Apple iMac refurb £679  @  tesco_outlet  Ebay
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Apple iMac refurb £679 @ tesco_outlet Ebay

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Found 3rd May 2014
A refurbished iMac.
Pretty decent price, I paid over 1k when brought new

from tesco_outlet on Ebay
- rodman

21.5" iMac 12,1 A1311 (May 2011, NOT AS PICTURED)
2.5GHz Intel i5 Sandy Bridge
500GB, 7200 RPM, SATA III Hard Disk
4GB DDR3 PC3-10600 1333MHz RAM (SODIMM, 2 slots, supports up to 16GB total)
DVD+/-RW, +DL, CD-RW, (8x speed) Optical Drive
AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512MB Integrated Graphics Card
Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless N, Bluetooth
Built-in Webcam
1920x1080 IPS Display
USB 2.0 x4, Firewire 800 x1, Thunderbolt x1, SDXC

'Has minor cosmetic marks or scuffs and show signs of use'

Includes Apple wireless keyboard and wireless Magic Mouse

Tested and working, 12 month Tesco Outlet warranty

- stringsonfire

56 Comments

Great price. Hot

heat

Thanks

This is hot

Is this a old model

Looks like they have put up the wrong picture - that looks like a newer iMac model.

The one according to the product number is a Mid-2011 model. That is the one with the thicker bezels (width) - but for the price, still an okay deal.

For reference (albeit a 27", but you can see the difference between the new and old model):

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img856/3527/imac2010vs2012.jpg
Edited by: "chuckhu" 3rd May 2014

My mid 2011 is still going strong, paid over £1,500 new. HOT HOT HOT!

nice find, voted hot

you get a buil in DBD drive with this model - AFAIK you can easily upgrade the RAM as well

4 RAM slots

number of memory slots 4
Base memory 4 GB (but is configured to order)
Maximum memory 16 GB
Note: For the iMac (Late 2009) models, you can use 2 GB or 4 GB RAM SO-DIMMs of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM in each slot. For the iMac (Mid 2010) and iMac (Mid 2011) models, use 2 GB or 4 GB RAM SO-DIMMs of 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM in each slot.

OP, you should add the merchant info to the deal title.

Just a piece of advice

Also - not an Apple refurb. Cleverly worded, though:

"This item is professionally refurbished. It is pre-owned and may have cosmetic marks or scratches. It is supplied in either the original box, which could be marked or scuffed, or a brown box.”

Yeah, it's not a refurb.

"Refurbished items are customer returns. They might for example, be unwanted gifts, ex-display or products where customers have simply changed their mind. Product identified by Tesco Outlet as "refurbished" are products that have been returned to Tesco stores."

They shouldn't be allowed to call them refurbished.

This is an incredible price!

I have the Mid 2011 27" Model with extras but still for the 21.5" This is a bargain.
Never had a single problem with mine and nothing against Windows users I just would never go back to a Windows based OS after OSX.- Aside from boot camping for games that don't have a Mac based client.

If your looking for a new PC then I would highly recommend this.
The build quality, The ease of use and above all else the quality of its software for Video and Photo editors both Pro and Amateur.

Not to mention it looks stylish and to me its a luxury Im pleased to own.

Great find OP. Heat given.

EDIT- I was after the Mac Pro with Retina but chose to buy the 27" iMac, I'm honestly happy that I have this model over the newer ones.
The new models look good if your standing at the side as the Pixels go to the corners and side of the screen, however my iMac is more powerful then the thin design models and can be upgraded (Graphics card/ Ram etc).
Ran a Benchmark last night and I topped the scores on the BM website lol.
Still as fast and responsive as it was on day 1.
Edited by: "joewall33" 3rd May 2014

bma1445

Yeah, it's not a refurb."Refurbished items are customer returns. They … Yeah, it's not a refurb."Refurbished items are customer returns. They might for example, be unwanted gifts, ex-display or products where customers have simply changed their mind. Product identified by Tesco Outlet as "refurbished" are products that have been returned to Tesco stores."They shouldn't be allowed to call them refurbished.



Especially not 'manufacturer refurbished'. That's just misleading.

That's aside from the fact that the listing picture is of a completely different model.

Again. Just misleading.

I hate Tesco so damn much.

joewall33

This is an incredible price!I have the Mid 2011 27" Model with extras but … This is an incredible price!I have the Mid 2011 27" Model with extras but still for the 21.5" This is a bargain.Never had a single problem with mine and nothing against Windows users I just would never go back to a Windows based OS after OSX.- Aside from boot camping for games that don't have a Mac based client.If your looking for a new PC then I would highly recommend this.The build quality, The ease of use and above all else the quality of its software for Video and Photo editors both Pro and Amateur.Not to mention it looks stylish and to me its a luxury Im pleased to own.Great find OP. Heat given.EDIT- I was after the Mac Pro with Retina but chose to buy the 27" iMac, I'm honestly happy that I have this model over the newer ones.The new models look good if your standing at the side as the Pixels go to the corners and side of the screen, however my iMac is more powerful then the thin design models and can be upgraded (Graphics card/ Ram etc).Ran a Benchmark last night and I topped the scores on the BM website lol.Still as fast and responsive as it was on day 1.


