Apple iMac MC309LL/A 21.5-Inch 500GB HDD Desktop
Catalog #: APMC309LLARB
MFG Part #: MC309LL/A
The ultimate all-in-one goes all out. This iMac features next-generation quad-core processors and the fastest graphics ever in an all-in-one computer. It also brings Thunderbolt I/O technology to the desktop for lightning-fast data transfer. And a new FaceTime HD camera lets you make full-screen HD video calls. All from a beautiful widescreen LED-backlit display that takes up just a sliver of your desk. It’s everything you want in a desktop. Now more powerful, more advanced, and even more incredible than before.
FaceTime requires a FaceTime-enabled iOS device with a Wi-Fi connection or a FaceTime-enabled Mac with an Internet connection and FaceTime for Mac software (may require separate purchase).
- 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with 6MB on-chip shared L3 cache
- 500GB Hard Drive
- 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM, DVD SuperDrive
- 21.5″ LED-backlit display with a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio, AMD Radeon HD 6750M
- RAM Size – 4 GB
- Processor Series – Core i5-2300
- Processor Speed – 2.5 GHz
- Screen Size – 21.5 in
- Graphics Coprocessor – AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics
- Hard-Drive Size – 500 GB
- Item Dimensions – 9.3 x 22.2 x 22.5 in
- Operating System – Mac OS X
- Processor Count – 1
IN THE BOX
- iMac All-In-One 21.5″MouseKeyboardLimited Warranty (Refurbished Product)
Shipping & Handling Policy
Please note that – depending on your geographic location – not all methods are available. Make sure to select the appropriate method referring to the table below which indicates the cheapest available shipping method for your location.
Cheapest shipping method
Continental US Physical Addresses
Standard Flat Rate Shipping Service
Note: Usually ships free* via Fedex thus this option is not available to PO Box addresses
Continental US PO Box
Expedited Flat Rate Shipping Service
Note: Will ship out via USPS Parcel Post
APO / FPO Military Addresses
Overnight Flat Rate Shipping Service
Note: Will ship out via USPS Parcel Post, shipping time is not guaranteed
Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico
Overnight Flat Rate Shipping Service
Note: Usually ships via Fedex Express, shipping time is not guaranteed
*NOTE: Free shipping is only available to any physical address (not a PO Box) that is located in the lower 48 states. Shipping charges will apply if your address does not meet this criteria.
Failure to select the appropriate method will result in order processing delays as we await the payment of the additional shipping charge due. Our billing department will attempt to contact you to process the payment and ship your order. If payment is not made within 5 days after your order was placed, we will cancel and refund the transaction.
* Sellers are not responsible for service transit time. This information is provided by the carrier and excludes weekends and holidays. Note that transit times may vary, particularly during peak periods.
International customers – Please note that we are not the party collecting the shipping & handling nor the import charges (duties and taxes)
How long does it generally take to process an order? It takes one to two business days for us to process an order (prior to shipping it). Once the order has shipped, your estimated time of arrival will be determined by your selected shipping method and your local FedEx guidelines for delivery.
First, verify that you’ve received a box for each tracking number associated with your order. If all boxes have been delivered but you’re still missing an item, check the packing material for small items.
All merchandise is brand new, factory fresh and includes manufacturer’s USA warranty unless clearly stated to the contrary. For example our open-box merchandise which we sell at closeout prices.
We apologize, but for security purposes, we cannot waive the signature on a package. You can make arrangements to pick up a package from the shipping terminal.
Payment, Returns & Checkout Information
- Return Policy
You may return merchandise purchased from Buydig for a refund or a replacement, provided that the procedures and requirements referred to in our return policy are followed. All product returns require a return authorization number (RA). A RA number must be issued within 30 calendar days after the date of purchase; it will be valid for 14 calendar days after it is issued.
Removal or alteration of a product’s upc number, serial number or upc/serial number sticker will automatically void your Buydig Return Policy. Products that are returned to Buydig with a missing, damaged or altered serial number will be refused RMA service and returned to you.
Refunds are applied to the payment method used at the time of purchase 5-10 days after receipt of the returned merchandise. We will only refund the value of the merchandise returned, not the shipping charge.
