Buy the new iMac and need help to understand the new options

Replacement of the motherboard of my 2009 end iMac is unaffordable, so I'm looking to buy a new one. But the 'talk' has my head swimming. I know I want a 21.5 inches and that's it. My biggest complaint to my death machine now it was slow. However, I attributed as uVerse (Internet) and not my Mac; Maybe I was wrong?

My previous was 33. GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 8 GB, DDR3, a SATA 1 TB disk. I'm an independent publisher, it's full of documents, PDF files and tons of photos but apart from that... I did not use the design software (although I want to go in this area) and pretty much could have several tabs in Safari, Facebook, Word and Adobe open at the same time... nothing too taxing.

So what do I need? I read everything I can find and I can't yet answer that question!

Do I need a Fusion player (and what it is anyway)?

What is the difference between a Fusion of 1 TB drive and a 256 GB or 512 GB flash drive?

If I get in InDesign or Quark, Photoshop, will it take more RAM so I should just go with 16 now?

Is the standard 2.7 GHz quad-core i5 processor fast enough, or should I switch to 2.9 or even the quad of 3.1 GHz with i7 processor? (allowing it to run faster, more RAM or higher processor?)

Any advice or the definition terms would be MOST appreciated! Thank you!

In your situation, I would buy the 1 TB drive fusion, quad-core processor i5 2.7 GHz with 16 GB of RAM. The RAM is perhaps an exaggeration, but you cannot add it later these days so I think 16 GB is safe. You should get a noticeable performance gain compared to your current system.

IME, most of the complaints "My Mac is slow" result of naïve users be swindled by adding the third "crapware" such as antivirus programs, "cleaners", "optimizers" and "extensions". After a report of EtreCheck for your current computer see if it is the problem.

It is possible that adding an SSD in your current setup will give you the extra boost you are looking for, but if you use the machine to make a living, I'd be inclined to think that 7 years is old enough. Be sure to ask your accountant and covers the cost of your new machine against the tax.

Please take the opportunity to review your backup strategy. When it's your life on the line, you must have at least two external drives for backups. Keep one off-site and on-site, and rotate each week.

C.

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