123Macmini.com
FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   GalleryPhoto Gallery   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

17 inch imac 4 sale

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> Mac Desktops
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
gdog
Member
Member


Joined: 31 Oct 2005
Posts: 104
Location: H.B. CA

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:54 pm    Post subject: 17 inch imac 4 sale Reply with quote

i want a 24 inch i mac so i may be selling 17 inch intel i mac dore duo with 2 gigs of apple ram. make me an offer. my current mac is great but i want more. let me know. Twisted Evil
_________________
24 inch core 2 duo, 2.33ghz, 2 gig ram
1 terabyte total ext. hard drive
fios 15000/2000 internet
macbook 2 ghz, 2 gig ram
i got 99 problems but a bitch aint one
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Tenex
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 27 Feb 2006
Posts: 1421
Location: London

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Apple improve the performance of the new C2D iMac's then I may be trading up but not to a 24" - I'd rather have something with a smaller surround.
_________________
iMac intel CoreDuo 17" 1Gb
WD My Book Premium fw320Gb x2
Logitech S530, iPod Nano 2Gb

& a PPC Mini bought for my Mother
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gdog
Member
Member


Joined: 31 Oct 2005
Posts: 104
Location: H.B. CA

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:54 am    Post subject: 24 Reply with quote

i am a little torn. maybe the 24 is too big if you are sitting right next to it on a desk. the new meroms don't seem faster than the yonah for the stuff i am doing. i may wait until leopard. Twisted Evil
_________________
24 inch core 2 duo, 2.33ghz, 2 gig ram
1 terabyte total ext. hard drive
fios 15000/2000 internet
macbook 2 ghz, 2 gig ram
i got 99 problems but a bitch aint one
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MacWaffler
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 16 Aug 2006
Posts: 459
Location: Central Ohio

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think if you have an Intel Mac right now you would be crazy to upgrade before Leopard unless that PC really makes you money and the performance will increase your capacity for income. I do remote system administration from home on occasion and my mini still does the job, so I will hold out and see what gets me aroused when Leopard ships.

The way Apple stuff holds it's value this shouldn't be an issue for anyone with an even remotely recent Mac. If the next mini looks compelling I'll like get several hundred dollars for my current unit on eBay and barely have to spend my computer stash cash for it.
_________________
| Mac mini 2011 | Apple Thunderbolt Display | Apple keyboard and Magic TrackPad | 2Tb Time Capsule | Apple TV (3) | iPhone 4s |

I have no idea where I'm going, but I'm making great time...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
Tenex
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 27 Feb 2006
Posts: 1421
Location: London

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Checking eBay prices currently I can almost get what I paid for this iMac (< £100 loss) but then I did get a very good deal at the time. If Leopard ships in Jan/Feb I will have a few months of warranty left which will be useful.
_________________
iMac intel CoreDuo 17" 1Gb
WD My Book Premium fw320Gb x2
Logitech S530, iPod Nano 2Gb

& a PPC Mini bought for my Mother
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bandit Bill
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 07 Jun 2005
Posts: 5963
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacWaffler wrote:
I think if you have an Intel Mac right now you would be crazy to upgrade before Leopard unless that PC really makes you money and the performance will increase your capacity for income. I do remote system administration from home on occasion and my mini still does the job, so I will hold out and see what gets me aroused when Leopard ships.

The way Apple stuff holds it's value this shouldn't be an issue for anyone with an even remotely recent Mac. If the next mini looks compelling I'll like get several hundred dollars for my current unit on eBay and barely have to spend my computer stash cash for it.


I tend to agree with your thinking. Wait until Leopard comes out to buy a new machine. However in the case where you are selling a model to make an upgrade you have nothing to lose. The 17" iMac will be worth about $150 less to a potential buyer when Leopard/iLife '07 is released. Therefore you have nothing to lose if you sell now. Of course you will have to buy Leopard/iLife '07 when it ships but you end up breaking even and you get to start using the 24" iMac 4+ months sooner.

In this case I recommend selling the 17" iMac now and either buy the 24" model now or until Leopard is released. You may also see a price drop come January.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Tenex
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 27 Feb 2006
Posts: 1421
Location: London

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Apple tend to have new releases of their software annually I'd definitely buy around that time if you need to, hardware changes are incremental and never cease after all.

Oh for a Mac mini tower with decent graphics and 24" monitor...

It'll probably be a 20" iMac next time around.
_________________
iMac intel CoreDuo 17" 1Gb
WD My Book Premium fw320Gb x2
Logitech S530, iPod Nano 2Gb

& a PPC Mini bought for my Mother
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> Mac Desktops All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



      

Shop:  Apple Store  |  Refurbished Macs  |  Refurbished iPads  |  MacConnection  |  Mac Mini Vault  |  Other World Computing

MK 1 Studio Mac mini Racks  |  Crucial Mac Memory  |  Top Free Mac Apps  |  Top Paid Mac Apps



123Macmini.com is an independent publication and has not been authorized, sponsored, or approved by Apple Computer, Inc.
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owners.
Copyright © 2011 123Macmini.com. All Rights Reserved.