I'm really torn

Discussion in 'iMac' started by AppleFan360, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    I really want the new iMac but having trouble justifying the cost. Last year I purchased the top line 21.5" iMac ($1499), upgraded the RAM to 12GB. It gets a Geekbench score of 8800.

    In the new 21.5" iMacs, I really want the fusion drive so this time around its going to cost me over $1800 with tax.

    Any guesses on the Geekbench score for the new iMacs with the fusion drive? If it's over 11,000 I might go for it.

    Apple is really starting to piss me off about making things smaller and thinner. Because of this, we lose the optical drive and the SD card gets moved to the back which is really stupid. Then to top it all off they take out the audio in jack.

    If Apple keeps doing things like this I may actually go back to Windows.
     
  2. Wickedgardengtp macrumors member

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    Like parking your M3 for a sunfire.
     
  3. Yamcha macrumors 68000

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    If I were you I'd just stick with the iMac you have, the performance difference isn't really that substantial. You could always just install an SSD on your current iMac and It'll make a world of difference..
     
  4. GrooveOn macrumors newbie

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    Why again do you really want a new Mac?? :confused:
     
  5. tuccillo macrumors member

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    Just curious, what is it that a new iMac will do that your current iMac wont do?



     
  6. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    It's snappier!
     
  7. azentropy macrumors 68000

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    Even more if you don't want to downgrade your memory.
    $1499 + $200 (RAM) + $250 (Fusion) = $1949 before taxes.
     
  8. MacMiguel macrumors regular

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    whimsical it's time to grow up, Santa Clauss does not exists, there're people starving on the world and a computer is for working....
     
  9. tuccillo macrumors member

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    It may even depreciate faster.


     
  10. tann macrumors 68000

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    This is probably the most bothersome thing about the new iMacs for me lol. It makes less sense than removing the optical drive I think!
     
  11. Apple souce macrumors member

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    Didnt even realize they removed the audio out. Bugger.
     
  12. shortie8512 macrumors member

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    It definitely has an audio out (headphone jack)!

    I am torn as well. I am waiting for someone to do a tear down on it first so I can at least get an idea of whether it might be feasible to upgrade it myself i.e. we don't actually know if they soldered the memory to the MB not or how accessible the HD is and what exactly the fusion drive consists of.
     
  13. Siderz macrumors 6502a

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    No, they removed the audio in.

    And I'm sure the audio out doubles as audio in anyway...
     
  14. spork183 macrumors 6502a

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    Wait, I got this one. It will piss him off with its thinness, lack of optical drive, and SD card slot located on the back. It will also set him back $2000.

    There. How'd I do? :p
     

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