Do I Need the 27?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by camneric, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. camneric macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2010
    I've had my mind set on the 27" i5, but the more I think about it, the less I'm sure I need it. Here are my basic needs:

    some basic photoshop work
    pixelmator, etc

    no gaming at all.

    So, what do you folks think?...all I know is that anything will be better than the iBook G4 (10.4) I'm currently using. I'm just wondering if tacking on an extra 700ish bucks is worth it over the 21" i3 or i5. How much futureproofing does the 27" get me? Is it worth it? Clearly (as can be seen from my G4), I have a habit of hanging on to my gadgets far too long. What are the other (maybe not-so-obvious) perks of bumping up to the 27"?

  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Unless you've got lots of money to spend I'd get the 21" one ;)
  3. Thermonuclear macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2009
    The 27 inch 3.2 GHz i3 should be sufficient for your needs. Take any extra money and use it the bump the system RAM from a non-Apple company.
  4. Snicker macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2010
    I was debating like you. I went to the Apple Store to look again between the 21" and the 27". Talked to Sales guys about I5 and I7 but the impulse buy was when he said they had the 27" I7's in stock.. so i bought it. It is fantastic. the pictures are beautiful. You don't need the 27" but it is a beautiful want that you will not regret if it fits on your desk.
  5. bolen macrumors 6502


    Jul 22, 2008
    The 27" is great for any photo-related work. There's enough room to get a good overview of the picture you're working with as well as all control panels.

    IMO you should get the 27".
  6. iread macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Just in everyday use like browsing the web I can drag my weather and webcam widgets to the desktop level (using dashit) and have them and also my e-mail off to the side ..

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