Would I benefit from a 2016 iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sammyman, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. sammyman macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2005
    I'm in the "waiting for a Mac Pro" camp and can't wait any longer.

    I've decided it's time to buy a computer. I'm thinking of a used iMac on Craigslist.

    Right now I have a 2010 Mac Pro. My wife is a pro photographer, uses lightroom and photoshop daily. Our Mac Pro is pimped out, 48gb RAM, 1tb Apple SSD, USB 3.0, 12-core. But I keep running into weird problems because the computer is 6 years old. Sierra crashed everything. Wireless mice do not work without serious lag.

    So I'm upgrading. These computers have been on the market for almost a full year, so I don't want to buy new. What can we expect from 2016 upgrades? Are any possible upgrades worth holding out for? Or should I start looking for a deal 2015 iMac?
  2. danielwsmithee macrumors 65816

    Mar 12, 2005
    Well if the update for the iMac in october is significant you may be glad you waited, or get the 2015 model at an even larger discount. You'll see the refurbished 2015 models get discounted pretty quickly.

    Your loaded Mac Pro should still run circle around even new iMacs in most multi-threaded applications. I'd figure out what is wrong with it.

    Have you tried a completely clean install and home folder?
  3. sammyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2005
    Haven't tried a clean install. But I'm committed now. Just bought a thunderbolt hard drive array.

    Many thing annoy me about the old Mac Pro. One that comes to mind is the fact that no wireless mice work smoothly. Always jittery. Drove me mad! Now sierra crashed the Mac Pro.

    I'm only using Lightroom and photoshop. Yes the Mac Pro is fast. Very fast. But I'm to annoyed to continue tinkering.

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