APPLE iMac 21.5" for £889.00 @ Currys
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APPLE iMac 21.5" for £889.00 @ Currys

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I tried several north west and Birmingham stores before as collection only and all said no stock...still good deal if you can get it

That's a decent deal for a superb reliable machine...have some heat

No interest to me as its apple, but does seem a good price for a21.5".

Voting cold as no stock anywhere in the UK....

Clearance stock I'm guessing.

Just put an iPhone really close to your face.
Edited by: "badgerrules" 15th Dec 2013

no stock

Also worth looking at refurbished on apple store. I got a good deal on mine and it was as new. A dying PC and horrid windows 8 prompted the move which I wish I had made sooner!
Edited by: "dazren" 16th Dec 2013

Cold, zero stock anywhere!!

I Do not trust Apple any more
Friend just brought a brand new one and Had someone`s OLD harddrive on
Idk how that as worked out as brand new ?

Nice to see the Apple-haters taking a day off...

Relievo

Nice to see the Apple-haters taking a day off...



Nah, they have no life so don't take days off. They'll be here any minute.

devildave

I Do not trust Apple any moreFriend just brought a brand new one and Had … I Do not trust Apple any moreFriend just brought a brand new one and Had someone`s OLD harddrive onIdk how that as worked out as brand new ?



Somehow I doubt it was brand new... Either that or your friend is lying/stupid

Aren't the 27" ones not that much more than these? Much better machines IMO. For the display alone, which is 2560x1440 vs the 1080p display in the 21.5" model. I have a 2560x1440 monitor which uses the same panel as them, and it is a stunning display, as is my mates 27" one of these from a few years ago.

27" might seem big for a PC monitor to some, but after you've used it for a day you'll most likely not think it's that big at all, I didn't. Would actually consider one of those 32" dell ones!

I had fun chasing an iPad goose the other day, these 'last few' are either ex-display or returns and even if you find one through contacting the Sales team central number, they aren't likely to give you the store number to call to save a wasted journey.

I don't like buying Apple gear from anywhere else but Apple and John Lewis.
Edited by: "cra1g0s" 16th Dec 2013

HOT apple must be good everyone has it

Can anyone explain what this is? Too slow for gaming, too expensive for internet browisng. oO

Boiling!

I was once an anti mac person due to the price of apple products. Got my macbook and will never look back as it's something I use every day and I have deffo got my money's worth out of it.

DigitalReaper

Can anyone explain what this is? Too slow for gaming, too expensive for … Can anyone explain what this is? Too slow for gaming, too expensive for internet browisng. oO



Apple seem to heavily rely on three kinds of people.

1. Hipsters who buy it for the video making apps, when they end up just buying something better since they realise iMovie is trash.
2. People who have no idea about computers and just think they're the best because people say they can't get virus's and such.
3. Rich people.

Paying nearly £900 for something with specs similar to a <£400 laptop is just insane.

badgerrules

Just put an iPhone really close to your face.



True. The only problem is it wont fit into my back pocket. I am waiting for the 20" version which will fit.

DigitalReaper

Can anyone explain what this is? Too slow for gaming, too expensive for … Can anyone explain what this is? Too slow for gaming, too expensive for internet browisng. oO



It can play all the new games, CoD: Ghosts, BF4, AC4... on medium detail at 30+ FPS, that's plenty for most people.

foxh0und1

Apple seem to heavily rely on three kinds of people.1. Hipsters who buy … Apple seem to heavily rely on three kinds of people.1. Hipsters who buy it for the video making apps, when they end up just buying something better since they realise iMovie is trash.2. People who have no idea about computers and just think they're the best because people say they can't get virus's and such.3. Rich people.Paying nearly £900 for something with specs similar to a <£400 laptop is just insane.



Not really. One could argue that paying more than 100 pounds for a tablet or phone does the same thing, but its about comfort. Maybe I ought to trade my laptop in for one of these...but I cannot get on with a keyboard thats lost half the keys I need.

