Help me make a decision!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MikeM87, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. MikeM87 macrumors 6502

    MikeM87

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    Hi Guys,

    I was in my local Comet this weekend looking at iMacs as i may be getting one. I was tempted there and then to buy the 21.5" iMac the new one priced at £1249 with the i5 2.5Ghz Processor 1TB HD amd 4GB of ram.

    On clearence was the 27" IMac but last years with the I3 3.2Ghz Processor 4GB of ram and 1TB hard drive.

    The Imac will be used for videos more than anything so the 27" iMac would be great although i do use some high demanding programs and would like to know if the i3 could handle these and also how will OSX Lion affect this when installed.

    Which would you get if you had the choice?

    Thanks for any input guys. :)
     
  2. mrkramer Suspended

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    If you're mostly using it for videos I'd go with the larger screen. Both processors are good and should be able to handle any program right now.
     
  3. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    Why don't you go with a 27" iMac of current model. It is good for editing video and it will serve you much longer with the up-to-date technology.
     
  4. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

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    My choice would be the Imac 21.5 with the i5 2.5Ghz Processor 1TB HD and 4GB of ram.
     
  5. MikeM87 thread starter macrumors 6502

    MikeM87

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    Sorry i should of said mainly due to the cost of it.
     
  6. fergy macrumors newbie

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    ive got the 1 above and its really fast and its the latest tech.done a few vid encodes no prob at all
     
  7. mackage macrumors 6502

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    Ditto
     
  8. RealSkyDiver macrumors 6502

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    The 21.5" is 1080p anyway which is perfect since I doubt you will be editing 2k videos and it processes videos much faster than last years model.
     
  9. MikeM87 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok thanks guys just thought the 27" iMac may be a good buy.
     

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