rMBP 15 late 2013 vs iMac 5k latest model

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  1. leftyMac macrumors regular

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    I'm just wondering if anyone upgraded their rMBP 15" late 2013 mode to the latest iMac 5k.

    I don't have much budget, so my plan is to sell my rMBP, and replace it with a new iMac, and with the limited budget, I'd have to go with a fusion drive.

    so I guess my question is, how much slower (or faster!) does it get, going from SSD on a rMBP to a fusion drive on an iMac?
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    well assuming you go for a 2TB Fusion or bigger then it'll be much the same ssd speed wise, but overall the iMac is a faster machine (depending on spec and usage) . Unfortunately apple made the decision to only use a 24gb ssd on the 1 TB fusion and it's not a great choice from the user point of view.
     
  3. leftyMac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, I didn't know about the difference between the 2TB and 1TB fusion drives! Thanks for the tip! Yeah, I'd go for the 2TB option, but I'm still not convinced enough to spend a lot to replace my rMBP yet. Maybe I should just get a nice monitor or TV to go with it.
     
  4. whatitis macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    This is very much an on going debate I am having with myself right now. In the past year I am traveling less with my 15" Pro and it has remained in the one spot for my productivity tasks. I am undecided on what approach to take;

    1. 5k iMac | i7 (maxed); this would be a direct replacement for the late-2013 15" Pro + get a mid level spec 12" MacBook for on the go related activities

    2. Wait unit the probable redesign of the 15" Pro and get a 4k monitor


    Hmmmmmm
     
  5. leftyMac thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's exactly what I've been thinking too. The 15" is just not portable enough and I am using it as a desktop replacement. I'm leaning towards getting a 12" MacBook for seminars and programming elsewhere to switch up my environment. 5k iMac 27" even the basic model could be better than my rMBP spec-wise or close enough? I'm not sure if that will be an upgrade from what I already have.
     

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