21in iMac vs 27in Decision + is it worth the extra specs?(refurb)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Macdaddiey, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Macdaddiey macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys! I could really use your help!

    I am a Mac user on a budget so I have to go refurb. The price difference is about 425 dollars between the two models listed below. I really want the 27in Imac but I am wondering if I should maybe save the 420$ and put that into software for the computer accessories (add to savings :))etc. I plan on doing some music producing and minimal video editing, music, more casual kind of use plus school. I am just wondering besides the screen improvement is the 420$ upgrade for a better GPU and Graphic's Card going to be worth the money? I think the 27 would have a better workflow with the extra space?



    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FD093LL/A/refurbished-imac-27ghz-quad-core-intel-core-i5

    21.5-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
    8GB memory
    1TB hard drive
    
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M with 512MB
    2.7ghz

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FD095LL/A/refurbished-imac-29ghz-quad-core-intel-core-i5

    27-inch LED-backlit display with IPS technology
    8GB memory
    
1TB hard drive
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M with 512MB
    2.9ghz

    Thanks for all your help I am hoping to purchase later tonight upon your feedback!
     
  2. KaraH macrumors 6502

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    I would suggest going for the 27 as the memory is upgradeable. The extra screen real estate is a nice bonus.
     
  3. Macdaddiey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is a plus but I don't see myself needing more then 8GB ram... at this time? But very good insight thanks!:apple:
     

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