iMac 21.5" vs 27"

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  1. macrumors 68040

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    iMac 21.5" max (fusion drive, 650M, 16 Gb ram)
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    imac 27" only 680mx upgraded ?
     
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    RedCroissant

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    I would never go with a smaller iMac version after buying the 20" that I have The reason for this is because I use it as not only my main computer for all my computing needs, but also as a pseudo TV every once in a while. Because of this, I would always recommend getting the larger version.
     
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    I went with the 27" for several reasons, not only because of the screen size. The the processors are faster, and the hard drive is faster. I thought the 27" might be too big, but now that it's here...I love it!
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68040

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    hmm you have the same processor that 21.5" high end has, i mean 2.9 ghz quad core. But think about that the resolution is higher too, 1920*1080 vs 2440*1440
     
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    Once you've experienced 27" you will never want to go back to 21". So if you are presently OK with a 21" or smaller then stay away from the 27" or else you will become addicted to it with significant consequences to your bank account.
     
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    For bootcamp after i make the particion for win7 for the installation of it i will need a normal usb keyboard? Until the drivers for wireless and magic mouse are installed on win 7?
     
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    As long as you select the option to allow for the program to download and install apple drivers for windows then yes.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I mean in the steps in installing windows 7(not after), my wireless keyboard and mouse will work during the installation? i ask this because i know the drivers for them are installed after windows 7 is done.
     
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    2Turbo

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    I've heard problems with screen on 27" like image retention and yellow spots/dust. Not sure though.
     
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    I got a 27" and the screen is perfect..... if it turns up and its not perfect send it back for replacement/refund cant really go wrong
     
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    Twimfy

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    The 21.5" are too small for me. My gf has one and it just looks weird compared to my 24".

    On the flip side I feel that 27" is too big, it's a shame they scrapped the 24" size.
     
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    2Turbo

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    I totally agree! I'm just afraid the 27" might be too big. Hopefully it'll work.
     
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    27" is too big for me. I have a TD and it is too massive and makes it hard for me to focus on the screen which is why I went with the 21.5". It also takes up less room which was something else I was going for. Having said that, I don't work on media or anything to intensive. Mainly business type work.
     
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    bembol

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    OP really made it difficult.

    I love my new iMac. Thank God I got Fusion Drive (3TB), not really concerned about Graphic and RAM can always be upgraded in the future.

    I say get the 27" with Fusion. Seriously, I had to check the box and made sure it was 27" because after I set it up it looked like I ordered the 21.5".
     

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