iMac Buying Advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Heelgrad, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Heelgrad macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2014

    I currently have a MBP (mid-2012), 2.5 GHz i5, 16G with a Intel HD Graphics 4000. However, I'm looking to start editing photos and videos (iPhone and GoPro) into clips for YouTube, etc. No multi-camera angle, less than 10:00 in length and only 1080p. I just don't trust it in video editing.

    My question is, I'm looking to upgrade to an iMac for screen size and speed. If I'm using it for only the above with an external HD, will the 21.5" i5 do the trick or will I need to upgrade to 27" i7? I'll be using FinalCut or Premiere Pro for editing video.

    I'm trying to stay within a budget and don't think based on what I'm doing I need the iMacPro. I'm really not knowledgeable with all the spec details so any help would be appreciated. Is there an older iMac version (like 2015) that I could be looking at as well?

    Thanks again in advance.
  2. MacDonaldTrump macrumors regular


    Nov 28, 2018
    Brisbane Australia
    if your MBP is holing up, and will do for a little longer, I'd wait and see what apple has up it's sleeve for this year. iMac's should be on the cards for a refresh soon.
  3. Heelgrad thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2014
    Thanks. Hopefully news will leak soon on this. If one doesn't come out and/or prices me out would I be better off buying a 2015/17 with an i7 over the i5 for my casual video editing needs?
  4. StanageEdge macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2010

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