Refurbished iMac 24-inch 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - £1,099 @ Apple store (save £700 38% off) - HotUKDeals
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+4% Quidco = £43.96 = £1,055.04
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24-inch glossy widescreen display
4GB memory
1TB hard drive
8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 with 512MB memory
Built-in iSight camera
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#1
I would love one of these but for me it's still way too expensive, even with the discount.

Good find though +Heat.
banned#2
I wouldnt pay £1,099 on a second hand piece of kit
#3
overpriced designer rubbish.....ive used macs and whilst they are good they arent worth the money...
#4
Peggy Bedford
I wouldnt pay £1,099 on a second hand piece of kit



not for me this one,,,far too much for 2nd hand electrical equipment,,,had an apple and sticking with a PC in future,,,
#5
Poor value for a refurb in my opinion.

Apple to a 27" version with an i5 processor for £1349. OK, it's a lot more, but it's new; has a bigger, better screen and has the much newer i5 core and better graphics card.
#6
Still paying 3 or 4 hundred quid extra just so you can use an OS which doesn't touch Win 7. I've yet to hear a single benefit of OS X other than the fact that malware writers generally don't target it. And that's only because it doesn't have enough market share!
#7
I can't understand how anyone could justify spending this much on a computer, new or used. Sorry.
#8
For everyone saying that they would rather stick with a PC than a Mac, seriously, have you ever spent a few months working on a Mac?
I've been using one for over 5 years now, and I've restarted my current laptop three times in 3 years?
This is a damn good price, H&R added.
#9
V.Good price for a refurb iMac.. got a similar config. (new) around £1500 few months ago!!
#10
tooner;7064063
Still paying 3 or 4 hundred quid extra just so you can use an OS which doesn't touch Win 7. I've yet to hear a single benefit of OS X other than the fact that malware writers generally don't target it. And that's only because it doesn't have enough market share!

hahahaha

Without that 'OS' you'd not have windows 7 given its copied virtually everything.

BTW - I wouldn't pay this much myself (although refurb deals are great).
1 Like #11
Still paying 3 or 4 hundred quid extra just so you can use an OS which doesn't touch Win 7. I've yet to hear a single benefit of OS X other than the fact that malware writers generally don't target it. And that's only because it doesn't have enough market share!


I'm not a mac fanboy at all, but that is one of the most misinformed posts I've ever read on this forum.
#12
If you were someone about to buy a new 21.5" iMac, this deal would be worth getting in-stead.
Similar spec, similar price, bigger screen.

I have spent too many years ramming cheap PC components into ugly unreliable systems running dubious software. But bottom line is, I'm tight fisted with my money, so for that reason, I'm out!
#13
tooner
Still paying 3 or 4 hundred quid extra just so you can use an OS which doesn't touch Win 7. I've yet to hear a single benefit of OS X other than the fact that malware writers generally don't target it. And that's only because it doesn't have enough market share!


Haha - that's because Win 7 has copied most of the features that OSX had. Like Spotlight search and the dock.

Each to their own but it's something like 80% of computers costing over £1k bought are Apple. Apple want the premium segment and people spending that much want the best.

Windows sticks to the cheaper market.

Why is Windows so expensive standalone? Because they want you to buy a new PC. Even though you can install it on a Mac, Microsoft do not want you to do this as they know once you start using OSX, you'll not go back.

Like I said, each to their own. It's like the PS3 / XBox debate. As long as your computer does what you want, then you're happy.
#14
tooner
Still paying 3 or 4 hundred quid extra just so you can use an OS which doesn't touch Win 7. I've yet to hear a single benefit of OS X other than the fact that malware writers generally don't target it. And that's only because it doesn't have enough market share!

Oh my. How can you compare this computer to anything Windows-based? There isn't anything close to it.
#15
Just think of the PC you could get for £1099?
#16
Wicked666
Haha - that's because Win 7 has copied most of the features that OSX had. Like Spotlight search and the dock.

Each to their own but it's something like 80% of computers costing over £1k bought are Apple. Apple want the premium segment and people spending that much want the best.

Windows sticks to the cheaper market.

