441014" time="1186528117" user_id="30690"]The new imac is $1249 (student price) or $1499 with 2.4 cpu, 320gb hd and hd 2600 pro card. Are these 3 upgrades worth $250 ??? Does anyone know what cpu's these are using as I can't find a 2.0 4mb core 2 duo model and assume the 2.4 is the e6600???

      Or is it better to buy the $1199 refurb????

      if you can get the new iMac for $1249 instead of a refurb for $1199, i think that that part of the question is answered... :-)

      for the $1499 versus a refurb for $1199, that is tougher:
      * 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
      * 320GB hard drive
      * ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB memory
      * iLife 08

      personally, everything is obsolete in 6 months so i would save the $300


      later

      reggielist
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    • reggielist wrote: I kind of agree.

      $1199 Refurb T7400 2.16 cpu, x1600 128mb video, 250gb hd, 2x512mb ram
      $1249 New T7300 2.00 cpu, hd2400xt 128mb video, 1x1gb ram
      $1499 New T7700 2.40 cpu, hd2600pro 256mb video, 320gb hd, 1x1gb ram

      No real big differences between the specs, the new ones though are aluminum, glossy and thinner. Tough Decision >>>>>>>>>>>>>

      Looks like to me the $1199 refurb would be the best value in a 20' today...would you guys agree???
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    • Looks like to me the $1199 refurb would be the best value in a 20' today...would you guys agree???

      yes, but why not the new one for $1249???
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    • reggielist wrote: Looks like to me the $1199 refurb would be the best value in a 20' today...would you guys agree???

      yes, but why not the new one for $1249???
      My thought was because the processor is slower (T7400 $479 and T7300 $288), there is only 1 stick of ram so not as fast as 2x512 and all the video cards in these are slow. So for $50 less you get a processor worth $191 more and better ram, even know refurb looks like $250 more value. Make sense or am I on the wrong track here? I thought apple refurb was like brand new anyway?
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    • gman1975 wrote: My thought was because the processor is slower (T7400 $479 and T7300 $288), there is only 1 stick of ram so not as fast as 2x512 and all the video cards in these are slow. So for $50 less you get a processor worth $191 more and better ram, even know refurb looks like $250 more value. Make sense or am I on the wrong track here? I thought apple refurb was like brand new anyway?
      I think it's a tie up for performance ... I think the single stick of RAM is better because it'll be way simpler and cheaper to upgrade to 2GB. Slightly better processor and video card would just cancel each other out.

      The thing you may think about is the quality of 1st run of new models ... build quality has it's issues for the first number of months. By the time they make their 1st minor update, they are usually rock solid.

      Personally, the edge definitely goes for the new slim look. I can't resist aluminum.
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    • gman1975 wrote: I thought apple refurb was like brand new anyway?
      Apple-Bought Refurbs always look brand new and carry the same warranty as the brand new products.
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    • reggielist wrote:
      well it might not be OBSOLETE. but definately cheaper.

      get what you NEED. not everyone 'needs' /wants the latest and greatest

      unless you really need it for video editing/photoshop/ editing music/ making movies etc. you won't necessarily NEED the latest and greatest.. you might WANT it. but that's another story

      i bought a 1st gen macbook (blackbook) a few months later they upgraded it from core duo to core2 duo. more memory etc. and faster processor speeds. but i needed a laptop at the time. so i got it.

      no regrets.. :) if you always see your investment as depreciating and thinking you're not getting the 'best best deal' b/c you could have waited then you're not really enjoying what you got :)
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