Did you give up trying to get a 2012 iMac when you couldn’t find it in any Apple Stores due to the company having issues keeping up with the strong demand for the all-in-ones? If so, this might reignite your interest: Apple has listed several refurbished 2012 iMac models (both 21.5-inch and 27-inch versions) for sale online.
With prices beginning at $1,099 for a 2.7GHz 21.5-inch model, you can get the refurbished computers for around $200 to $400 less than a 2012 iMac’s retail price. The prices are a steal if you don’t mind buying refurbished models, but the discounts might not be deep enough if you’re really more inclined to buy brand new. You can choose between a 2.7GHz and a 2.9GHz 21.5-inch iMac, or between a 2.9GHz, a 3.1Ghz, and a 3.2Ghz 27-inch iMac. As these are certified by Apple, they all come with a 1-year warranty, but you’ll have to nab one quick if you’re interested because supplies are limited.
Revealed in October 2012 along with the new MacBook with Retina display, the 2012 iMacs are super-slim all-in-ones roughly 80 percent thinner than their predecessors. They come with Intel’s Ivy Bridge Core i5 or Core i7 processors (the refurbished models all have Core i5 chips), and either a 1TB or 3TB hard drive coupled with a 128GB NAND flash memory, but no optical drives.
What do you think? Is this discount enough to get you buying an iMac?