Why is Windows so expensive standalone? Because they want you to buy a new PC. Even though you can install it on a Mac, Microsoft do not want you to do this as they know once you start using OSX, you'll not go back.

Like I said, each to their own. It's like the PS3 / XBox debate. As long as your computer does what you want, then you're happy.


Yes but only 7% of all computers sold are MAC and the reason 80% of all computers over £1000 are MACS is because MACS are sooooo overpriced for what you get...

Add to that the fact that 75% of all mac owners also own a PC simply because the array of software is not available for the MAC that is the PC....

Yes Macs look nicer and have better build quality, but 93% of the general public would rather have value for money over design... lets face it there is no difference between the 2 apart from design and that little MAc badge that you pay a premium for......
#17
I wouldn't buy 2nd hand either.
#18
How DARE you suggest that Microsoft have copied off Mac OS X!

In Mac OS, you can search your computing by clicking the magnifying glass in the top right corner of the screen. In Windows it's at the bottom left! Totally the opposite!

With Mac OS you have a Dock where you can store shortcuts to your computer and it shows which programs are running. With Windows they've completely changed the name and called it the taskbar. It's a totally different name!

Seriously though, Windows 7 is a great OS, but it owes some of its greatness due to Apple. They have copied several features of Mac OS and Windows is better as a result. They are both great operating systems (I recently dipped my toe into the Apple camp by buying a Dell Mini 9 and turning it into a Hackintosh).

Macs are more expensive but they offer good value - they don't slow down over time in the same way that Windows does (no registry) and the OS is very lightweight so you get good performance (my mini runs an Atom processor but boots Mac OS in 20 seconds).

It all boils down to personal taste. Macs last longer (generally) but cost more. Windows machines are cheaper but tend to be upgraded more often. Swings and roundabouts.

Edit: My desktop PC runs Windows 7. Bought a PC because they're better for games.
#19
WasBeen
I have spent too many years ramming cheap PC components into ugly unreliable systems running dubious software. But bottom line is, I'm tight fisted with my money, so for that reason, I'm out!


Are you a Dragon? :roll:
#20
JoYork
How DARE you suggest that Microsoft have copied off Mac OS X!

In Mac OS, you can search your computing by clicking the magnifying glass in the top right corner of the screen. In Windows it's at the bottom left! Totally the opposite!

With Mac OS you have a Dock where you can store shortcuts to your computer and it shows which programs are running. With Windows they've completely changed the name and called it the taskbar. It's a totally different name!

Seriously though, Windows 7 is a great OS, but it owes some of its greatness due to Apple. They have copied several features of Mac OS and Windows is better as a result. They are both great operating systems (I recently dipped my toe into the Apple camp by buying a Dell Mini 9 and turning it into a Hackintosh).

Macs are more expensive but they offer good value - they don't slow down over time in the same way that Windows does (no registry) and the OS is very lightweight so you get good performance (my mini runs an Atom processor but boots Mac OS in 20 seconds).

It all boils down to personal taste. Macs last longer (generally) but cost more. Windows machines are cheaper but tend to be upgraded more often. Swings and roundabouts.

Edit: My desktop PC runs Windows 7. Bought a PC because they're better for games.




I couldn't agree more. I have a macbook pro and I would never look back. I don't have anything against windows now that they've finally replaced Vista but OS X does exactly what I want it to.
#21
Carley
Ever bought a second hand car?

(Apple refurbs are like new and come with a 12 month warranty.)


But they are not new are they? For £1100 you could have an absolute monster PC that would deficate all over the top of this every day of the week.
#22
JoYork
How DARE you suggest that Microsoft have copied off Mac OS X!

In Mac OS, you can search your computing by clicking the magnifying glass in the top right corner of the screen. In Windows it's at the bottom left! Totally the opposite!

With Mac OS you have a Dock where you can store shortcuts to your computer and it shows which programs are running. With Windows they've completely changed the name and called it the taskbar. It's a totally different name!

Seriously though, Windows 7 is a great OS, but it owes some of its greatness due to Apple. They have copied several features of Mac OS and Windows is better as a result. They are both great operating systems (I recently dipped my toe into the Apple camp by buying a Dell Mini 9 and turning it into a Hackintosh).

