New Imac or second

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ijselkite, May 30, 2013.

  1. ijselkite macrumors newbie

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    I'm about to buy a iMac 27", but wondering if I should go for a new 3.34HGz or a 2.93GHz (3 years old). Price diffence about 650 euro.


    Things I want to do with the iMac:
    Internet/video streaming/light video editing

    Will you notice the speed diffence between these units?
    What do you advice me?
     
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

    rkaufmann87

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    Get the i7 machine without a doubt, much better graphics card. Also you get a warranty, it's eligible for AppleCare and a is a much more powerful machine overall.
     
  3. ijselkite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks rkaufmann87,

    How much memory do you advise (default 8GB) and do you advise a Fusion drive?
    This will be my fist Apple so it needs to be good :)
     
  4. Isamilis macrumors 6502

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    I think for your needs, should be enough with standard config. 8gb + regular hdd.
     
  5. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    I would not recommend that anyone bypass getting an SSD anymore... especially with how inexpensive the upgrade is now with FD.

    Buy the computer with minimum memory from Apple, and upgrade yourself (unless you are getting the 21.5" version).

    /Jim
     
  6. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    16GB (buy the RAM upgrade from OWC or Crucial DO NOT buy from Apple) and yes get the Fusion Drive.
     

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