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Old May 23rd, 2014, 07:48 AM   #1
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Imac For Son but which one?

Hey Guys,
We have a 2009 iMac model now which is our main computer (still runs great). We wanted to get our son a quality used one. He uses it for online stuff, like netflix, and websites such as lego.com, friv.com, and ones for flash games etc.....

I know our model runs fine, but can anyone advise how old of iMac I could get ? I am not sure. I have seen many original iMacs.. for cheap.. but not sure what power he would need to run his games.

Wifi is a must too. Son is 6

Can anyone help? and what should I pay?

I am near Hamilton.
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Old May 23rd, 2014, 08:18 AM   #2
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06 intel imac are starting to be slow for flash otherwise still a good machine. But these tend to have issues with the 17" LCD display.

07+ will keep him running for a while and mavricks capable.

I'd say if you can find another 09, that'd be the way to go.
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Old May 23rd, 2014, 09:22 AM   #3
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Have you checked out Apple's refurbished site? Lower prices, and the machines come with standard 1 year warranty and you can add AppleCare.

Make it your main machine and pass the current machine down to your son.
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Old May 24th, 2014, 12:11 AM   #4
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Thanks. We thought of Buying a new refurb as well. I am thinking we will wait.. but the 2009 one seems fine should i go used.
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