Which Imac should I buy?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by chynna21, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. chynna21 macrumors newbie

    chynna21

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    I'm wanting to upgrade form a 2013 21" iMac to a new 2017 one.

    I want to use it for website design, basic final cut pro video's, photoshop and playing the sims 4 with all packs and future packs (I know not great for gaming, but I've been playing sims on my current Imac and it's work ok and also I can't afford a gaming computer as well)

    I've worked out and both these Imac come in at the same price so was just wondering would I be better spending on the i7 processor or getting a less processor with better graphics and storage. I will also be upgrading the ram to 16gb in future.

    Or would I better waiting until the new Imac comes on early next year (my only worry is there be even more expensive and out of my budget)
    • 4.2GHz quad-core 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz)
    • Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz
    • 8GB of 2400MHz memory, configurable up to 64GB
    • 1TB Fusion Drive1
    • Radeon Pro 575 with 4GB of video memory
    • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
    • 5120-by-2880 P3 Retina 5K display

    • 3.8GHz quad-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor
    • Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz
    • 8GB of 2400MHz memory, configurable up to 64GB
    • 2TB Fusion Drive1
    • Radeon Pro 580 with 8GB of video memory
    • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
    • 5120-by-2880 P3 Retina 5K display

    This the Imac I'm currently using and apart from starting to get a bit slow recently it's been great for the past 5 years:
    Apple iMac 21" "Core i5" 2.9
    1 TB (5400 RPM) hard drive,
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
    16GB
     
  2. JoSch macrumors regular

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    If it should be iMacs with fusion drive, take the bigger ones, because it has a larger SSD better utilizing the benefits of the fusion drive.
    You can always make a case for waiting for next big thing ;-), but buying now or next year depends how your needs press you for a new machine.
     
  3. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    There is absolutely no reason to purchase a fusion drive - get yourself an SSD and an external storage device.
     
  4. fathergll macrumors 65816

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    • 3.8GHz quad-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor
    • Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz
    • 8GB of 2400MHz memory, configurable up to 64GB
    • 256GB SSD
    • Radeon Pro 580 with 8GB of video memory
    • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
    • 5120-by-2880 P3 Retina 5K display
    Buy a 2 TB external SSD and put on to the back of the computer out of sight.
     
  5. rjsounds macrumors member

    rjsounds

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    It doesn't sound like you're in dire need of a new computer right this second, since you only mention that your current iMac is only "starting to get a bit slow." If you can wait a bit longer, it's expected there will be new iMac's in 2019.
     

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