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iMac Model Comparison MB950LLA vs. TD42518R Help!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:31 pm    Post subject: iMac Model Comparison MB950LLA vs. TD42518R Help! Reply with quote

Ok. I just was on J&R's site. I saw 2 iMac Models I was comparing.
The first being being
Model # MB950LLA $1199.
& the second being
Model # TD42518R $1249.

I see No difference when I do a Comparison of these 2 Models except of course the TD Model is $50. more expensive.
Apple does not have the TD Model listed on their Site. Is the TD the Older Model that J&R wants to charge $50. more for ? This makes no sense. So I Think Not!

Let me know what you knowledgeable people come up with. As always, Thank You in Advance!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking video card, but I don't see a difference either.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. I checked that. I'm thinking one is a newer Model. But they both have the SD Media Card Slot as well. So they are both new Models, it would seem.No info on the TD Model on Apple's site either. Thank you for checking though.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is not a "normal" US part number. Maybe it was part of a special order that had different packaging or something? Probably J&R's description isn't quite complete.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I called J&R & they don't even know! They have something for Sale (Not In Stock) and all the Rep could say is maybe it's something new that we are getting. Called Apple & they said that they do not have that model number in their Database. So it's something J&R made up but it's not in Stock. Maybe a Package. Who knows ? Very strange. I'm not sweating it, since the computer doesn't even exist. Smile Thanks for your replies.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

J&R is a mile from my house, I go to B&H

$1,207.95 For $8 more you get Bento 3 & Parallels 5 software.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/658624-REG/Apple__21_5_iMac_Desktop_Computer.html


$1,169.00 Same rig without the software
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/656539-REG/Apple_MB950LL_A_21_5_iMac_Desktop_Computer.html

$72 AppleCare
http://cgi.ebay.com/Applecare-Warranty-for-iMac-Desktops_W0QQitemZ230405492444QQcmdZViewItemQQptZApple_Desktops?hash=item35a53ccedc#ht_631wt_1142
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tales,

I made the plunge on Black Friday & bought from B&H:

APP MB950LL/A
21.5" 3.06 GHz. 4GB Ram 500 GB Hard Drive for $1098.
Free Shipping & No Tax since I live in Florida.

Did not see the Bento & Parallels Deal. So I guess I missed out or they weren't including this Software on Black Friday.

Unfortunately it's my Christmas present & cannot open until Christmas Day. It arrives Dec. 3rd, So I have to wait 22 days before I can open & Use it.

But Good Things Come to Those who wait I hear. Either that or I'm just trying to make myself feel better. Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

btw, I'm an X New Yorker so I'm very familiar with both B&H & J&R. I've shopped at these stores my entire life. Even now living in Florida. I bought my Mac Mini (my fist Mac) from B&H almost 3 years ago. And now this iMac again from B&H.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dino1956 wrote:
btw, I'm an X New Yorker so I'm very familiar with both B&H & J&R. I've shopped at these stores my entire life. Even now living in Florida. I bought my Mac Mini (my fist Mac) from B&H almost 3 years ago. And now this iMac again from B&H.


Dino, i know your a New yorker, you commented on my avatar i while back.
The good thing is J&R will match B&H prices. I bought one of my iMacs there.

Oh, and i do click on you link now & then Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok yea I remember commenting on your YES Avatar. Smile I still think I got a great deal. It was 100. Off for Black Friday. So for under $1100. I got a nive iMac. Have you heard any good/bad about the new iMacs released late 2009? They got Good Reviews.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 20" iMac died Sept 10 AC ran out on the 8th An AASP lost my internal HD & went through a few 24" iMacs that all failed.

And Apple replaced the failed HD for free. Because they lost my HD

It went right into the new iMacs, I have the 27" 1TB Im very happy with it. Not a big fan of glossy screens, Love the magic mouse.

Its thin & runs cool, Better speakers. Sorry you have to wait till christmas to play with it Smile

Enjoy, great iMac!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://mactracker.dreamhosters.com/
It is a great application for the specs of all Apple products
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I'm glad to hear your happy with your intel iMac. Yea, I'm not a glossy screen fan either but it does make the screen look brighter. When I got my Mini, I got the bare bones first Intel one made in 2007. The 1.83, No DVD Writer. So I bought a LaCie d2 DVD-RW External, an old iSight Webcam, Bluetooth (3 Battery) Keyboard & the Bluetooth Mighty Mouse. I'm using the Mini with a Samsung 940 BW 19" Monitor. But I wanted an all in one solution and a little faster processor & more ram for video editing in iMovie. When I get the iMac, I can clear some stuff off my desk. I'll put the Mini to my TV as a Media Center or just set it up in the Living Room as a second computer. Gonna get rid of my old iMac G3 & probably my eMac as well. House cleaning.

What about the nVidea GeForce 9400M Graphics. Is this graphic card any good or nothing to brag about? I know the ATI in the upper models is suppose to be better.

Yes, Mactracker is a great little App for ANY Mac. It does have every Model & every Spec on every Mac ever Made. Very Clever.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found The 24" glossy iMac was way too bright. the nVidea GeForce 9400M
Is a good video card, the 27" uses the ATI Radeon HD 4670 Im happy with it.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did ya get it?
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