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THEMIKOS 10-07-2019 11:58 PM

Mac desktop
 
Good day forummers,

Am quite confused about what imac will be suitable for me. Can someone pls recommend?

I an considering between:
1) imac 21.5" $1599
2) imac 21.5" retina 4k $1899
3) imac 27" retina 5k $2599

I am a non gamer user. For now i would want to just use the com do work like excel, microsoft word, surf net, store pics and watch videos/netflix etc.
In future i would like to go into video editing etc as i will be getting the pro apps bundle thats avail at apple.

Which mac would be a good fit considering that money is not an issue and i would like to have a good mac that would do whatever jobs i quoted as above.

Thanks in advance for your replies!!

wahjohreno 11-07-2019 01:43 AM

It quite obvious that if money isn't a problem, you should get the best one.

27" Retina > 21.5" Retina > 21.5" non-Retina.

Video editing? The answer is even more the above.

Glariel 11-07-2019 08:54 AM

The bigger the better

macb0y 11-07-2019 09:06 AM

If can change the fusion drive to ssd

iCubes 11-07-2019 11:00 AM

If getting the 27-inch then you might as well upgrade to an SSD. Fusion drive will cripple the machine.

THEMIKOS 11-07-2019 09:15 PM

Thanks for all your replies. Much appreciated.

Odessa 11-07-2019 11:19 PM

The same also applies to the 21 inch model. SSDs are a must now. Apple recently lowered the price of their 1TB SSDs for iMacs.

Quote:

Originally Posted by iCubes (Post 121685250)
If getting the 27-inch then you might as well upgrade to an SSD. Fusion drive will cripple the machine.


derrickgoh 13-07-2019 12:31 PM

Best is replace fusion w SSD. Never mind if its lower capacity, its just for OS & apps anyway. Pics, vids, etc can store on USB HDD which are dirt cheap now.

GotBetrayed 19-07-2019 07:26 AM

How much ssd you all recommend? 256 or 512?

Glariel 19-07-2019 08:55 AM

Depends on your usage and Budget lor

If you not in Budget then go for 512

Quote:

Originally Posted by GotBetrayed (Post 121810271)
How much ssd you all recommend? 256 or 512?


GotBetrayed 19-07-2019 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glariel (Post 121811354)
Depends on your usage and Budget lor

If you not in Budget then go for 512

Never owned a MAC before. Is it compatible with OneDrive?
Budget not an issue

erwinrommel 19-07-2019 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GotBetrayed (Post 121814510)
Never owned a MAC before. Is it compatible with OneDrive?
Budget not an issue

Of course... :s12:

Most of the major free software like dropbox, google drive, onedrive, vlc media player, ccleaner, etc are available on mac.

GotBetrayed 19-07-2019 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by erwinrommel (Post 121818997)
Of course... :s12:

Most of the major free software like dropbox, google drive, onedrive, vlc media player, ccleaner, etc are available on mac.

Thanks Man! Now thinking of which one to get... basic 570 configuration or higher spec one... tough choice

Akromaci 15-08-2019 05:25 PM

Why not a mac mini and a regular screen? Retina sounds overkill for casual use


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