Help Picking between 2 iMacs 2013 !

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  1. Tonelli macrumors newbie

    Tonelli

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    hey ! Looking for advice I'm between two iMacs 2013


    Late 2013 iMac 27' 24gb ram , 1tb hdd , 3.5ghz i7
    800$ Canadian or 602$ US

    OR

    Late 2013 iMac 21.5 , 1.12 tab fusion drive, 8gb ram 3.1 ghz i7
    850$ Canadian or 640$ US

    Advice on selection and price would be very helpful !
     
  2. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68040

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    The 27" is the better value of the two, due to the larger display and 24 GB RAM for the price offered.
    While I'd definitely take the Fusion-equipped machine under most circumstances (the performance difference can be dramatic when compared to the HDD-only unit), Fusion only added $100 to the price of that Mac when it was new, so to pay $50 more for Fusion while simultaneously getting less RAM, the smaller display, and slower processor... the math doesn't add up. (I happen to be typing this post on my late 2013 27" iMac with Fusion - I heartily endorse the configuration).
     
  3. Tonelli thread starter macrumors newbie

    Tonelli

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    How about deciding between 2013 21.5' 3.1 ghz i7 8gb ram 1.12 tb fusion

    Or

    2011 27' 2.5ghz i5 8gb ram, 256 ssd , ( I know this model easy to upgrade my own ram )
     
  4. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68040

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    If a 256 SSD serves your needs, then by all means, go for it!
     
  5. Tonelli thread starter macrumors newbie

    Tonelli

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    Thanks by the way I appreciate your help , it's hard because that 2011 comp with the 256 ssd is like 300$ cheaper then the 2013 iMac with thec1.12 fusion drive , but is two years newer , I tested it out , it's super fast , but the other one is an hour away driver , so that's my dilemma
     

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