IMac :: Refurb IMAC Price Increase?

May 4, 2010

Has anyone noticed the $100 price increased on the 27 IMACS? anyone have an idea of whats the reason behind: this ... im thinking high demand.

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Hardware :: Airport Express Price Drop In Refurb Section

Aug 19, 2010

I noticed today that the UK price of a refurb Airport Express is now �55. Last week this was �66. Anyone think that the Airport Express (and maybe Extreme), will be getting a revamp soon, hence the price drop? Do the Airprt range get anual updates?

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IMac :: Buying A Refurb Imac, 2.66 Quad I5 Or 3.6 I5?

Sep 28, 2010

I had a 21" 3.6 i5 with ATI 5760 512MB in my cart but they ran out of stock, so anxiously awaiitng the return.

However they also have a 27" 2.66 quad core i5 with ATI 4850 512MB for only $80 more.

I play x-plane 9, a few games in windows 7 boot camp, render videos in handbrake a few times a month.

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IMac :: Where To Sell At Reasonable Price?

Jul 23, 2009

I hope this is ok to post in here, because unfortunately i'm short of the post count required for the marketplace. I was wondering where would be a good place to advertise a late-2007 alu iMac? I'm trying to avoid eBay at the moment because i'll end up losing a fair amount of money in eBay and then Paypal fees. Also, is �650 an ok asking price? It's a 20" 2.0GHz C2D, 250GB HDD, 3G RAM.

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IMac :: Refurb IMac / Difference Between I5 And I7

Aug 7, 2010

In the UK and looking to buy a refurb 09 27" iMac. Pondering 2 models at the moment, the 2.66 i5 @ 1259 and the 2.8 i7 @ 1399. One thing I'm wondering is if the 140 price bump to the i7 is worth it? What are the diffferences between the 2 processors speed wise? I'm mail going to be using this for streaming HD video and similar multimedia tasks.

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IMac :: Buying And Returning A Refurb?

May 15, 2010

I'm thinking of buy a refurb 27" i7 but I'm worried about what the deal is with returns. What If I get one that has a huge scratch on the back or something, can I still return it seeing as they do say there might be some cosmetic damage?

Or if the yellow screen issue is still in play, can I return a refurb with no problems?

Also, how do return work? I live nearly 80miles from the nearest Apple store, so would I send it to Apple or would they pick it up?

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IMac :: Worth Returning Recent I7 Refurb For Refresh?

Jul 27, 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 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)

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IMac :: Looking To Increase Imac (late2006)?

Jan 28, 2009

I am looking to increase my imac late 2006 model.

I am wanting to boost the RAM, and Hard drive.

2 questions really. Where can i get ram and an bigger hard drive for the imac late 2006 model?

Should i ask apple to upgrade it? will it effect the warranty?

One other thing, is it possible to upgrade the warranty?

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IMac :: Speed Increase With I5?

Jul 28, 2010

Will I see a huge increase in performance with the 3.6GHz Core i5 in the 21.5", or will the 3.2GHz Core i3 be about the same?

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IMac :: How Much Performance Increase - Can I Expect By Going From 4 GB Ram To 8 GB Ram

Feb 18, 2010

I am going to change my iMac's Memory from 4 GB to 8 GB. I have the March 2009 version of the iMac. 3.06 Ghz, ATI Video 4850, and so on. I would like to know in everyone's opinion how much of a performance gain I could get?

This is the software that I use that may be memory dependent, PhotoShop CS, Final Cut Express 4.0, Other Video Editing software, I also use Handbrake to convert my presently owned DVD's into a iphone format, would that convert any faster or is that only a processor factor

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IMac :: Way To Increase The Font Size/icons Within OSX?

Oct 30, 2010

Is there a way to increase the font size/icons within OSX

I think I found the issue with my headaches and the 27". Basically the text is very small when browsing.I have been using the CMD +/- to increase the page size and my headaches have been better.

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PowerPC :: How Increase Memory On 10GB Imac G3?

Oct 25, 2008

Hi there, a couple of easy questions I hope.

What is the simplest was to increase the memory on a 10GB Imac G3. 9.7GB are used up and there isn't much I can delete to free up space. It is a friend's computer, she is not mac savvy.

Also, I am considering rebooting the system as there is an account on there with a forgotten password and the original administrator password is long forgotten. What would be the best way to go about doing this? I have 10.4 os discs, with extra memory would this work ok?

Thanks in advance.

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IMac :: Any Possibility To Increase Font Size On System?

