Replace my Late 2009 iMac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hkbladelawkhk, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. hkbladelawkhk macrumors member

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    It's coming time where I'm starting to go OCD over replacing my 2009, 20gb ram, 1st gen i7 iMac. While it's working fine for now, I'm coming into a time where I'm starting to want more video editing capabilities, and my 512mb card isn't cutting it.

    I'm considering a refurbed 2016 with 2.9ghz i7, 16gb ram, 1tb ssd and the 4gb of GPU ram. It's around 3600 with apple care.

    Eventually, end goal will be to use a Bizon box should I need more power.

    I keep finding myself wanting more portability, need some nudges from my other mac buddies! Let me know thoughts.
     
  2. MadDane macrumors 6502a

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    Do you want both portability and power at the same time? Depending on what you want it might make sense to get both a powerful desktop and a small and portable device instead of a "big" laptop to cover all bases.

    I have the same iMac (late 2009, i7) and I would not give up the large screen for a laptop sized screen. I know you can get the 5k Ultrafine (and other screens) but it is not quite as convenient (for me) as a desktop.
     
  3. hkbladelawkhk, Jun 5, 2017
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    hkbladelawkhk thread starter macrumors member

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    I did consider that. Though to do that would be much more expensive (IE. 3800 for new iMac, min of 1000 for mba, plus applecare). I would likely keep my iMac until I can't repair it anymore as well. Chances are I would dock the laptop if I went that route. I just wonder if 16 will work compared to my 20. I work with vms on occasion.
     

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