Should I forgo Skylake on my new iMac?

in Current Mac Hardware edited October 2015

So I've been waiting to upgrade my 5yr old iMac with this latest refresh. I'm also being purchased a new system for my work. My current iMac is 21" and I think 27" would be too big for me but I'm anxious about not getting the Skylake chip. How much of a jump will I be missing if I stick with the 21"?


I'd also wondered/hoped we might see Skylake in the Macbook line. It's the new Macbook I'd want to opt for on my work buy-in. When do you think we might see Gen2 and what do you expect to see in waiting for it?


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    Hmm. So Covent Garden didn't have the new systems on display but I've opted for the mid-range 27". I'm beginning a PhD so it'll only be used for editing large Word files, OCR work with texts and large Zotero/PDF libraries. I'd prefer 21.5" as I think the larger size will look weird in my bedroom (that said I sometimes use my current system for films). But not only do I hope having Skylake will make it last a little longer but once I'd specced up the 4k system with a 1TB fusion drive and extra memory as it's soldered on I'm almost at the price of the 27" mid-range system.

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