Time to Upgrade My Late 2012 iMac?

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  1. andrew5494 macrumors member

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    Hey, after seeing those new iMacs at wwdc, I'm considering upgrading my iMac as it is almost 5 years old.
    Do you guys think it is worth it?
    I currently have the 27 inch i5 model from late 2012.
    Thanks!
     
  2. CWallace, Jun 15, 2017
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  3. fcracer macrumors newbie

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    The screen is miles better. I'd recommend getting the i7. I upgraded from the 2012 i5 to the 2017 i5 and don't notice much difference in speed. I should have gone for the i7. Also, highly recommend you get an SSD drive.
     
  4. Glockworkorange macrumors regular

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    Display itself makes it a great upgrade. Go for it
     
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    I have the entry level 21.5 2012 model myself. Honestly, I never intended to keep it more than a year but Apple was slow to upgrade so it turned into 4+ years. In my case with the integrated video, 8GB RAM, (never used the internal 5400RPM hard drive), it's a bit long in the tooth, esp editing pictured in Lightroom. So I do plan on upgrading to a 2017 iMac as soon as they start getting discounted. I noticed Adorama is already $20 off on top of no sales tax so it's starting already. I figure once all the main resellers get them in stock the price will drop $50 to $100 off and I'll jump.

    You have a more powerful machine than I and I don't know how you use it, but if you notice sluggishness with video or photo editing or even everyday scrolling and program launching then an upgrade is something worth considering. If you just have CPU envy then flip a coin. The great thing about Macs is the resale value really helps soften the $ blow when upgrading to a newer model.
     
  6. andrew5494 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ya the screen does look amazing... I would opt for the i7 money was no object, but the base level iMac is $2400 CAD! When I bought the iMac back in 2012, the Canadian dollar was equal to the US lol.
     

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