Late 2013

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  1. Jay2224 macrumors newbie

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    Should I buy a late 2013 iMac for $400 just need it for web surfing
     
  2. ruslan120 macrumors 6502

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    Depends. Do you want a nicer screen? The 2013's only have 2560x1440. The later iMacs have 5K screens as of 2014.
     
  3. Jay2224 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok I see thank you, but aside from that is it a good computer to have even now in 2019
     
  4. jerwin macrumors 68020

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    4k youtube is nice. Of course, it involves using Chrome, not Safari
     
  5. Cruz3LT macrumors member

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    I just upgraded from a 2011 iMac to a 2013 iMac today and I like it so far. Once my Amazon package arrives today I am diving in and replacing the HDD with a Samsung Evo SSD. The nice thing about the 2013 is you can update to the latest MacOS and not be stuck on High Sierra.
     
  6. Jay2224 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nice you I should be getting the latest os
     
  7. mikehalloran macrumors 68000

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    27"? As long as it works... These are inexpensive to upgrade. Superfast isn't possible but you can give one of these its Wheaties for a couple hundred $.
     
  8. Jay2224 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It’s 21.5 but I don’t know how to do any upgrade if anything
     
  9. Cruz3LT macrumors member

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    I would personally look for a 27” over the 21.5
     
  10. mikehalloran macrumors 68000

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    You don't need to know. Techs don't cost that much.

    Upgrading a 21.5" can be difficult to impossible. One with a Fusion drive or SSD can be upgraded easily. The HDD only version is not supposed to have the socket for the good upgrade — some do but ya never know till it's opened up. Even still, the HDD can be replaced with a SATA III SSD and that is a lot better.

    If everything works and there are no problems, these are things that can be done later—if at all.
     
  11. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    I’m still using my late 2013 27” iMac daily and it runs great. You may want to add some RAM if it hasn’t already been upgraded to at least 16GB. Mine is still good enough that it’s hard to justify upgrading.
     
  12. ThugFreak macrumors member

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    Which one did you get?
    I just bought a late 2013 27'' in mint condition off Craigslist 3 weeks ago for $350.
    i5 3.4 GHz, 2048 MB GPU, 16 gigs memory (4x4), wireless keyboard & magic mouse.
    I installed a 1 terrabyte OWC SSD with adapter and temp sensor. Also installed 32 gigs of memory (4x8).
    Now, I have an opportunity to buy the highest spec'd 2019 iMac with all the custom options for $2,300.
    It was bought for a 2 day project & the guy doesn't want it anymore. The guy is a multi-millionaire that doesn't care about losing money. It's about 1 month old & used for 2 days.
    I don't need it. I don't edit videos or photos. Should I buy it?
     
  13. Cruz3LT macrumors member

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    The one I got is the 3.2 with 16gb ram and the 755m GPU, so 1 gb. Its a step in the right direction from my 2011. I just did the SSD upgrade and that was gut wrenching compared to the 2011. But I think I will stop here for the time being. I have another 2011 27" lower spec that I use as my second display. Good find for you though, they are way over pdrived out here in Seattle. The good thing about that though, I can sell my higher spec 2011 27" for about $400.
     
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    I have Craigslist notifications on (for: iMac) & I see awesome deals everyday.
    2 days ago, a guy was selling a top spec'd 27'' i7 2017 iMac for $100. The display was cracked from left to right. It looked like somebody was prying on the edges of the display. Maybe it fell off a table.
    Somebody beat me to it. Apple trade-in was $760 for it.
    I can get Apple oem 27'' 5k retina displays for $400 delivered overnight.
    It's strange that the lower resolution 2.5 k displays (what we have) cost more ($650).
     
  15. Jay2224 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don’t know how to install any of this things to Mac the 2013 late model be better
     
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