iMac 21.5" i5 vs 27" i3?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by newmacboyoutube, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. newmacboyoutube macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Ok. I will use the iMac for:
    Some heavy video editing on Final Cut Express
    Basic Word Processing
    Heavy Multi-Media Use (Movies, Music)
    Heavy Web usage
    Audio Recording (Logic Express or Garageband)
    I have a limited budget ($2.2k All together) As in iMac, iPhone, iPad

    Here in Canada,

    the imac 21.5" 3.2GHz costs $1599. Upgrade to 3.6GHz is $220. Base 27" iMac is $1799.

    Is the 3.2GHz to 3.6GHz significant. I do like the Turbo Boost feature, and would appreciate 10 or 12 seconds off in video editing...
    I dont game much besides Sims 3. All my games are done on my gaming console and iDevices.
    Would the 27" iMac have better value for resale than a 21.5" iMac with 3.6Ghz Processor???
    Help Please!
  2. Evo-L macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2008
    The only reason I would do the 27" over the 21.5" is if I felt I needed a larger screen.

    Have you seen it? Its massive! I didn't feel the need for that large of a screen, so I went 21.5" and its still plenty. Also, good thing too, because after getting the 21.5" and contemplating the 27", I measured and realized my desk area isn't even large enough to fit it, haha.
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    Dec 10, 2008

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