Time to upgrade, and have a very specific budget cap 2799.
The new iMac will be replacing a late 2012 MacMini that had been custom configured with a 2.6GHz processor upgrade, 8GB of RAM and the 1.1TB Fusion Drive.
Been serving us well, and no real issues in light daily use, currently have 650GB of available space on drive after 400+GB file management delete and clean OS install.
Pretty well set on the 2017 27" 3.8GHz base model custom configured with:
16GB 2400MHz DDR4
3TB Fusion Drive
For some reason I'm bent on 32GB RAM, but that alone puts me over budget.
Have checked out the Apple store refurb page, but the new specs of the 2017 line have me leaning that direction, and will likely have this for 5+ years, so would like it to be relevant and competitive as long as possible....
Mainly normal web browsing, with mrs snowtrooper looking to do some photoshop/lightroom RAW file processing, getting more serious about her DSLR Canon, LOL
Have really had excellent experience with all things Apple, and the customer service Ive been given over the years since my 3GS.Will be purchasing AppleCare+ to extend to 3 year warranty as well. With this in mind, feel relatively confident in my choice, and have not researched the bejeezus out of this as I normally do for big purchases.
Was not really even expecting to be able to do this upgrade at this time, TBH, so really did not even pay attention during the May Special Event.
Any obvious fault in my choice to anything to be aware of with this model?
(Did briefly see a mention of the fan, but noise does not bother us, and if its a serious hardware issue, know AppleCare will take care of it)