Which current iMac is comparable to my late 2012 21.5?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dazed, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. dazed macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    My 2012 iMac is starting to fail. Am curious which of the current generation of iMacs are comparable speed wise?

    I don't want to spend too much. I use it for Lightroom, a little photoshop and running windows in VMware fusion.

  2. gian8989 macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2015
    If you do anything other than surfing web than the imac 21 4k is a no buy (personal opinion).
    You have to put 16gb (you can't put more later in the 21, you can put later in the 27) and change the hdd with a 2tb fusion drive (they standard hdd is a 5400rpm and the 1tb fusiondrive has a 28gb sdd). this will increase the price a lot and it will cost almost like the base imac 27 5k with a 2tb fusion and a R9 M380 (the 21 has only the integrated Iris Pro of the cpu).

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