Sensible config for 21.5"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by OneSon, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. OneSon macrumors member

    OneSon

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    Hi there - I'm a new member to the forum but a long time fan and reader. :)

    I'm purchasing a 21.5" iMac this week to use in a home-office. I'm wondering which, if any, upgrades are worth my while. I will be using the computer for:

    - running audio file processing software (similar to audition)
    - running statistical software (spss)
    - word processing, powerpoint, and excel
    - web-browsing and email etc

    Realistically I could probably afford one maybe two of the following. Which should I seriously consider?

    RAM up to 16gb
    Fusion Drive
    Processor up to i5 2.9ghz

    Thanks in advance for any advice.

    Ben
     
  2. Woodcrest64 macrumors 65816

    Woodcrest64

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    I'm not sure how demanding spss software is terms of ram. 8gb should be more than enough though from what I can see. The fusion drive though I highly recommend and the processor will be more than enough.
     
  3. Yullover macrumors newbie

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    Fusion drive for sure... i really enjoy it now in my 27"
     
  4. OneSon thread starter macrumors member

    OneSon

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    Thanks for the input. I get apple education discount so the fusion drive will cost around £175 extra.

    Those that already have it - would you definitely recommend it?
     
  5. Johnf1285 macrumors 6502a

    Johnf1285

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    The Fusion Drive is nice. I really like it. I came from a PC with 128gb SSD and 500gb HDD that I managed on my own. Having the OS do it for me is nice.
     

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