Which iMac after nMP?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Martyimac, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Martyimac macrumors 68000

    Martyimac

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    I come here as a previous headless mac user in need of info and advice. My 2013 nMP bit the dust (my fault, dumped a glass of water on it). But I find there isn't any headless macs I want other than maybe a 2012 mini with an SSD.
    Have never felt that the iMac was a good deal what with hard to upgrade and the glossy screen and aio but here I am wanting a new mac and only the iMac seems to offer some decent power. And no I don't need a lot of power I am NO power user.
    So, what do you folks think? I can see spending up to $2K but more than that is iffy.
    Thanks
     
  2. tomscott1988 macrumors 6502a

    tomscott1988

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    No insurance on the mac pro? Accidental damage?

    I see you have a 2015 macbook pro have you tried using it in desktop mode instead of investing another 2k for another machine? If your not a power user and have a screen, keyboard and mouse etc might work if only to wait to see what they do with the new iMacs at wwdc18.
     
  3. Martyimac thread starter macrumors 68000

    Martyimac

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    I have and may give that a try, but also wanted some input on iMacs. Thanks.
     
  4. pam14160 macrumors newbie

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    Purchased a new 21.5 with an intel i5, retina display, and am very happy with it. The reason for not going with the 27" iMac was I already had a Dell 28" 4k monior that is truly a great monitor.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    I think the "best compromise" between cost/power/quietness in the current iMac lineup is the "midrange" 3.5ghz model.

    It has the 7600 CPU and better graphics than the base model (which has a 7500 CPU).
    It is reported to run considerably more quietly than does the "high end" i7.

    If cost is a consideration, I'd suggest you spend just $100 more and get the model with the 256gb SSD. Yes, I know that isn't really a "large" configuration for an internal drive these days, but the SSD will always run "at full speed" and if you need more storage, add it via USB3.
    You could spend $300 more for a 512gb SSD.
    I would not buy the 1tb SSD -- waste of good money.

    As much as I like the 2012 Mini (it's my main machine, typing on it now), I would not recommend it -- just too outdated for a "new purchase".

    The only "new" MacBook Pro I would recommend is the 2015-design MBPro 15" model (these are still built and sold "as new units" from Apple). I don't care for the 2017 design, has proven to be very unreliable due to keyboard issues.
     

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