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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Is an iMac or PC Is A Better Deal?

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    ArtistaDeb
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    If you switch from a PC to an iMac, you'll never go back. Eight years ago I was a novice Apple user. The only device I had was an iPod and I liked it, but didn't love it. My PC, which was a little over 2 years old was showing its age because there had been a couple of major upgrades in Windows operating system since I purchased it. I paid a small fortune for each of the upgrades and installed them as directed, but as any PC user knows, the OS upgrades never quite work as well -- even with a clean install. My original reason for considering an iMac instead of a PC was for seamless syncing with the iPod. I considered, the price (an iMac was almost twice as much as a PC) and limited applications for the iMac as big drawbacks to buying an iMac.. I also had an investment in several PC applications like Word, Excel, and Quicken that I thought I could not live without.. In the end, it was the sleek look of the iMac with no tower, a wireless keyboard and mouse, a 27" display and built in DVD player that sold me. I have never regretted that decision. I don't miss the blue window of illegal operation death, I don't miss paying a small fortune for updates to the operating system, and I don't even miss the software (much of which is available to run on the Apple OS). I now have an iMac, an iPad, an iPhone and an Apple watch, all of which work flawlessly with each other. I find I'm spending time doing things on the computer and not wasting time trying to get things to work.The best part is that it lasts years longer than a PC. I would have purchased at least 2 PC's in the eight years I had my iMac. I never felt that my computer was out of date in all that time. I would still be using it, but I started to have a problem with the internet connectivity, and decided to buy a new one instead of repairing the old one. I love the iMac and encourage all of my friends and relatives to buy Apple products..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    YouTube Tech Reviewer - iMac as Powerful as PC

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    Hardcore73
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    Having tested 1000's of review PCs, Macs, and laptops I can tell you that this is the best iMac ever made. The fact that it has a Radeon Pro 580 card means you can play AAA titles in 4K Ultra at around 30-40 FPS, 1440 60-90 FPS and 1080 75-150 FPS. This is an incredible GPU that is as powerful as an nVidia 1070 and this Radeon Pro 580 has 8GB of VRAM. Because the Processor and GPU are so powerful it will fly through editing videos and photos. The 5k display is the best display you can get. It measure 5mm at the thinnest point and looks great. The speakers are loud and full and you won't even need external monitors. Build quality of the unit is flawless and now the I/O has 2 USB C w/ Thunder Bolt 3. This allows for some very interesting future proofing including using external GPUs later. It also has 4 USB 3.0 Ports, full size SD Card Reader, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. I have the unit with the i5, 8GB RAM, 2TB Fusion drive, and 580 GPU. Save yourself the money and upgrade the RAM by yourself if you want more. I highly recommend this unit to anyone looking for a computer that is as powerful as any PC out there and can easily play AAA games in Windows 10 via bootcamp install. I hope this has helped you. CoachCWC on YouTube

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This Display is Gorgeous

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    jevchance
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    This iMac 5K is my new primary computer, replacing a 2014 MacBook Pro for web development and basic video editing using Adobe CC. First off, the display is amazing. I never thought of Apple as providing a great value, but the price on this is not bad when you take a look at the cost of other 27" displays of a similar resolution. I'm currently running it with an attached 23" 1080p secondary display (Acer T232HL), and the difference is night and day. The other thing that strikes me about this computer is how speedy everything is. Apps launch instantly, interface has 0 lag. I suppose its the same with any new computer, but it feels really nice in comparison to my well-optioned MacBook Pro. I also have connected a G-TECHNOLOGY G-RAID 8TB Thunderbolt 1 enclosure connected via Apple's USB-C to Thunderbolt adapter. The connection has been pretty painless, despite how badly I hate dongles. I was surprised to find that, using Adobe Media Encoder, this computer does not perform above and beyond my MacBook Pro by as big a margin as I expected. When encoding 4K HEVC, I saw an improvement of about 20-30% in encoding times over my 3 year old laptop. I suspect the Core i5 3.8GHz in the iMac is not as high-end as the Core i7 2.5GHz in my laptop. That being said, there are definite advantages when it comes to Premiere. Analyzing shaky footage using Warp Stabilizer seems much improved. And, of course, viewing 4K footage at 100% in the viewer is pretty epic. Also, I know its a small thing, but I really like the new wireless keyboards. They look and feel great. Overall I'm really impressed with this computer, and specifically the display. I'd recommend this computer to anyone, from programmers to video pros to consumers.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mac Desktop

