refurbished iMac 27

Discussion in 'iMac' started by marikian, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. marikian macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2008
    Refurbished 27-inch iMac 4.0GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 with Retina display
    Originally released October 2014
    27-inch (diagonal) Retina display with IPS technology; 5120‑by‑2880 resolution
    16GB memory
    512GB Flash Storage
    AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics processor with 2GB of GDDR5 memory
    Built-in FaceTime HD camera

    What do you guys think of this setup? I was gonna get a 3tb but the pure flash drive sounds great. Also what external drive would you get with this set up?
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    The lack of the M295X makes the setup somewhat hamstrung.
  3. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    FYI, there aren't any refurbs with the M295X GPU from what I can see.
  4. marikian thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2008
    What would be the problem with the 290 graphics?
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    It would lag.

    5120x2880 is a lot of pixels and the M290X isn't really up to the job.
  6. fathergll macrumors 65816

    Sep 3, 2014

    I haven't seen much of this on my M290X. To be fair i've heard lag issues on every model(it's been well documented) which makes this seem that it's software related and not hardware.

    Also the M295X does run incredibly hot and it's been well documented from guys who do Apple repairs that they've seen heat as the #1 issue with them down the road.
  7. RageDaddy macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2015
    290X lag, pure BS. I got it and it's purely safari bug. If you use safari with multiple tabs open it will lag.

    I use Firefox and no lag...non!
  8. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    I have no lag with 30 tabs open in Safari on the 295.
  9. fathergll macrumors 65816

    Sep 3, 2014
    Thats not exactly scientific. I've had issues with one tab on Safari on different Macs depending on the actual website.
  10. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    I'd probably buy it as other than the 295X, it has everything my current 5K iMac has (and I would have preferred to wait for a refurb).

    For external drive I use a Drobo 5D for media and a Western Digital 3TB for Time Machine.

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