Apple iMac 27-Inch 1TB 2.8GHz Intel Core i5 - £1199.00 Was £1684.09 - Argos
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Apple iMac 27-Inch 1TB 2.8GHz Intel Core i5 - £1199.00 Was £1684.09 - Argos

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Found 21st Jul 2011
CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK.

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The new iMac is the ultimate all-in-one computer. Its Intel i5 processor features advance architecture and fast discrete graphics processors now come as standard in every iMac. The iMac 27 inch widescreen displays are perfect for HD video and the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse keep your desktop tidy.

CPU and Memory:

Intel Core i5 quad core.
Processor speed 2.8GHz.
4GB.
DDR3 RAM.
Hard drive:

1TBSATA hard drive.
DVD optical drives:

Dual layer.
1x CD-RW speed.
1x DVD+RW speed.
Graphics:

On-board graphics memory.
ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics card with 1000MB memory.
Interfaces and connectivity:

SDXC media card reader.
4 USB ports.
Ethernet port.
1 FireWire port.
Bluetooth.
Infrared capability.
Wireless/WiFi enabled.
Webcam and sound:

0.3MP built-in iSight webcam.
Built-in sound system.
Built-in speakers.
Built-in microphone.
Wireless keyboard and mouse.
Operating system & software:

Mac OS X.
Preloaded manufacturers suite of applications include:
Monitor:

27in display.
Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels.
General features:

Size H51.7, W65, D20.7cm.
Power saving facility.
Weight 13.8kg.

145 Comments

Gotta love the display

Typical Argos: Previous Selling Price £1149
'Please note item 5071883 has previously been on sale at £1149.00'
Though in stock for home delivery, which must be first with most of their clearance stuff, as usual - nothing in store.


Edited by: "tightar5e" 21st Jul 2011

After looking at the 21.5" I bought for the sister I couldn't live with the glass covering the panel and it is worse the larger the screen. 0.3MP webcam is a disgrace at this price range - my netbook has a better cam. It will probably have Snow Leopard installed, but you can get a free upgrade to Lion if you want.

Just bear in mind that this is 2 generations old and came out a year ago, so it is pre-Thunderbolt, if that matters to you. Price is OK for what you are getting.

wow, great deal - wish I got mine for this! Amazing computer for work

Not bad have heat

Great deal OP... but a stunningly overpriced computer in terms of specs!

Original Poster

archovate

Great deal OP... but a stunningly overpriced computer in terms of specs! … Great deal OP... but a stunningly overpriced computer in terms of specs!



I completely agree, but there some people who stupidly prefer the label over the specs.

Thought I should point out that this is not the current iMac, but the previous generation. Also new ones expected in the next month or two.

archovate

Great deal OP... but a stunningly overpriced computer in terms of specs! … Great deal OP... but a stunningly overpriced computer in terms of specs!



Mac are excellent pcs, for web design, fashon design , excellent Price ....Remember that OS is written for these macs, unlike Windows where it has a ton of desktops to support. So these specs work differently to a PC. Imagine how Xbox runs with most of OS Removed or fine tuned for gaming only. Thats how a MAC is.....for design...

Danny2009

I completely agree, but there some people who stupidly prefer the label … I completely agree, but there some people who stupidly prefer the label over the specs.



I was part of this ship until i owned a Macbook Pro. You just can't compare the specs with mac. Its just not the same! My £500 4GB RAM 500HD toshiba laptop slowed down drastically after a year or so but my £700 1GB RAM 120HD basic macbook is just as good as new after 4 years!

Its not stupidity pal, they're brillaint.
Edited by: "Aar0nMurphy" 22nd Jul 2011

Not as good a deal as it first looks

A similar specced up to date model with 2 x Thunderbolt ports is £1399 at apple.com

Personally I think Id spend an extra £200 for the Thunderbolt ports

prepare for some mighty headaches and eyestrain with the mac super bright ultra glossy screens! - google that aswell!