I bought my iMac nearly 2 years ago now and never looked back. Such a great machine, worth paying the extra just for the speed over Windows computers in my opinion.
Edited by: "himynameistom" 16th Dec 2013

foxh0und1

Apple seem to heavily rely on three kinds of people.1. Hipsters who buy … Apple seem to heavily rely on three kinds of people.1. Hipsters who buy it for the video making apps, when they end up just buying something better since they realise iMovie is trash.2. People who have no idea about computers and just think they're the best because people say they can't get virus's and such.3. Rich people.Paying nearly £900 for something with specs similar to a <£400 laptop is just insane.



Yawn. People still use hipster as an insult?

CrispEditor

Not really. One could argue that paying more than 100 pounds for a tablet … Not really. One could argue that paying more than 100 pounds for a tablet or phone does the same thing, but its about comfort. Maybe I ought to trade my laptop in for one of these...but I cannot get on with a keyboard thats lost half the keys I need.



You don't understand what I'm saying...

I'm saying this has laptop specs, it even has a laptop graphics card, this isn't a desktop spec'd computer.

I'm not telling anyone to buy a £400 laptop over a desktop, what I'm saying is, if you have £900 to blow on a machine, You can easily get a better PC experience for £900.

8GB RAM, i5-3570k, 660ti, 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD, < I build this PC 1 year ago and it cost me less than £900 and I can play all the latest games on the highest settings.

foxh0und1

Apple seem to heavily rely on three kinds of people.1. Hipsters who buy … Apple seem to heavily rely on three kinds of people.1. Hipsters who buy it for the video making apps, when they end up just buying something better since they realise iMovie is trash.2. People who have no idea about computers and just think they're the best because people say they can't get virus's and such.3. Rich people.Paying nearly £900 for something with specs similar to a <£400 laptop is just insane.



Final Cut Pro (7, not X.. yet), Motion, Aperture, GarageBand and apps like OmniGraffle for me totally justify using a Mac. Plus they're much nicer to use, last a lot longer than a PC, usually have a better industrial design, fit together better if you have an iPad/iPhone and have much better service and support.

Sure, Windows computers have their uses and are probably a better machine for most people, but I wouldn't dismiss Macs entirely just because they have slightly lower numbers on a piece of paper. They too have their uses, and for me are a million times better than ever owning a Windows computer.
Edited by: "cambookpro" 16th Dec 2013

Hot, now I can look cool browsing Facebook down the local coffee shop with all the other uni hipsters
http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/mt/assets/science/starbuck_full.png

/waves at Gormond, now all we need is cnbcwatcher

foxh0und1

Apple seem to heavily rely on three kinds of people.1. Hipsters who buy … Apple seem to heavily rely on three kinds of people.1. Hipsters who buy it for the video making apps, when they end up just buying something better since they realise iMovie is trash.2. People who have no idea about computers and just think they're the best because people say they can't get virus's and such.3. Rich people.Paying nearly £900 for something with specs similar to a <£400 laptop is just insane.



Can you point out one of these <£400 laptops with a 3rd gen i5 Quad Core running at 2.7Ghz, Geforce GT 640M, USB3 and an 1080p IPS display?

Cheers, I could really use one for christmas and at under £400 it's a steal X)

foxh0und1

You don't understand what I'm saying...I'm saying this has laptop specs, … You don't understand what I'm saying...I'm saying this has laptop specs, it even has a laptop graphics card, this isn't a desktop spec'd computer.I'm not telling anyone to buy a £400 laptop over a desktop, what I'm saying is, if you have £900 to blow on a machine, You can easily get a better PC experience for £900.8GB RAM, i5-3570k, 660ti, 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD, < I build this PC 1 year ago and it cost me less than £900 and I can play all the latest games on the highest settings.



hello foxh0und1 (like the name). I dont disagree - one can get a lot more bang for buck, but if you want/need an apple, an all in one, easy maintenance and many other things, there is little to compete. I have an imac and mac minis, and use my (DELL) laptop 99.9% of the time for everything - at a great cost saving (for the DELL).

A 21.5" screen is great (not as good as the 27" iMac or the greater than 27" screens available elsewhere), but for a certain audience - it is perfect. Hence the reason they sell them.

Nooo! None near me

foxh0und1

Apple seem to heavily rely on three kinds of people.1. Hipsters who buy … Apple seem to heavily rely on three kinds of people.1. Hipsters who buy it for the video making apps, when they end up just buying something better since they realise iMovie is trash.2. People who have no idea about computers and just think they're the best because people say they can't get virus's and such.3. Rich people.Paying nearly £900 for something with specs similar to a <£400 laptop is just insane.