Macs are more expensive but they offer good value - they don't slow down over time in the same way that Windows does (no registry) and the OS is very lightweight so you get good performance (my mini runs an Atom processor but boots Mac OS in 20 seconds).

It all boils down to personal taste. Macs last longer (generally) but cost more. Windows machines are cheaper but tend to be upgraded more often. Swings and roundabouts.

Edit: My desktop PC runs Windows 7. Bought a PC because they're better for games.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-2C2gb6ws8 :whistling:
#23
for anyone considering an imac and consider them expensive - I've saved the extra back in time through not rebuilding and reinstalling and rebooting - its even had Tiger, then Leopard then Snow Leopard put on top of each other. I'm not a fan boy - I've just seen the differences - I know if I used Windows I would not be able to have 250 applications all working and as quick as they were when they were first installed.

Most PC users have never owned a Mac - most Mac users who have switched know what I'm talking about.
#24
It isnt all about price,never read such a bunch of ill informed rubbish.

If you can't afford one and have never used one keep quiet & go buy a £199 pc from tesco.
:santa:
#25
PoisonJam
Poor value for a refurb in my opinion.

Apple to a 27" version with an i5 processor for £1349. OK, it's a lot more, but it's new; has a bigger, better screen and has the much newer i5 core and better graphics card.


The i5 is £1599 actually, the base 27" is £1349.
#26
Must we really have this tedious debate every time?

They're only computers guys.

As for price you've never had it so good no matter which Company you rabidly support. :roll:

http://labs.pcw.co.uk/photos/uncategorized/pc_ad.jpg
#27
*sigh* another Mac Vs PC flame war.

If anyone is reading this for reasons other than flinging mud at each other.. I've bought a Macbook Pro from the refurb store before, and two friends have both bought iMacs.

All of them were exactly like new, and all of them came with a better spec than advertised! (I got a screen upgrade on my MBP, my mate got more memory and a bigger HDD).

Yes, it's a lot of money, but once again, don't get your opinions from people on forums! Have a play with one if you can, consider the software you'll run on it, what you can get in the PC market as an alternative, and make an INFORMED decision,

I have a PC and a Mac, and it's nothing to do with software compatibility, I just can't afford two! I've never seen a better built machine than the iMacs.. sleek, powerful absolutely silent. Very expensive though!

IMO Windows 7 and Mac OS are now about equal, with the exception of the iLife quite for MacOS which is terrific. (and included with all new Macs). Don't take my word for it though, go have a look!
#28
Personally I have never owned a Mac but I can safely say if I had the money I would dump this Windows ***** I am forced to put up with in a hearbeat (though I do say that without the benefit of having tried W7). I use Linux on all my own stuff which (once configured properly) is a damn sight more reliable than Windows, but Linux just isnt there yet in terms of user friendliness and support for hardware / software, so I am forced down the windows route for work. Apples marketing strategy has always been about top end designer market and they would not have survived any other way. One thing no one has mentioned though - the resale price of a 3 year old top end PC vs mac. It would be interesting to see what the relative cost would be if you looked at it in terms of cost per year over a reasonable lifetime of a computer (which realistically I think is 3 years). Anyone fancy the challenge? :thumbsup:
#29
tooner
Still paying 3 or 4 hundred quid extra just so you can use an OS which doesn't touch Win 7. I've yet to hear a single benefit of OS X other than the fact that malware writers generally don't target it. And that's only because it doesn't have enough market share!


To be fair malware anmd virus's are enough reason to push me away from PC's if i didn't know how to remove them. And i do tend to advice non-technophobes to go with macs as they are so much less hassle to maintain.

I've only stuck with PC's because i game, otherwise i would have probably switched over too. Luckily Windows 7 is a breath of fresh air, whether or not it copied OS, and made the staying with PC's an easier choice.
#30
PoisonJam
Poor value for a refurb in my opinion.

Apple to a 27" version with an i5 processor for £1349. OK, it's a lot more, but it's new; has a bigger, better screen and has the much newer i5 core and better graphics card.


