Is the Base 21.5" iMac (Haswell) Good Enough For Me?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gregpod9, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. gregpod9 macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2007
    I'm looking at purchasing the base 21.5" iMac with 16 GB memory, and the 1 TB fusion drive. I'm not a pc gamer anymore. I will only use it for work, internet and use VM software to run Windows. Is the base 21.5" iMac, 16 GB memory,and 1 TB FD good enough for me?
  2. Serban Suspended

    Jan 8, 2013
    yes it is enough if you dont need opengl. So for the next 4-5 years you are good :)
  3. nylon macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2004
    For your usage scenario I would stay with 8GB RAM and perhaps think about going all SSD instead of Fusion.
  4. Hamburger macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2011
    That's what I did, ordered a base 21.5" with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. I have no need for VM, apart from that I will use it for the same things as the OP.
  5. gregpod9 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2007
    I just placed an order for the base 21.5" iMac with the 256GB SSD upgrade and the magic trackpad. I saved $200 for the unnecessary ram upgrade for my usage.
  6. 2Turbo macrumors 6502


    Feb 18, 2011
    I'd get the 16GB ram for VM if I were you. I always max out 8GB running parallels. Thats without much windows software running.
  7. gregpod9 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2007
    I don't need the use of VM software, because I can use bootcamp or use a pure Windows PC at my home.
  8. ioannis2005gr macrumors 6502


    Aug 10, 2013
    I agree...

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