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    ias2018

    my 2009 iMac was keep freezing up for last few weeks, i could not figure out the cause of it, although it could have been fixed for few hundred bucks may be, i decided to switch to new one due to fast speed of data transfer, my usage was basically photo editing and some video clips editing, this iMac Screen is beautiful, plenty of ports, specs on this mac is top notch, it gives me speed i need for then stuff i need to do. 2TB fusion drive is decent size. the only con is Keyboard and mouse, KB it so small, have no wrist support, painful to type, mouse is awkward to recharge and painful to use for longer period of time. i am planning to use old apple wired KB and Logitech McMaster mouse. so sleek mouse and KB will be sitting at desk. Fusion drive is ok for me as apps load very fast (it has 128 GB SSD) , another added option is to get SSD as main HD and use fast external drive, either way is it costly. Graphic card is 8 GB RAM which is plenty for occasional gaming as well. For this price iMac should come with 16 GB of RAM, not sure why apple always short change the consumers for Memory and storage on most of their product. they do it on IPhone, IPAD and MacBook pro, they sell expensive stuff at below competition spec. i added Crucial 16 GB Ram for $155, better than paying $200 extra for 16 GB, now i have 24 GB RAM for $155, RAM is very easy to install, there is video on you tube for that. for future proofing and if one do lot of 4k video editing i would recommend I7 processor. Pros: Screen, Speed, Graphic card, ports Cons: mouse and KB (ergonomically) Gripe: 8 GB RAM at $2200 price point.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best computer I've ever owned.

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    trojangirl
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    Thought that the screen would be too large, but I just changed the font size and it's perfect. Now the screen on my Mac Book Pro seems small. I didn't like the Apple mouse that came with it, so I bought the Apple Trackpad and love it. I would recommend this for everyone that's used to using a laptop. Definitely take advantage of the $20 off of OFFICE for Mac at the time that you are purchasing your iMac. No one told me about this option at the store. I saw it online and had to go return and rebuy my computer to take advantage of this offer. If you're deciding between Apple or Microsoft, please please please spend the extra money and buy Apple. You will not regret it. I have had 2 laptops and now a desktop - all Apple, and the 2 laptops are 5 and 7 years old and still work perfectly. I was able to pass them down to my kids. I've owned so many Microsoft PCs and laptops and always ended up having problems with them that made them unusable and had to donate them to goodwill. Horrible products! I WILL NEVER BUY A LAPTOP OR COMPUTER THAT IS NOT A MAC EVER AGAIN! In the end, they last longer, so they end up being cheaper. There's a reason why Apple is more expensive, it's just better.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is the one. Just get it.

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    CollegiateLife
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    I waited a long while for this line to come out with Intel's new CPU's and it was worth the wait. Rendering 4K video is an absolute breeze compared to our previous model which was a 2013 iMac 2.7 Ghz w/ 2TB Fusion drive. On that note, DO NOT get a model with just a hard drive or even a 1TB Fusion drive. These computers absolutely should have at least 128GB SSD (which is in a 2TB Fusion drive). You will think you bought a slow computer if you make this mistake. This model is stunning, lightning fast, and an absolute joy to work on. I've already spent countless 16+ hour sessions on this thing. I use it for professional audio production, video, and graphics design. His is a computer for the pros and costs significantly less than its MacBook counterpart. 12" extra inches of screen space and even more power makes this desktop an easy choice over a MacBook if you don't need the portability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use... love it!

