i5 or i7?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dedalus, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. dedalus macrumors member

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    Hi there,

    i want to buy an imac this week. Was wondering whether there is much difference between the i5 2.8ghz and the i7 2.93.

    I use my computer for surfing, lots of Word, lots of iphoto and some very light iMovie.

    Thanks for your help.

    D
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Even the non-quad-core iMacs would suffice your needs, but if you want to go quad, the i5 is more than enough for the needs you stated.
     
  3. 300D macrumors 65816

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    Completely different. The i7 is 2x more powerful.
     
  4. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    OP:
    Don't listen to him. He (again) shows that he's got no idea what he's talking about.

    The i5 suits your needs pretty well, no need to get a faster processor.
     
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    Correct. Thanks for agreeing.
     
  7. spinnerlys Guest

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    Do you have any data to verify your statement?
     
  8. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    He never had, and he will never have a verification for his ridiculous statements, simply because he makes them up.

    Just ignore it, it's worthless arguing about it.
     
  9. spinnerlys Guest

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    Does that mean, you have experience with that fella then?

    Anyway, if the OP would get an iMac with the unreleased i47 CPU, than it would blow any other computer away and be more than 4200% faster.
     
  10. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    I do indeed, but it's not only me. It's always like this, ridiculous statements, and if you ask for a source or explanation for it, nothing comes back. I mean how would he, if the statements are wrong anyway? Hard to find justifications for wrong assertions, isn't it? ;)

    As I said, just ignore it, it really isn't worth it.
     
  11. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    buy the i7 refurb if you can. Online only, but 1699.
     

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