Used iMacs for sale

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iMac buyers guide

Introduced back in 1998, the iMac is one of Apple’s longest running, and most successful desktop lines to date. Over the years its all-in-one form factor has evolved through a number of iconic designs, with the current, and arguably best looking featuring anodized aluminum and glass.

Starting at £1,099.00, the iMac isn’t the cheapest Mac available, but for many it offers the best overall value for money. The all-in-one design means you don’t need to invest in an external display (choose between 21 or 27-inch models), and in terms of performance it’s only beaten by Apple’s Mac Pro line, which starts at around £2000 and doesn’t include a display!

Although traditionally considered to be a consumer desktop, the gap between the iMac and Apple’s pro systems has actually narrowed considerably in recent years, making it a popular choice for both home users and professionals. The current generation all include quad-core Intel Core i5 processors as standard, though Apple does also offer an Intel Core i7 as a configurable option. 8GB of RAM is supplied as standard, though the 21-inch can be configured with a maximum of 16GB, and the 27-inch 32GB. One important thing to note is that RAM in the latest 21-inch model is not user replaceable.

If you can’t decide whether an iMac is right for you, maybe consider a MacBook Pro if you need to travel with your computer, or a Mac Mini if you want to spend less and already have accessories, such as a monitor, you want to keep and use.

Used iMac prices

Depending on the age and condition, you can expect to pay between £500 – £1500 for a used iMac.

Buying a used iMac on eBay

Before you place a bid, follow these tips to increase your chances of finding a great used iMac at a great price:

  • Don’t get into a bidding war – set a budget and stick to it
  • Always check the seller’s feedback score
  • Make sure the specification of the iMac meets your requirements
  • Read the item description carefully – note the condition
  • Contact the seller if anything is unclear about the listing
  • Check the available payment and delivery options