2017 21.5" 4K or late 2015 5K?

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  1. dantracht macrumors 6502

    dantracht

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    All,

    Thanks in advance for helping me with what is potentially a silly question.

    My choice is between:

    - Brand new 2017 21.5" 4K with 1TB SSD drive that Best Buy has for $1299.
    -Late 2015 27" 5K with 1TB Fusion drive that I can increase the ram on. $1300 from a Facebook friend. Has Apple care until 2019, which apparently, according to the email he forwarded me from Apple, is linked to the SS# of the imac itself.

    Which should I choose? I should probably get the 27" but something tells me I should just get the brand new 21.5".

    Forgive the silliness of my dilemma.

    Thanks,
    DT
     
  2. padams35 macrumors regular

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    2015 5K if any are true:
    - the 2015 is a mid-tier M390 model.
    - the 2017 4K is actually a 1TB HDD model.
    - more ram is more important than better graphics and newer features.

    Otherwise $1299 for a 2017 4K with a 1TB fusion/SSD is actually a good price for a user who isn't doing heavy ram intensive computation. Just stay away from 8GB ram + 5400rpm. Thats a bad combo.
     
  3. dantracht thread starter macrumors 6502

    dantracht

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    Thanks. I verified with Best Buy that it's a SSD model.
     
  4. HoosBruce macrumors 6502a

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    Hold on, Best Buy has a 1 TB SSD for $1299....?
     
  5. dantracht thread starter macrumors 6502

    dantracht

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    So it says on their app, and so a rep I had a chat with (took screen shots) told me.
     

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  6. EugW macrumors 68030

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    That's the one with a hard drive. 1 TB HD. Not even Fusion drive. In fact, it says so right in your screenshot.
     
  7. HoosBruce macrumors 6502a

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    That can’t be right. Maybe it’s the Fusion Drive, but that still doesn’t seem right. Apple doesn’t even offer a 1 TB SSD on their website for the 21.5” model. Only the 27” and it’s an extra $700. This smells like they don’t know what they’re talking about to me.
     
  8. dantracht thread starter macrumors 6502

    dantracht

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    Ok. I had a feeling. It would be a waste to go to Best Buy.

    Thanks. I'm going to get the 2015 27" instead.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 12, 2017 ---
    Thanks, had a feeling they were wrong.
     
  9. HoosBruce macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry man :/
     
  10. dantracht thread starter macrumors 6502

    dantracht

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    No worries. I'm sure I'll love a 27" 5K iMac that I can add tons of ram to.
     

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