Best Buy Memorial Day iMac 5k deal - is this the latest model?

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  1. stevieraveon macrumors newbie

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  2. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    I believe that's the latest model. The only new model I'm aware of was the 1999 model with a mechanical drive
     
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    I don't think so because Apple is selling the newest model for $1999 and $2499 so it wouldn't make sense as $2099, Best Buy usually matches Apples prices or better.
     
  4. stevieraveon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, that's the thing. Apple is selling newest model for $1999 and $2299.

    http://store.apple.com/us/buy-mac/imac-retina
     
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    The $2,299 (MSRP) iMac Retina 5K model wasn't updated in any way, only the price was cut from $2,499 was all. $2,099.99 minus an additional 10% with the coupon there right now is a fantastic deal on this.
     
  7. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah it's tempting. 10% movers coupon plus I'm an elite member so 10% back rewards too
     
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    It's the original lower end model and newer higher end model. The original higher end model had the 295 X and the original low end model (and now the higher end model) has the 290 X.
     
  9. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Appears be the latest. I think the best configuration is with the SSD. Hope they eventually sell that model. In a month there will be refurbs.
     
  10. stevieraveon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm elite too. Just got the movers coupon, and just walked out of best buy with my new iMac, out the door after tax was $2,055. Unreal, almost bought one for $2,499 before tax last week.

    Thanks for the heads up about movers coupon.
     
  11. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Best Buy Memorial Day iMac 5k deal - is this the latest model?

    That has the 295?

    Awesome. I wish my edu coupon was still good too lol
     
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  13. stevieraveon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can you tell me why (I'm honestly curious). So here are the specs. I have it hooked up to two external 2560x1440 monitors (Monoprice 27in IPS-Zero-G Slims). Seems to be running fine so far.

    I'll obviously add more RAM. Testing to see if Fusion is good enough for the desktop.

    I have a 15 inch MBPr (512GB, 16GB ram) and a 15 inch Thinkpad W540 (32 GB RAM, 1TB SSD). I use the Thinkpad to run all my VMware images I need for work, and remote desktop into it.

    I figure the iMac doesn't need a ton of power for me. Is the M290x that much crappier than the 295? I don't game or do intensive video work on my computer.

    I'm silver elite at Best Buy so I have 45 days to return and order custom one (I really only need 256GB SSD on iMac as I have a 512 SSD and 256 SSD sitting in a drawer right now). My main concern was testing that two 2560x1440 monitors would work ok, and seems flawless so far.
     

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  14. stevieraveon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I guess it has the 290 (see my screenshot). Is that going to be a problem for me?
     
  15. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    I don't think so. It looks great
     
  16. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    The model with the 290x is the one in sale.

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    Are we sure there is no difference in the newest iMac and the one above? I would not expect to see "late 2014".

    Would the model with just the 290 say that?
     
  17. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    The newest entry level iMac Retina 5K that was just released this past week is 3.3GHz/M290 and it is a "Mid 2015" model. The one on sale at Best Buy is the same one (3.5GHz/M290X) that has been around since last fall and that's why it's still referred to as a "Late 2014" model. The only thing that changed on Tuesday was that the MSRP was reduced $200 by Apple to $2,299.
     
  18. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

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    If it works fine then don't worry about it. Earlier builds of 10.10 had some lag issues but 10.10.3 made them better and 10.11 is supposed to be all about performance and optimization.

    Does the 5k resolution make your old displays look like crap?
     
  19. mvnjpy macrumors newbie

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    Honestly, I don't think it makes sense to get the base i5 models. It's already haswell which is like 3 years old. Might as well get the i7. Also, fusion drives make noise and don't have predictable performance. Btw, how is the noise on your imac? Have you tried gaming a bit with it?
     
  20. hunterweston macrumors newbie

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    This one sums up all the calculations.
     
  21. stevieraveon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Have heard no noise at all but I don't do any gaming on it. Seeing as all my computers have been SSD only for last 2 years, I'm quite happy with performance so far of the fusion drive. I did upgrade to 32gb of ram yesterday ($200 total for four 8gb cards at Microcenter).
     

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