which iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by whichimac, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. whichimac, Mar 19, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2018

    whichimac macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2018

    what am i using it for - use case

    chrome - need 16gb at least cos i have lots of tabs open

    chrome gets slower with increasing ram usage, why? i dunno i've never found out why (on win10)

    going to start python eventually sometimes this year probably - and not sure what else

    so why an imac over other options?

    * one reason is all the frequently used shortcuts are on one key (command key), on win10 its alt and ctrl, and winkey for switching desktops (dont think or know of a simple way to combine both alt and ctrl)

    * even if win10 can, i'd go imac cos there may be other design decision that would be good design decisison in terms of better ux/usability

    i dont think there's really anything else that matters to me besides good design/ux/ui/hci/usability/easy

    * what i care about mainly is that the desktop is visually clean -- that means that nothing is on it, and everything is hidden or disabled

    * i dont think any of the osses can do that fully, but that would be the ideal

    * you always have chrome or w/e software you're using up anyhow, so you basically never see the desktop anyway (almost never)

    that's obviously not a reason for the imac over other options, and that illustrates how undifferentiated the oses are to my use case and needs

    any potential problem/limits with imac?

    * one concern is imac may not have a basically the same alt tab feature/function that you can switch windows very very quick

    * but i think they added that option in setting somewhat recently -- or there may be an external software that solves thsi problem

    * also i think the mouse doesnt have a middle click? that's really important middle click is a very important and helpful, but i think you can just use regular mouses?

    why not chromeos?

    * large screen good for reading info on chrome

    * chromeos doesnt really have 16gb ram

    * chromeos is a laptop, would get hot, may affect performance

    * maybe need desktop software long-term (tho none currently are needed)

    when getting an imac?

    this year or next - not sure if an imac model is coming out in 2018

    what advice are you looking for?

    * anything that would be really really helpful

    * and hopefully some users would know what are really really helpful based on lots of experience

    * and also just which imac should be gotten?

    what do you really want

    i really just want a really really good AR and i guess we'll have in sometime after 2025-2030


    really really good links to significant evidence & reliable data is helpful


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  2. Glmnet1 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2017
    No one knows for sure but unless you need it now I would wait for WWDC (June 4th). I think there's a high probability that we'll see new iMac then with the new 6 core 8th gen CPUs.
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    On the Mac, I'd suggest something OTHER THAN Chrome.
    It's a memory hog, I hear, and do you really like google having their fingers in everything you do with it?
  4. Glmnet1 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2017
    I agree except for web development, IMO Chrome has the best development tools. Since OP said he is "going to start Python" I assume that's probably why he's using it.
  5. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 65816

    Darmok N Jalad

    Sep 26, 2017
    You don’t mention which screen size you are considering. With the 21.5” model, the RAM is soldered, so you definitely buy what you need at time of purchase. If you are doing the 27” 5K, just go with the base 8GB and buy your RAM upgrade elsewhere and save money, as you can upgrade it yourself easily.
  6. whichimac, Mar 19, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2018

    whichimac thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2018
    screen sizes = all options

    * by default anything that is not directly said or mentioned means and implies 'without limits' (all options considered)

    * any limits & needs is based on what is said on the main post

    * and the goal is to find out what's the most helpful or overall net best option based on good experience or significant evidence


    for clarification im guessing assuming you're talking about all years? in terms of the models/version as the year was not specified, but if not, could just edit it in

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