Is the 2019 iMac worth getting over the 2017 one ??,

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Posted 26th Jan
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looks like it's 150 more but an i3 instead of an i5 ? is that processor actually better ?
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Unless you're tied into apple for some reason I wouldn't even consider spending £1000 on a computer with no SSD and a 21.5" screen. That's no luxury product.
Seems like a no brainer unless i'm missing something. The 2019 model is much better as it has a 4K display, discrete graphics and a quad core CPU.
Gormond28/01/2020 12:27

Seems like a no brainer unless i'm missing something. The 2019 model is …Seems like a no brainer unless i'm missing something. The 2019 model is much better as it has a 4K display, discrete graphics and a quad core CPU.


I'm not sure, been doing some research and people are saying buy at least a fusion drive and dedicated graphics card. Also thinking the 27 inch one from Curry's might be more future proof as you can easily open the back up to out some more ram in? It's a bit more tho but seems to tick more boxes.


currys.co.uk/gbu…tml?istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istFeedId=4d7eb93e-055f-499d-8ee5-1cdcc50d67d1&istItemId=xqritlqqp&istBid=tztx&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~1004 (PLA) APPLE MAC - Adaptive~1004 (PLA) APPLE MAC - Adaptive ad group~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&kwid=GOOGLE&device=m&ds_kids=92700050299685788&tgtid=1004 (PLA) APPLE MAC - Adaptive&&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI06X0gaim5wIVR7DtCh1-WguHEAQYAiABEgJHOvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
EndlessWaves28/01/2020 11:54

Unless you're tied into apple for some reason I wouldn't even consider …Unless you're tied into apple for some reason I wouldn't even consider spending £1000 on a computer with no SSD and a 21.5" screen. That's no luxury product.


It's for my partner, they need it for work. Their work laptop is a MacBook so guessing she wants it to link up with her documents and apps
chrisredmayne28/01/2020 12:38

I'm not sure, been doing some research and people are saying buy at least …I'm not sure, been doing some research and people are saying buy at least a fusion drive and dedicated graphics card. Also thinking the 27 inch one from Curry's might be more future proof as you can easily open the back up to out some more ram in? It's a bit more tho but seems to tick more boxes.https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/desktop-pcs/desktop-pcs/apple-imac-5k-27-2017-10165822-pdt.html?istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istFeedId=4d7eb93e-055f-499d-8ee5-1cdcc50d67d1&istItemId=xqritlqqp&istBid=tztx&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~1004 (PLA) APPLE MAC - Adaptive~1004 (PLA) APPLE MAC - Adaptive ad group~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&kwid=GOOGLE&device=m&ds_kids=92700050299685788&tgtid=1004 (PLA) APPLE MAC - Adaptive&&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI06X0gaim5wIVR7DtCh1-WguHEAQYAiABEgJHOvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


Personally I would stick to JL for the 2 year guarantee.

As usual the more you pay the better spec you will get, just dont go for the 2017 model!
Gormond28/01/2020 12:45

Personally I would stick to JL for the 2 year guarantee.As usual the more …Personally I would stick to JL for the 2 year guarantee.As usual the more you pay the better spec you will get, just dont go for the 2017 model!


Is it not gonna slow down really fast though with a regular hard drive ? The boots times look really poor
John Lewis do 21.5" and 27" 2019 iMacs with Fusion Drives for £1319 and £1635 respectively. Also note that the 27" comes with a 5k screen, better GPU and hex core CPU.

I would link them but HUKD doesn't allow JL links anymore for some reason.

Also iMacs have Thunderbolt 3 ports so it's very easy to add more really fast storage down the line.
Edited by: "Gormond" 28th Jan
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