Cant wait till we upgrade at work when we get new Mac Mini's with a different matte monitor

Edited by: "dexstar" 22nd Jul 2011

Bejeezus

Not as good a deal as it first looksA similar specced up to date model … Not as good a deal as it first looksA similar specced up to date model with 2 x Thunderbolt ports is £1399 at apple.comPersonally I think Id spend an extra £200 for the Thunderbolt ports



And plug what into them?

Jacob_Kreed

Mac are excellent pcs, for web design, fashon design , excellent Price … Mac are excellent pcs, for web design, fashon design , excellent Price ....Remember that OS is written for these macs, unlike Windows where it has a ton of desktops to support. So these specs work differently to a PC. Imagine how Xbox runs with most of OS Removed or fine tuned for gaming only. Thats how a MAC is.....for design...



That's a load of codswallop to be fair.

Edited by: "nvidia17" 22nd Jul 2011

normal

Thought I should point out that this is not the current iMac, but the … Thought I should point out that this is not the current iMac, but the previous generation. Also new ones expected in the next month or two.



The latest Sandy Bridge powered iMacs came out in May 2011. And checking online, Apple refresh the range on average every 229 days (http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/).

Bejeezus

Not as good a deal as it first looksA similar specced up to date model … Not as good a deal as it first looksA similar specced up to date model with 2 x Thunderbolt ports is £1399 at apple.comPersonally I think Id spend an extra £200 for the Thunderbolt ports



I suppose it all depends on your requirements, it's a speedy machine that should last most people manay happy years.

nvidia17

That's a load of codswallop to be fair.


Not at all, Windows 7 is a fine OS. But Apple chooses the hardware that goes into every Mac and they design their softwre accordingly. From a fit and finish point of view it's hard to argue with his statement.

nvidia17

That's a load of codswallop to be fair.


A couples of Questions...do you own a pc
do own a xbox 360
are you over10 stone...

or are you very very weathly and have high spec pc that plays everything and more

Edited by: "Jacob_Kreed" 22nd Jul 2011

Jacob_Kreed

Mac are excellent pcs, for web design, fashon design , excellent Price … Mac are excellent pcs, for web design, fashon design , excellent Price ....Remember that OS is written for these macs, unlike Windows where it has a ton of desktops to support. So these specs work differently to a PC. Imagine how Xbox runs with most of OS Removed or fine tuned for gaming only. Thats how a MAC is.....for design...



That's about one of the most stupid things i've seen posted here. I've much love for Macs and Apple but I don't know where to start with the stupid analogy above! Do you honestly believe any of that ****? FFS..


I just don't understand, why wouldn't I just build this for about £450 and then just buy OSX?

david_robinson94

Not at all, Windows 7 is a fine OS. But Apple chooses the hardware that … Not at all, Windows 7 is a fine OS. But Apple chooses the hardware that goes into every Mac and they design their softwre accordingly. From a fit and finish point of view it's hard to argue with his statement.



You mean ignoring what he said and focusing on how pretty the box is? Sure..

Voted hot btw - because the price is decent compared to elsewhere.

Edited by: "dangel" 22nd Jul 2011

Hot price, if you don't care about having the latest model when it drops (which you shouldn't).

But the specs argument is vapid. Yes OS-X specs are different from Windows specs, due to less guff running in the background with OS-X, but OS-X isn't purpose built - it's built on UNIX, which is a universal platform. A £1200 PC running Photoshop will do it better than a £1200 iMac, because £1200 gets you more cores, more memory, better graphics card, etc, etc.

I still might get one of these though, to replace my mini10v that I use for iOS development, so voted hot.