TOTALLY agree :thumbsup:

Hopefully Santa will bring me one...
#31
The best part of seeing a mac on HUKD is this stuff. I love it. I think perhaps every time there is a cheap pc I'll be like, yeah, but its a pc and you should use a mac. Wait, mac people don't do that, there is no insecurity about it.

I will say I have this exact machine in my office sitting next to my pc. Use it for design work, and it's spectacular. Fast and good looking... I hear Ferrari's are pretty expensive too, but I could buy an equally fast mustang.

This is a good deal. I paid towards 1800 for this back in march. For the performance and life of this machine, it's a good value for mac. Yes there are cheaper pc's. If that is what you want, search pc in that little box in the top right and find the one that is perfect for you.

Hope someone gets a good christmas present!
#32
Any idea how easy it is to use the dual boot function (I forget the name) with Windows 7? Is it even possible yet? Best of both worlds if it is - Apple computers are well-built, but lack compatability with many programs that I would ordinarily use.
#33
Ev0lution
But they are not new are they? For £1100 you could have an absolute monster PC that would deficate all over the top of this every day of the week.


PC lovers always talk about processor speeds etc. With Mac's everything works from the box.

I bought a new PC a while ago (Dell for about £800) and I wanted a program to do Movie Editing. All of the programs were about £60 and the reviews kept saying how they were glitchey on even the fastest PC's.

Saved up, bought a Macbook Pro and with iLife, it works perfectly. And iTunes and iPhoto are integrated so easy to mix media and make awesome movies.

I'm not bothered whether there's a PC on the market with more RAM (even though it's prob DDR2) or slightly faster processor - the bottom line is this works perfectly for me.

I do get error messages occasionally - it's when i'm using XP through Bootcamp! I have to use Windows for work but so glad I do not use it for anything else.
#34
holdaway
Any idea how easy it is to use the dual boot function (I forget the name) with Windows 7? Is it even possible yet? Best of both worlds if it is - Apple computers are well-built, but lack compatability with many programs that I would ordinarily use.


Well there are various ways to use windows on a mac- VMWare, bootcamp, parallels, etc. All of these are pretty simple.

I've been using a mac for quite some time now and most pc users bring up the compatibility argument but i'm yet to find a single software which i've needed which isn't present on the mac.
#35
What is better is if any of you know someone coming to the UK from the states, you can ask them to buy you a mac product from the online apple store and they are ridiculously cheap compared to the UK refurb ones.

I got my cousin to get me the macbook pro 2.26ghz, 2gb ram, 160gb hd refurb for $999 (or £600!)
#36
iKayZee
I've been using a mac for quite some time now and most pc users bring up the compatibility argument but i'm yet to find a single software which i've needed which isn't present on the mac.

Not a gamer, I'm guessing? ;)

Not long back from America, wishing I'd thought of the apple store idea while I was out there! Having said that I popped into the big shop in the Florida Mall and prices weren't all that much cheaper - didn't think to check the website. :(
#37
Adamo
Oh my. How can you compare this computer to anything Windows-based? There isn't anything close to it.


My pc for me is better but then again mine is worth more.
#38
It's a lot of money for Garage band.
#39
tooner;7064063
Still paying 3 or 4 hundred quid extra just so you can use an OS which doesn't touch Win 7. I've yet to hear a single benefit of OS X other than the fact that malware writers generally don't target it. And that's only because it doesn't have enough market share!

agreed, bit like people who say linux is better than windows.....im no msoft fan but they do get an unfair raw deal, not least from me!!

ive used linux before and yep its overrated.....imagine win 3.1 where to install anything you have to tell/assign everything....no thanks i dont have all day to install stuff that takes minutes and is dont automatically on a windows pc

ive used mac os before and it has its own probs mainly because of incompatibilities
#40
holdaway
Not a gamer, I'm guessing? ;)

Not long back from America, wishing I'd thought of the apple store idea while I was out there! Having said that I popped into the big shop in the Florida Mall and prices weren't all that much cheaper - didn't think to check the website. :(


Well i've been a console gamer from the days of PS2 when i had my PC. Personally i am not a fan of PC gaming so it hasn't changed anything for me.

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