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Which iMac to buy?

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Dec 4, 2012 6:52 AM

I'm looking to buy one of the new 27" iMacs but I'm curious whether it's worth getting the faster process and graphics card in the build options. When I add these plus a decent amount of RAM, I have a bill of just shy of $3K. Can anybody weigh in on the worthiness of these options?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 3.1 Ghz Intel Core i5
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,395 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 7:00 AM (in response to Five Dollar Shake)

    Not really, as only you can judge the extent to which the specifications match your requirements and budget.

     

    But bear in mind that the new iMacs are not user-upgradeable once purchased. What you order is what you will be stuck with!

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,500 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 7:21 AM (in response to Five Dollar Shake)

    I think the question really is what you hope you can achieve, that you can't achieve with what you have.  Klaus1's observation of the new model not being upgradeable is very important.

     

    There is a huge current thread  No DVD drive in new iMac ???: Apple Support Communitie  and this is not too complimentary.   Might be worth reading and would certainly justify waiting six months to see what develops.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,395 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 8:50 AM (in response to Five Dollar Shake)

    Check out the recommended system requirements for the applications.

  • laundry bleach Level 5 Level 5 (6,875 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 10:07 AM (in response to Klaus1)

    Klaus1, the 27" iMac is not completely cut off from user upgradeability. It comes standard with 8GB of RAM, but can be upgraded by users to as much as 32GB. Unlike the 21" model, there are "four user-accessible SO-DIMM slots."

     

    Aside from RAM, you are correct.

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