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Apple iMac 20" 2.0Ghz/1GB/160GB (2009 Edu Model) NEW £544.61 Delivered @ RM

£544.61 @ RM
Ok, this isn't the best spec iMac in the world, but £544 is a bargain price for a new one. This is the March 2009 Education model, but its perfectly suited to home usage. The all-new, all-in-one iM… Read More
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6y, 11m agoFound 6 years, 11 months ago
Ok, this isn't the best spec iMac in the world, but £544 is a bargain price for a new one. This is the March 2009 Education model, but its perfectly suited to home usage.

The all-new, all-in-one iMac packs a complete, high-performance computer into a beautifully thin design. It includes built-in wireless, Mac OS X, and the iLife '09. So within minutes of opening the box, you'll be doing everything from sharing photos to creating movies and building websites.

Product Description Apple iMac Core 2 Duo 2 GHz - 20" TFT
Type Personal computer
Form Factor All-in-one
Dimensions (WxDxH) 48.5 cm x 18.9 cm x 46.9 cm
Weight 9.1 kg
Localisation English / United Kingdom
Processor 1 x Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz ( Dual-Core )
Cache Memory 3 MB L2 Cache
Cache Per Processor 3 MB
RAM 1 GB (installed) / 4 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1066 MHz - PC3-8500
Storage Controller Serial ATA ( Serial ATA-300 )
Hard Drive 1 x 160 GB - standard - Serial ATA-300
Optical Storage DVD±RW (±R DL)
Monitor LCD display - 20" - TFT active matrix - 1680 x 1050
Graphics Controller PCI Express x16 - NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Video Memory 128 MB
Audio Output Sound card - stereo
Networking Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft), Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Power AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
OS Provided Apple MacOS X 10.5
Pricing Type Academic
Environmental Standards ENERGY STAR Qualified , EPEAT Gold
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty

More info on this model - http://lowendmac.com/imacs/imac-education-2009.html and http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/stats/imac-core-2-duo-2.0-20-inch-aluminum-early-2009-education-specs.html
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#1
http://lowendmac.com/imacs/art/2007imac.jpg
#2
Brand new with 1-year warranty
#3
how easy is it too upgrade this?1gb of ram is pretty useless now ..

also never heard of this company are they legit?
#4
They have been going donkeys years. Almost every school used to use them. I have no recent knowledge, but I would trust them.
#5
Great price, is this definitely the aluminum one, and not the older white one?
(picture correct?)
#6
waxxy
how easy is it too upgrade this?1gb of ram is pretty useless now ..

also never heard of this company are they legit?


very easy. a trapdoor at the bottom of the screen reveals the ram slots
#7
mikerr
Great price, is this definitely the aluminum one, and not the older white one?
(picture correct?)


Yes its the aluminum 2009 model.
#8
waxxy
how easy is it too upgrade this?1gb of ram is pretty useless now ..

also never heard of this company are they legit?


RM are a behemoth in the education world, you have no worries.
#9
waxxy
how easy is it too upgrade this?1gb of ram is pretty useless now ..

also never heard of this company are they legit?


WasBeen
They have been going donkeys years. Almost every school used to use them. I have no recent knowledge, but I would trust them.


Lefty
RM are a behemoth in the education world, you have no worries.


RM or to give them their full name Research Machines are a 'sleeping giant', totally dominated the Schools market for many years (even during the days of the BBC Micro). I remember playing with the first PC by Research Machines in the late 70's called the Research Machine 1, we all thought it was awesome. How technology has changed.
#10
Again a discontinued model but a good price, voted hot.
#12
waxxy
how easy is it too upgrade this?1gb of ram is pretty useless now ..



