Is the Retina iMac future proof?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by apfelmann, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. apfelmann macrumors 6502

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    I really wanna buy it.

    RAM still upgradeable
    256GB SSD standard
    retina display

    BUT:
    is this imac underspeced for the retina display?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  3. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    wait for the reviews .. the only thing that is questionable is the gpu
     
  4. apfelmann thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks.

    is the base CPU better than the base CPU of the retina MBP?
     
  5. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    not sure about that but i would definitely get the cpu upgrade
     
  6. AppleDroid macrumors 6502a

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    If the GPU can handle that resolution the rest of the CTO specs are just fine. Right now a CTO with i7/295x/512SSD is $3299 or $100 cheaper than a 4c nMP with similar specs (adding 512SSD).
     
  7. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    This is the first release of an iMac with 17 mill pixels. Wait at least a year for the GPU to catch up unless of course you need/want it now.
     
  8. apfelmann thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have the base RMP at home (but could still return it). difficult decision ... rMPB is a whole lotta cheaper, that's for sure ...
     

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