Very odd site this. I assume this isn't the May 2011 model? So when this one was posted at £50 more it went ice cold:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/new-apple-imac-27-one-top-range-with-400-discount-instore-only-1249-pcworld/965235


Aar0nMurphy

I was part of this ship until i owned a Macbook Pro. You just can't … I was part of this ship until i owned a Macbook Pro. You just can't compare the specs with mac. Its just not the same! My £500 4GB RAM 500HD toshiba laptop showed down drastically after a year or so but my £700 1GB RAM 120HD basic macbook is just as good as new after 4 years! Its not stupidity pal, they're brillaint.



I don't really want to get involved with a mac vs. pc debate but i'll give my two cents - the comment about windows laptop slowing down is nothing to do with the OS or hardware itself, but down to the user not taking care of it. I run weekly ccleaner scans to keep everything optimized and my PC runs as fresh as the day I installed it. Hell I've even gutted the thing, swapped out the motherboard, ram and cpu without reinstalling or formatting and it still runs perfectly.

And the reason your macbook hasn't slowed down is because there's nothing to do on them apart from browse the internet and listen to music in itunes. Also I may be wrong, but I assume that old laptop had Windows Vista? Which is an abomination of an OS. My Windows 7 PC is on 24/7 and never slows down, never crashes and I only reboot it after system updates.

Also didn't the OS X Lion update just break a ton of Adobe products and disable hardware acceleration in flash? Typical Apple...

EDIT: Yep
Edited by: "mamboboy" 22nd Jul 2011

lukec123

I just don't understand, why wouldn't I just build this for about £450 … I just don't understand, why wouldn't I just build this for about £450 and then just buy OSX?



With an equivalent mac display? You're having a laugh!!

I would also spend the extra on the 2011 model. Faster processor / GPU / Thunderbolt.
It was £1349 using a voucher at Dabs (+Quidco) a few weeks ago.

This model will more than likely come with OS 10.6.5 too.



Edited by: "MBeeching" 22nd Jul 2011

Its a half decent PC running Mac OS. You would have to be **** mental to buy this. I'll accept the display is nice, but jesus, spend 500 quid on a PC and 500 quid on a big ass LCD to plug it into if you are that bothered.

Not much point in the newer model with Thunderbolt as there aren't many devices yet. I'd say the new 27" with thunderbolt and slightly better graphics isn't worth the £200 difference if you are thinking you will upgrade again in 18 months. If you're keeping for a few years then might as well get Thunderbolt.

cheddarman

With an equivalent mac display? You're having a laugh!!


Yes, they'd need to add £600 to get an equivalent display.

Banned

For a monitor this good and same res you would be looking at around £650 alone. Great price

MBeeching

I would also spend the extra on the 2011 model. Faster processor / GPU / … I would also spend the extra on the 2011 model. Faster processor / GPU / Thunderbolt.



Isn't the processor the same i5 processor? Good point on it having the new OS - saves £20.99.

Admin

Isn't the processor the same i5 processor? Good point on it having the … Isn't the processor the same i5 processor? Good point on it having the new OS - saves £20.99.



I believe the 2011 model uses a Sandybridge i5-2500. This will probably be a Lynnfield i5 760.

I don't get why people who have never used a Mac insist on saying its all smoke and mirrors.
theres a reason they are popular, there's a reason why they are niche and expensive. There's a reason people buy them.

not the new operating system, os lion is out, so this is probs why the price... trying to get rid of old stock. Nice screen though.

Voted cold, it's not an iPhone nor made by Sony.

Megamix

I don't get why people who have never used a Mac insist on saying its all … I don't get why people who have never used a Mac insist on saying its all smoke and mirrors.theres a reason they are popular, there's a reason why they are niche and expensive. There's a reason people buy them.


