21.5-inch iMac 3.1GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5 with Retina 4K

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  1. Adamapple macrumors member

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    Looking at this iMac, refurbished:

    8GB memory
    1TB hard drive
    Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200

    Looking to replace my MacBook Air mid '13. I need more grunt to edit videos in Adobe Premiere CC. Price is good ... opinions???

    I also have a PC Gaming Laptop ... I have tried Adobe Premiere on it, not bad, but can't stand Win. 10.

    Also, would Geekbench 4.0 show results for the iMac so I can compare to my Gaming Laptop?? Are they comparable??

    Thanks!
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    My Dell PC Laptop Geekbench 4 score:

    https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/compute/63445
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    Another Geekbench 4 score - I think this is the correct one:

    https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/301241
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Yes Geekbench has all macs they are comparable as it just tests the hardware not software.

    If you are looking at video editing however then graphics cards become a more important component that isn't really tested in Geekbench.

    Iris pro desktop graphics are slightly better than a 750m found in a MacBookk pro so the performance should be pretty good.
     
  3. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Yeah I sort of agree, it's a fine machine with the 2TB fusion option but at that point you might as save a bit more cash and get the 27 inch.
     
  5. HallStevenson macrumors 6502

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    Do you need the 1TB drive ? Would an external HDD with USB3 cover 'extra' storage ? Reason I ask is there's another model, with a 2.8ghz processor (vs the 3.1ghz) but it has a 256gb SSD. I see now that it doesn't have a 4K display though....
     
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