The time has come to replace my trusty mid 2010 27in iMac. It’s been a workhorse, spending 96% of its time on either capturing CCTV or being used for work. I figured though it’s time to retire it as being a realist, I know sooner or later it’s going to fail, most likely at the least opportune moment.
But what to replace it with?
I use it solely for work: RW stuff, data management, image creation etc. I don’t game and I don’t really do anything intensive. It’s not even used for the CCTV’s now as there is a dedicated machine for that.
The cost of the new iMacs is eye watering, the price pushed up by things I can’t see the value in. I could look at a Macbook hooked to a monitor, but again, Macbooks are now over priced, again loaded with (for me) pointless gimmicks.
What I need is a well powered, not cutting edge, machine, ideally quad core, with expandable ram and either an SSD out of the box or easily upgraded.
I’m thinking a Mac Mini will do the job, but having not had since since the C2D 1.83ghz days, I’ve no idea if they can cut it nowadays.
Budget is (ideally) sub £1500.