iMac 27" - To Buy, Or Not To Buy?
That, is the question.
So there have been plenty of rumors going around about a new 27" iMac coming out in "Late 2011". I am, however, considering buying one this Friday... Do you think it's a good idea to wait until later this year, or should I buy it now (due to minimal updates)?
I plan on keeping it for a long time as my home computer, so I want to make sure I get the best buy.
- 09-28-2011, 06:55 PM #2
- 09-28-2011, 06:59 PM #3
I have one but I bought mine in June. I doubt they would update it this early if they do I'm sure it's going to be small updates. The big one was I think this past may. I think you would be satisfied if u were to get one now depending on your needs. The updates they gave them a few months ago seem to make them future proof for the foreseeable future.
Yeaaah true... Refurbs are extra tempting from Apple.
You are probably right, Thunderbolt seems to be the most important update for the next few years going forward. Still, it's a $2000 purchase.. Hopefully if there is a new one coming they'll put it up on the store on the 4th or something.
- 10-12-2011, 01:46 AM #5
Personally, I would. Even if they do update it it would be sometime next year. Just depends if you want/need it now or if you can hold out until the new ones come out. Even if they do update it it shouldn't be a phenomenal change, just updates to the processor or other minute stuff.
- 10-29-2011, 07:59 AM #7
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- 01-08-2012, 09:07 PM #15
This thing is blazing fast. I am glad I got the i7. I re-encoded Despicable Me as a test to compare it to my previous i3 PC.
The PC took over an hour to encode it and averaged about 28fps while doing so.
My iMac.......6 mins averaging 420fps.
- 02-27-2012, 11:29 PM #16
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- 03-18-2012, 02:30 PM #19
What was the RAM difference or was it the same?
Not that I don't agree. My MBP tends to out do my PC in multimedia tasks such as Ripping/burning a movie or making a montage on final cut pro as opposed to Sony Vegas pro on my PC.
But the Windows definitely has its advantages in gaming among other things
- 05-29-2012, 06:40 PM #20
I apologize if this is not in the right area, but i didn't want to start a new thread. I purchased my iMac 27" in December, just recently i started hearing a stuttering sound from the unit. It occurs while in sleep and while in use. It happens sporadically. It sounds like a fan, but I'm not sure. Has anyone experienced this?
- 05-29-2012, 07:14 PM #21