I've got a Mac and don't like it. There.

mamboboy

Very odd site this. I assume this isn't the May 2011 model? So when this … Very odd site this. I assume this isn't the May 2011 model? So when this one was posted at £50 more it went ice cold:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/new-apple-imac-27-one-top-range-with-400-discount-instore-only-1249-pcworld/965235I don't really want to get involved with a mac vs. pc debate but i'll give my two cents - the comment about windows laptop slowing down is nothing to do with the OS or hardware itself, but down to the user not taking care of it. I run weekly ccleaner scans to keep everything optimized and my PC runs as fresh as the day I installed it. Hell I've even gutted the thing, swapped out the motherboard, ram and cpu without reinstalling or formatting and it still runs perfectly. And the reason your macbook hasn't slowed down is because there's nothing to do on them apart from browse the internet and listen to music in itunes. Also I may be wrong, but I assume that old laptop had Windows Vista? Which is an abomination of an OS. My Windows 7 PC is on 24/7 and never slows down, never crashes and I only reboot it after system updates. Also didn't the OS X Lion update just break a ton of Adobe products and disable hardware acceleration in flash? Typical Apple...EDIT: Yep



There's nothing to do on them except out of the box you can record an album, edit a movie, organise your photo collection with face recognition and build (a weirdly basic) website. Not to mention they're industry standard for music production, design of many sorts and film editing.

My Macs run as smooth as the day they were bought but I DON'T run a weekly scanning tool. I also have a Windows 7 PC so I am able to make a fair comparison.

And in answer to your question about hardware acceleration in Flash... no, you should check your facts. Apple's long-term enemies Adobe (quite why I don't know, since the professional sales of each of their products rely on each other) have since retracted that statement.

mamboboy

Very odd site this. I assume this isn't the May 2011 model? So when this … Very odd site this. I assume this isn't the May 2011 model? So when this one was posted at £50 more it went ice cold:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/new-apple-imac-27-one-top-range-with-400-discount-instore-only-1249-pcworld/965235I don't really want to get involved with a mac vs. pc debate but i'll give my two cents - the comment about windows laptop slowing down is nothing to do with the OS or hardware itself, but down to the user not taking care of it. I run weekly ccleaner scans to keep everything optimized and my PC runs as fresh as the day I installed it. Hell I've even gutted the thing, swapped out the motherboard, ram and cpu without reinstalling or formatting and it still runs perfectly. And the reason your macbook hasn't slowed down is because there's nothing to do on them apart from browse the internet and listen to music in itunes. Also I may be wrong, but I assume that old laptop had Windows Vista? Which is an abomination of an OS. My Windows 7 PC is on 24/7 and never slows down, never crashes and I only reboot it after system updates. Also didn't the OS X Lion update just break a ton of Adobe products and disable hardware acceleration in flash? Typical Apple...



I have had three windows laptops in my life, compaq & HP branded. Both slowed down hugely after 6 months of use, and then finally hardware inside the machines broke at around a year and half. I admit I never cleaned the machine's insides regularly but I did on occasion, I also looked after the hardware and kept it clean.
I have had my macbook for 5 years and it's as fast as it always has been, never had to clean it or scan it. I'm not an apple fanboy, I have an Android phone, hate itunes and cannot see the point in an Ipad whatsoever. But I will never go back to a Windows laptop ever, unless Apple's quality goes massively downhill. Their machines are sturdy and last incredibly well and to me thats worth the 'apple tax' people go on about.

However if you want to play games on it, don't bother go for a Windows machine 100%

Edited by: "TomTowers" 22nd Jul 2011

Megamix

I don't get why people who have never used a Mac insist on saying its all … I don't get why people who have never used a Mac insist on saying its all smoke and mirrors.theres a reason they are popular, there's a reason why they are niche and expensive. There's a reason people buy them.



Yes, it's because of - 1) superb marketing, 2) a shiny, attractive exterior and 3) a rock solid OS.

Me personally...I have no interest in 1 or 2, and I get 3 for free in Linux. I appreciate that Linux is definitely not for everyone though.

Id rather get a PC thats half the price and has double the power.


































http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/archive/7/73/20110128203738!Trollface.png

What people miss is that in 3 years time this computer will still be worth 600 quid.........as similar dell e.t.c. will basically be good for the bin.
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