Are the New 2011 iMacs Capable?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by I AM THE MAN, May 27, 2011.

  1. I AM THE MAN macrumors 6502

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    Hey everyone. I am really thinking of purchasing a new 2011 iMac (the i7 3.4ghz with the 2 GB AMD Graphics Card). My real question is...How well will my computer be able to do the following tasks:

    -Video Editing (M2TS 1080i 17,000 kbs) (Clips from Nikon Coolpix L110 + T3i)

    -Photo Editing (Photoshop RAW IMAGES from T3i)

    -Playing Games via Steam and Bootcamp (TF2, L4D, Elder Scrolls 5, etc)

    -Multitasking (with a future installation of 16GB RAM).

    Thank you for your answers in advance.
     
  2. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    More than capable. Hopefully you get one with no screen defect. Speed is just fine for what you want.
     
  3. Steamrunner macrumors member

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    Hell yes, but as we've already suggested to you in your other thread, you don't need an iMac- you'll be much better off buying a DSLR.
     
  4. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    I don't disagree that was a weird post. But if the OP wants one and has the funds, let 'em have their fun.
     
  5. I AM THE MAN thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha thanks for your comment. Honestly right now, I will be most likely purchasing an iMac because my Macbook Pro is not capable of being able to games and edit 1080i content, so for now, I will be purchasing an iMac and within the next 2 months, I will purchase my T3i. Thank you for your help and response in the previous thread.
     
  6. jgo78 macrumors 6502

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    yep, as long as you don't any weird screen issues, then you'll be happy. Screens issues are hit and miss, 60% to get a good one, 40% not to.
     
  7. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    How much is video vs photo editing? Is there a lesser core i7 available? If so I'd skip the MHz (assuming you can still get an i7 slightly lower clock speed) and add another 8 gigs of ram. I do a lot of photo editing and wouldn't go with less than 12 gigs if possible. It's a cheap upgrade and way more noticeable than a few hundred MHz.
     

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