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Selling either my Mac pro 5.1 or 27" imac


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Sep 21, 2020
I am thinking of selling one of my computers.

1. 2010 27" imac i7 2.9ghz 8gb 1666

2. 2010 Mac pro 5.1, 2.8 quad core zeon, ATI 5770 1gb, 16gb 1033 with dual 23" cinema displays.

What should I keep and what is worth more on the market.

I am thinking I would let the imac go but I like the higher res screen.
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macrumors 68020
Apr 27, 2011
iMac is more limited on OS upgrade. I prefer 2 medium displays over a single large display because it's easier to see side to side than up and down. Do you need the flexibility of the Mac Pro for things like drives and video?


macrumors 6502
Mar 28, 2019
The Mac Pro is exponentially more upgradable. Modern GPUs, lots of space for SSDs, both SATA and NVME style, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3, etc. THey’re both getting dated at this point, but the Mac Pro would have more life in it. That said, at some point, if either of these is your main machine, you may eventually want to get something newer.
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