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    Is this Imac a good deal? Late 2015.
    Found this new in the box for $1,100. Is this a good deal.
    late 2015 27" Imac 3.2 Ghz, 8G Ram, 1T HDD non fusion, Radeon 280.

    And will it be good for my needs. Home movie video editing, Graphics and light gaming.

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    A little bit confused. Is that a 5K iMac? If so, the graphics card doesn't seem to match the specs. Anyway, the base price for that era iMac was around $1800 and about $2000 with an upgrade or two. So $1100 is not a bad price. However, that machine is past it's 3 year Applecare warranty, so any issues you have with it will be an out of pocket expense.

    For just a little bit more money you can pick up a refurbished 2017 iMac that is going to have the warranty and serve you purposes just as well.
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    Is this Imac a good deal? Late 2015.
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    Your Mac's Specs
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade, OS X.14.1 Mojave,
    No it is not. The 1TB hard drive will be as slow as molasses, particularly if it is a 21.5" model as they use a 5400rpm laptop style hard drive.

    Strongly suggest also not buying any iMac with a Fusion Drive either, go for a straight SSD of say 512GB and if more room needed, a 7200rpm platter drive connected externally via USB3.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Is this Imac a good deal? Late 2015.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    No it is not. The 1TB hard drive will be as slow as molasses, particularly if it is a 21.5" model as they use a 5400rpm laptop style hard drive.
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    They already mentioned in their post it was a 27 inch iMac and had non-fusion HDD.

    PS: maybe they will except a good but lower reasonable offer???





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    Is this Imac a good deal? Late 2015.
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    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade, OS X.14.1 Mojave,
    It still will be slow with a 1TB platter drive. Only buy an SSD model.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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