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Refurbished Apple iMac (Core i5, 8GB Ram, 1TB HDD, Radeon Pro 570, 27" 5K Display) All In One £768.97 @ Laptops Direct
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Refurbished Apple iMac (Core i5, 8GB Ram, 1TB HDD, Radeon Pro 570, 27" 5K Display) All In One £768.97 @ Laptops Direct

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Posted 25th Jan

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Down from £1,099. Refurbished (A1 Graded, good as new)

Model: A1/MNE92B/A

5K Retina Display


The updated Apple iMac 5K 27" (2017) features an incredible 5K Retina Display. With a hugely detailed 5120 x 2880 resolution, it's the ideal screen for graphic design, editing photos and streaming the latest Ultra HD films at their absolute best.

Everything you do using the iMac 5K will look stunning.

Latest Intel processor

From editing photos to simply enjoying films and browsing the web, you can expect a powerful performance courtesy of quad-core Intel Core i5 processing. Whether you're editing photos, working on a design project or simply typing an essay, you can get down to business without worrying about whether your Mac will keep up.

Dedicated AMD Radeon Pro graphics give you improved visuals throughout all your daily computing. From games to graphic design, you can expect deep blacks, bright colours and fine detail that make your media more immersive, your projects look their best and everyday computing sharp and engaging.

Space-saving design

Slim and built from Apple's signature aluminium alloy, the iMac 27” occupies minimal space and looks impressive in the office, studio or home. The design isn't entirely form over function either, as the IPS panel now sits flusher with the glass screen for improved clarity and reduced reflections.

Beautifully designed

The aluminium and glass case houses all you need for high-performance modern computing, including integrated WiFi, USB 3.0 and two Thunderbolt ports.

Popular Features

- Processor - Intel Core i5
- 27 Inch Screen size
- Graphics card - Radeon Pro 570
- RAM - 8 GB
- Operating System - MacOS
- Hard Drive - 1 TB
- Optical Drive - No optical drive
- Warranty - 3 Month Warranty
- Form Factor - All in One

A1 Refurbished Grading

- Product as good as new
- Often just opened and returned with zero use


What's In The Box

- Desktop
- Power Cable
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50 Comments
Pretty good. Shame about the HDD but easily overcome, especially at this price
Edited by: "BS1234" 25th Jan
BS123425/01/2020 21:37

Pretty good. Shame about the HDD but easily overcome, especially at this …Pretty good. Shame about the HDD but easily overcome, especially at this price. Do they offer a warranty?


3 Month Warranty
Please note all images used are for illustration purposes only, keyboard and mouse are not included.
Just noticed there appears to be the same model on Servers Direct @ £640.81 or am I missing something?
rodman25/01/2020 21:43

Please note all images used are for illustration purposes only, keyboard …Please note all images used are for illustration purposes only, keyboard and mouse are not included.


That’s another £150 gone then if you want the Apple set...
Frank30uk25/01/2020 21:46

Just noticed there appears to be the same model on Servers Direct @ …Just noticed there appears to be the same model on Servers Direct @ £640.81 or am I missing something?


You have to include VAT?
Very very good price for a recent 27". Internal HD is a pain to get to, but with 2x Thunderbolt3 (USB C) and 4x USB3 ports, adding an external SSD drive is a very good option. RAM is upgradable, with 2 more slots sitting empty.
I'm almost tempted ...
Hot if they really are like new.Good find.
Would make a great project if brave enough to open it and put an ssd in it
Voted hot but 3 months warranty is a bit of a joke IMO.
wdh25/01/2020 21:54

Very very good price for a recent 27". ...


Compare with £1399 for an actual Apple refurb - which would look like new and have 12 months cover. But still...
apple.com/uk/…41c
Edited by: "wdh" 25th Jan
Been thinking about picking up an imac for a while now. budget was only stretching to the smaller model.... just pulled the trigger on this. thanks OP
This is the one that doesn't have a monitor option right? So when the computer inside is no longer useful, you just throw a perfectly good 5k display away.
Very good. Heat added.

