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Apple 27" iMac 5K 3.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5 8GB RAM 1TB Fusion Drive M290X (Refurbished) $1149.99 + FS (eBay Daily Deal)

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This is a no brainer, as to invest in this Imac with this high resolution and specs. Looking forward to many many yeas with this Smilie
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Isn't this a 3-year old model?
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MF886LL/A - this is an October 2014 release.
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For this price, I would rather to get an X. At least, the performance is much better.
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Plus 8% ($92) ebay bucks if you have that promo on your account.

Edit: Also, being that this is a 2014 it should still have the fusion drive with 128gb ssd. Starting in 2015 Apple reduced the 1TB Fusion drive down to 24gb of NAND.
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I'll be coming from the Windows world. Any thoughts on how long an iMac of this age will remain viable? A 3-year old PC would be a no-go.
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I'll be coming from the Windows world. Any thoughts on how long an iMac of this age will remain viable? A 3-year old PC would be a no-go.
They generally age quite well and hold onto their value better than PCs. As far as support, the latest version of MacOS will install on Macs as old as 2009/2010. No guarantees of course but this computer should be relevant well into the 2020s--especially with the 128GB SSD in the Fusion drive (not to mention it's way ahead of its time being 5K resolution).

Edit: RAM is easily upgraded in this model--there are 4 slots--32GB max.
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I'll be coming from the Windows world. Any thoughts on how long an iMac of this age will remain viable? A 3-year old PC would be a no-go.
I'd say 4-6 years would be reasonable. The key factor lowering it's lifespan is that this model is a late 2014 release so the i5 processor in there is already 4 years old. If you bought a $1200 PC, you'd probably get around the same amount of longevity. However, you would be without 27'' 5k display which is the real reason to get it.
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Plus 8% ($92) ebay bucks if you have that promo on your account.

Edit: Also, being that this is a 2014 it should still have the fusion drive with 128gb ssd. Starting in 2015 Apple reduced the 1TB Fusion drive down to 24gb of NAND.
Was the 8% in your ebay message folder?
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I'd say 4-6 years would be reasonable. The key factor lowering it's lifespan is that this model is a late 2014 release so the i5 processor in there is already 4 years old. If you bought a $1200 PC, you'd probably get around the same amount of longevity. However, you would be without 27'' 5k display which is the real reason to get it.
I am stuck with Apple because of software I use - Logic Pro. Wish I could switch to PC and get a nice rig for the price of a mac
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Was the 8% in your ebay message folder?
Yes, and also on the ebay home page rotating banner thing.
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I'd say 4-6 years would be reasonable. The key factor lowering it's lifespan is that this model is a late 2014 release so the i5 processor in there is already 4 years old. If you bought a $1200 PC, you'd probably get around the same amount of longevity. However, you would be without 27'' 5k display which is the real reason to get it.
The machine will run windows natively too, with a simple install that the Mac will guide you through with a program called Bootcamp. In the past few years I've grown very disappointed with MacOS and moved over to Windows (after 30 years) but there's nothing wrong with their hardware.
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Dead? $1,350 now.
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