In the market for 21'' Imac - some questions

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ulineustadt, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. ulineustadt macrumors newbie

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    Dear community,

    my dear Mac-Book (late 2008) needs to be replaced. It is the longest running computer i have ever had but now it is the time to get a new one.

    I would have thought that yesterday's keynote would bring a refreshed Imac 21,5 '' machine but it does not seem so.

    I would prefer the Imac over a notebook because for my mobile tasks I would take my Ipad.

    So what would be my options. Buy the Imac 21,5 '' which is the same machine as 2013 ? get a refurbished one ? go for a mac mini ?

    I would need the machine for software-development (Xcode), some photo editing and casual gaming.

    Any useful reply would be appreciated

    Kind regards from Vienna, Austria

    Uli
     
  2. FuNGi macrumors 65816

    FuNGi

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    The 21.5" iMac will not likely get a retina (perhaps 4k) screen until next year. You may be best served getting a late 2013 refurb unit. Just make sure to opt for a fusion drive. I recently purchased one for my wife and given the rarity of the configuration I purchases was "awarded" a free upgraded processor and 16GB of RAM. Thanks Apple. Anyway, it's a great computer if you need one this year.
     
  3. ulineustadt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking the same... get a refurbished 2013 with Fusiondrive... This configuration is very rare...
     

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