They've got an A3 Graded version of this if these sell out for £699
laptopsdirect.co.uk/ref…asp

"A3 products have moderate cosmetic damage such as scuffs, scratches or even in rare cases dent to the chassis. Please note that this does not affect the internal workings of the machine. A3 Refurbished Desktops rarely come in their original packaging"

but I'd pay the extra for this
This will be like new,A1 condition,bought one myself over a year ago no probs
they have the A2 version for £1079 laptopsdirect.co.uk/ref…asp


this must be a miss price or something. seems too good to be true price wise...
Are they a reseller so you can buy apple care extension?
Out of stock
Got the A3, thanks. I doubt they will honour it, bargain of the century if they do.
I use an i5 16Gb everyday for work and it’s really sluggish compared to the i7 I use at home.
I’ve given the A3, a try. Would be upgrading from a 2012 one.
yogi65948525/01/2020 22:57

I use an i5 16Gb everyday for work and it’s really sluggish compared to t …I use an i5 16Gb everyday for work and it’s really sluggish compared to the i7 I use at home.


is that fusion vs ssd? more likely
cigbunt25/01/2020 23:32

is that fusion vs ssd? more likely


Could even be 100% spinning rust
lbphillips25/01/2020 22:29

they have the A2 version for £1079 …they have the A2 version for £1079 https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/refurbished-refurbished-apple-2017-imac-core-i5-8gb-1tb-3.4ghz-27-all-in-o-a2-mne92b-a/version.aspthis must be a miss price or something. seems too good to be true price wise...


A2 quality on that one. For the price is be wanting no scratches
Zlatan925/01/2020 22:00

Would make a great project if brave enough to open it and put an ssd in it …Would make a great project if brave enough to open it and put an ssd in it


I replaced a hard drive with a SSD in my 2011 a couple of years ago. It made a massive difference and too difficult
2011 ones are a lot easier to get into though. I have only done a few 2012's and I haven't got the screen back in perfect yet. Good enough that it didn't matter but still.

SSD wise I would rather use a 2011 with one than a brand new one with a fusion drive.
Kyouken26/01/2020 10:27

2011 ones are a lot easier to get into though. I have only done a few …2011 ones are a lot easier to get into though. I have only done a few 2012's and I haven't got the screen back in perfect yet. Good enough that it didn't matter but still.SSD wise I would rather use a 2011 with one than a brand new one with a fusion drive.


Booting from a sata ssd in an external caddy (even usb3, nevermind usb-c) is transformative. Well worth trying before you decide that you 'need' to get the screen off and put that ssd inside!
wdh26/01/2020 15:29

Booting from a sata ssd in an external caddy (even usb3, nevermind usb-c) …Booting from a sata ssd in an external caddy (even usb3, nevermind usb-c) is transformative. Well worth trying before you decide that you 'need' to get the screen off and put that ssd inside!


True but the system firmware will always want to default to that internal spinner so it tends to slow down the whole machine, even if you are working from an external Thunderbolt drive, as it periodically wakes up the hard drive inside to poll it for a few seconds before it lets it spin down again. It even did that when the iMac was in sleep mode.

Nobody at Apple or online could work out what part of the firmware made it do that so it could be stopped or at least bypassed. I had that experience on my 2011 iMac until I bit the bullet and threw away the internal drive for an SSD.
Edited by: "dheydl" 26th Jan
Just had the following email:


Thank you for your order.


We regret to inform you that part of your order is no longer available from our suppliers. Occasionally we will experience a time delay on product information, whereby a manufacturer will no longer have stock and will discontinue a product before we are able to update our systems.

Our Sales Team will be in touch shortly to discuss alternatives. Our expert team will, wherever possible, be able to offer you a similar product to your first choice.

You are under no obligation to change your order and have the option of a full refund. We do however recommend speaking to our team first as we can normally offer an alternative to meet the same criteria and needs.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you need any further assistance you can contact us...
dheydl26/01/2020 16:06

True but the system firmware will always want to default to that internal …True but the system firmware will always want to default to that internal spinner so it tends to slow down the whole machine, even if you are working from an external Thunderbolt drive, as it periodically wakes up the hard drive inside to poll it for a few seconds before it lets it spin down again. It even did that when the iMac was in sleep mode. Nobody at Apple or online could work out what part of the firmware made it do that so it could be stopped or at least bypassed. I had that experience on my 2011 iMac until I bit the bullet and threw away the internal drive for an SSD.


Not true for my late 2013 iMac at all. Very fast with an external USB 3 SSD which I use to run Windows 10. Internal is for macOS Catalina.
mcnabb26/01/2020 16:23

Just had the following email:Thank you for your order.We regret to inform …Just had the following email:Thank you for your order.We regret to inform you that part of your order is no longer available from our suppliers. Occasionally we will experience a time delay on product information, whereby a manufacturer will no longer have stock and will discontinue a product before we are able to update our systems. Our Sales Team will be in touch shortly to discuss alternatives. Our expert team will, wherever possible, be able to offer you a similar product to your first choice. You are under no obligation to change your order and have the option of a full refund. We do however recommend speaking to our team first as we can normally offer an alternative to meet the same criteria and needs. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you need any further assistance you can contact us...


arghhh

did you opt for the original deal or the A3 one?
PizzaCake26/01/2020 16:39

Not true for my late 2013 iMac at all. Very fast with an external USB 3 …Not true for my late 2013 iMac at all. Very fast with an external USB 3 SSD which I use to run Windows 10. Internal is for macOS Catalina.