Can you upgrade hard drive?

gordon999

Can you upgrade hard drive?


It is possible however, I wouldn't recommend doing it unless you're good with tech. It's requires the removal of the screen so can be quite daunting. Hope this helped

gordon999

Can you upgrade hard drive?



Yes mate, the hard drive is 1TB anyway (think that's the same as the 21.5" models) and yes it can be upgraded.
Also an External one can be purchased.

It's the newer models that are soldered in.

Buy a windows PC

Much cheaper and runs more aps

leninthe31st

Buy a windows PCMuch cheaper and runs more aps



Ignorance is bliss.

ciaranf

Ignorance is bliss.



Church of Apple acolyte

2011 model?

This Is really old! Cheap but old

joewall33

Yes mate, the hard drive is 1TB anyway (think that's the same as the … Yes mate, the hard drive is 1TB anyway (think that's the same as the 21.5" models) and yes it can be upgraded.Also an External one can be purchased.It's the newer models that are soldered in.



Description says 500GB

Good deal but why did you say Brought, its BOUGHT !

ciaranf

Ignorance is bliss.



I bought an Apple laptop for my wife, hoping it would be easier to use (plus a little curious as to what was so special), I really wish I had kept a blissful ignorance, caused more support headaches than all the other computers in the house, refusing to work with my Canon and HP printers, not working with simple USB hard drives and to top it all, a mandatory update from Apple, stopped the camera working and involved me editing configuration files in the OS to fix. These were all the things that MS ironed out circa windows XP, the machine looked nice, was slick in operation but what a pain in the backside.

mike

bought*

Old tech but still a beautiful piece of engineering design. Apple stuff tend to hold their values much better than regular PC's when it comes to sale time too.

I use one of these at work the same 2011 version but it is old now and not worth £700, you could get a decent spec PC for that price with new gen CPU

nippy323

This Is really old! Cheap but old



REALLY old

Get a higher spec Apple replica and save £100s

Cannot believe how such old tech can cost so much still. It looks pretty. I'll give it that...

I know I'll be branded ignorant for stating that.

I recently sold my early 2011 imac for a new 27" one. I love my imac's but I really don't think it's worth this price. Effectively you are buying a used product and 4GB RAM isn't really enough nowadays so you are going to need to upgrade that too.

How did this get so hot, who cares how much some dumb ass apple user payed for it 3 years ago.

chall5

Description says 500GB



Didn't look at the specs, Thought it was mandatory for 1TB as the 27" models are.

People saying negative comments about it being "old" its not even 3 years old and still works like a dream, I can't see me updating for at least another 2 years as it works as good as the day I bought it.
Also to the guy about the printer issue, Not saying you're making up a story however I have a printer that I connect when I want to use it (Looks cluttered on my desk for everyday use) and the install is easy.

Its not a Mac problem, some Canon printers require software updates done via system preferences.
If you're an avid Windows guy I can see why you would prefer windows however for people looking to buy I honestly think you will never look back at buying a laptop/PC ever again.

This isn't for PC builders as I know they prefer there own thing, but I cannot fault it one bit.
Best computer I have ever bought.

MikeLondon

How did this get so hot, who cares how much some dumb ass apple user … How did this get so hot, who cares how much some dumb ass apple user payed for it 3 years ago.



I shouldn't get involved with flame bait trolls but your ignorance is incredible.
Maybe read a book and not be a sheep of reading the negative side of things.

Calling Apple fans dumb asses is stupid, If people like what they own and you have a problem with what other people buy with their money then the only dumb ass is...

greysquaill

Cannot believe how such old tech can cost so much still. It looks pretty. … Cannot believe how such old tech can cost so much still. It looks pretty. I'll give it that...I know I'll be branded ignorant for stating that.



Again, Its not about buying something that looks pretty.
I Video Edit and the Video Editing software is the best on the market.

FinalCutProX and Motion 5 are worth getting an iMac for alone.

If people are just HUKD and FB browsers then its way out of there use.
For people who use web just for basic then an iPad is more then enough.

veedubjai

Old tech but still a beautiful piece of engineering design. Apple stuff … Old tech but still a beautiful piece of engineering design. Apple stuff tend to hold their values much better than regular PC's when it comes to sale time too.



But that's primarily because you pay a high premium in the first place! It's like buying so-called 'prestige'/'premium' German cars and paying ££££s more to buy it because it's "got better residuals"!

It's all an illusion, and all it does is tie up chunks of your money for years that you could be using for other things.

Thank you for posting this. Been reading up on mac vs PC & everyone's views for days.

Almost £700 is a lot of money for a 2nd hand computer, but at £1200 new this is the cheapest way to own a mac, with a warranty.

I'm just a low user but prefer to sit at a desktop to do work. Windows 8 is horrible & it's like trying to learn a new operating system, so thinking, why not learn Mac OS.

Think I might go for it as where else can u get a iMac for this price???




pretty good price by apple standards

personally I'd build a far more powerful hackintosh for less if I wanted a Mac/any of the Mac only software available but not everyone wants to fiddle about I guess
Edited by: "JustExtreme" 4th May 2014

only two sold not many people buying it i guess
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