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Grassgreen

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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:
 

techguy9

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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.
 

colodane

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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.
 

yjchua95

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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:

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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