Early 2009 upgrade to iMac Retina

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Fuzzygoat, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. Fuzzygoat macrumors newbie

    Fuzzygoat

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    My partner and I are currently using two early-2009 24-inch iMacs for home office and gaming, Recently we have noticed that they are getting increasingly slower as software requirements move on.

    My question, is it a good time to purchase, we generally keep our macs for 4-5 years so we are like to buy the top end specs to give maximum life. Would we be better waiting for the Broardwell CPU upgrades next year, from what I have read it seems it might not be worthwhile as the bulk the improvement seems to be in areas that won't have that much impact on a desktop.

    Just to give an idea we were thinking of upgrading in early March 2015. Any thoughts or comments would be much appreciated.

    EDIT: As it stands it will be a big jump, from what I can tell the iMac Retina (top spec) is about 15x faster than what we are using now.

    Gary
     
  2. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    Of course next year's models will be better. But that will be true next year too. You've waited a long time, and the Retina iMac is a big jump comparable to the retina MacBook pros two and a half years ago. Your choice, but I would go for it.

    In fact, I have... It should be here tomorrow...
     

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