iMac Core 2 Duo (Late 2009)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by lukelc, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. lukelc, Feb 18, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2013

    lukelc macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2013
    Hi I've been offered a Imac 27inch (Late 2009) for £500
    I'm a Animation Student so I use Photoshop and Flash a lot as well as some Maya work which I understand might be slower on this system.

    Are apple likely to support this system much longer in future OS upgrades?
    Does the system sound like a good deal to you?, Has it got many more years left in it?
    Would you make the switch from my current specs shown below?

    27" iMac (2560x1440 resolution display)
    Core 2 DUo 3.06Ghz Processor
    ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR3 memory
    1 Terabyte Hard drive
    Around 200 days Applecare

    I currently use a PC with the following
    Core 2 Quad 2.6Ghz
    4Gb DDR2
    GTX 460 1GB
    120Gb SSD
    500Gb hard drive
    Windows 8

  2. bmcgrath macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2006
    London, United Kingdom
    Your Windoze box is going to have a lot more power than that iMac...
  3. macthefork macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2013
    I had that exact iMac, and to me it seemed slow. You'd do better with at least a quad core, especially for the video and Maya.
  4. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

    Lil Chillbil

    Jan 30, 2012
    I agree with everyone else, though it can be done video editing is best left to quad core systems

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