rImac, if i sum it up...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by guytam, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. guytam macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2012
    I need new desktop, the 2008 imac was great, moving on
    after doing some reading here and there
    this is what i answer to myself for the question
    so how's the rImac?

    Its nice...
    the screen is a amazing
    but get the highest specs to really enjoy it
    You might get some glitches, depend on your luck.
    If you can wait a year it will be best, if not, get it the screen is amazing
    they could do better work on the hardware though,
    oh, and dont get the ram from apple, save the money, buy it some place else.
    Get it, the late 2013 will do great work too you know, but that screen is amazing...

    did i missed something?
  2. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

    Nov 16, 2012
    I am loving mine. No issues, beautiful screen :)

    i5, 295x, 8GB (just added another 16GB) 512GB SSD (a no brainer - SSD rules the day. This is 2014.

    I do not game except for solitaire. Quake 4 was the last game I played. Only becasue a friend needed a partner.
  3. Steveatesh macrumors regular


    Oct 29, 2014
    North east England
    Well for me it was get the highest spec I could afford, which was the base retina with added memory from crucial.

    Have no problems beyond my own ineptitude as this is my first Mac, it is fast and doesn't stutter or jerk up to now. And the screen? Amazing. Simply amazing.
    My main use, once I get it set up properly and learn how to use a Mac will be photography. Having looked at many pictures on that screen, I have absolutely no regrets.
  4. redheeler macrumors 603


    Oct 17, 2014
    It feels so natural coming from a rMBP I forget how stunning that display is compared to a 2K or even 4K display. Not to mention how powerful the hardware is. Of corse the display won't be perfect until OLED becomes available, but there is no way I could wait that long :D
  5. fastlanephil macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2007
    I'm looking a maybe a TOTL 2013 27" iMac instead or wait for the next Mac Pro maybe. I'm going to check out the Retina iMac soon though.

    I think not having Target Display Mode on the Retina iMac might be a deal breaker for my setup but it's not crucial. Also I can probably find the 2013 3.5 i7 iMac used for much less than the Retina iMac. About 30% less.

    There is a significant speed advantage with the 4GHz Retina iMac in single-core mode but not much when in multi-core mode vs the 3.5 i7.

    But stats don't tell the whole story so little hands on for that user experience at the store is needed.
  6. jdsmooooth macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2014
    I have a 4.0ghz i7, 8GB RAM, m295X and a 3TB Fusion Drive. My rImac sits right next to my Core i7 2009 iMac. There's no comparison. New model is quiet, powerful and great to look at. I would, without a doubt, not hesitate to purchase this again. I even played some Diablo III in 5K and I haven't gamed on a computer for over 5 years LOL.
  7. AppleInLVX macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2010
    That's exactly the configuration I have on order. Happy to read that you're digging it. Looking forward to getting mine later this month. :)

    Did you find adding the extra ram was necessary, or was it just something you did because you could, and what does it hurt?

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