Hi, I'm looking at buying a new Mac, iMac specifically. I was wondering if I should get the iMac 21.5" with 4GB of RAM, or build to order 8GB 21.5". I currently have a Mac Mini with 4GB of RAM with a Core 2 Duo 2.53GHZ. It runs a little more slowly with Lion and has a lot of trouble with iPhoto and Garageband. I would use it for photo editing, full screen apps, email, web browsing, GarageBand with multiple tracks and extended desktop. Which iMac would be best for me?
Answer by xcalybur · Sep 14, 2011 at 06:02 AM
The more memory the better, but I would order the 4GB model and buy extra ram online and install it yourself. The iMac's are ridiculous to upgrade on your own. The iMac has 4 slots and the 4GB model has two of them filled with 2GB sticks. That means you have 2 open slots. Personally, I'd go to www.newegg.com and buy 2 4GB sticks and install them yourself. That would give you a total of 12GB and for less than Apple would have charged you for the 8GB model.