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    CeeJay
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    I'll start out by saying that my last Apple computer was for a production studio and was a Power Mac G5 quad core which was a powerhouse and handled all phases of music and video production. This no one will be doing the same job. The only thing the new iMac is lacking is an optical input. I really wish it had an optical input but I can do without it. What I really love about this new iMac is how easy it is to use everything.. it is solid and ultra functional. I purchased with it the track pad 2 and I highly recommend that as well. I love how easy everything is to use on it and how it runs without any hiccups.. downloading and using apps from the Apple app store is simple and easy to do. Highly recommend this product to anyone in the market. Also, the Mac OS is way way way better than windows ! There are no glitches, there are no ads, no popups, no extra confirmations, and everything is intuitive and make sense.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple 27" iMac - Convert

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    ScottyD
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    I have fought the urge to move to Mac for a very, very long time. I have been a PC person for the better part of 30 years. I am not a fan of proprietary hardware/software, so PC it was. For ease of use, and to lower my need to provide support to the users in my family, I figured I'd try it. We have had Apple iPods, iPads, iPhones for years now. It is refreshing how awesome everything works together. Needless to say, I am a convert, and I'm so happy with the purchase. The price was very fair, and I had done a lot of research prior to my purchase. This fits my family's needs to interface with music equipment using GarageBand, iMovie as my son likes to make movies, and even photo/video storage. Thank you, Best Buy and for your knowledgable employees. Great service! By the way, my PC friends call me a traitor. I still have my PC, but it's ALL MINE now! I'll always be a PC person with my PC Gaming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow what a screen and, oh, the performance!

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    jerel132
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    I exchanged my Surface Book 2, which is a great laptop, and got the 27" Apple iMac and I am not disappointed. The brightness, the color gamut, the picture and video quality coming out of the Radeon Pro 580 Graphics Card is just stunning to say the least. I love the Dynamic Desktop and how it changes over the day and night. I was a little skeptical with it only having an Intel i5, but so far the performance has been great. I will upgrade the RAM as it only has 8GB, but I can upgrade it to 64GB for several hundred dollars. If you can afford this beast then get it. Unless you're a media professional who needs the super horsepower of the iMac Pro, then this will meet all of your needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Computer for the Money.

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    Howie
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    This was an upgrade from my current 10 year old iMAC, which by the way still runs and has never had a problem. Migration worked great after some help from apple Tech Support. Computer runs flawlessly and is very fast. Pages download in seconds. Great operating software. Mouse is very good. Monitor is best I have seen. My old iMAC had problems running two webpages simultaneously, especially when one was uTube. No problem with this computer running many web pages simultaneously. One word of caution. My new computer immediately got infected with Malware or Spyware when I accepted an update from an Adobe Fake site. Was able to clean it out with MacPaw. NEVER UPGRADE ADOBE FROM A NON APPLE SITE!!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Monitor Must Be Seen To Be Believed

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    Napartaq
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    the Retina 5K screen not only is exceptionally clear; the size of the screen (27") allows much more flexibility in the size and number of open applications you can have. Great for those needing much larger screens to do fine pixel work with photo editing, or just increasing font size for easier reading. Color, brightness, size ... incredible upgrade to a viewing experience. (No more squinting!) Never enough ports but that's a minor quibble. Having USB-C connectivity means buying adapters and/or upgrading external components, but, again, that's a minor inconvenience. This computer is FAST. Graphics card means there's very little lag time and a lightning fast refresh rate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really happy with this computer

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    Donald
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    I am a long time Windows user who decided to make the switch over to Mac for various reasons. My family already has iPhones, Apple TV and iPads so this wasn't a stretch for us other than learning a new OS. The conversion and transfer of data was quite easy. I watched a handful of youtube videos to get started and went from there. It does work very well with the other apple products we own and the computer runs very well even though the specs aren't as great as they would've been for a comparably priced Windows machine. Definitely happy with my purchase so far and time will tell what I think long term, but so far so good. Also, the display on this iMac is fantastic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely worth the investment

