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I may want to pull the trigger on a 27 inch iMac

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:00 pm    Post subject: I may want to pull the trigger on a 27 inch iMac Reply with quote

I may buy a base model 27 inch machine.

My first question is does anyone have it?

My next question is does anyone have any 27 inch iMac?

Next how loud is it and how good are the speakers?

I want to hang this on a wall my wife wants a good kitchen

tv/dvd player/dvr .

I don't mind springing for it ,but I am wondering if I can get a refurbed 24 inch. Those are the only two models that wall hang. It would be nice if someone has used both.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Question???

Do you know what the graphics card is in that model because the tv/dvd player option would be fine!!!!

However!!!!

The Dvr option may pose some issues especially if the dvr software incodes in hd.

because then your files will start getting bigger and bigger.

around 1 gig - 4 gig's depending on what you record.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah it will be hd recording. I think I am going to spring for the 27 inch one. Buy it as a refurb and stick a 2 th hdd in it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Philip, i have the 27" iMac also for a short time the 24" The speakers on the 27" are the best speakers of any iMac i owned.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good info thank you. I just missed the 27 inch refurb at the apple store. I had purchased some apple gift cards on ebay and they came 3 hours after the refurb sold. Oh well I will need to keep my eyes out for it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea i would recommend also getting apple care as well because if anything does go wrong with the machine at least you are covered.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AppleCare $69 Bing cashback
http://cgi.ebay.com/APPLECARE-WARRANTY-PLAN-APPLE-20-21-5-24-27-IMAC_W0QQitemZ130360409275QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item1e5a15fcbb#ht_1517wt_1167
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes I saw that apple care. thanks for looking out for me. I am hitting the refurb store 2 x an hour looking for the 27 inch model.


I grabbed the three 500 dollar gift cards at about 420 each after bing on ebay.
so that is 1260 for 1500.
the refurb would be 1449 instead of 1699.

I am looking at about 1325 out of pocket for the 27 inch 1699 model with apple care

that model is over 1950 from the apple store with tax and apple care included.
a 625 savings. It took 3 weeks to get good deals on the gift cards on ebay. Now i have to keep my eyes peeled for the refurb. how about dropping this ssd into the iMac



ocz colossus series 1tb ssd
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
I am hitting the refurb store 2 x an hour looking for the 27 inch model.


I tried a web based service that was supposed to email me as soon as a change was made to a webpage. I think some browsers even have this built in. Phil (or anyone) have you ever gave something like this a try with success? Perhaps this would be a good time to check it out.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
philiparcario wrote:
I am hitting the refurb store 2 x an hour looking for the 27 inch model.


I tried a web based service that was supposed to email me as soon as a change was made to a webpage. I think some browsers even have this built in. Phil (or anyone) have you ever gave something like this a try with success? Perhaps this would be a good time to check it out.


There's an App for that. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"how about dropping this ssd into the iMac
ocz colossus series 1tb ssd "

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
Bandit Bill wrote:
philiparcario wrote:
I am hitting the refurb store 2 x an hour looking for the 27 inch model.


I tried a web based service that was supposed to email me as soon as a change was made to a webpage. I think some browsers even have this built in. Phil (or anyone) have you ever gave something like this a try with success? Perhaps this would be a good time to check it out.


There's an App for that. Wink


Wow, I'm surprised the app is so specific Smile that's pretty cool.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can't get it to work the app I will play with it some more.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
can't get it to work the app I will play with it some more.


Personally I like the "hitting the refresh button" game. It's like playing a slot machine. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have it on my bookmark bar.
just checked no go. they have a mini for sale just not a 27 inch imac



that app does not work. it would be nice if it did.
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