Dec 29, 2010

I'm new to IMac and I did a quick search and found nothing. I got an IMac less than 24hrs ago. With the IMac I find that I struggle to read things even with my glasses on. Is there any possible way of changing the system font so I can make it larger? Trying to read things on the imac is actually giving me a headache because my eyes are straining so much.

I'm using FireFox which is great because once you make the page larger (cmd & +) it remembers so when you go back there the page is still large and readable but things like the toolbar is unreadable. Some sites I've been on even with the page zoomed in some of the writing remains tiny and unreadable. I have the 27" IMac and to have the toolbar font so small on such a big screen seems very silly to me because it's unreadable.

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IMac :: Replacement HD - Performance Increase With Extra Capacity?

Apr 21, 2010

I'm considering replacing the 640 gb Hitachi HDT721064SLA360 in my 24" iMac with a Samsung Spinpoint F3EG HD203WI 2TB drive. I'm just wondering if anyone can tell me whether I will see any performance increases along with the extra capacity. The Hitachi is a 7200rpm drive, while the Sammy is 5400rpm, but the Hitachi has only a 16mb buffer and the Sammy sports a 32mb. Would the Samsung be faster than the Hitachi or would it suffer because of the lower rotational speed?

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IMac :: RPM Speeds Of Fans Increase And Boot Time Doubled

Jun 23, 2009

My iMac seems to be a lot more noisier (a low humming noise, maybe the fans), than it was when I purchased it in a couple of months ago. When I first got it, it was the quietness and boot time which I was impressed with more than anything. Now it's noisier and boot times have doubled. I have noticed that the fans for for HD and CPU constantly spin at 1200rpm or more, with no applications open and as soon as I switch on my iMac.

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IMac (Intel) :: How To Increase Text Size In Outgoing Mail

Jun 5, 2014

how to increase text size in out going mail.

iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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Hardware :: New Printer At A Low Price?

Feb 3, 2006

I need a new printer ASAP, but "She Who Must Be Obeyed" (the wife) says I can't spend more than 150 EURO / 175 USD / 100 Sterling.

Can anyone recommend a decent USB colour printer that will cope with simple print jobs (e.g. letters) within this price range? I don't need to print off high quality photos.

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MacBook Air :: Second Generation - Price Cuts?

Oct 12, 2008

I'm really interested in MB Air but it's little bit expensive toy for me. Do you think there are any chances for a price cut (after releasing the second generation)?

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IMac :: The Dimension In Inches Of The Imac 27 From Top Of Desk To The Top Of The Imac?

Nov 23, 2009

Still waiting on my new 27" i7 imac. Trying to figure out if current desk is suitable. Can someone tell me the dimension in inches of the imac 27 from top of desk to the top of the imac

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MacBook Pro :: Expected Price Movement With New Hardware?

Mar 22, 2010

I've been lurking on these forums for a few weeks now as it's time for me to come back to Mac. I've been a PC gamer for a long time, but used a Mac when I was a journalist. I want to start writing again and was considering a netbook, then realized the Mac is what I want again.

Question: I have researched several forums, rumours and checked the 'don't buy now' page for buying recommendations. However, my real question is regarding typical pricing when the "new hotness" is released. Is it typical for the price of the new models to be higher than the current pricing? If I go out and buy a MacBook Pro next week, I don't mind if it turns out that I could have saved a hundred bucks or two when they start clearing out the "old" models in refurbs, but I don't want it to end up that I could have waited a week and paid the same price for a lot more....................

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MacBook Air :: Upgrading To 256GB And I7 Worth The Price?

Mar 24, 2012

Im looking forward to buying the MacBook air soon. But I need some help from you guys! I'm going for the 13" model but is it worth upgrading to 256GB and i7?I'm probably going to be surfing the web (about 6 hours/day), a little but of music, maybe 200 photos, and some apps

MacBook Air

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MacBook Air :: Need Thin And Light SSD Drive At Premium Price?

Dec 5, 2008

I shudder to think that we might be getting a bargain from apple, is that possible, or is this ssd: SuperTalent 60GB SSD (Microsata II, 1.8'')

Which costs around 900 euros mind you not dollars, with less than half the capacity, is so much better in terms of performance than the one in the air? Also what's with the specification of a 1.8 ssd drive, are they produced in the same volumes as 2.5" ones? Are they aimed at air type products, i.e. thin and light but come at a premium price?

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Hardware :: Raised Price Of Mini DisplayPort To VGA Adapter

Jun 10, 2009

Did anyone notice they raised the price of these? when i bought my laptop april they were 19.99 now there 29.99... what the hell is wrong with apple?

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MacBook Pro :: Recommendation For External Hard-drive In Price And Quality?