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    NasVet
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    This computer is amazing to say the least. I choose Apple products because I know they will last. I purchased this computer to replace my previous iMac which lasted 9 and a half years before it slowed down. The resolution on this Mac is incredible. I record a lot of activities in 4k and they are fun to watch on this screen. The speed is very impressive and I value the option to upgrade my RAM when necessary although the standard 8gb is plenty fast for now. You can't go wrong with a great computer that is built to last. I'm also very impressed with the included keyboard and mouse although I did upgrade and get the new trackpad

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Power System at a good price

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    moe14
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    This iMac may seem pricey compared to PCs; however, it is a great value. Powerful 3.8 GHz CPU, 5K Retina display, 2TB Fusion drive, and Radeon Pro 500 graphics card makes for a great package. The system came with 8GB of RAM which I am upgrading by adding 16GB bringing total RAM up to 24GB. Will be purchasing Corsair memory from Best Buy...much cheaper than purchasing as part of the Apple build. Initial impression is that this machine is really fast. Setup was a breeze as I restored filed and apps from time machine backup from my previous iMac which is 7 years old.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    PC to Mac, Easy Conversion

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    Coufguy
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    I've used PC's forever, or so it seems, so I was a bit reluctant to make the switch to a Mac computer...but I'm very glad I did! I love this computer for so many reasons. The screen, and the images it is able to produce, is amazing and brings a new vibrancy and detail to whatever it is you are viewing. There certainly is an adjustment period moving from one discipline to another but it was much easier then I had envisioned. Many things about the Mac are intuitive which makes the process simpler. Bottom line, I'm very glad I made the switch and am happy I've done so.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!!

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    Busyman
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    Been a long time Mac user, had switched from PC’s that kept getting slower and slower and viruses and dying every 3 years. When my MacBook Pro (2012) started having problems, I decided as a busiowner to upgrade and to go for a desktop that allows me a bigger screen and more power for video creation and all that. I love the speed of his Mac. Highly recommend it. Amazingly fast, sound is wonderful as I play my iTunes while working, the screen is stunning. I used to run 2 monitors, now, I don’t think I have the need for the second one. Highly recommend this product.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Its a Mac

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    1701A
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    This computer is replacing a much older one and I am pleased with the new features, size, and performance of the system. Setting up the computer was pretty painless and I had it up and running in no time. I've always appreciated the ease in using Macs as they just seem to know what to do. Having Siri incorporated into the computer has been interesting but Alexa sure doesn't like me talking to her! It's an expensive piece of equipment for sure and they have definitely gone up in price since my last iMac. It's a great machine however and I look forward to using it for quite sometime.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Serious upgrade

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    Bullfrawgg
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    I rarely used my old laptop for portability issues and decided to go with a desktop. Also the battery on my old laptop would get “red hot” and I was always worried about the amount or heat it was generating. The 27” screen on my new iMac is so much more refreshing to look at rather than bending my neck down for hours on end looking at my old laptop. I’m not that enthusiastic about the small keyboard though. Feels like your hands are cramped together.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    OMG, I love it!

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    horseygal
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    I've been a long time Windows user and finally got tired of my PC running slow, even soon after I purchased a new one! Was a lot of time and effort to keep virus's off of it. Finally took the Apple plunge! Wow! Now I own an iPhone 7 Plus, an Apple Watch, an iPod and two iPads. Need I say any more..... :) Love how integrated and seamless Apple products are. Totally worth the price, every penny!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hybrid Drive iMac Superb

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    Wsteele
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    Old iMac was always sluggish especially when I ran Parallels. This iMac with a Hybrid Drive solves the problem. Whereas programs used to take 30 to 60 seconds to load, most now load in 10 seconds or less. I added 16GB of additional memory (24GB total) and allocated 8GB for my Parallels Windows 10 applications. Now both OS X and Windows 10 programs run concurrently with essentially no degradation in performance. Also love the high resolution screen. Now I can appreciate my higher resolution videos.

    I would recommend this to a friend