Texas26257

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looking between these two

Like the idea of saving money is there that big a difference
 

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jerwin

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m390 is very slow compared to the 575. (most noticeable with games).

roughly 67000 in geekbench 4 compute (m390)
vs
roughly 105000 (575)
[doublepost=1512607077][/doublepost]also, usb-c and thunderbolt 3 on the 2017 machine.
 
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Texas26257

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Appreciate the info jut need to figure for my usage is it worth 250
 

Texas26257

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Fair enough

Mostly with work. Pages, numbers, web based applications

Personal light picture editing as a hobby

Movies watching
 

jerwin

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not something I really concern myself about (since I don't use netflix)-- but netflix has a 4k windows based streaming service that requires a 7th generation intel chip (as found in, for instance, the 2017 mac) . I have no idea if it plays well with bootcamp, though.
 
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EugW

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not something I really concern myself about (since I don't use netflix)-- but netflix has a 4k windows based streaming service that requires a 7th generation intel chip (as found in, for instance, the 2017 mac) . I have no idea if it plays well with bootcamp, though.
Yes, I may be totally wrong, but I am predicting that in 2018 with the release of macOS 10.14, Apple will implement 4K DRM in the OS, which will be leveraged by iTunes and Netflix to allow 4K 10-bit HDR movie playback on Macs. However, this will require a 7th Gen Intel machine or later, so at least a 2017. 2015's will not get this functionality because they don't have the required hardware.

However, for the rest of the OP's stated usage, the 2015 will be fine. Personally though, I think that for $250 more, the 2017 is a better choice.

That said, I wouldn't buy either of those models, because they are both with 1 TB Fusion drives. Not only are Fusion drives problematic, the 1 TB is especially problematic, since it has only a 32 GB SSD.

I much prefer SSD, and got myself a 1 TB SSD. However, if that's out of the OP's budget, one should consider getting 2 TB Fusion drive since that includes a 128 GB SSD.
 

Fishrrman

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OP:

If you're going to get a 2015-design iMac, this one would be better than either of the 2 you posted above:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/202117459305?siteId=0&AdChoicePreference=true&rmvSB=true

(no financial connection to the seller, just a good deal I saw and saved).

I wouldn't recommend ANY iMac with only a 1tb fusion drive.
These have a -very small- SSD portion, which will quickly "fill up". After it does, the internal platter-based hard drive will slow things down.

Get either a 2tb fusion drive, or a "straight SSD" (even a 256gb will do).
 

rjedoaks

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OP:

If you're going to get a 2015-design iMac, this one would be better than either of the 2 you posted above:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/202117459305?siteId=0&AdChoicePreference=true&rmvSB=true

(no financial connection to the seller, just a good deal I saw and saved).

I wouldn't recommend ANY iMac with only a 1tb fusion drive.
These have a -very small- SSD portion, which will quickly "fill up". After it does, the internal platter-based hard drive will slow things down.

Get either a 2tb fusion drive, or a "straight SSD" (even a 256gb will do).
They raised the price on that machine. You probably had something to do with that. LOL
 
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