Thinking of buying new 5k iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ray737, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. ray737 macrumors 6502

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    Hey Everyone,

    I am thinking about upgrading my 2011 iMac with a new 5k iMac 27 inch with 1TB SD. Wondering if it's worth waiting to see if there is a new upgraded 5k iMac to be announced??
     
  2. iwan073 macrumors regular

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    I'm wondering the same thing. Want to sell my 2011 iMac and buy a new 27" 5K iMac.
    Will Apple upgrade the high end 5K iMac soon, or...?
     
  3. EnesM macrumors 6502

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    There are a lot of threads about this. Consensus is October 2015. Don't expect it to be announced during WWDC, though. Anyway, it is only a week away, so just wait and see. But it should be October based on Intel's Skylake roadmap. Computex also starts tomorrow, we could get fresh info from Intel, AMD and nVidia.
     
  4. ray737 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. nydennis macrumors regular

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    If you are going to do a BTO then it will take about a week or two to deliver (Mine is two weeks). This on top of the return window would let you know what if anything is announced at WWDC.
     
  6. Serban Suspended

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    At WWDC maybe the 4k 21.5" iMac will be announce. But the 27" will be in October so 5 more months
     
  7. iwan073 macrumors regular

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    Oh man I hope so
     
  8. Serban Suspended

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    so you want the 21.5" iMac?
     
  9. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I do, for sure. A 4k 21" would be perfect.
     
  10. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Once you've have the 27" in front of you, the 21 will seem inadequate…even with Retina.
     
  11. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Nah. I've had 20s and 21s for years. Tried the 27 in store plenty of times, and it's just too big for my tastes.
     
  12. nydennis macrumors regular

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    I love the 27inch. I have the thunderbolt display monitor. I have an on wall desk and the 27fits perfectly. I couldn't imagine going to a smaller screen. I use a 19 inch screen at work and it drives me crazy all day.



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  13. ray737 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I absolutely love the 27 inch. There's no way I would buy anything smaller as a desktop.
     
  14. tom123 macrumors regular

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    I was going to get a 21 inch, but when I saw the refurbished 27 riMac (online Apple Store), the $$$ was too good to resist.

    By the way, comparing the I7 mobile to the I7 used in the desktop, seems to be a bigger difference then most people realize! (surprised me, going from MacBook Pro to an iMac)
     
  15. MRrainer macrumors 6502a

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    iMacs (and most other stuff) usually gets updated after Back-To-School is over.
    At least, historically. Haven't taken much notice recently (not in the market anyway and certainly not in school anymore...)
    But yes (checking), the last three updates were November, September, October.
    If you can do with your 2011 model for another six months, I'd do that and then decide if you want to pick-up a 2014 model at a clearing sale/refurb or go for the new one (with unknown bugs...).
    We're not talking about some historic Apple 1 that represents a once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunity - these things get made by the thousands each day and there's absolutely no need to rush IMHO.
    Unless there's a business-need, of course.
     
  16. Ronm01 macrumors newbie

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    My early 2010 iMac will be replaced shortly after the WWDC with this:

    5K Retina
    • 4.0GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz
    • 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
    • 3TB Fusion Drive
    • AMD Radeon R9 M295X 4GB GDDR5
    Will replace 8GB ram and install 32GB Crucial
     

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