Thinking of buying new desktop

Discussion in 'iMac' started by lindalepark2006, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. lindalepark2006 macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2016
    I currently have a dell Inspiron 580 with intel i3. I had this computer since 2010 or 2011. This desktop is slow now and make too much noise. I been wanting to make the switch from windows to apple. Do any one recommend to change from a windows to a apple?

    I have been waiting 2 month for the new iMac that as everyone knows will not be updated any time soon. I was planning on getting the iMac 27 inch the base model. Should I wait for the new iMac or get this one?

    Is the base computer good enough? I need opinions.
  2. Pakaku macrumors 68020


    Aug 29, 2009
    "Good enough" depends on what you need out of a computer.
  3. lindalepark2006 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2016
    I only use social media, sport pages. YouTube. Netflix, Hulu. I don't game but I would like to start gaming.
  4. 59Burst macrumors member


    Jul 14, 2014
    The mid-tier iMac 27" 5K is good enough for my needs. I did change the 2TB Fusion drive to a 512GB SSD. I also plan to add 16GB to the existing 8GB RAM.
  5. Firebrand macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2016
    59Burst makes a solid suggestion. In the end, pricewise, an iMac is a good pick for now and future computing needs.

    Actually for general purposes (messaging, surfing and watching video) the 21,5" is more than enough. However, you did mention gaming: mid-tier 27" has much better graphics for more intense gaming.

    Another solution is going with an iPad for your mail/internet basics, and buying a dedicated game console.

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