Which iMac should I purchase?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by solidsnake222, Dec 4, 2015.

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Which iMac should I buy

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  1. solidsnake222 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everybody,

    I'm looking to purchase an iMac, I'm in my second year of college and I much prefer writing papers, taking tests, and do research on a desktop. Scratch that, I prefer doing just about everything on a desktop over a laptop.

    Anyway, I would love to buy a iMac for under $1000 if possible, but I don't want to cheap out now and regret it. I found two computers that I'm seriously considering.

    One is the Late 2013 iMac with a quad core processor for $999. Link for reference: http://www.amazon.com/Apple-iMac-...B004YLCIC4

    The second is the late 2015 model so it's newer, but its only a duo core and it's slightly more money: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/pro..._2015.html

    Of those two choices, I think I like the 2015 model more just because it's newer. However, it may be slower and more expensive. Any thoughts?

    There's also a third one I'm considering, it seems to be the best of both worlds as it's quad core, retina screen, and from 2015 although it is a couple hundred more: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/pro..._2015.html

    Thanks in advance for any input!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I'd say go with the third one, its a hair over 1,000. As for option #1. Your link is bad, so I have no idea what it is. Something bothers me about getting what will turn out to be a 3 year old computer for 1,000 bucks so I personally wouldn't get that one.
     
  3. MadDane macrumors 6502a

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  4. Max(IT) Suspended

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    How could you accept a non retina display in 2015 ?
    I would wait a few more months to save the money needed to buy a retina iMac.
     

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