Help me choose please!!!

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  1. elcape macrumors newbie

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    I was going to buy the last year core i7 from macmall but they are gone! I need to decide what to buy now!

    The reason that I'm leaning more to last year model is that I can use the Kanex XD adapter and use as a display! I have very little space on my bedroom :(

    There's a last year model on the apple refurbished store

    2.8GHz Intel Quad-Core i5 processor
    4GB
    27-inch
    ATI Radeon HD 5750 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory

    Should i get this vs this year base model?

    Ps: I will use for browsing, web design, not heavy photoshop, many some flash and i want to use for around 2 or 3 years
     
  2. elcape thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Some Benchmark

    27" iMac 2.8GHz Core i5 quad-core 4GB RAM (Mid 2010) 196
    27-inch iMac 2.7GHz Core i5 quad-core 4GB RAM (Mid 2011) 222

    It's that much difference
     
  3. macmastersam macrumors 6502a

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    Why get last years one? The newest one can handle tasks much more quicker and with a 27" screen there is more than enough resolution for your stuff. Not to mention that these are sandybrige processors here with much faster and better CPUs
     
  4. elcape thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cuz of the Kanex XD does not work on the new imac!
     
  5. elcape thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My question is the speed bump sufficient reason to forget about using it as a display.
     
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    Yes.
     
  7. Dresevski macrumors 6502

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    Yes, for now. Eventually we will be able to use the Thunderbolt iMacs as displays...I hope!!
     
  8. elcape thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I already got the 2011 iMac! hope they release the stupid adapter because this display is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
     
  9. heimbachae macrumors regular

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    Kanex is working on an adapter, so hopefully your new fangled thunderbolt iMac won't go too long as JUST an amazing computer :D
     

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