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Old 07-06-2017, 03:59 PM   #1
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Who is getting the new iMac?

Planning to get one and it will be first iMac. Which configuration you guys are eyeing and why? Welcome any inputs.
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Old 07-06-2017, 04:13 PM   #2
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I'm may be getting the 27" Base model.
But before I purchase.
There are a few things I need to Know.
  • Does it still support "Target Display Mode" !!?
  • Is it worth getting the SSD over the FUSION DRIVES for normal usage.
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:23 PM   #3
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Do you think got people buy iMac Pro (instead of normal iMac) just for normal web surfing, movies, music etc. ... nothing to do with graphics design, movie editing etc.??
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:28 PM   #4
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Do you think got people buy iMac Pro (instead of normal iMac) just for normal web surfing, movies, music etc. ... nothing to do with graphics design, movie editing etc.??
I think it’s for some that has some have spare cash. And thinking of moving to video or photo editing.
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:42 PM   #5
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cant you just reformat fusion to ssd?
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:13 AM   #6
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iMac updates are decent. Will prob get imac later in the year or even next.

Was hoping to get MBA but since no kaby lake, no buy.

Think opting for SSD is a must. 2017 and Apple is still offering 5400 rpm...shameful or not.
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:22 AM   #7
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iMac updates are decent. Will prob get imac later in the year or even next.

Was hoping to get MBA but since no kaby lake, no buy.

Think opting for SSD is a must. 2017 and Apple is still offering 5400 rpm...shameful or not.

still using 5400 rpm!!!?
If that's true jump to SSD.

I may need to go down to Apple Store Orchard for inspection.
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:15 PM   #8
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I should be getting either the 3.5GHz model + upgrade to 1TB SSD..

My 6 year old iMac has served me well, but its painfully slow and hot when exporting iMovie...
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:13 PM   #9
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I'm may be getting the 27" Base model.
But before I purchase.
There are a few things I need to Know.
  • Does it still support "Target Display Mode" !!?
  • Is it worth getting the SSD over the FUSION DRIVES for normal usage.
I am considering getting this setup also. From what I read, SSD is recommended over Fusion despite the higher cost. Not only faster, it is likely to last longer. Also can get a smaller size SSD and then extend it via the USB 3 SSD external drive.
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I should be getting either the 3.5GHz model + upgrade to 1TB SSD..

My 6 year old iMac has served me well, but its painfully slow and hot when exporting iMovie...
Wow. 1 TB SSD is very ex. Any reason why you getting the mid-tier rather than the base processor? Worth paying more for the speed?
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:02 PM   #11
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For first time buyer of 27 inch iMac, you may want to take note.

When I first moved from 21.5 to the 5k 27 inch iMac, I got plenty of neck ache and really regretted buying it. The stand is high, the base (where Apple Logo is) is thick and the screen is big. You have to "look up" most of the time and your neck becomes very tired and stiff.

Because the showroom tables are low and you are standing, you wouldn't notice it until you bring it home.

In the end, I managed to find a workaround - putting the iMac on a small Ikea glass coffee table (using children story books to "adjust" the height) behind my table so that the base is just above the table, like a floating iMac screen.
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Getting the 21" 4K iMac
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Old 09-06-2017, 05:56 AM   #13
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For first time buyer of 27 inch iMac, you may want to take note.

When I first moved from 21.5 to the 5k 27 inch iMac, I got plenty of neck ache and really regretted buying it. The stand is high, the base (where Apple Logo is) is thick and the screen is big. You have to "look up" most of the time and your neck becomes very tired and stiff.

Because the showroom tables are low and you are standing, you wouldn't notice it until you bring it home.

In the end, I managed to find a workaround - putting the iMac on a small Ikea glass coffee table (using children story books to "adjust" the height) behind my table so that the base is just above the table, like a floating iMac screen.
Thanks for sharing! =)
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:46 AM   #14
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i am thinking of getting the iMac too. If I want to use both the macOS & windowsOS, which model should i get? Is the 3.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor & 8gb memory enough? Or should i get i7 and 16gb memory?

there are rumors that newer imacs are gonna be released at the end of the year, wondering if i should wait it out since its only 6 more months http://variety.com/2017/digital/news...ac-1202022424/
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:30 PM   #15
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i am thinking of getting the iMac too. If I want to use both the macOS & windowsOS, which model should i get? Is the 3.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor & 8gb memory enough? Or should i get i7 and 16gb memory?

there are rumors that newer imacs are gonna be released at the end of the year, wondering if i should wait it out since its only 6 more months http://variety.com/2017/digital/news...ac-1202022424/
They already confirmed releasing iMac Pro end of the year, but I am quite sure they are not going to refresh the iMac again till 1-2 years later.

If you intend to use bootcamp for Windows, please note that the Fusion drive will not be useful and things will get slower. You are thinking of getting which size iMac?
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