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Apple’s Refresh of Mac’s Is Not Worth Upgrading Over

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Apple has officially refreshed it’s line of MacBook Pro’s and iMacs. For the most part there is nothing dramatic to talk about.  Some prices went down. Some specs went up, but honestly there is absolutely nothing to make a Mac owner interested in upgrading to the new lineup.

The only 2 updates that are of much interest are that Force Touch trackpad is now standard across the MacBook Pro line, and that there is now a 27″ iMac with Retina Display that starts at $1999.

The one warning I would offer for anyone interested in buying a new iMac with Retina Display is that the base configuration comes with a 7200RPM Hard Drive. I would argue this is close to criminal for this type of machine. The amazing performance most people see in Macs comes from the PCIe SSD that are now standard in the MacBooks.  I can’t imagine driving a 5K display off of a 7200RPM drive. (Friendly word of advice, if you can’t afford the upgrade to SSD don’t waste your money…)

27″ iMac with Retina:

New MacBook Pro with Retina: 


Eli Etherton

I am Eli "the Computer Guy" and have been in the tech industry for approx. 20 years doing all kinds of odd projects. I started as an electronics tech in the US Army, worked in corporate IT during the IT Boom, was an individual consultant and grew my tech shop to have numerous full time employees and supported small business clients with computer repair/ server maintenance/ web development/ surveillance systems/ telephone systems until the great recession. After that I started creating video training on all the topics I know and now have a YouTube Channel with over 500K subscribers. I am the founder of and my plan is to create a tech "news" site that I would actually find useful if I was still in the server room.

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