Buy now or wait for next refresh?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by redryder, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. redryder macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2010
    I hope you guys aren’t sick of imac questions yet.

    I’m looking to buy one for photoshop work, HD movie editing (720p), handbrake, and some light gaming. I’m currently using a macbook aluminium (2008 model) and it crawls on some photoshop plugins and movie editing.

    Of course I’d like to get the 27” i7, but don’t want to spend unnecessary cash if I don’t need to. Would the i3 21” be good enough for my kind of work? Actually I rarely game anymore, but intend to play Mass Effect 3 and Dragon Age 2 on bootcamp when they come out. I’m a Bioware whore. :) I suspect the ATI 5670 won’t be able to run these games at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

    Another alternative is to continue working on the macbook, and wait for the 2011 refresh. After all those games are only coming out Q4 of 2011 or so.

    What do you guys think?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    If you need it bow, buy it now. There is always something better coming so that's endless. If you don' really need it, wait till something in the future

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