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Apple iMac 21.5" 14,1 A1418 Core i5 2.7Ghz 8GB DDR3 1TB El Capitan OS Refurbished - £404.98 delivered @ ITZOO
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Apple iMac 21.5" 14,1 A1418 Core i5 2.7Ghz 8GB DDR3 1TB El Capitan OS Refurbished - £404.98 delivered @ ITZOO

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Posted 6th Oct

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Apple iMac 21.5" 14,1 A1418 Core i5 2.7Ghz 8GB DDR3 1TB El Capitan OS

Grade A refurbished apparently

Usually sell out quickly

12 month warranty but I don’t think you get the keyboard or mouse.
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THANKS10 at checkout to get it for £360 + £5 postage. The £399 is excluding the postage cost or using a voucher.
  • Grade: A-Grade Refurbished Minor Marks to case/Screen
  • Brand & Model: Apple iMac 14,1 A1418
  • Processor: Intel i5-3330S 2.7Ghz
  • Screen: 21.5" 1920 X 1080
  • Memory: 8GB DDR3
  • Storage: 1TB Sata Hard Drive
  • Optical Drive: N/A
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 640M Mac Edition]
  • Input Device: N/A
  • Operating System:10.11.2 EL Capitan
  • Webcam: Yes
  • Wireless: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Ports: 4 x USB 3.0, SDXC card slot, Two Thunderbolt ports, Ethernet Port
  • Warranty: 12 Months

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2012 processor and its £399. Cold.
Nearly 8 year old tech for £400?
It’s too old, I’m afraid. Wherever phone you are reading this on will absolutely smoke that iMac.
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2012 processor and its £399. Cold.
Nearly 8 year old tech for £400?
It’s too old, I’m afraid. Wherever phone you are reading this on will absolutely smoke that iMac.
liveinabin06/10/2019 16:56

It’s too old, I’m afraid. Wherever phone you are reading this on will abs …It’s too old, I’m afraid. Wherever phone you are reading this on will absolutely smoke that iMac.


This has a bigger screen though
TBH is all you are doing is browsing, word processing & basic processing this would be fine. I'm still using a 2013 MacBook Pro and a 2012 Mac Pro and between them they do everything I need including music production, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, etc.
Old doesn't always mean useless
liveinabin06/10/2019 16:56

It’s too old, I’m afraid. Wherever phone you are reading this on will abs …It’s too old, I’m afraid. Wherever phone you are reading this on will absolutely smoke that iMac.



Well, it is true that phone SOCs have seen the most advance in the last few years.

However in terms of PC processors, this 65W Ivy Bridge i5-3330S doesn't do that badly against the 65W various Skylake revisions until the i5-8600T since that is when Intel were finally forced to go beyond quad core:
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cpubenchmark.net/com…241

So, CPU-wise this isn't that bad. Of course an late-2012 iMac may be rather worn now; it is after all AiO compact so the fan might be worn, as might the HDD. HDD will make it rather slow too, and although it has SoDIMMs and the HDD is standard (AFAIK), opening this AiO up to do any upgrades might be hassle.
Using this will be a very frustrating experience for anyone using most regular applications, unless you enjoy laggy performance.
_Jay_Kay_06/10/2019 17:29

Using this will be a very frustrating experience for anyone using most …Using this will be a very frustrating experience for anyone using most regular applications, unless you enjoy laggy performance.


It'll look good if you don't turn it on tho
_Jay_Kay_06/10/2019 17:29

Using this will be a very frustrating experience for anyone using most …Using this will be a very frustrating experience for anyone using most regular applications, unless you enjoy laggy performance.


It won't - try one.
_Jay_Kay_06/10/2019 17:41

No thanks I'll pass on this one.


No probs, you'll have to just take my word that it's much better than you are incorrectly assuming.
Sam02106/10/2019 15:51

Nearly 8 year old tech for £400?


The 14,1 was launched in October 2013, so it's exactly 6 years, not nearly 8.
liveinabin06/10/2019 16:56

It’s too old, I’m afraid. Wherever phone you are reading this on will abs …It’s too old, I’m afraid. Wherever phone you are reading this on will absolutely smoke that iMac.


Silly comment - you wouldn't do the same tasks on them, apart from maybe checking Facebook...
ezzer7206/10/2019 18:08

Silly comment - you wouldn't do the same tasks on them, apart from maybe …Silly comment - you wouldn't do the same tasks on them, apart from maybe checking Facebook...


How many of these have you sold ezzer?
Murgatr0yd06/10/2019 18:12

How many of these have you sold ezzer?