Apr 18, 2012

been looking for a hard drive to store my photos and work from University, the things I never want to lose basically, so don't want to buy the wrong product and don't know good brands when it comes to Macs. Does thunderbolt make a huge difference also? 

MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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IMac :: Increase Brightness Of Screen / Screen Brightness Is Dim

Nov 28, 2010

I have the 21" iMac and need to brighten the screen. How do I do this?

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IMac :: Debating Between IMac And MBP... Leaning Towards IMac?

Aug 15, 2010

I hope you don't mind helping a guy out in his choice in what he truly needs... so I guess I'll get down to the basics.

First off, music is my main priority when it comes to computing, I write all sorts of electronic music, I'm used to working in Windows under Ableton or FL Studio, so I'm not hip to the Mac software for these functions.

In addition to the electronic music I write, I'm also very much into music instruments, I've been playing drums for around 8 years now, bass for 5 years, guitar even... so I plan on multi-track recording... up to 16, maybe even 32?I do plan on opening up my own home studio, I would be using this PC, (not sure if the MBP or the iMac)

I'm also a lightweight gamer, playing games such as Team Fortress 2, World of Warcraft, or StarCraft II (Diablo 3 will probably be my biggest gaming vice when it comes out) sparingly in my free time, which would be better for this sort of light gaming?I sometimes spend up to 8 hours on the computer, also, so if these screens are too harsh on the eyes after extended periods of time, I'd appreciate if someone could enlighten me to that.

SO, with all that said, which do you guys think would suit me better? (and I'm really thinking the iMac would)... I used to want portability, but I don't think I'd feel comfortable taking a $2,000 laptop with me around campus at the local community college.

- Needs to be able to record up to 32 tracks of audio
- Needs to be able to render high quality tracks
- Minimal latency
- Able to run some of the less graphic intensive games out now
- Easy on the eyes for extended periods of time

Oh, I'm also an amateur filmmaker, I love filming, editing, and producing, etc.Would you guys suggest the i5? i7? Oh, and what clock speed does the 2.93GHz i7 run at when in turbo-boost using all cores?Oh, and what's the resale value of the iMac compared to the MBP? I heard the MBP retain pretty well, is the same true of iMac's?

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MacBook Pro :: Looking To Buy Refurb

Jul 2, 2009

I am looking at buying a refurb and I am confused by the description on the apple store page.

The description on the page says:


Graphics : NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics processor; and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
Graphics Memory : 512MB GDDR3

this means it is the 512mb graphics option right ? the first part where "they say 9400 with 256 shared" is refering to the secondary 9400 chipset right ?

BTW here is the full ad :

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MacBook Pro :: Refurb 15 Or New MBP 13

Apr 23, 2010

I hope this isnt a dumb question.... I currently have a 13 macbook 10/2008 and been thinking about getting a 15. At the apple refurb store they have a 15in mbp for $1349 or new 13in $1119. I love how portable my 13in is but i also like the thought and look of the 15in. Ive read things about the 15in being bulky and not as portable as the 13in. I dont feel like there is that big a difference. Which is the better deal?

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IMac :: Itunes And Safari Running, Enable The Visualizer Imac Is Noticeably Slower?

Dec 31, 2010

System Spec: Late 09 21" 3.06, GeForce 9400, 4gb ramCurrently I have itunes and safari running, if i enable the visualizer my imac is noticeably slower, especially when browsing the internet.I thought it might be the fact I was running a second 1080p display from the 9400 would have caused the slow down. But the same thing occurred after i disconnected it. After repairing permissions and restarting, pmram etc.Is the 9400 causing the slowdown? I know its fairly old but itunes visualizer and safari should be quite basic tasks. Its not the end of the world i know but does the 27" imac have similar issues as i plan to upgrade my machine in 2011.

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IMac :: Slow Wireless N Site Lookup For New IMac And Linksys WRT610N Router?

Aug 12, 2008

I had a DLink DIR-655 Wireless N router and my wireless was running very fast, 9.7MB using [URL] with no lag looking up sites. I had to upgrade the router since I was hosting a site and the router wasn't working properly for that.

So, I bought a Linksys WRT610N Dual Band router. I have the iMac running on the 5GHz band and it runs around the same speed.

HOWEVER, when I open Safari or Firefox, in the status bar, it says "looking up" or whatever site I'm browsing for and can take up to 5-10 seconds before it starts to display the site. When it is on the site, browsing around is fast as long as it doesn't change domains.

ANOTHER HITCH, I have VMWare's Fusion installed on the iMac and Vista installed there and there is no lag to browsing a site. When I type in the site, it immediately goes to the site and I am able to browse fine.
Any thoughts on this?

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