I used to think this way until I bought a Mac myself for Video Editing with Final Cut Pro

The build quality is what you're paying for. In the time my Mac Mini has lasted me (since 2009 and still going strong and just upgraded for free to OSX Mavericks), an equivalent PC will have died and I'd be on my second one.

They also retain their value really well. I checked the ebay rate for one of mine and it was around £300 (when I paid barely more than £500 in 2009!)

For the record, I'm far from rich and far from a fanboy. I have a dedicated Windows PC for gaming (as for the timebeing it's a necessity) and my Mac for my editing and VFX workflows. I've also dabbled with Linux but have got to admit I'm out of my depth whenever anything goes wrong.

Fast forward 4 years a similar spec laptop will be in a landfill and this will be still worth quite abit. Good resale value on macs

Gormond

Can you point out one of these



This is pretty hilarious.
You're using USB3 and an IPS display as it's features, cute.

You think IPS displays cost a lot? you can get a 23" branded one for £150 easily.
USB3, So? most devices don't support USB3, I have USB3 on my PC and I've yet to even experience the speeds due to such little amount of devices using USB3
As for me searching for a laptop, I'd rather not waste my time, but I can tell you this is a piece of trash for £900 and anyone who buys it will most likely regret it. As I said before, I'm not telling anyone to buy a laptop, just get a freaking desktop that won't be as slow as a tortoise by 2015.

Banned

foxh0und1

This is pretty hilarious.You're using USB3 and an IPS display as it's … This is pretty hilarious.You're using USB3 and an IPS display as it's features, cute.You think IPS displays cost a lot? you can get a 23" branded one for £150 easily.USB3, So? most devices don't support USB3, I have USB3 on my PC and I've yet to even experience the speeds due to such little amount of devices using USB3As for me searching for a laptop, I'd rather not waste my time, but I can tell you this is a piece of trash for £900 and anyone who buys it will most likely regret it. As I said before, I'm not telling anyone to buy a laptop, just get a freaking desktop that won't be as slow as a tortoise by 2015.




Jealousy is a fickle thing.

f-f-f-f-f-lame war

foxh0und1

This is pretty hilarious.You're using USB3 and an IPS display as it's … This is pretty hilarious.You're using USB3 and an IPS display as it's features, cute.You think IPS displays cost a lot? you can get a 23" branded one for £150 easily.USB3, So? most devices don't support USB3, I have USB3 on my PC and I've yet to even experience the speeds due to such little amount of devices using USB3As for me searching for a laptop, I'd rather not waste my time, but I can tell you this is a piece of trash for £900 and anyone who buys it will most likely regret it. As I said before, I'm not telling anyone to buy a laptop, just get a freaking desktop that won't be as slow as a tortoise by 2015.



On a Laptop a 1080p IPS display for under £400 is rare as is a 3rd gen intel quad core at 2.7Ghz and as I expected you cannot backup your statement of getting a similar speced laptop for under £400, there's a shocker (_;)

KillFelix

Jealousy is a fickle thing.



http://i.imgur.com/H1kSori.png


Yes, I am beyond jealous, if only I had £889 to buy a 2.7ghz imac with a laptop gpu.
Edited by: "foxh0und1" 16th Dec 2013

bottom line, this is not in stock anywhere is it. expire time?

mrBrian

bottom line, this is not in stock anywhere is it. expire time?



Yeah this is why I voted cold... I couldn't even see it in one store.

Banned

foxh0und1

Yes, I am beyond jealous, if only I had £889 to buy a 2.7ghz imac with a … Yes, I am beyond jealous, if only I had £889 to buy a 2.7ghz imac with a laptop gpu.



Shame you have to put up with Windows 8.1

It will also be worth diddly squat in a couple of years, this iMac will still fetch £600 easily.

After 20 years of experience with PC's I know. They're terrible. Good for cheap knock up gaming rigs but that's about it.

Also there's not a chance in hell I'm using MS software again. That's one headache I'm glad to have rid from my life. Makes my skin crawl just thinking about it. Eurgh!
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