Which one should I buy

Discussion in 'iMac' started by coreytime, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. coreytime macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2012
    #1
    I need some help deciding between these configs:

    Base 27" 2017 with 512ssd

    Or

    3.8 27" as configured from factory which includes 2tb fusion and 8gb graphics card

    One could be ordered with no tax so the real price difference is $130
     
  2. angrytoothbrush macrumors regular

    angrytoothbrush

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    #2
    Need more information. What are you doing with it?
     
  3. ZipZap macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    #3
    Figure out how much you have to spend and buy the model that fits. Dont forget AppleCare. Buy the smallest memory config and upgrade yourself.

    I plan to buy the top model with the I5. 1TB SSD. Add memory separately. I just need it for web browsing :)
     
  4. coreytime thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2012
    #4
    I will do browsing, email, and will run some VM instances at times..... I don't do photo or video editing but I at times run some applications

    the 3.8 with 2GB fusion drive and 8GB video would be $2279 (no tax)

    the 3.4 base with 512 SSD would be $2,134 (tax)
     
  5. angrytoothbrush macrumors regular

    angrytoothbrush

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    #5
    Solid. I mean you're getting a lot more for very little and the 2tb vs 512GB is quite a bump. The marginal cost vs marginal benefit is definitely in your favor on the higher end model, and could translate later into resale value. I can't rule out going big in your situation.
     
  6. coreytime thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2012
    #6
    I guess in the end is the 512SSD worth more than having the other specs upgraded
     
  7. tc913 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2017
    Location:
    Southern California
    #7

Share This Page