If you purchased a product from Buydig that you wish to exchange for an alternative, you can return the item for a refund and simply place a new order for the item you desire. We do not apply a refund credit to your new purchase
- Defective Item
An item that was discovered to be defective upon receipt can be replaced with the same model only. You may also return a defective item for a refund.
- Damaged Items
All Packages are inspected for damage before they ship from our warehouse. If your package has been damaged in transit, please contact us immediately. We must be informed of all shipping related claims within 1 business day after the date of receipt. We do not issue refunds for returns of damaged merchandise. An item that was discovered damaged upon receipt will be replaced with the same model only.
- International Customers
Please be advised that our products are intended for a US market. If it is to be used outside of the US, please check in advance that it will work. Returns on international orders require the customer pay the return shipping.
- Return Shipping
Return shipping cost (the cost to send an item back to our store) is like or comparable to your cost of driving to any store for returning an item, which is not reimbursable. Therefore, we do not reimburse any return shipping cost.
If an item you received is defective, we will certainly replace the item with a new one, however we do not cover or reimburse the shipping cost for returning defective merchandise back to our store. We will ship the replacement product to you at our cost, and use every good measure to ensure that the replacement order is processed quickly.
We will send a product replacement after the authorized return has completed our receiving/inspection process. The replacement will ship within four business days following our receipt of your return. Please allow additional processing time after Holidays. Although it is our goal to ship a replacement as quickly as possible, we do not send replacements before we receive and inspect the returned merchandise.
To receive a replacement more quickly, you may place a new order for the same item (shipping not included), and we will issue a refund for the full value of the returned product (including shipping), upon completion of our return process.
- Returning Items
If you do not have the return form, we will provide it together with your RA number. Please fill in the requested information on our product return form, and carefully follow the instructions for return.
All returned merchandise must be in original condition, and must include the original factory box (UPC bar codes and serial numbers must be intact) and factory packaging (e.g. foam, plastic, wrappings, etc.), peripherals (e.g. battery, charger, cords, straps, etc.), included warranty cards (without markings), and all instruction booklets and paperwork. The RA number or any other inscriptions must not be written or printed on the product box or packaging. We will not process the return if any of these conditions are not followed.
Retuned merchandise that is lost or damaged during transit is solely the shipper’s responsibility. It is important save the tracking information and to properly insure all merchandise being returned to Buydig.
- Television Returns
Buyers Remorse for TVs in Brand New condition:
If you are not 100% satisfied with your TV purchase, you may return it within 30 days from delivery for a full refund, less return shipping fees. Please note that a 15% restocking fee may apply. All returned TVs must be in their original box and include all packing material, manuals, and accessories.
Damages: Were here to help!
For Common Deliveries (FedEx, UPS):
Please inspect the TV and report any damages (e.g. cracked screen, scratches, dents, etc.) within 2 days by contacting us at 1.800.617.4686
For Special Handling/Freight deliveries:
Please open and inspect the TV prior to signing for it. If the TV is cracked or damaged, please refuse delivery and contact us immediately at 1.800.617.4686.
Please note damage claims will be denied for the following:
TVs with over 60 minutes of recorded usage
TVs that have been moved from the original delivery address
All damage claims must be made within two (2) days of delivery. We will issue a refund and cover all shipping costs.
Your TV is fully covered under your in-home one year Manufacturer?s Warranty service. If any further assistance is needed, please contact us. Open-Box units are covered under our in-house 90 day warranty.
- International Returns
The customer is responsible for paying for return shipping should they decide to return the product.
- Return Exception
Every item we sell is BRAND NEW and under manufacturer’s warranty, unless clearly stated otherwise. Although we have a very flexible return policy on most of the items we sell, due to manufacturer restrictions, there are certain items on which we cannot accept returns. The manufacturer will generally repair or replace the item so long as it is under warranty.
