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Holding a new Apple product is kind of like holding a newborn baby. Or, if you’re not a baby person, a soft and fluffy golden retriever puppy (cue the “awwws”).
And while MacBooks and iPads are definitely high-quality devices, offering portability and cost-effectiveness, there’s really nothing that compares to the coveted iMac. Emptying your bank account for an iMac, though? It can really spoil that amazing feeling. Luckily, that’s where certified refurbished models come into play.
Refurbished equipment is basically just pre-loved by someone else. It shouldn’t be a deal breaker, though; each device is inspected and only put back into the market after passing the seller’s high standards. In other words, it works as good as new, but may have a few cosmetic scuffs. More importantly, a refurbished option costs just a fraction of the price of a brand new one.
This certified-refurbished Apple iMac 21.5-inch Intel i3-2100 Dual Core 3.1GHz 250GB, for example, is over 65 percent off retail value and will only cost you $379. Yup, you read that correctly! That’s only $379 for an Apple iMac.
You’ll get 4GB of DDR3 RAM and 250GB of hard drive storage, so you won’t be as strapped for space as you are with your laptop. Plus, with a 21.5-inch HD LED display, a super-fast dual-core processor that runs at 3.1GHz and an ATI Radeon HD 6750M graphics processor, you can game and stream content in stunning clarity, at super-fast speeds.
This particular Apple refurb was originally released in 2011, but is in grade A condition — the best possible rating. It comes with a third-party keyboard and mouse, as well as a standard power cord, and will support an update up to 10.13 High Sierra. Best of all, though, it won’t drain your bank account.
Usually, an Apple iMac of this caliber would cost $1,199, but you can pick up this refurbished one for just $379 right now. An iMac for under $400? You heard it here first.
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