Should I get 1TB Fusion or 3TB non Fusion?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by frocco, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jan 27, 2009

    I purchased a maxed out MBP, but am finding I am not moving it around as much as I thought. I am thinking of exchanging it for a 27" iMac i7, 16gb, 680.

    Besides the drive option, wil I regret a non retina screen now that I own the MBP?

  2. macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles - California
    In my opinion the space is never enough, so is better to have a faster HD (fusion) and than use external storage.
  3. macrumors 603

    Oct 14, 2008
    Change that 'than' to 'then' and I will agree with you 100% :)
  4. macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2009
    Consider if you want to be able to use Bootcamp to install Windows as it is not yet supported on the 3TB drive.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 27, 2009
    I thought windows 7 was supported on the 3TB non fusion drive.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009
    What kind of question is this? Do you need 3TB of internal storage or not?

    Come on, people.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2006
    Fusion doesn't have anything to do with it. It's the size of the drive. The 1TB fusion or non-fusion will work with bootcamp. The 3TB fusion or non-fusion will not.
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 27, 2009
    Anybody have a retina MBP that can chime in to the display quality of the imac?
    I have not seen the new imac.
  9. macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2012
    United States
    People are getting too fixated on the Retina Display. It's best suited for the Macbooks because it helps increase screen real estate and improves the ability to read text which is one of the reasons that the 17" was discontinued.

    The iMac has a 2560X1600 resolution display. You'll be more than satisfied. If you need more verification then you should go to your nearest Apple store or Best Buy and see for yourself.
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 27, 2009
    I am thinking of returning my MBP for this config.

    3.4GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
    16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2X8GB
    1TB Fusion Drive
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2GB GDDR5

    This should save be 1000.00 US ove the cost of the MBP.

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