Restricted products include:
- A/V Furniture
- Apple iPods
- Consumables, including but not limited to, recordable media, film, tapes, batteries, paper, and ink
- Drones – All defects can be handled under the manufacturer’s warranty. For DJI brand drones, call DJI at 818-235-0789 and obtain a case number for the defect prior to requesting an RMA. Please note only Dead on Arrival units out of the box will be returnable to us (with a valid case number). DJI will NOT authorize any returns to us if there are any signs of use like dirt, grass stains, nicks or any signs of use. For these situations, the Return Authorization would need to be handled directly between the customer & DJI
- Mobile Phones
- Opened Software
- Personal Body Massagers
- Opened packages of Apparel, Bedding or Linens
- Used Cookwear
- BBQ Grills
- Special order items
Please contact buydig for any questions surrounding the manufacturer warranty
- Resellers & Bulk Orders Policy
Buydig does not ship to resellers and reserves the right to limit quantities and orders to all customers.
Worked Fine After A While
Initially, the App Store and iTunes did not work. I asked for help from Apple support but they could not figure out what went wrong. So I needed to figure out the fix by myself. The key was to look for the iOS that the computer had. Download the same iOS from Apple website. Install it on your Mac. Then it will guide you to update, etc. Then it worked out fine! So instead of rating this as 1, I am now rating it at 4.Read full review...
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: refurbished | Sold by: always.deals
It's what you get for the money
Don't expect a pristine iMac. The one I receive had a huge dent right in the base along with several screen scratches. Advertised an 8gb RAM, but did not specify it was an upgrade from 4gb. Not a huge deal but would like to know priorRead full review...
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: nt_electronics
Powerful and Stable Performance
This is the first Mac I've ever owned myself. I've had plenty of experience using them, but at home I've used Windows and Linux for a long time. Whereas the price of Macs always kept me away from buying, I've always known from my Mac-head friends that they last longer, perform better, and are composed of higher quality parts. So, I needed a new machine, because my Dell isn't doing well, and I saved up and bought the iMac.
I admit to being seriously impressed. It's by far the quickest responding machine I've ever owned. It's also exceedingly stable. Currently my iMac has been running for about a month straight without crashing, needing to restart, or even slowing down one bit, and I've been running resource intensive applications such as Ableton Live along with a slew of software synth plugins, and the Netbeans IDE and the Eclipse IDE. All along video chatting with people over Skype.
Oddly enough, and this is very strange, after an update to iTunes, iTunes began to perform strangely, like it sometimes won't respond right away to mouse clicks or keyboard shortcuts. Who knows what that's about though. The only other complaint I have is that the keyboard is really quite small, and I have big hands. I'd also like to have a numeric keypad on the right hand side in addition to the keys above.
I am very pleased with my iMac. Just how resource efficient it is while running my Digital Audio Workstation apps is reason enough. If you need a powerful machine with rock solid stability then consider one of these iMacs. Or if you can afford it then get a Mac Pro tower with 12 cores and 64GB of memory!Read full review...
Thunderbolt iMac gives future compatibility with blazing fast drives. Yay!
I can say that this 2.5GHz i5 iMac processor has only shown itself to be slightly faster than the four year-old iMac Core2Duo 2.33GHz it replaced—on "regular" tasks like word-processing and web-surfing.
But I HAVE noticed a difference in heavy-lifting with Final Cut Pro on rendering large Hi-Def clips. But I'm still running Snow Leopard, because of all my legacy apps requiring Rosetta (MS Office, Adobe Photoshop CS, etc).
It could be that only Lion can make this machine roar. If so, it'll be a year or more before I find out. Purchased this because the old iMac was becoming unreliable following a lightning strike that killed the screen (even though my surge-protector insurance paid for a new screen). I had the money for a new one, and got a $100 discount on this machine.Read full review...
Once you MAC you never go BACK!! BUY IT, YOU won't regret it!!!
I have been a MAC user for a long time. I own an iMac and a Macbook Pro.
Apple products are honestly made of top quality materials and they always last way longer than Windows. Macs have the fastest responding time and are very user friendly. Whatever you need is just one click away. The touchpad is really smart, too. Although there are many people say Mac is bad and expensive for no reason, it's because most of them have not used one for a while. You can use a mac for a long time without needing to restart it or shut it down. Also over the past years that I have been using Mac neither on my macbook pro and iMac it has crashed. I know it is more expensive than Windows, but it honestly pays for itself. Don't be afraid and invest your money on something that will hold its value for a long time and you don't have to be afraid of any crashes or anything. If you still need to use windows, you can have windows on it too! so there are no other excuses ;)
But seriously a mac will keeps its value always high. You can still sell a 6 year old macbook more expensive than a windows laptop that you but today!!
