iMac Recomendations

Discussion in 'iMac' started by I Need a Drink, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. I Need a Drink macrumors regular

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    I am looking to switch to a Mac. I've been back and forth between a 2012 Mini and an iMac (I hate laptops) and have decided on the latter. I was looking at the maxed out Retina iMac, but after visiting the Apple Store, I don't see enough difference to justify the cost, especially since I will likely buy two machines as I use a computer downstairs and in my upstairs office.

    I currently have 2 custom built (by me) PCs with i7 and 16GB of RAM. These are really way more powerful than I need as I am not a PC gamer. I have a XB1 and a PS4 for that. I mostly use my computers for business software, email, MS Office, Web and light online video. I do run AnyDVD HD and TSMuxer or BD Rebuilder (both are resource intensive) to copy my Blu-Rays to my media server. I will need to run Parallels to run these and to access some of my Windows software. I was looking at the mid level iMac model ME088LL/A and would look to upgrade the RAM. Is this a powerful enough machine to run Parallels and these other programs without a hiccup as well as other moderate tasks? I know it's only an i5, but will these machines be decent for the next few year? Thanks.
     
  2. jji7skyline macrumors 6502

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    Yes, these machines are powerful enough for everyday tasks, and even for virtualisation. 16GB of RAM should help with that.
     

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