Apple iMac 27.3 inch MD096B/A 3.2GHz with Memory upgraded to 32GB + Wireless Keyboard and Mouse @ Costco
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Apple iMac 27.3 inch MD096B/A 3.2GHz with Memory upgraded to 32GB + Wireless Keyboard and Mouse @ Costco

£1,799.89costco Deals
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Found 8th Mar 2013
The same spec for the 27" iMac upgraded to 32GB Ram on Apple website is £2179, I make it a saving of £379 over buying from Apple.

Also includes 2 year warranty

Also have the great customer service from Costco for returns if anything goes wrong.

5% additional cost for non Costco Members.

Standard spec without upgrade is £1559.89 as opposed to Apple Store of £1699 (so still a saving of £130)

Spec is

Creating the stunningly thin design of the new iMac took some equally stunning feats of technological innovation. Apple refined, re-imagined, or re-engineered everything about it from the inside out. The result is an elegant all-in-one computer that's as much a work of art as it is state of the art.

With third-generation Intel Core processing, the latest NVIDIA graphics, Thunderbolt, and ground-breaking storage options, the slimmest iMac yet is also the most powerful.

OS X Mountain Lion makes every Mac intuitive and easy to use. It also makes it simple to find, organize, share, and do just about everything. And thanks to iCloud, it makes your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch work wonderfully together.

Specification

Brand: Apple
Model Number: MD096B/A
Screen Size: 27.3”
Screen Resolution: 2560 x 1440 Native
Processor and Speed: 3rd Gen Intel Core i5 3.2 GHz (3.6 GHz) / Quad-Core
Hard Drive: 1TB
RAM:
#150066: 12GB DDR3 SDRAM (1600 MHz) (2 x 4GB & 2 x 2GB)
#150067: 16GB DDR3 SDRAM (1600 MHz) (2 x 8GB)
#150065: 32GB DDR3 SDRAM (1600 MHz) (4 x 8GB)
Graphics Card and RAM: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX (1GB GDDR5 SDRAM)
Operating System: Mac OS x 10.8 Mountain Lion
CD/DVD/Blu-Ray Drive: n/a
Built-in Webcam: Integrated
Battery/Life: n/a
Memory Card Slot: SDXC card slot
Ports: 2x Thunderbolt ports, 4x USB 3.0, 1x SDXC, 1x Headphone/optical, 1x Digital output
Software: Apple iTunes; Apple Mac OS X Mail; Apple iLife; Apple Safari; Photo Booth; Apple Time Machine; Apple FaceTime; Reminders; App Store; Contacts; Calendar; Notification Center; Messages; Dictation; iCloud; Game Center.
Keyboard: Apple Wireless Keyboard
Mouse: Apple Wireless Magic Mouse
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
Finish: Aluminium Unibody
3D Ready: n/a
Wifi: 802.11n
Dimensions: 65 x 20.3 x 51.6cm
Weight: 9.54kg
Stereo Speakers: Stereo Speakers, Microphone
Touch Screen: n/a
Widescreen: Yes
Built in Ethernet: Yes
Wireless Networking: Yes

am really torn - i want one of these having seen it in the Apple store - but it is Apple!

42 Comments

cold? dont think so

and another 2% cashback if you're an executive card holder

Apple's pricing for RAM and HD upgrades is ludicrous making these savings look better than they are. You would be better off getting a basic spec iMac and buying memory or hd upgrades via thunderbolt from third parties. Heat if Costco actually has any iMacs in stock though as Apple usually doesn't.

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spraint

Apple's pricing for RAM and HD upgrades is ludicrous making these savings … Apple's pricing for RAM and HD upgrades is ludicrous making these savings look better than they are. You would be better off getting a basic spec iMac and buying memory or hd upgrades via thunderbolt from third parties. Heat if Costco actually has any iMacs in stock though as Apple usually doesn't.



standard one with only 8gb is £1699 from Apple - not sure where you can get another 24GB cheaper than the £100 Costco are charging?

32GB is £130

And as is the norm here, all the Apple hater MORONS vote cold because they could buy a dell refurb for £26!

I thought the idea of desktops was performance? Why would I want it to be that thin? I can't repair it if something goes wrong! Why don't they ever put graphics cards in anything? Price is still ridiculous but hot for comparative pricing, would much rather get the same spec in a Dell refurbished for £26

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steveex

And as is the norm here, all the Apple hater MORONS vote cold because … And as is the norm here, all the Apple hater MORONS vote cold because they could buy a dell refurb for £26!



u mad?

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Paddington

I thought the idea of desktops was performance? Why would I want it to be … I thought the idea of desktops was performance? Why would I want it to be that thin? I can't repair it if something goes wrong! Why don't they ever put graphics cards in anything? Price is still ridiculous but hot for comparative pricing, would much rather get the same spec in a Dell refurbished for £26



this isn't really a desktop, more like AIO.

it is a joy to use no doubt, but is it worth £1.800?

hell no

Whilst i myself do not personally own anything Apple, other than an ipad and iPod Touch. I liken the moronic Apple hating attitude of some the users here to football terrace mentality, This is a deals site.
Nobody gives two sh1ts who does or doesn't 'like' Apple XYZ. That people vote cold on personal preference is about as relevant to this site as a Kindle fire is to a banana.
We can all read review sites if we want to actually compare/benchmark hardware. I really do wonder how many of the people whom unilaterally vote cold on all things Apple have actually even used such a thing?

