New iMac 21" 2.8 GHz vs 3.1 GHz

hackum

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Dec 1, 2009
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Hi!

Is there any reason to choose the 2.8 GHz model over the retina one (3.1 GHz)?
Could the retina be slower due to the extra workload on the graphics card?

I need to choose between these two models, the cost difference is negligible, but I am not sure which one to go with.
 

Samuelsan2001

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Oct 24, 2013
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It's cheaper, thats about it. The IRIS pro 6200 broadwell graphics can run a 4K screen with ease so it shouldn't make any difference at all performance wise.

I would say that an upgrade to fusion drive or SSD is the only thing that you would really find gives a big boost in performance especially for opening apps and working with large files.
 

ucfgrad93

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Aug 17, 2007
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It's cheaper, thats about it. The IRIS pro 6200 broadwell graphics can run a 4K screen with ease so it shouldn't make any difference at all performance wise.

I would say that an upgrade to fusion drive or SSD is the only thing that you would really find gives a big boost in performance especially for opening apps and working with large files.
Agreed. You definitely want to upgrade from the 5400 rpm harddrive.