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Discussion in 'iMac' started by Sodner, Jan 3, 2013.
27" iMac's only please.
I choose Core i7 for the hyperthreading. I am running Parallels so the extra CPU power is a bonus.
Spending loads of money on the iMac, the bucks for the i7 doesn´t really matter at all. And hyperthreading gives a nice speed bump in some applications.
First ordered the i5-2.9Ghz, then canceled and ordered the i7-3.4GHz. I don't think I really need it, but I would have always wondered.
According to what I saw in that order spreadsheet someone made. I'm expecting 90% to be the top of the line i7. I find that amazing that so many people got the top of the line.
OP should also add, will it be used for work or just upgrading because money is coming out of your... LOL
Basic user so I'm sticking with the i5 but I will upgrade to a 1TB or 3TB Fusion Drive.
Yes. My position is that you should get the highest specs you can afford, even if it's somewhat overkill at the time. After a couple of months the extra cash spent is forgotten, but if you go cheap you'll always be second guessing yourself, and not fully satisfied.
i7 for the hyperthreading.
To me it didn't seem to get anything less and since my first PC in 1990 was almost this much, I figured why not!
i5 2.9, I want it for music production. Some beefy music playing for drumalongs(hence the bose speakers) Some small photo/video editing and the odd film, if a game runs moderately then a bonus, if not then meh.
Well, I guess the economy has rebounded.
I went for the i7. It was the hardest upgrade to go for - the fusion drive was obvious, the 680 was pretty cheap, so those upgrades were easier to decide.
What eventually got me the i7 is a mixture of things. The price didn't scare me enough, and hopefully I'll enjoy the extra performance in CS6 apps (PS, Indesign, Illustrator, Premiere), and when building iOS apps.
Edit: Had I bought the i7 for the Fusion Drive price? Most likely not.
Wow. Seems that people getting the 27" are not messing around. Lots of i7's for sure.