“Should I buy the 2019 iMac right now?” That’s the question shoppers are asking now that Apple’s updated the new iMac with more powerful processors and GPUs. While there are important new features with the 2019 iMac, it is not a complete refresh and there are some important reasons you shouldn’t upgrade.
Apple upgraded the iMac in March 2019 with new Intel processors and new AMD Radeon Vega processors that combine to deliver up to 2X the performance of the 2018 models that Apple sold up until today and that you can still buy at Best Buy, Amazon or through Apple’s refurbished shop.
While this is a very important upgrade for many buyers, it is not a complete redesign and some buyers should keep using what they already have, instead of buying the new iMac.
Should you buy the 2019 iMac? Here are the reasons you should buy the new iMac today;
- Buy the 2019 iMac if You Need Tons of Power
- Buy if You Keep Your Mac For Years
That’s it. There are far more reasons to skip the 2019 iMac. This doesn’t mean you should never buy it, but you may want to wait or look at alternatives. Here are the reasons not to buy the 2019 iMac;
- Don’t Upgrade From a 2018 iMac
- Wait for 2019 iMac Deals
- Wait for Reviews from Real World Users
The 2019 iMac starts at $1,299 for the 21.5-inch 4K version and $1,799 for the 27-inch 5K version. The cheapest 21.5 inch iMac isn’t upgraded for 2019, so don’t buy it thinking you will get the same performance and power.