Cheapest iMac suitable for video editing?

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  1. Norkusa, Apr 25, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2013

    Norkusa macrumors member

    Norkusa

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    My girlfriend recently decided to replace her 4yo PC laptop with an iMac, mainly for video editing. Her budget is only around $1500 though, which limits her to the 21.5" iMac's. Would the low-end 2.7GHz model with 16GB ram be suitable for video editing? Or would the 2.9GHz with 8GB ram be just as good/better?

    I'm trying to convince her to spend a little more and get a 27" so she can install the extra memory herself, but she's afraid that it'll be way too big for her.
     
  2. Ak907Freerider macrumors 6502

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    Check the refurb stuff even a older model is great for video editing. I'm running a 2011 refurb with the 3.4 processor paid $1780 for it it's a 27 inch. So look in refurbs they come flawless and still have same warranty.
     
  3. AgRacer macrumors member

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    Definitely look at the refurb store. Their are many 27" models available, including the base model for $1529.

    Also a 2011 21" i5 quad core that you can DIY memory upgrade to 16GB for $1,189.
     

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