Help? 21 v 27

Discussion in 'iMac' started by markydee, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. markydee macrumors newbie

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    So I just ordered the new 21.5" iMac last week (still processing) and I ordered the fully loaded one:

    3.1GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
    16GB RAM
    1TB Fusion Drive
    NVIDIAGeFrc GT 650M 512MB
    =$2,150

    Now I went to Apple yesterday and found out that they were starting to sell the 27" ones as well here in Calgary (AB, Canada). Now I'm starting to wonder if I should just ditch the one I ordered and grab one of the 27's instead but with these specs (the higher end stock model):

    3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
    8GB RAM
    1TB HDD
    NVIDIAGeFrc GTX 675MX 1GB
    =$2,000

    I only do casual stuff (surfing the net, chat, email, watch movies/tv) and the only "heavy duty" things I do are editing in Photoshop, a little video-editing and I play The Sims 3.

    Which do you guys think is the better choice for me?
     
  2. sergiobaschi macrumors regular

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    You don't consider the base 27" with Fusion Drive? Considering your usage I think that would be a better option for you.

    But of the two options you've provided, I'd say go with the 27". (Edit: Especially since you easily can throw in extra RAM later on.)
     
  3. AT06 macrumors 6502

    AT06

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    IF you can afford it then the 27" would be better in the long run, especially as you can max your RAM and the GTX675m is a pretty powerful card that can play most games at high settings no problem. Go with your gut, and your wallet, is my advice :D
     
  4. sergiobaschi macrumors regular

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    The 27" is $150 less than the 21.5", according to OP. So OP can probably afford it.
     
  5. Bear macrumors G3

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    Buy the 27" and when you can buy 16GB (2x8GB) of third party memory. You'll appreciate the large display for editing photos and videos.
     

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