Which iMac should I get

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Nintendo64, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Nintendo64 macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure if I should get the 27" iMac 2012 with the fusion drive or without. Here are the specs I'm considering.

    27" 2012 model configuration:

    2.9GHz Intel Core i5 Quad-Core
    8GB of 1600Hz DDR3 RAM
    1TB Fusion Drive
    nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M Graphics (512MB)
    27" HD LED-Backlit IPS Display
    2560 x 1440 Native Resolution
    802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
    Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, SDXC Card Reader
    720p FaceTime HD Camera, Dual Mics
    Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (64-bit)


    I'll probably be using it for entertainment purposes (watching movies, listening to music, etc.). I'm learning to use Blender and will probably be using Photoshop some. I'm not a gamer or anything like that, but am hoping to start learning to code/program some time in the near future. I'm just not sure if I need the Fusion drive which will cost about $250 more if I buy from BH Photo.

    Thanks for any advice :)
     
  2. malvicus macrumors member

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    It comes down to whether or not you could appreciate the faster performance including faster bootups. Apps that you use frequently will launch faster. That means, instead of waiting for 6-7 bounces before it launches. You get 2-3 bounces on a fusion drive. It really just comes down to personal preference.
     
  3. Nintendo64 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks :) That makes a ton of sense. I already have a 2010 MBP that takes forever to bootup and load apps, so it would be refreshing to have a computer that could launch apps quickly. I'll probably go for the fusion drive. Thanks for your help!
     
  4. malvicus macrumors member

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    You're welcome!
     

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