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

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Adamapple, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Adamapple macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2012
    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??

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    My Dell PC Laptop Geekbench 4 score:

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    Another Geekbench 4 score - I think this is the correct one:

  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    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


    May 10, 2012
    San Francisco
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    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 6502a


    May 1, 2012
    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....
  6. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016

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