Will the price deter you?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by turtlez, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. turtlez macrumors 6502a

    turtlez

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    So basically the 27" is the model that any sensible person will get. I can only imagine how hard it is going to hurt the wallet if you max it out to be a better machine than the 2011 because the base for the 21" and 27" are very underwhelming for this day and age don't you think?

    I am needing a computer upgrade badly but I think I might not be able to justify this if the price is to steep to get 16gb RAM, 680MX, i7, Fusion, 27"

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Buskins macrumors member

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    My thoughts exactly. As I wrote in reply to another thread in the same vein; when asked "how much do you think they'll run", I said (and still say) I don't know, but when the prices come out I'll be afraid to look...
     
  3. turtlez thread starter macrumors 6502a

    turtlez

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    I hear you. Also the Mac Pro is gonna be even more and still a long ways off, Mac Mini is not powerful enough, Macbook Pro don't need portability and want a big screen and that external screen would be pricier than the iMac. I really really really really don't want to be forced to go with a PC but things are not seeming good for me.
     
  4. spcdust macrumors 6502a

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    I reckon the price is going to be eye watering and although the 680MX theoretically is a decent GPU it will still be a mobile GPU. Love the iMac form but there does come a time when the difference between cost to actual value may become to much.

    I have a maxed out 2011 27" iMac and it does everything I need and the GPU, for the time being, is plenty for casual gaming in Bootcamp. I obviously would love to have the faster 680MX GPU but every year there's a faster better card. A time will come when the 6970M will become "obsolete" but the plan then is to build a gaming PC rig with a proper Desktop class GPU. My ballpark guess is £800 for a gaming rig (unless I go totally overkill and get a dual GPU set up) which will then enable me, as better GPU's get released, to easily be able to upgrade.
     
  5. Buskins macrumors member

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    The only upside... and I use 'upside' loosely, is if bought with 3 year AppleCare then reselling it in two years time will net you much of your spent $$ back, making the next holographic retina display subatomic iMac (running on mobile chips) that little bit cheaper.
     

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