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    Imac duo vs. Imac I3

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    Imac duo vs. Imac I3
    I am in the market for a new desktop, previously a windows. And I was wondering what your opinions are on getting an older imac duo-core, now i was thinking of converting to apple (iphone in a year and possibly Ipad2 now). ANd if I do like apple I would upgrade to the I3

    I would be using the desktop for basic computer funcions like internet, word processing, storing pictures, music, etc. Not really into the video or music editing.

    Thanks for any input

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    Imac duo vs. Imac I3
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    The C2D would be fine.


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    Imac duo vs. Imac I3
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    yep, save yourself a bit of money and go for the core 2 duo.
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    Imac duo vs. Imac I3

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    thanks guys,'

    I wanted to get your advice on what to look for in used imac's. Scratches, most common ailments of the imac. what to look for, what are some red flags. thanks again

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    Imac duo vs. Imac I3
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    any dents, or scrapes would indicate it being dropped. make sure you boot into it, check everything is speedy. if something is sluggish, you could have a dying hard drive. if it doesnt turn on.... even worse. also go into "about this mac" and check it has the amount of RAM and disk space advertised.
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