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27" 2010 iMac vs 21.5" 2011 iMac

safetyobc

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Sep 6, 2007
480
26
Arkansas
Originally released May 2011
21.5-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
4GB memory
1TB hard drive
8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphics with 512MB memory

27-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
4GB memory
1TB hard drive
8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics with 512MB memory

Just curious how much "real" difference there is between these 2 machines performance wise. I like the idea of the 27" screen size. They are priced almost the same on the Apple refurb site.

Thanks!
 

n0cus

macrumors 6502
Jul 16, 2012
340
1
Personally I would go with the 2011 21.5. It will support the future OSX versions longer. The 2011 will be most likely be updated till 2016 versus 2015 with the 2010.
 
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