should i get the Imac 21.5?

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

  1. ginofresh macrumors regular


    Feb 20, 2017
    • 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


    Nov 11, 2012
    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 regular

    Nov 10, 2016
    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

    May 23, 2010
    Interesting, Apple dropped the 2TB fusion on the 21.5
  5. Moolani macrumors member


    Dec 18, 2012
    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

    May 23, 2010
    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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