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    Thinking of buying an iMac
    If I want to buy the 3.6 i5 iMac, would I need to purchase it online or could I purchase it in an Apple Store?

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    Whichever way you prefer.

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    Better still, buy a refurb 3.6Ghz i5-Core iMac and save yourself some cash...thats what I did.
    21" 3.6GHz Core i5 iMac "Sputnik" ■ 12GB Crucial RAM ■ Monsoon flat-panel speakers ■ HP P1006 LaserJet printer ■ Full Keyboard ■ Canoscan 9000F flatbed scanner ■ ...and then of course me (being a narcissist, I consider this to be the most important mod).

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    So apple stores have i5's in the store? It's not like best buy and you can only purchase basic iMacs (i3s)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttuhd View Post
    So apple stores have i5's in the store? It's not like best buy and you can only purchase basic iMacs (i3s)?
    Yes they do

    Congrats on getting a Mac! (soon)

    - Kyle

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    Thanks for the reply. Yeah I'll be getting it on the 1st or 2nd. No more PCs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttuhd View Post
    Thanks for the reply. Yeah I'll be getting it on the 1st or 2nd. No more PCs!
    Nice! If you have any questions, just post a thread here.

    - Kyle

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    I probably will be posting a lot!

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    Congratulations on joining the Mac family.

    I went the refurb route with my latest Mac. A few advantages of doing it this way are:-

    1: An almost brand new iMac
    2: A few hundred pounds (dollars) less than a new one.
    3: You might get more than the spec lists (I got a 2TB HD when the spec listed 1TB)

    Its entirely up to you though.
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    Let us know how it goes. Ill be upgrading my iMac when they refresh it again. Only had a couple small issues in the past, I got an iMac 10,1 back in November of 2009. Never realized I had the screen tint issue, and since I had such good luck with my first iMac, I didn't get Apple care on it, so I'm out of luck now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttuhd View Post
    So apple stores have i5's in the store? It's not like best buy and you can only purchase basic iMacs (i3s)?
    The Apple Stores have all the "stock" models. If you wanted a custom configuration...probably better to order from Apple.com.

    Enjoy,

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    So does that mean I will not be able to buy a 3.6 ghz i5 iMac at an Apple Store?

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    I want to get the 3.6 i5 iMac but I dont need anything preinstalled.

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    All new Macs come with OS X 10.6.x installed as well as iLife which has iPhoto,iWeb, iMovie, iDVD and Garageband (a music program). These are a good deal. They work very well and are much better than the usual junk a pc comes with. These are programs that you can use! I find iPhoto very useful for converting those old photos you have stored in shoeboxes to digital and making smll corrections for exposure, etc. The HDD in the iMacs are fairly large so space is not a problem. Any iMac will serve you well for many years to ome. I'm still using my iMac Core Duo 2.0 GHz bought in 2006. Lets us know whatyou do and good luck! Welcome to the Mac family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phacade View Post
    Better still, buy a refurb 3.6Ghz i5-Core iMac and save yourself some cash...thats what I did.
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