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kontrast

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Not to highjack the thread, but I didn't want to make a new one.

I just got a Late 2015 iMac i5 3.3ghz. Am maybe regretting not getting the i7 now...but the most intensive thing I do is have many chrome tabs open at the same time. No video editing. Thoughts?
 

iThibault

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Not to highjack the thread, but I didn't want to make a new one.

I just got a Late 2015 iMac i5 3.3ghz. Am maybe regretting not getting the i7 now...but the most intensive thing I do is have many chrome tabs open at the same time. No video editing. Thoughts?

An i7 would really be overkill for you. However, you might be able to benefit from some more RAM if you have so many tabs open.
 
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kontrast

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An i7 would really be overkill for you. However, you might be able to benefit from some more RAM if you have so many tabs open.

Yeah that's kinda what I figured. I got 16gb already but will probably upgrade to 32gb
 

deviant

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There is a considerable slow down after I have many tabs open for a while, but I wouldn't say REALLY slow
Is it ssd iMac? If yes, I'd say it's chrome fault. I7 would be useless
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Oh the 1TB Fusion Drive only has a 24GB SSD? That's a bummer.
If I go for a 512GB SSD, that's an additional cost of 451 whopping euros. You can easily pick up a Samsung Evo 500GB SSD for €150.

Hmm, should I go for the 256GB SSD and user an external drive for storage?
Yeap they crippled the 1tb fusion. Well, we all know how apple is with flash storage. But then again, at least it's more than 16gb iPhone , lol
 

kontrast

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Is it ssd iMac? If yes, I'd say it's chrome fault. I7 would be useless
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Yeap they crippled the 1tb fusion. Well, we all know how apple is with flash storage. But then again, at least it's more than 16gb iPhone , lol

Yes it is. I'm gonna upgrade to 2133mhz RAM
 

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Samuelsan2001

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Not to highjack the thread, but I didn't want to make a new one.

I just got a Late 2015 iMac i5 3.3ghz. Am maybe regretting not getting the i7 now...but the most intensive thing I do is have many chrome tabs open at the same time. No video editing. Thoughts?

Same thoughts as others chrome is very poorly coded for macs and is therefore a massive resource hog, switch to another browser (maybe safari which is brilliantly optimised for OS X) and enable click to flash plug in.
 
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varian55zx

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eh, is Chrome really bad on Macs?

I've always thought Chrome to be the superior browser, I haven't used Safari since they changed it to the new Safari, which I didn't like all that much.

I prefer the classic browser format. And Chrome loads way faster than Safari. You can test it with any page. Benchmarks are out there somewhere too.

Chrome may be more poorly optimized for OS X than Safari (obviously), but I think it is optimized very well for a third party app.

Compared to Mac Firefox, it isn't a question. Mac Firefox is a disgrace.

Chrome has been quite wonderful for me, it feels quite integrated.

Safari beats it on the animations but Chrome is faster. If Safari would move back to, or at least give users the option of having a classic browser layout, I may be using Safari. But I would need to compare their loading times for pages.
 

Tiberius2000

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eh, is Chrome really bad on Macs?

I've always thought Chrome to be the superior browser, I haven't used Safari since they changed it to the new Safari, which I didn't like all that much.

I prefer the classic browser format. And Chrome loads way faster than Safari. You can test it with any page. Benchmarks are out there somewhere too.

Chrome may be more poorly optimized for OS X than Safari (obviously), but I think it is optimized very well for a third party app.

Compared to Mac Firefox, it isn't a question. Mac Firefox is a disgrace.

Chrome has been quite wonderful for me, it feels quite integrated.

Safari beats it on the animations but Chrome is faster. If Safari would move back to, or at least give users the option of having a classic browser layout, I may be using Safari. But I would need to compare their loading times for pages.

For ecosystem integration and privacy concerns use Safari. However, if you really want alternatives, Opera for macOS and iOSis really nice.

Years ago I used icab when Netscape died and I.E. Was the only other real option. Anyone use icab lately?
 

varian55zx

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For ecosystem integration and privacy concerns use Safari. However, if you really want alternatives, Opera for macOS and iOSis really nice.

Years ago I used icab when Netscape died and I.E. Was the only other real option. Anyone use icab lately?
eh, Tiberius2000, I respectfully disagree.

I had the pleasure, er, displeasure of installing Opera for macOS a few years back. IMHO a comparison between it and Chrome is borderline silly. Unless it has made leaps since then?

I'll continue to enjoy the speed and great integration of Google Chrome. Safari might be nice but when they did away with the bookmarks bar, that pretty much ended it for me.

My web browsing is largely 'bookmarks bar based' so with that they really lost me. Now it just seems like a flail fest with that drop down version of the bar. I guess some people like it.
 

Samuelsan2001

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eh, Tiberius2000, I respectfully disagree.

I had the pleasure, er, displeasure of installing Opera for macOS a few years back. IMHO a comparison between it and Chrome is borderline silly. Unless it has made leaps since then?

I'll continue to enjoy the speed and great integration of Google Chrome. Safari might be nice but when they did away with the bookmarks bar, that pretty much ended it for me.

My web browsing is largely 'bookmarks bar based' so with that they really lost me. Now it just seems like a flail fest with that drop down version of the bar. I guess some people like it.

That's fine you just have to recognise that this may well slow you computer down for other uses as chrome hogs all your ram and CPU and battery in the case of laptops to perform simple web browsing.
 

Tiberius2000

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eh, Tiberius2000, I respectfully disagree.

I had the pleasure, er, displeasure of installing Opera for macOS a few years back. IMHO a comparison between it and Chrome is borderline silly. Unless it has made leaps since then?

I'll continue to enjoy the speed and great integration of Google Chrome. Safari might be nice but when they did away with the bookmarks bar, that pretty much ended it for me.

My web browsing is largely 'bookmarks bar based' so with that they really lost me. Now it just seems like a flail fest with that drop down version of the bar. I guess some people like it.

You observation was true: Opera was severely lagging a few years ago, but it has significantly improved.
 

MistrSynistr

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I always used chrome on all my devices, I started using Safari on my 2015 5k iMac and it blows Chrome away on speed and just the way it functions.
 
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redheeler

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I use Opera and Firefox on older Macs, but on newer ones mostly Safari. It's lighter than Chrome, Opera, and Firefox and works just fine. Less slowdown with many tabs open.
 

inhalexhale1

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Not to highjack the thread, but I didn't want to make a new one.

I just got a Late 2015 iMac i5 3.3ghz. Am maybe regretting not getting the i7 now...but the most intensive thing I do is have many chrome tabs open at the same time. No video editing. Thoughts?

I think any BTO option like the GPU, i7, you need to ask yourself....."I need to max this option because/for..."

If you can't answer this question with 100% certainty, then skip it. For example "I need the i7 because I have a million tracks open in Logic, which I work on daily".
 
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