should i get the Imac 21.5?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ginofresh, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. ginofresh macrumors member

    ginofresh

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    • 3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz
    • 16GB 2400MHz DDR4
    • 1TB Fusion Drive
    • Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB video memory
    now i dont have room for the 27 inch at all, so i am stuck with the 21.5 one but the thing is that i do plan on doing some gaming on it and i know mac are not made for gaming but i just never had a mac and been wanting one for a while and do plan on using bootcamp for like overwatch and some other games but if i was to get this imac with these spec are they going to last me for a while?
     
  2. colodane macrumors 6502a

    colodane

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    The only change I would recommend to your configuration is to select the 2 TB Fusion Drive. Not because of the extra space but because it comes with a larger SSD partition.
     
  3. padams35 macrumors member

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    I think fusion drives configured with dual-partitions use pure HDD for the second partition. If you are OK with bootcamp on 5400rpm then go for it - otherwise I'd suggest investing in a large SSD drive.
     
  4. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    Interesting, Apple dropped the 2TB fusion on the 21.5
     
  5. Moolani macrumors member

    Moolani

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    Because Apple dropped the 2Tb Fusion option on the 21.5", and the 1Tb option has only a tiny SSD portion, I would only go with an all SSD option.
     
  6. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    Funny timing--just last week I returned a custom order 21.5 for a yellow blotch on the screen. Lucky timing. Now, with the changes, the 21.5 with 16G and 1TB SSD is $100 less than the top 27" with 16G and the stock 2TB Fusion. Not quite sure which I will order.
     

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