Rex Maximilian wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:45 am
Stress Co. wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:36 pm
In case you missed it. New iMacs are out.
Some tips if you get a 2019 iMac:
1) do NOT buy extra RAM from Apple. You can buy quality third party RAM and install it yourself very easily for 1/3 of the cost. If you buy 32GB online for $200 at most, you can install it and wind up with 40GB RAM.
2) Get an SSD inside, and NOT a Fusion drive.
3) As for the CPU and GPU, that's up to you, but I went for it. When you're spending $3K plus for a machine, what's a few hundred dollars more for the fastest CPU and GPU?
I'd add to that with:
If going for a faster configuration, in some cases, it's better to "Upgrade" from a higher base configuration.
A 3.1GHz 6-core i5 upgraded to a 3.6GHz 8-core i9 (w/1 TB SSD) runs $2,999
A 3.7GHz 6-core i5 upgraded to a 3.6Ghz 8-core i9 (w/ 1TB SSD) runs the same $2,999
BUT you get a a Radeon Pro 580X w/ 8GB memory, instead of the Radeon Pro 575X w/ 4 GB memory
With what I saved buying the iMac over the iMac Pro, I was able to get a second 4K monitor (and then some).
Check the refurbished listings as well. Only caveat is the current models may not show up yet
and they don't ship with extended keyboards.