Should i return iMac for fusion upgrade?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tdb2284, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. tdb2284 macrumors newbie

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    Just purchased the 21.5, non retina iMac with 2.7 GHZ, 1TB and 8GB Memory with Iris Pro. Wondering if i should return it for the upgrade to the fusion drive? We basically use the mac for day to day web surfing, word processing, and light gaming.
     
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Yes! I would never recommend getting a machine only with a HDD.
     
  3. redheeler macrumors 603

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    I would, because an SSD or Fusion drive does make a noticeable difference even for light tasks.
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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  6. OC513 macrumors 6502

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    I was just in your same exact predicament and I returned mine for a Fusion drive and I am so happy I did. It is a HUGE difference, at least for me. My new machine felt no faster than the 2009 machine it was replacing. I thought this should be noticeably faster and it wasnt. Got the Fusion drive and it was like day and night. Everything happens so much faster from opening apps to getting pics off my phone. I highly recommend returning it and getting either a Fusion or a straight SSD.
     
  7. Suture macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely. Fusion drives are really fast. I wouldn't own a computer without a Fusion/Hybrid or SSD anymore.
     
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  9. firedept macrumors 603

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    Would not hesitate to return for Fusion or SSD. Big difference to standard HDD.
     
  10. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

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    Hard drives are so 1990's. SSD ALL THE WAY BABY!
     

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