Just buy it, I guarantee you won't regret it. Don't listen to windows lovers, because they are yet to experience MAC!!!Read full review...
Even though the Imac is expensive, It is worth it.
2011 Imac Review:
Do you want to find out more about your Imac? Well this review is the place to go to.
It has a good design with 4 Usb and a Thunderbolt port. It also has a good camera with 0.9 Mp of resolution. Another reason why it has a good design is because of it having good Bluetooth and good Wifi. It also has an amazing dvd drive that can burn cds and it’s display is a 21.5 inch display enclosed in glass and aluminum at high resolutions.
It also has good software such as Automator which does repetitive boring tasks for you such as make a email or get new mail or other stuff. There are other good software such as dashboard which has widgets such as a calculator or a sticky note. It also has 500Gb of storage to store more software than you'll ever need.
I like it because of it being in it’s latest Os. (Yosemite) I also like it because the Imac is able to run Windows! Lastly i like this imac because it can support more than 5 users at once and can’t really get a virus.Read full review...
Worth every penny.
The high quality screen alone is with the price. And I save so much money with the free and/or cheep apple software to run it, it was a no briner to invest a little more up front, for a Mac. Plus, no annual virus protection cost. One day, the hardware will fail. It is still a computer, made up of cheep parts. But I have no doubt this machine will still run the most demanding programs in 5 years. How many windows based PC's can say that?
With apple support, I always talk to an American on the phone, that know their stuff. The wifi was a breeze to set up. All my printers and external hardware were plug in and play. For music production, this is the perfect machine.Read full review...
My new IMac is superb. I know I will enjoy it for a long time.
I purchased the Apple IMac 21.5 Desktop MC309LL/A (May, 2011) for my very own Christmas present. I have been using an Apple/Mac since the early 9o's. I have one of the earliest IMac that still works. It is in storage, but still works. It was a Blueberry model. It has taken me a little while to get used to my new Mac. I use a Magic Trackpad with it. It took about six hours to transfer all my files from my other computer. Some of the files are duplicates but I want to find a new home for my older Mac. It is a 1 GHz Power PC 4 with 768 MB of Ram. I will be looking for a new home for it. It does have a 17 inch monitor. The new IMac was used but just a short time. Unfortunately some of the programs will not work with my new iMac. I do not regret buying my almost new IMac as it iis very fast. As most of my work will be with photos, I am looking for a good program to edit my pictures. Delivery was extremely fast. It only took three days for its delivery.Read full review...
This iMac has been great! I was planning on upgrading the RAM and HDD to SDD but we have been using it as is and it has been awesome so far! Thank you for the great product! Our first Mac and old as it is it still hangs and kicks our PCs behinds in some areas!Read full review...
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: myfavelectronics
Better than expected
I am so very pleased with my purchase! The item arrived 2 days earlier than expected! It was so much nicer than I expected it to be. I'm always leery of purchasing used items, especially site unseen. It was packed in an iMac box instead of just bubble wrap and the shipping box and included a very nice iLugger case. Everything works wonderfully!Read full review...
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: gearsite
Top quality product!
I work with computers for a living and I'm very knowledgable on the Windows operating system, but I still choose to use a Mac for my personal use because it just works. My last Mac lasted me 4 years and was still working by the time I chose to upgrade to a newer one. My favorite thing about the iMac is that I also use an iPhone and iCloud, and the Mac integrates beautifully with iOS devices.
The only downside to iMacs in general would be that you cannot upgrade or replace individual parts yourself, but that's true of any all-in-one computer no matter the brand.Read full review...
MC309LL/A – A1311
Intel Core i5 2nd Gen.
HDD (Hard Disk Drive)
Mac OS X 10.11, El Capitan
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AMD Radeon HD 6750M