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obviously enough people liked it because the spec with the 32gb is now out of stock!

Paddington

Why don't they ever put graphics cards in anything?



Obvious troll

"Graphics Card and RAM: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX (1GB GDDR5 SDRAM)"

Paddington

Why don't they ever put graphics cards in anything?



I'm pretty sure that pretty, shiny thing on the front needs a graphics card to make the pictures and stuff come out of it, so one will be included

sjaddy

standard one with only 8gb is £1699 from Apple - not sure where you can … standard one with only 8gb is £1699 from Apple - not sure where you can get another 24GB cheaper than the £100 Costco are charging?



Fair point, although if I am going to shove 32GB in anything I would be looking for a desktop just because of the heat generated from the likely usage. Still waiting for the long-term reviews about this slimmed down casing. I gave it heat for the extra year's warranty over the standard year you get from Apple. Costco is pretty good at taking stuff back.

Just got one of the new 27" imacs last month at work with Adobe Creative Cloud - lovely to use and is a thing of beauty but if it was my own money would probably get a higher spec Dell and save some cash.

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Ye great metal lump, samsung touch screen i7 for 900 all Inc.

I really do feel sorry for mac users. So confused at what their buying. Buying for looks lol..... Mind you I think you can facetime with this model lol. We love you mac fools... Nievety at its worst...... Cold

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andymagic

I'm pretty sure that pretty, shiny thing on the front needs a graphics … I'm pretty sure that pretty, shiny thing on the front needs a graphics card to make the pictures and stuff come out of it, so one will be included



What he meant was a better graphics card, not one from an amstrad cpc6128......useless machine

Snakey's desperate for the 'likes' again.

steveex

And as is the norm here, all the Apple hater MORONS vote cold because … And as is the norm here, all the Apple hater MORONS vote cold because they could buy a dell refurb for £26!


COLD for being called a hater moron. COLD, because if I would buy this overpriced piece, I would be a part of a community, which hates everyone who has common sense.

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stvoritel

COLD for being called a hater moron. COLD, because if I would buy this … COLD for being called a hater moron. COLD, because if I would buy this overpriced piece, I would be a part of a community, which hates everyone who has common sense.



As the OP I didnt call you a hater moron that was someone else. I will call you a moron though for voting cold because you couldn't distinguish between a deal that was listed and you taking offence to someone else's comment

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snakeybidder

What he meant was a better graphics card, not one from an amstrad … What he meant was a better graphics card, not one from an amstrad cpc6128......useless machine



Really? Useless machine?

When you take the VAT off that a company can claim back it isn't that bad a deal actually. If people are willing to pay more for a car that looks nice or a TV that looks thinner why is it wrong to pay more for a nice looking PC?

Or is it just you can't afford it?

''Or is it just you can't afford it?''
:)))

Absolutely no need for 32gb of ram. Even if one person says they need 32gb why would you have a computer with only a max processor speed of 3.6ghz and a naff graphics card.

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deanostar

Absolutely no need for 32gb of ram. Even if one person says they need … Absolutely no need for 32gb of ram. Even if one person says they need 32gb why would you have a computer with only a max processor speed of 3.6ghz and a naff graphics card.



no need for 32GB? obviously never run VMWare or Hyper V then have you?

And this deal is almost £400 off RRP

sjaddy

no need for 32GB? obviously never run VMWare or Hyper V then have you?And … no need for 32GB? obviously never run VMWare or Hyper V then have you?And this deal is almost £400 off RRP



It helps if you read what I said you clown. If you need 32gb why would you have a computer with only a 3.6ghz cpu and a naff graphics card. You wouldn't. Anyone running that kind of software would have a superior processor.

No SSD.

Cold.

sjaddy

When you take the VAT off that a company can claim back it isn't that bad … When you take the VAT off that a company can claim back it isn't that bad a deal actually.


You can do the same for any VAT rated business purchase though!

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deanostar

It helps if you read what I said you clown. If you need 32gb why would … It helps if you read what I said you clown. If you need 32gb why would you have a computer with only a 3.6ghz cpu and a naff graphics card. You wouldn't. Anyone running that kind of software would have a superior processor.



there is no need to resort to name calling. Most vmware servers are not that CPU intensive and dont need powerful graphics cards. Why do you think the HP N40L is so popular.

