Help Needed Selecting iMac on Budget

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

  1. merik macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2012
    I'm new to buying Macs, always wanted one but could never could afford one. But now I'm able to buy a 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


    Oct 19, 2012

    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


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