Pdf from Apple here on How To.....

http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/imacg5_20inch_memory.pdf
#13
Cold, the specs on this are patheticly bad. I've used the 2008 model with twice the specs of this bar the processor and it was painfully slow, so you'd need to account the extra cost of ram and no doubt another HDD, as anything under 500gb for a desktop replacement is really too low. Spend a few hundred quid more and get the 2010 base model.
banned#14
Spec is fine for every day normal usage and represents good value. RAM upgrade is the only thing worth considering though wait and see if you actually need it before ordering any.
#15
This'll run basic stuff just fine, and at a great price. Wish i hadn't just spanked all my cash on an iPhone 4!
#16
fine for basics and internet? might suit my lass for university
#17
Dont forget you dont need great specs with Apple gear as OSX runs on fairy dust and it will be fast regardless of the amount of ram you have installed. ;)

The hard drive will also expand as needed, which is nice.
#18
interesting, I'm in a pc mindset so I'm thinking its quite a low spec but I know macs are meant to be quite fast but how would something like this run photoshop / video editing something like Premiere etc? or would the ram upgrade be needed?
#19
you can buy a decent PC for this price
#20
numptyj
interesting, I'm in a pc mindset so I'm thinking its quite a low spec but I know macs are meant to be quite fast but how would something like this run photoshop / video editing something like Premiere etc? or would the ram upgrade be needed?


I'm still laughing at my bro who despite his PC mindset, kept loitering at my iMac running XP in a partition simultaneously with OSX and a TV card showing Freeview (EyeTV software whoops *ss of anything PCworld can throw at it).

He decided to make a 'hackintosh' of left over bits from upgrades of his PC and ended up spending quite a bit of cash, downloading bits of bitty software and sticking webcams, sensor bars, etc all round it to make it 'like mine'. It lasted a couple of months as his hobby then he gave up!

I'm not trying to start a 'this is better than that' debate - just saying Apple are dear for phones, mp3 players, computers, etc. You always have a choice! No one forces you to pay more or expect more.

I'm happy with the choice I made which in itself means I don't have to choose. If I need to run a bit of PC-only software, I click on VMware Fusion and have an XP running in a window on my iMac. Thus I have two machines for the footprint of one.
banned#21
numptyj
interesting, I'm in a pc mindset so I'm thinking its quite a low spec but I know macs are meant to be quite fast but how would something like this run photoshop / video editing something like Premiere etc? or would the ram upgrade be needed?


Video editing will require ram upgrade. To be honest if you take video editing seriously then this isn't the Mac for you but if it's just casual use then go for it.

Photoshop would be fine on this, I've used PS on a G4/G5 and early Intel Macs with no problem.
#22
Stonking deal.

Dont worry about the 1gig of ram, unless you are out for some serious work.
#23
guszti
you can buy a decent PC for this price


You could buy an amazing PC for the price of a normal iMac, but it would still be a PC! ;-)
#24
synergy
You could buy an amazing PC for the price of a normal iMac, but it would still be a PC! ;-)


Hmm, a mac is essentially a PC running OSX. You are suggesting that a Mac is somehow superior than a PC. The difference between a PC and a Mac is Windows versus OSX. Windows 7 isn't at all bad and does what any average user needs. I like OSX a lot and I might suggest that someone who doesn't already have a computer and is considering one might want to have a look at this deal, if you already have a PC and are an average user then you honestly don't need this computer. So it all boils down to whether you want to pay a price premium to use OSX which is a very decent OS. Hackintoshes can run OSX on a cheaper budget, there are pros and cons to doing that.
#25
great price
#26
Is there an educational discount on this model?
#27
Superb price and a great find, better pricing than Apple Refurbs for a 2009 model...
#28
guszti;8872873
you can buy a decent PC for this price

link?
#29
last few remaining...
#30
just one left in stock now....
#31
guszti
you can buy a decent PC for this price

Which PC would that be - is it also built into the screen? With free video and music editing software? Slot-loading drive? Same built quality?

master_chief
Video editing will require ram upgrade. To be honest if you take video editing seriously then this isn't the Mac for you but if it's just casual use then go for it.

Photoshop would be fine on this, I've used PS on a G4/G5 and early Intel Macs with no problem.

RAM upgrade isn't needed for video editing, managed fine myself on such a machine. If you take video editing seriously though, you wouldn't be using an iMac.
waxxy
how easy is it too upgrade this?1gb of ram is pretty useless now ..

also never heard of this company are they legit?

