iMac for CAD?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by douglas, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. douglas macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2004
    We are a small architectural firm, running ArchiCad software on a PowerMac G5 dual 2.0 (90% 2D work, some 3D), considering replacing with an Imac. looking at either a new 27" or refurb 24" (both 3.06 GHz, 4 GB memory, 1 TB HD). The 24" refurbs have GT 130 graphics, or 2.93 GHz model with T 120.

    What about screen quality between the 24" and new 27"? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You won't notice much of a difference. In my experience (and depending on what you design in CAD) screen size is the deciding factor as wire frames and 2D layouts aren't that intensive.

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