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Refurb iMacs This Week? Old Eyes & RAM
Posted by: chopper
Date: October 25, 2021 10:20PM
I have $2400 to spend on two iMacs this week or an iMac and a Mini.

If I don't spend it, it goes away unspent.

I don't like the lack of ports on the new iMacs so I am looking at 2019 models.

I'd like a lot of RAM, a 1 TB drive and whatever vid card works best with older eyes. (What would that be?)

Currently looking at this page:

[www.apple.com]

Suggestions from the hardware experts here very welcome.

Chop
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Re: Refurb iMacs This Week? Old Eyes & RAM
Posted by: datbeme
Date: October 25, 2021 11:42PM
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chopper
I have $2400 to spend on two iMacs this week or an iMac and a Mini.

If I don't spend it, it goes away unspent.

I don't like the lack of ports on the new iMacs so I am looking at 2019 models.

I'd like a lot of RAM, a 1 TB drive and whatever vid card works best with older eyes. (What would that be?)

Currently looking at this page:

[www.apple.com]

Suggestions from the hardware experts here very welcome.

Chop

So many unanwered questions. Mainly about your needs and the vanishing $2,400 that needs to be spent on 2 outdated machines. Must you spend it all on refurbs or Intel?
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Re: Refurb iMacs This Week? Old Eyes & RAM
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: October 26, 2021 12:09AM
I'd still go for M1 iMac (the middle one, not the cheapest one, so that you get Ethernet) and add a dock/hub. It's a desktop machine, so the hub is not much of an inconvenience. I mean, at most you lose 2 USB 3.0 ports and an SD card slot, and those are easy to use in a hub/dock
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Re: Refurb iMacs This Week? Old Eyes & RAM
Posted by: jdc
Date: October 26, 2021 12:25AM
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chopper
I don't like the lack of ports on the new iMacs so I am looking at 2019 models.

But you will love the speed...

I too have more Qs.

What ports do you need/want? Whats your current mac and specs? Does it have to have 1 TB internal? Why "lots of ram"? Define "lots". Do the 2 need to be identical in specs? can one have more of everything, and the other less?

I too would start with the new middle M1 iMac, but the bonus of ethernet would be the *last* thing on the list of reasons. I hate wires, ethernet is forbidden in this house ;).

fwiw, a video card is irrelevant to screen clarity.

Need more specifics....





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Re: Refurb iMacs This Week? Old Eyes & RAM
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: October 26, 2021 09:22AM
Sorry but you don't have enough money...

This is the only machine on that refurb page that I would buy based on your criteria:

[www.apple.com]



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Re: Refurb iMacs This Week? Old Eyes & RAM
Posted by: jonny
Date: October 26, 2021 09:46AM
M1
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Re: Refurb iMacs This Week? Old Eyes & RAM
Posted by: chopper
Date: October 26, 2021 12:48PM
I bought two refurb iMacs basically by the "throw a dart" method. All good.
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Re: Refurb iMacs This Week? Old Eyes & RAM
Posted by: jdc
Date: October 26, 2021 01:45PM
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chopper
All good.

Not anywhere near close to the words I would use, but you do u.

That $ Must have really been burning a hole in your pocket.





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Re: Refurb iMacs This Week? Old Eyes & RAM
Posted by: chopper
Date: October 26, 2021 03:32PM
It's a whole something for sure. Are you familiar with end of fiscal and corporate spending?
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Re: Refurb iMacs This Week? Old Eyes & RAM
Posted by: jdc
Date: October 26, 2021 04:06PM
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chopper
It's a whole something for sure. Are you familiar with end of fiscal and corporate spending?

Every year. =)

Wife works for the county in public health and manages near 20 contracts, maybe $100 M -- I help her with the math cause she cant trust the ASOs. Spend or lose it is *not* just a mantra. =)





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Re: Refurb iMacs This Week? Old Eyes & RAM
Posted by: chopper
Date: October 26, 2021 08:21PM
Her current iMac is from 2009.
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Re: Refurb iMacs This Week? Old Eyes & RAM
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: October 26, 2021 09:25PM
If you wanted to throw darts, why did you ask for advice?
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Re: Refurb iMacs This Week? Old Eyes & RAM
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: October 26, 2021 09:39PM
Well we’ll well… who’s updating now?… or is it upgrading?
I’d give you a leader, but protocol must be followed.

big grin smiley



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