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Old 10-07-2019, 11:58 PM   #1
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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!!
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:43 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:54 AM   #3
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The bigger the better
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:06 AM   #4
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If can change the fusion drive to ssd
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:00 AM   #5
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If getting the 27-inch then you might as well upgrade to an SSD. Fusion drive will cripple the machine.
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:15 PM   #6
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Thanks for all your replies. Much appreciated.
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:19 PM   #7
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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.

If getting the 27-inch then you might as well upgrade to an SSD. Fusion drive will cripple the machine.
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Old 13-07-2019, 12:31 PM   #8
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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.
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How much ssd you all recommend? 256 or 512?
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Old 19-07-2019, 08:55 AM   #10
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Depends on your usage and Budget lor

If you not in Budget then go for 512

How much ssd you all recommend? 256 or 512?
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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
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Old 19-07-2019, 04:26 PM   #12
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Never owned a MAC before. Is it compatible with OneDrive?
Budget not an issue
Of course...

Most of the major free software like dropbox, google drive, onedrive, vlc media player, ccleaner, etc are available on mac.
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Old 19-07-2019, 10:19 PM   #13
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Of course...

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
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Old 15-08-2019, 05:25 PM   #14
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Why not a mac mini and a regular screen? Retina sounds overkill for casual use
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