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Thinking about getting the New Apple iMac from John Lewis at £899. Yes or No?

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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
As title says. Any good for photos, word documents, internet browsing, music!

New Apple iMac MF883B/A All-in-One Desktop Computer, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 500GB, 21.5"

http://www.johnlewis.com/new-apple-imac-mf883b-a-all-in-one-desktop-computer-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-500gb-21-5-/p1533105?&DPSLogout=true&_requestid=3374474

Thanks :)
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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Yes!
#3
Yes but take a look at the education site first
http://store.apple.com/uk_edu_5000751/buy-mac/imac
#4
If your rich yes. Having an Apple anything is like buying a Jaguar: looks great, runs great but you're tied in and it's expensive to run. You can have a similar experience by running a cheaper model with lots of freebies and much less expensive software, games and such. But as I say, if you're rich...
#5
If you are using the education store you have to prove you work in education (I've had to do this every time I've purchased something from it).
#6
roof30
If you are using the education store you have to prove you work in education (I've had to do this every time I've purchased something from it).

Bought from Apple education store (OU) and have never had to send proof.....google it and see what others say about it. I saved £200 on a MacBook air and got 3 years warranty free. Use the link above and check it out.

Edited By: scunnypaul on Aug 02, 2014 11:14
#7
scunnypaul
roof30
If you are using the education store you have to prove you work in education (I've had to do this every time I've purchased something from it).

Bought from Apple education store (OU) and have never had to send proof.....google it and see what others say about it. I saved £200 on a MacBook air and got 3 years warranty free. Use the link above and check it out.

Not interested in what others have said, they've asked me every time to provide proof of my education employment. Guess they ask some and not others.
#8
doobidoo
If your rich yes. Having an Apple anything is like buying a Jaguar: looks great, runs great but you're tied in and it's expensive to run. You can have a similar experience by running a cheaper model with lots of freebies and much less expensive software, games and such. But as I say, if you're rich...

Yup, Unless 'photos' is some fairly serious photo editing then you can get a comparable quality screen with a sufficiently powerful desktop unit for a hundred quid or more less. The iMac is a nice bit of hardware but would it be good value for you? Almost certainly not.

Edited By: EndlessWaves on Aug 02, 2014 16:38
#9
dont mention apple at hukd not liked on this site
#10
I don't use my MBP for anything serious, web browsing, documents, occasional game but i would say its not good value. Battery life of 8+ hours, amazing screen and build quality. If you can afford it, and you want it, buy it.

I would always buy apple computers now, i personally think they are brilliant.
#11
I have to throw a spanner in here.

For me I always like getting the most for my money and I don't feel the £899 iMac does this. It's specs are crippled compared to the next tier(s)of iMac.

IF you can afford it, the £1049 is a vastly superior machine with a much faster processor (2.7 compared to 1.4 granted both of them can go into turbo)
You get intel iris pro graphics (still shared graphics but much better compared to Intel 5000 and lastly you get 1tb of hard drive compared to 500gb.

The difference between the £1049 and £1199 is a 1gb graphics card.

If you are literally just surfing the Internet and listening to music £899 is more than enough but IMHO the extra money gets you a much better machine which *may* hold its value a lot more.

When the £899 machine came out the impression was that it was an iMac for someone who just wanted an iMac for the cheapest price(eg reception area, even schools etc)

Don't get me wrong it's still a very good machine but again I think the extra money is worth it.

Sadly it is OOS on john lewis and the added warranty is very nice bonus.

If you did end up going through apple their refurbs are good(although not always the most recent model).
If you know any teachers or anyone going to uni you could get it through education discount. Brings the prices down to
£844.80, £986.40 and £1,126.80 respectively.

Good luck!
#12
You are paying for the name and it looking pretty
#13
doobidoo
If your rich yes. Having an Apple anything is like buying a Jaguar: looks great, runs great but you're tied in and it's expensive to run. You can have a similar experience by running a cheaper model with lots of freebies and much less expensive software, games and such. But as I say, if you're rich...

Every time this debate rears its head, this same claim is churned up.
No-one is ever actually able to suggest a viable alternative, and the few times I've looked at windows PCs (especially laptops), comparable machines are at comparable prices, albeit without the design, feel, quality of build, durability, ease of use etc.
#14
some great bargains and it us 3 for 2 !?:)
#15
I purchased an imac as a present for myself after i had given up smoking for 7 years, and all i can say is the imac is superb, and my children who are not into brands love the imac and hate the Lenovo.

It is the best decision you will make you will remember it like the birth of your kid or your first car or the first girl you kissed.

Ignore all the specs that you come across you cannot compare an imac specs v specs,

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