Base iMac enough?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by trans-olsx, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. trans-olsx macrumors member

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    Under what conditions would the 21 base model not handle tasks and software fast enough such as windows 8.1 , boot camp, etc?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    It all depends on what software you're running. And also what you consider "fast enough".

    What are your planned uses for the iMac?
     
  3. trans-olsx thread starter macrumors member

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    What is it that really slows down a computer?
    Lack of enough Processor or memory or drive?
     
  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    All three, depending on the conditions and software.

    You really should tell us what you want to use it for.
     
  5. trans-olsx thread starter macrumors member

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    No games, but windows Xp or 8.1, quickbooks, spreadsheets, browsing email, officemac.
     
  6. peglegjack macrumors 6502

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    Yeah the base model should be fine since it comes standard with 8GB of Ram.
     
  7. silvetti macrumors 6502a

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    For that usage, I would go with base model or a refurb last years base model even :)
     
  8. peglegjack, Nov 19, 2013
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  9. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    With 8GB of RAM and a 5400rpm drive, good luck trying to run VMs.

    A VM is slow as hell unless you assign at least 4GB of RAM to it, along with 2 cores.

    In your case, if you assign 4GB of RAM to it, the rest of your Mac is going to be slow, and this is further exacerbated by the fact that your Mac doesn't have an SSD.
     

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