27" Imac Spec Advise

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kitch95, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. kitch95 macrumors regular

    kitch95

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    I am planing to purchase a 27" imac to replace my 08' 20" imac & was wondering on the specs I should go for. The machine I was planning on going for was the core2duo version but after looking at the options you can add to the core2duo & the price it would cost, I was wondering if it was worth playing the extra £241 to upgrade to the i5 version rather than the cost to upgrade the core2duo's graphics, ram or processor?

    Thanks & any advise is appreciated!
    Harry.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    It's impossible to say unless you give us a tip of your usage. Games, pro apps or just normal web browsing and emailing?
     
  3. kitch95 thread starter macrumors regular

    kitch95

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    ahh yes I forgot that, I do the standard web browsing, mail, itunes ect. Then the more processor intensive programs I run are dreamweaver, photoshop, lightroom & a bit of imovie thrown in.
     
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    Core 2 Duo would be enough for you but if you have the extra money, get the i5 as it's over twice as fast as C2D and is worth every penny
     

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