Haha, I switched to Macs about 4 or 5 years ago, can't say enough positive things about them, just giving others the benefit of my experience
Legend2706/10/2019 15:23

2012 processor and its £399. Cold.


The processor is fine, it's the lack of SSD that is not and the fact that Apple makes it nearly impossible to resolve that without cutting tools to remove the glue.
liveinabin06/10/2019 16:56

It’s too old, I’m afraid. Wherever phone you are reading this on will abs …It’s too old, I’m afraid. Wherever phone you are reading this on will absolutely smoke that iMac.


Where did you pull that claim from thanks to Intel having no competition until about 2018, actually CPU performance has basically stood still so an i5-3330S will barely be slower than a modern quad-core. The hard disk is your biggest problem.
I posted this in case it appealed to anyone and it is what it is regarding its age I would suggest that a £50 external SSD upgrade would allay most of the issues regarding performance. You can check YouTube for how to add an external usb SSD and load macOS onto it. It would make this a very capable machine even now

However, each to their own and if it doesn’t float your boat, that’s cool too.
plewis0006/10/2019 18:32

The processor is fine, it's the lack of SSD that is not and the fact that …The processor is fine, it's the lack of SSD that is not and the fact that Apple makes it nearly impossible to resolve that without cutting tools to remove the glue. Where did you pull that claim from thanks to Intel having no competition until about 2018, actually CPU performance has basically stood still so an i5-3330S will barely be slower than a modern quad-core. The hard disk is your biggest problem.


Spot on mate, though I think this has an i5-4670.
ezzer7206/10/2019 18:36

Spot on mate, though I think this has an i5-4670.


I just read it off ITZOO, wasn't paying a lot of attention , if it's an iMac14,1 then it'll have the Haswell 4570R. But if it's got an 3330S and GT 640M graphics it'll be the 13,1. Best to check with them first.
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onetwothree12306/10/2019 18:35

I posted this in case it appealed to anyone and it is what it is regarding …I posted this in case it appealed to anyone and it is what it is regarding its age I would suggest that a £50 external SSD upgrade would allay most of the issues regarding performance. You can check YouTube for how to add an external usb SSD and load macOS onto it. It would make this a very capable machine even now However, each to their own and if it doesn’t float your boat, that’s cool too.


I've added the voucher code to your deal as you can get it down to £365 with that. Anyway, I don't think an external SSD is a solution really... you get an AIO for sleekness, not to have wires and boxes hanging off it! If I were buying one I would just cut the display off and fit it properly inside the machine.
Edited by: "plewis00" 6th Oct
ezzer7206/10/2019 18:06

The 14,1 was launched in October 2013, so it's exactly 6 years, not … The 14,1 was launched in October 2013, so it's exactly 6 years, not nearly 8.


The processor genius!
Sam02106/10/2019 18:57

The processor genius!


Not sure what that 'cool bants' is supposed to mean? This model of iMac came out in October 2013, the i5-4670 it uses was launched a touch earlier, mid 2013.

How is any of that 8 years old?
ezzer7206/10/2019 19:22

Not sure what that 'cool bants' is supposed to mean? This model of iMac …Not sure what that 'cool bants' is supposed to mean? This model of iMac came out in October 2013, the i5-4670 it uses was launched a touch earlier, mid 2013.How is any of that 8 years old?


I said nearly 8 years, let’s say nearly 7 years ago just to be right, my point stands. £400 for something that’s nearly 7 years old is too much.
plewis0006/10/2019 18:44

I just read it off ITZOO, wasn't paying a lot of attention , if …I just read it off ITZOO, wasn't paying a lot of attention , if it's an iMac14,1 then it'll have the Haswell 4570R. But if it's got an 3330S and GT 640M graphics it'll be the 13,1. Best to check with them first. [Image] I've added the voucher code to your deal as you can get it down to £365 with that. Anyway, I don't think an external SSD is a solution really... you get an AIO for sleekness, not to have wires and boxes hanging off it! If I were buying one I would just cut the display off and fit it properly inside the machine.


"I've added the voucher code to your deal as you can get it down to £365 with that."

OP needs to update their Deal accordingly ... :-)
Sam02106/10/2019 20:26

I said nearly 8 years, let’s say nearly 7 years ago just to be right, my p …I said nearly 8 years, let’s say nearly 7 years ago just to be right, my point stands. £400 for something that’s nearly 7 years old is too much.