Easy to upgrade the RAM, but 1GB is far from useless, especially in the Mac world.
#32
Just clicked link, thought about it for a minute, refreshed and last one has just sold.
#33
1gb ram would be enough for the average user, but for less than £45 extra and u could have another 2gb installed, and being ddr3 1066 i think that it would nice amount, i would max it out my self but thats me, and even tho im a windows 7 user i think that snow leopard looks really nice and like some on said earlier it runs on fairy dust. i vote hot
#34
That didn't take long! Better email RM to ask for my commission...... http://www.pistonheads.com/inc/images/hehe.gif
#35
Adamo
Which PC would that be - is it also built into the screen? With free video and music editing software? Slot-loading drive? Same built quality?


RAM upgrade isn't needed for video editing, managed fine myself on such a machine. If you take video editing seriously though, you wouldn't be using an iMac.

Easy to upgrade the RAM, but 1GB is far from useless, especially in the Mac world.


the problem with an all in one is that if the screen breaks your screwed, or if the computer bit breaks you can't use the monitor for anything. upgrading is overall more expensive as you have to upgrade everything. a 19" widescreen lcd is about £100 so spend £450 on the pc itself and you'll get something that would walk all over this. you could even install osx running perfectly on it, and performing faster than this, and you wouldn't have to put up with a crappy slot loading drive. those things are awful. you can download tons of video and music editing software for free for pcs online and get the same foxxCON suicide slave labour build quality

this might be a decent deal for a mac, but not for a computer
banned#36
Adamo
Which PC would that be - is it also built into the screen? With free video and music editing software? Slot-loading drive? Same built quality?


RAM upgrade isn't needed for video editing, managed fine myself on such a machine. If you take video editing seriously though, you wouldn't be using an iMac.

Easy to upgrade the RAM, but 1GB is far from useless, especially in the Mac world.


Ok serious video editors won't use a machine like this, I used the wrong term. I meant if you do a fair bit more than the average person then you'll want a RAM upgrade, reason being this sort of Mac is likely to be used while processing video so the increase in RAM is going to make a difference.

If you're going to run a VM with Windows you'll definitely need a RAM increase.
#37
SeanO
I'm still laughing at my bro who despite his PC mindset, kept loitering at my iMac running XP in a partition simultaneously with OSX and a TV card showing Freeview (EyeTV software whoops *ss of anything PCworld can throw at it).

He decided to make a 'hackintosh' of left over bits from upgrades of his PC and ended up spending quite a bit of cash, downloading bits of bitty software and sticking webcams, sensor bars, etc all round it to make it 'like mine'. It lasted a couple of months as his hobby then he gave up!

I'm not trying to start a 'this is better than that' debate - just saying Apple are dear for phones, mp3 players, computers, etc. You always have a choice! No one forces you to pay more or expect more.

I'm happy with the choice I made which in itself means I don't have to choose. If I need to run a bit of PC-only software, I click on VMware Fusion and have an XP running in a window on my iMac. Thus I have two machines for the footprint of one.


I have a four year old emac and a one year old Acer pc laptop.
Give me the Mac everytime!

Why did i buy the Mac?...Quality and simplicity.
Why did i buy the Pc?....Just price...nothing more.
#38
Wow pay this price for a PC and get 4x the performance..

Adamo
Which PC would that be - is it also built into the screen? With free video and music editing software? Slot-loading drive? Same built quality?


Build quality is arguable.
You can get 20" screens for peanuts now..
And you can get decent open source software for free..
Slot loading drive is a reason to buy a iMac? :/

If someone prefers Mac's to be PC's fair enough its personal preference, but its common sense that they are massively more expensive.
#39
Not really expensive if you compare like for like - Apple is a premium brand, not a bargain basement no-name.

Compare with Sony for example and the prices are reasonable.

Does everyone here drive round in Kia cars? No, so it's OK to pay extra for an Audi but not for a computer.
#40
anyone have a prob with their order?

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