iMac - best value for money

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Grassgreen, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. Grassgreen macrumors regular

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    Imac purchase. What would be the setup that gives the "most bang for buck" ? The machines use is for watching hd movies and having multiple tabs open in safari :cool:
     
  2. techguy9 macrumors regular

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    If you are not going for performance or graphics intensive apps then you can go to the cheapest iMac in the Apple store. It should be good for your use.
     
  3. colodane macrumors 6502a

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    Your best bang-for-the buck (and still an awesomely good machine) will be an i5 CPU, base GPU, fusion drive (or 256 GB SSD), non-retina display purchased from Apple as a refurb. If buying the 21.5 inch rather than the 27, make sure you order the amount of RAM you want with the machine as it is not easily upgradable. For the application you describe, 8 GB might be enough.
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I would recommend any model as long as it has at least 8 GB of RAM and a Fusion Drive or SSD.
     
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Even the baseline iMac would suit you fine, because what you need doesn't require anything more than that.

    Just make sure you get a Fusion Drive or a 256GB SSD, at the very least.
     

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