New Imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dtechlogic, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. dtechlogic macrumors regular

    May 15, 2011
    Hi Everyone,

    Finally I am going to bite the bullet and buy an Imac. so far I will be taking advantage of the student discount. Anyways what I have choosen is the I7 Imac but still considering the fusion drive over the SSD. But I am planning to go all SSD any advice. Or is it best to get the fusion drive instead of SSD. Moderate Video editing and pictures.
  2. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2011
    Austin TX
    Get the biggest SSD you can afford and buy an external drive down the line if you need additional storage. If you absolutely need a fusion drive, get a 2 TB or 3 TB as they have a 128 GB SSD portion. The 1 TB fusion drive only has a paltry 32 GB SSD, which will fill up really quickly and the drive probably won't be that much faster than a regular hard drive.
  3. Hirakata macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2011
    Burbank, CA
    If you can afford it, SSD all the way. I recently bought the 2017 I7 w/ the 1TB SSD. Absolutely no complaints.
  4. dtechlogic thread starter macrumors regular

    May 15, 2011
    so far I am looking at the 516GB SSD instead of the smaller one. I have a 4K monitor that I might end up sale since don't need it after this purchase. Anyways I am trying to keep it under 3,000 including taxes.
  5. Hirakata macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2011
    Burbank, CA
    Well, to keep the I7 under $3K, if you get an SSD, your only option would be the 512GB.
  6. dtechlogic thread starter macrumors regular

    May 15, 2011
    This is so far what I have end up putting together

    27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display
    • Item Price:$2,658.99
    • Quantity (27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display)
    • Line Price: $2,658.99

    Part number: Z0TR
    • Ships: 3–4 weeks
    • 4.2GHz quad-core 7th-generation Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz
    • 8GB 2400MHz DDR4
    • 512GB SSD
    • Radeon Pro 580 with 8GB video memory
    • Magic Mouse 2
    • Magic Keyboard - US English
    • Accessory Kit
    • Pages, Numbers, Keynote
    • Photos, iMovie, GarageBand
    • macOS Sierra
    • Pro Apps Bundle for Education

    Gift Options (27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display)
    • Add Gift Message to Packing Slip - Free (27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display)
      Not available with pick-up items
      Add a free gift message

    Recycle fee
    Total cost breakdown
    Bag Subtotal $2,664.99
    Free Shipping $0.00
    Calculate estimated tax
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    Information on Estimated Tax
    Estimated Tax
    The sales tax listed on the checkout page is only an estimate. The final total sales tax will be reflected on your invoice and will include state and local sales taxes, as well as any applicable rebates or fees. In CA and RI sales tax is collected on the unbundled price of the iPhone.

    Estimated Tax $259.25
    Total $2,924.24
  7. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    Excellent choice. I went with the Magic Keyboard with the numeric keypad but other than that identical to your configuration.

    I think you will be pleased with it. :)

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