i5 21,5" or i5 27"? Which one is the best deal?

diegobgr

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Hi.

I have to make my decision this weekend.

I will use it for play games and edit photos.

i5 21,5" or i5 27" (refurb late 2009?
 

persolo

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I would say the i5 27" as it has 4 cores for not much of a price difference. Actually the 21.5" is murdered performance wise.
 

Queso

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The only reason for choosing the i5 21" over the i5 27" is if you cannot fit the 27" into your workspace. If you've got a big enough desk area go for the 27" every time.
 

diegobgr

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Well, it fits.

It's not much depper than the 21,5", so it will fit.

Another question : If I get a refurb., I can't get the free iPod. I already have an iPhone with 16 GB, so is it worth the iPod?
 

GeorgeN111

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I would go for the i5 2009 i made the same decision and order two days ago when i saw the great prices you are paying basically £269 im in UK for the computer as screen is worth £1000 alone and based on what i use it for basic editing the quad core is faster than the i5 21.5" because it has 4 real cores instead of the equivalent virtual cores which is in the i5 21.5" and i also believe it will last longer and you can always upgrade ram in a few years to give it a boost. You will also want the 27" screen its just a piece of art if you can accommodate the 27" screen then i would always go for it.
 

dwd3885

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Well, it fits.

It's not much depper than the 21,5", so it will fit.

Another question : If I get a refurb., I can't get the free iPod. I already have an iPhone with 16 GB, so is it worth the iPod?
You pay $70 LESS for the quad i7. Sure you could get the free iPod and sell it, make 135 on it and net about $70 over the quad i5 deal. But the quad i5 in the 27 is so much better than the one in the 21.5. It should be a no brainer. Get the refurb.
 
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