Help Needed Selecting iMac on Budget

Discussion in 'iMac' started by merik, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. merik macrumors newbie

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    I'm new to buying Macs, always wanted one but could never could afford one. But now I'm able to buy a iMac...at a budget. I only have $2200 to spend (can go over a little for tax.) I'm able to get the education discount so that saves me $200. I just don't know which iMac to buy. I'm not into gaming so much but I do run multiple heavy applications at once. I'm just not sure if I need the i5 or i7 proccesor. And how much RAM to get. I know I want the fusion drive though.
     
  2. phoenixsan macrumors 65816

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    Well....

    from your post, multiple open apps call for screen real state and RAM. So, IMHO, go for a 27 inch one and do an aftermarket RAM upgrade. Not sure about a performance gain between the i5 and i7 chip without knowing examples of apps used

    :):apple:
     

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