Apple iMac

Here are all our Apple refurbished iMac's that have been carefully selected for their condition, specification and value for money.  These reconditioned iMac's are refurbished / second hand and may show some signs of use but are fully functional. Our iMac's are all in very good condition and are hundreds of pounds cheaper than new. All iMac's come with a 3 month warranty and a 14 day no quibble money back guarantee. The highest version of Apple OS X that each machine supports has been installed and diagnostic tests have been done by fully qualified Apple Engineers so that these iMac's are now setup as if they were being used for the first time again.

This page has all our current refurbished second hand Apple iMac stock, our iMac stock is changing monthly so if you do not see what you want this week it is always worth coming back, if you need help or information about our iMac stock please call 01722 322123 or email:  contact@thelaptopcentre.co.uk.

 Whats is an Apple iMac ?  

The iMac is a range of all-in-one Macintosh desktop computers built by Apple. The iMac has been designed to maximise desk space while looking great and has been the primary part of Apple's consumer desktop offerings since its introduction in 1998.

In its original form, the iMac G3 had a gum-drop or egg-shaped look, with a CRT monitor, mainly enclosed by a colored, translucent plastic case, which was refreshed early on with a sleeker design notable for its slot-loaded optical drive. The second major revision, the iMac G4, moved the design to a hemispherical base containing all the main components and an LCD monitor on a freely moving arm attached to it. The third/fourth major revision, the refurbished iMac G5 and the Intel iMac placed all the components immediately behind the display, creating a slim unified design that tilts only up and down on a simple metal base. The current iMac shares the same form as the previous model, but is thinner and uses anodized aluminum and a glass panel over the entire front. In addition it also added a SDXC slot directly under the slot-loading SuperDrive. Newer versions are available with a solid state drive instead of a hard drive. The newest version features quad-core Intel processors across the line, 1 (on 21.5") or 2 (on 27") Thunderbolt ports, and a FaceTime HD camera, features introduced on the early 2011 MacBook Pro updates.

 

The History of the Apple iMac:

The announcement of the iMac in 1998 was a source of discussion and anticipation among commentators, Mac fans, and detractors. Opinions were divided over Apple's drastic changes to the Macintosh hardware. At the time, Apple was trying to improve its retail strategy. Apple declared that "the back of our computer looks better than the front of anyone else's".

Apple declared the 'i' in iMac to stand for "Internet"; it also represented the product's focus as a personal device ('i' for "individual").] Attention was given to the out-of-box experience: the user needed to go through only two steps to set up and connect to the Internet. "There's no step 3!" was the catch-phrase in a popular iMac commercial narrated by actor Jeff Goldblum. Another commercial, dubbed "Simplicity Shootout", pitted seven-year-old Johann Thomas and his border collie Brodie, with an iMac, against Adam Taggart, a Stanford University MBA student, with an HP Pavilion 8250, in a race to set up their computers. Johann and Brodie finished in 8 minutes and 15 seconds, whereas Adam was still working on it by the end of the commercial. Apple later adopted the 'i' prefix across its consumer hardware and software lines, such as the iPodiBookiPhoneiPad and various pieces of software such as the iLife suite and iWork and the company's media player/store, iTunes.