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    Default Advice on new iMac

    I'm looking to upgrade my very old iMac in the next year and would like some advice please. Anything will be an enormous improvement on what I have now, which is a mid-2011 27" iMac!

    This is what I have currently - it's 2.7 GHz, Intel Core i5, I have added storage so it's 32GB 1333 MHz DDR3, and it's running (don't laugh) High Sierra 10.13.6.

    I do mostly word processing, some InCopy/Photoshop work (but my version of Photoshop is really old so I'll move to a subscription based one eventually), no gaming, not a lot of video streaming, etc.

    I'll also be upgrading my MacBook Air as that's so old now and doesn't have enough storage to update to the latest operating system, and I can't update Microsoft 365 because of this (on the desktop too).

    I am a Mac person through and through, so I am definitely looking at replacing the old iMac and laptop with newer versions, but other than wanting the larger screen on the desktop (my MacBook Air is only a 13" and that's fine for the times I need one), I am open to suggestions - and where best to buy them from.

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    Default Re: Advice on new iMac

    Most retail Shops Don't do discounts on MAC's. You may be better off going directly to Apple and purchasing, https://www.apple.com/nz/mac/ End of the day its your $$ to Spend and you will know the over all budget.

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    Default Re: Advice on new iMac

    Yes, the days of getting discounts are pretty much gone, although some do have deals from time to time - just not usually when I need something! I can afford to wait, but just need to know with the new iMacs how much memory I can get (better to have too much than too little) and if one model is better than another. Years ago it was 21" and 27" and those were your only options! Been a while, QUITE a while, since I bought any new technology so I want to make sure I am spending wisely!

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    Default Re: Advice on new iMac

    Quote Originally Posted by Beemer View Post
    iMacs, spending wisely!
    these 2 words seldom go together due to the premium prices Apple charge.

    But if its what you want who am I to judge.

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    Default Re: Advice on new iMac

    It's difficult to sell mac laptops in general shops, in my opinion directly go to apple shops for a better price.

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    Default Re: Advice on new iMac

    Unfortunately Apple do not appear to be selling any 27" iMacs so it's Noel Leeming or the like if I want to buy new. There have been rumours of Apple releasing a new 27" iMac but that's all they are at present, and I really need to upgrade now. I could wait and find the new 27" is even more expensive than what I can buy now.

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    Default Re: Advice on new iMac

    I never buy computers from a Noel Leeming or Harvey Norman type store-the staff do not seem to be Tech savvy. "Oh sorry did you not want a washing machine" I am Windows but can recommend Apple dealer Ubertec Parnell Auckland .

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    Default Re: Advice on new iMac

    Just use a Power Macintosh 6100 for a month, then your current hardware will never seem old again!

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