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Old Mar 22, 2013, 04:17 PM   #1
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Which 27" iMac


I'm gonna be getting a new iMac. I've decided to get the 27" version cos I'd fine the extra space useful. But not sure which version. I'll be using it basic things like the web, email but also programs like AutoCAD, MATLAB and some video editing from time to time. Which should I get do you think? The 2.9GHz or 3.2GHz? Any help would be great.

15" Unibody Macbook Pro Mid 2009 10.10.3, iPhone 6 Plus Space Grey 128GB iOS 8.2, iPad 4 WiFi 64GB iOS 8.2, Late 2012 27" iMac 10.10.2
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 06:02 PM   #2
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Depends upon how long you plan to keep the iMac - long term high end - short time low end.
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 06:15 AM   #3
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I would highly recommend the 3.2Ghz version beacous it comes with a lot better NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory.

But for cpu there is really small diference.
i5 3.2 ghz benchmarks.

i5 2.9 ghz benchmarks.

If you have the money then i suggest you to invest it in your mac.
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