New to iMacs/Apple

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Angel634, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    So I am looking to get a used/like new iMac..but I am not sure what to get as a model, my budge limited is $600-750..and I am waiting to use it for Adobe CS5/6 for the spaces and possibility movie creating also..please help me ?:) thanks
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    If you are going to be using adobe CS5/6 a lot and time is important to you (for more than casual use) I would recommend a pc. A $750 PC will run circles around any imac for $750.
    Most $750 imacs are going to be core 2 duo, which will get killed in heavy applications by a i5 ivy with more RAM (more than twice the speed).

    If you are set on a mac they try to get one with a core i3 instead of a core 2 duo (Here are some benchmarks [http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/143?vs=55] Notice that the i3 is quite a bit faster in the encoding (3ds max)). RAM is always needed (for CS5/6 at least 4 GB).

    Other than that its pretty much be careful who you buy it from, etc.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My classes are base on a iMac 24' and im using a core i3 laptop hp

    bestbuy has a clearance 27inch thunderbolt that i am really thinking about but im really leaning toward the core i5 and buy it new:/:apple:?
     

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