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Jay2224

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Should I buy a late 2013 iMac for $400 just need it for web surfing
 

ruslan120

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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.
 
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Jay2224

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

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

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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.
 
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Jay2224

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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.
Nice you I should be getting the latest os
 
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Jay2224

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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 $.
It’s 21.5 but I don’t know how to do any upgrade if anything
 
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mikehalloran

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It’s 21.5 but I don’t know how to do any upgrade if anything
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.
 
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topmounter

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

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.
 
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ThugFreak

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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.
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Cruz3LT

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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?
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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ThugFreak

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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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Jay2224

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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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