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    Hey Pat (hope I'm not too late). You never mentioned exactly what model 27" iMac you were ordering. One bit of advice (or something to consider) is...upgrading the CPU to the "i7". I was helping someone else with the same purchase question last week...and as CPU upgrades go...the "i7" CPU upgrade for the 27" iMac is one heck of a "bang for the buck" upgrade!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
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    Hey Nick!

    I am still waiting for wife to get discount details from her former company.

    Here is what I am getting, unless talked out of it! ;-)

    27" iMac with Retina 5K
    4.2 GHz (Turbo Boost to 4.5)
    1TB SSD
    8 Gig RAM (Originally I was going to get the 64 GB, but you saved me 1400.00!!!! So I'll opt for the 8 and can upgrade for much less later!

    Will prolly keep old magic mouse and keyboard....they still work well.

    Will also need some cables for this and that but will wait and see. I can walk to the store in 15 minutes or drive there in 3. ;-)

    The kid at Apple got this real strange look on his face when I told him I had no plans to hook this machine to the Net. I know I'll have to do it once in awhile to check for upgrades, etc..... but NO email, NO browsing, No iTunes, nothing like that. Strictly a machine to buff and shine photographs and later, videos. And yeah, voice recordings with a Yeti mic for podcast-type stuff.

    I did learn that if I want blinding speed in transferring files, backing up, etc, I need to upgrade my local drives to the Thunderbolt 3 stuff.... but that can wait. I can afford to wait a few minutes while downloading pics off the cameras. ;-) I have NO deadlines to meet.

    So that's about it for now.....I'll let you know when she arrives! 8-)

    And thanks again for saving me a chunk of change!

    Cheers!

    Pat
    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

    Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by p_rod View Post
    Here is what I am getting, unless talked out of it! ;-)

    27" iMac with Retina 5K
    4.2 GHz (Turbo Boost to 4.5)
    1TB SSD
    8 Gig RAM (Originally I was going to get the 64 GB, but you saved me 1400.00!!!! So I'll opt for the 8 and can upgrade for much less later!
    That's going to be one nice setup Pat! I would add that what you're getting has the 4.2ghz i7 CPU (this is the CPU upgrade that I mentioned in my last post). When I did the math last week...that i7 CPU upgrade increased the CPU benchmark score by something like 42% (that's a BIG "bang for the buck" increase for only $200 more)!

    - Comparing your old 2009 27" iMac to this iMac. Your 2009 iMac has a CPU benchmark score of about 3128...this new 2017 27" iMac has a CPU benchmark score of 18,587. Practically a 6x speed CPU speed increase.
    - Also...the video hardware in your old 27" iMac was a ATI Radeon HD 4670...and the new 27" iMac has AMD Radeon Pro 580 graphics hardware. The new graphics hardware will probably be equally faster (or more).

    For budget reasons I probably would have gone with the 512GB SSD...but if your budget allows for the 1TB SSD...great!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    I can't believe all the data you can dig up, Nick, especially on a relic like my iMac. ;-) I can't wait...like a kid right before Christmas.

    The finance minister did give me an ultimatum tho.... I have to paint my 'office', plus the cabinet/bureau/armoire that my iMac lives in now cannot handle two...so it'll have to go and I'll have to come up with something (a couple of sawhorses and some plywood just won't cut it) 8-)

    I almost thought of the 512GB too... but having extra space, if needed, may come in handy...although I am pretty rigid about never filling any hard drive more than 40% (My old iMac is only 15%--thanks to lots of external drives).

    I'll keep you posted, for sure!

    As always, THANKS!

    Cheers!

    Pat
    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

    Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by p_rod View Post
    I can't believe all the data you can dig up, Nick, especially on a relic like my iMac. ;-) I can't wait...like a kid right before Christmas.
    After 8 years of using that iMac...I would think so!

    Quote Originally Posted by p_rod View Post
    The finance minister did give me an ultimatum tho.... I have to paint my 'office', plus the cabinet/bureau/armoire that my iMac lives in now cannot handle two...so it'll have to go and I'll have to come up with something (a couple of sawhorses and some plywood just won't cut it) 8-)
    If that's all you have to do to get the thumb's up to purchase a $3,000 computer...I would definitely do it!

    I'm about to start painting my whole house...and I ain't getting "nuttin" but a newly painted house!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    If that's all you have to do to get the thumb's up to purchase a $3,000 computer...I would definitely do it!

    I'm about to start painting my whole house...and I ain't getting "nuttin" but a newly painted house!

    - Nick

    I am sure there will be something else in 'the deal' too...but I don't mind painting...it may get a little bit in the way of fishing...but I can handle that too. It's been too hot to be out not the water after about 11:00 AM anyway! 8-)

    I can do it all, sheetrock repair, prep and paint in two days.

    To get this machine it is WELL worth it!

    I really lusted after the Mac Pro...but that's just crazy for what I need. (But I'd still like to have one!) ;-)

    Oh, Nick...one more thing.

    Is there a way to send PM's here or does it take the premium membership to do that? If there is a way without that upgrade I am just missing it......

    Cheers!

    Pat

    Shutting down for awhile..... a MAJOR thunder/lightning storm going on outside.... time to unplug for a bit..........
    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

    Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by p_rod View Post
    Is there a way to send PM's here...
    Click on a member's username above their avatar. One of the choices is "Private Message".

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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