Imac 27 Now or wait for new one?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by zas, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. zas macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2012
    Hello Guys,

    I need some guidance here so I am in the market for a new 27" mac. Now my question is should I wait for the new one in december or get one now?

    Any tips will be great ! Thanks!
  2. Dekard macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2011
    Dallas, Texas
    If you can wait though, it's only a month away. I'd wait, they'll be the same price for newer, faster technology.

    If you need one now and you have to have it, you won't be too disappointed, other than when you see the other ones are selling for the same price in a month.. They are still pretty beefy. Unless you are planning on doing cutting edge gaming, etc..
  3. MojoRisinSD macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2012
    When it comes to new tech, I personally could never buy an old model knowing the new one is JUST around the corner. There are always other factors that play in a decision like this, but that is just my opinion.
  4. iAppleQC macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2012
    the problem is that the ram an be upgraded ... for the new imac 27 inch. but design is amazing:) cheers
  5. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    It's just a matter of weeks away, if that. You will be far better off waiting and getting an imac with the new Fusion drive...My spies tell me that a 1TB fusion is going to add about £250 (UK) to the price, and an upgrade well worth waiting for IMO.
  6. henryonapple macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2012
    if you want the optical drive get one now, a refurbished one is going to be much cheaper than a 2012 model.
  7. mmomega macrumors demi-god


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
  8. smoking monkey macrumors 65816

    smoking monkey

    Mar 5, 2008
    You Only Live Twice
    Yes, the ram CAN be upgraded on the 27. It's user upgradable too.
    The 21 is not, but it can be upgraded at the time of purchase to 16gb.
  9. Isengardtom macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2009

    Pros of the new one :
    + new design (I realize this is a personal opinion)
    + less reflection
    + GFX options
    + USB 3.0

    (potential) Cons :
    - lack of optical drive
    - no more Firewire
    - no audio in
    - higher price

    Question marks :
    ? Fusion Drive > Can be really good or not ( have to wait for reviews)
  10. Vidivici macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2012
    It is the worst time to by an new 2011 imac.
    You'll pay full price for it .

    Wait a couple of weeks.
    Then the old ones will be sold with EOL rebates.
    And the new ones will be relased.

    More Pro

    Faster GPU/GPU/RAM

    More cons

    Costs more
    Unkown problems

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