Unless you can demonstrate how computer hardware has moved ahead in 6-8 years to make this utterly obsolete as you’re suggesting then it’s time to give up. IPC has barely improved and we’re only just seeing quad core become mainstream. £400 is probably a bit too much and the grade B was just £300 and I’d probably buy one as a spare machine if it had an SSD because the design has aged well.


amour3k06/10/2019 20:30

"I've added the voucher code to your deal as you can get it down to £365 …"I've added the voucher code to your deal as you can get it down to £365 with that."OP needs to update their Deal accordingly ... :-)


I added it at the bottom. Given the deals that have been put up today were just after their mailshot I imagine no one was looking for voucher codes and just put them straight up!
Sam02106/10/2019 20:26

I said nearly 8 years, let’s say nearly 7 years ago just to be right, my p …I said nearly 8 years, let’s say nearly 7 years ago just to be right, my point stands. £400 for something that’s nearly 7 years old is too much.


Nope, still 6, not nearly 7.

What are your thoughts on 6 (or 7) year old Ferraris? Or Rolex watches? Scrap?
£375 at CEX for a grade B with a 2 year warranty if the warranty has any value to you. Cheers
Can't upgrade the memory on the 21.5 inch version.
plewis0006/10/2019 18:44

I just read it off ITZOO, wasn't paying a lot of attention , if …I just read it off ITZOO, wasn't paying a lot of attention , if it's an iMac14,1 then it'll have the Haswell 4570R. But if it's got an 3330S and GT 640M graphics it'll be the 13,1. Best to check with them first. [Image] I've added the voucher code to your deal as you can get it down to £365 with that. Anyway, I don't think an external SSD is a solution really... you get an AIO for sleekness, not to have wires and boxes hanging off it! If I were buying one I would just cut the display off and fit it properly inside the machine.


Total pain to upgrade but not impossible, I've helped do a couple of company ones. Runs decent after that though we only used them for ios app updates.
_Jay_Kay_06/10/2019 17:29

Using this will be a very frustrating experience for anyone using most …Using this will be a very frustrating experience for anyone using most regular applications, unless you enjoy laggy performance.


No it won't. It will be more than good enough for almost all non-gaming and non CAD applications. It will be a little sluggish with newer versions of Photoshop when it comes to sampling but otherwise, and ignoring the hard drive which is not an age related issue, it is still a perfectly respectable computer.
DingoDirk06/10/2019 21:42

Can't upgrade the memory on the 21.5 inch version.


This particular model did have standard SODIMMs for RAM that could be replaced, but requires significant amounts of disassembly to get to and the replacement of adhesive to put it back together. To be honest if you're doing anything that requires more than 8GB of DDR3, you don't want to be buying an almost 8 year old computer in the first place.
stanno06/10/2019 17:02

This has a bigger screen though TBH is all you are doing is browsing, …This has a bigger screen though TBH is all you are doing is browsing, word processing & basic processing this would be fine. I'm still using a 2013 MacBook Pro and a 2012 Mac Pro and between them they do everything I need including music production, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, etc.Old doesn't always mean useless


those pros will weigh a ton compared to today's standard
I’m still using a 2011 iMac and it’s fine as far as performance goes for what I use it for.
Being able to easily upgrade the RAM helps, Ive maxed it out with 16GB.
stanno06/10/2019 17:02

This has a bigger screen though TBH is all you are doing is browsing, …This has a bigger screen though TBH is all you are doing is browsing, word processing & basic processing this would be fine. I'm still using a 2013 MacBook Pro and a 2012 Mac Pro and between them they do everything I need including music production, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, etc.Old doesn't always mean useless


The spec is old and it's SLOW....Simply not worth the money, before you retort, I have a mac late 2012, 8gb ram and a 500GB ssd it's slow. Only used as a torrent machine. (you can use torrents for good) YOu can buy new and faster for the money, not apple but better.
trex06/10/2019 21:52

those pros will weigh a ton compared to today's standard



Great, I was planning to add it to my Home Gym setup
Legend2706/10/2019 15:23

2012 processor and its £399. Cold.


It's £299 for the apple logo on the back, good deal imo.
stanno06/10/2019 17:02

This has a bigger screen though TBH is all you are doing is browsing, …This has a bigger screen though TBH is all you are doing is browsing, word processing & basic processing this would be fine. I'm still using a 2013 MacBook Pro and a 2012 Mac Pro and between them they do everything I need including music production, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, etc.Old doesn't always mean useless


Old means Slow
Should be given for free.
ezzer7206/10/2019 18:19

Haha, I switched to Macs about 4 or 5 years ago, can't say enough … Haha, I switched to Macs about 4 or 5 years ago, can't say enough positive things about them, just giving others the benefit of my experience


Hows your wallet finding the experience?
TechNinja06/10/2019 22:22

Hows your wallet finding the experience?


Usually people who buy apple products have more money then sense.
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