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    Anyone got an iMac 5K?

    Hey guys...

    I've plonked close to 3-grand on an iMac 5K. Already delivered to my hotel, which I will be travelling to as I'm spending a week in Singapore for Christmas.

    Went with the 4Ghz i7 / 32gig RAM / 4gig GFX / 512gig SSD.


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    Re: Anyone got an iMac 5K?

    Lucky man. The screen is simply mind blowingly clear. Really quite impressive piece of kit - I'd have it over a custom built machine any day of the week. Pics when you're home please (maybe a mini review too?)!

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    Re: Anyone got an iMac 5K?

    Sure @MrRockliffe I normally unbox/test these anyways at some point in the wee hours of the night. I was blown away about a month back seeing a Retina display for the first time (yeh, I've been living under a rock of sorts...) so this should be fun.

    I pretty much code all day long and the extra memory will help when booting many many app instances, TDD/BDD etc... oh and really looking forward to SSD since it'll be my first experience with that as well.

    Will be pairing a WD Thunderbolt Duo 8TB ext. unit with the machine too.

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    Wow, that will be a bit of a monster! Will be interested to see how you get on with it.

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    Re: Anyone got an iMac 5K?

    Lucky so-and-so! A beast of a machine with a gorgeous screen. Now that I've got used to retina (on my rMBP), I now really don't like going back to 'normal' monitors, which has kinda ruined desktop pcs for me!

    It's surprising how quickly you eat through ram on a mac due to how it has programs open (i.e. they aren't fully quit if you click the 'x'). I'm often well into swap usage and I consider myself a 'neat' mac user, so I can easily see the need for 32gig.

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    Re: Anyone got an iMac 5K?

    Unboxing,







    Finally setup, 5K in the middle; Thunderbolt display to the right. My older 2012 27" iMac on the left. Sony Bravia 42" further to the left as part of the home-theatre as the 2012 iMac's second display.


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    Re: Anyone got an iMac 5K?

    Wow, that setup must've cost an arm and both your legs. Why do you need all that horsepower?

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    Re: Anyone got an iMac 5K?

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    Wow, that setup must've cost an arm and both your legs. Why do you need all that horsepower?
    Guess I'm passionate about my career. I do app dev/DevOps, and quite often have several Rails instances booted up. RSpec/guard/grunt running as well and RAM does get eaten a fair bit, so the 32gig of RAM will come in handy.

    Personally, I'm into photography and some vid editing; Lightroom and Adobe Premier have so far been rather snappy too.

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    Re: Anyone got an iMac 5K?

    I'm interested to see how well the GPU copes with all the pixels. Beautiful machine though!
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