Well yes, Windows cannot see HFS+ or APFS but if you were running macOS on both or Linux on one, every time you went to do a file action in Finder or the equivalent, it would lag a little as it refreshed the contents of the internal drive.
S.c.0.TT.y26/01/2020 16:45

arghhhdid you opt for the original deal or the A3 one?


A3, so still hope for the A1
mcnabb26/01/2020 16:23

Just had the following email:Thank you for your order.We regret to inform …Just had the following email:Thank you for your order.We regret to inform you that part of your order is no longer available from our suppliers. Occasionally we will experience a time delay on product information, whereby a manufacturer will no longer have stock and will discontinue a product before we are able to update our systems. Our Sales Team will be in touch shortly to discuss alternatives. Our expert team will, wherever possible, be able to offer you a similar product to your first choice. You are under no obligation to change your order and have the option of a full refund. We do however recommend speaking to our team first as we can normally offer an alternative to meet the same criteria and needs. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you need any further assistance you can contact us...


What time did you order? My A3 hasn’t been cancelled yet. You could end up better off
mcnabb26/01/2020 16:23

Just had the following email:Thank you for your order.We regret to inform …Just had the following email:Thank you for your order.We regret to inform you that part of your order is no longer available from our suppliers. Occasionally we will experience a time delay on product information, whereby a manufacturer will no longer have stock and will discontinue a product before we are able to update our systems. Our Sales Team will be in touch shortly to discuss alternatives. Our expert team will, wherever possible, be able to offer you a similar product to your first choice. You are under no obligation to change your order and have the option of a full refund. We do however recommend speaking to our team first as we can normally offer an alternative to meet the same criteria and needs. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you need any further assistance you can contact us...


Unfortunate (and then some) if the deal really was "too good to be true".
5reds26/01/2020 17:24

What time did you order? My A3 hasn’t been cancelled yet. You could end up …What time did you order? My A3 hasn’t been cancelled yet. You could end up better off


10.56 the confirmation email came. I paid with amazon pay interestingly they processed the payment at 2.18 today and then cancelled 70 mins later. I don’t know why they processed the payment without checking.

They will probably offer that I can pay £350 to get an A2 grade.
Ordered the A3 last night from serversdirect (part of the same group?).

Time of order 10:56pm
Got an email acknowledgement straight after ordering.

Then this morning at 09:48 I got another email from their business manager (usual scripted email) introducing me to their services and the trade side of business.

So far my status is still showing as 'awaiting dispatch'.39769047-TrzYU.jpg
Edited by: "S.c.0.TT.y" 26th Jan
dheydl26/01/2020 16:06

...the system firmware will always want to default to that internal …...the system firmware will always want to default to that internal spinner so it tends to slow down the whole machine, even if you are working from an external Thunderbolt drive, as it periodically wakes up the hard drive inside to poll it for a few seconds before it lets it spin down again. It even did that when the iMac was in sleep mode. ...


No, I don't think so.
If your system is waking itself up from sleep mode, that has nothing to do with drive priority. Look to the Energy Saver settings 'Wake for Network Access' and 'Power Nap'.
The Mac may wake all drives, if you are doing something that would potentially involve any mounted drive. But that won't "slow the whole machine down". If the spin-up time delay in the user interface offends you, then keep the drive spinning - uncheck the "put drives to sleep whenever possible" option in Energy Saver! The delay would then be milliseconds, or less, rather than a second or so.
One other thing that may involve 'background' disk activity is Spotlight index updating. If you aren't wanting to go searching the disk, tell Spotlight not to index it (Privacy in the Spotlight System Prefs panel).

As for myself, I'm happy with the boot external usb3 ssd on my late 2012 mini running Catalina, and running the old (spinning rust!) disk for Time Machine (which it does happily in the background). I'm sufficiently happy that I have shelved the plan of disembowelling the mini to internalise the ssd - there is no real need.
Edited by: "wdh" 26th Jan
mcnabb26/01/2020 17:28

10.56 the confirmation email came. I paid with amazon pay interestingly …10.56 the confirmation email came. I paid with amazon pay interestingly they processed the payment at 2.18 today and then cancelled 70 mins later. I don’t know why they processed the payment without checking.They will probably offer that I can pay £350 to get an A2 grade.


Not sounding good for me. Order 11:28pm
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