You are obviously trying to justify your beliefs with a comment about "running that kind of software" but I doubt you could actually explain what it does or the best way to set it up so forgive me if I treat your comments with disdain

and the best thing about Hot Uk Deals is the fact that when I do have the misfortune of coming across ignorant people who are too small minded to actually see the benefits of things, like additional memory, I can add them to my ignore list. And because you fit that category and because you can't see the benefit and obviously dont understand things like VMWare/ESXi/HyperV then you think no one else has a use for them - you can go to the top of my ignore list

Edited by: "sjaddy" 10th Mar 2013

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Agharta

You can do the same for any VAT rated business purchase though!



depends - on flat rate VAT you can only claim back VAT on purchases (in bulk from one supplier at same time) over £2k - this puts you on a major step towards reaching that goal

sjaddy

depends - on flat rate VAT you can only claim back VAT on purchases (in … depends - on flat rate VAT you can only claim back VAT on purchases (in bulk from one supplier at same time) over £2k - this puts you on a major step towards reaching that goal


The goal of trying to spend £2,000 on a desktop computer!
I do see where you are coming from but that’s pretty niche. It can also lead to unnecessary purchases just to hit the 2K mark.

sjaddy

there is no need to resort to name calling. Most vmware servers are not … there is no need to resort to name calling. Most vmware servers are not that CPU intensive and dont need powerful graphics cards. Why do you think the HP N40L is so popular.You are obviously trying to justify your beliefs with a comment about "running that kind of software" but I doubt you could actually explain what it does or the best way to set it up so forgive me if I treat your comments with disdainand the best thing about Hot Uk Deals is the fact that when I do have the misfortune of coming across ignorant people who are too small minded to actually see the benefits of things, like additional memory, I can add them to my ignore list. And because you fit that category and because you can't see the benefit and obviously dont understand things like VMWare/ESXi/HyperV then you think no one else has a use for them - you can go to the top of my ignore list



It's funny how people like you get on your high horse because someone else disagrees with you. You sadly raised the point about people voting cold because they can't afford a mac. Pathetic. I am fully aware of what VMware is, as i covered it in a module at college. people have voted it cold so get over it.

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deanostar

It's funny how people like you get on your high horse because someone … It's funny how people like you get on your high horse because someone else disagrees with you. You sadly raised the point about people voting cold because they can't afford a mac. Pathetic. I am fully aware of what VMware is, as i covered it in a module at college. people have voted it cold so get over it.




You covered it in college? well done. I have been doing it for 20 years - think I know a little more than you.

People voted cold big deal. My issue is that idiots make a sweeping statement saying "no one needs 32gb ram" then when someone actually gives a valid reason as to the use of 32gb you call them a clown.

Come back when you have a job and you can actually afford quality gear

Edited by: "sjaddy" 11th Mar 2013

sjaddy

You covered it in college? well done. I have been doing it for 20 years - … You covered it in college? well done. I have been doing it for 20 years - think I know a little more than you.People voted cold big deal. My issue is that idiots make a sweeping statement saying "no one needs 32gb ram" then when someone actually gives a valid reason as to the use of 32gb you call them a clown. Come back when you have a job and you can actually afford quality gear



You must be very unhappy and frustrated person.

sjaddy

You covered it in college? well done. I have been doing it for 20 years - … You covered it in college? well done. I have been doing it for 20 years - think I know a little more than you.People voted cold big deal. My issue is that idiots make a sweeping statement saying "no one needs 32gb ram" then when someone actually gives a valid reason as to the use of 32gb you call them a clown. Come back when you have a job and you can actually afford quality gear



Got both actually =]

Badly want one of these

I have a 27" refurb with 16Gb, with the precise use-case that sjaddy describes.

I pay extra because I value the relative silence and clutter-free nature of the kit; MacOS is ok-ish when you're used to it, although I prefer the barebones nature of some of the Linux window managers (my previous choice of VMWare host).

If the project I have lined up comes through, I'll be buying the 32Gb version and trickling this one down; 32Gb I can easily justify for multiple server VMs / development environments. I need good 2D graphic performance, but for serious development you can always do with more memory, as anyone who's run into the order-of-magnitude slowdown you can experience if you just clip a paging limit can attest.

Great price for this kit, hot.

sjaddy

You covered it in college? well done. I have been doing it for 20 years - … You covered it in college? well done. I have been doing it for 20 years - think I know a little more than you.People voted cold big deal. My issue is that idiots make a sweeping statement saying "no one needs 32gb ram" then when someone actually gives a valid reason as to the use of 32gb you call them a clown. Come back when you have a job and you can actually afford quality gear



also, software like photoshop relies heavily on ram. more ram is preferable over more powerful cpu in this case.

The main problem I have with the cold votes (and a lot of the comments) is that it's inverted snobbery, and disrespectful and unhelpful to people with different requirements.

-179 degrees (at the time of writing) isn't a reflection on the cost of the kit - it cannot be, for this kit, the price is unequalled - it's judgement dished out by people who don't think other people should want an iMac in the first place.

By all means express an opinion, but following that with a cold vote, without offering a cheaper deal for the same kit, is effectively spamming, and blocks people from exposure to something that easily qualifies as a bargain in the true spirit of HUKD.

What would be a better buy this or the Dell XPS One 27?
Wanted an iMac for a while now but I am really by the Dell.
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