Last doubts before I buy tomorrow (if I am lucky)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iLikeMySelf, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. iLikeMySelf macrumors member

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    Hello,
    Since last week I have been waiting for the new stock of iMacs to come and I am trying to resolve all my doubts.
    I had the idea of buying the i3 27" iMac because of the difference in the price between the i5 27" (2799 vs 3399 USD).
    I use Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, iWork, iLife, sometimes Logic apart from the casual uses such as safari, mail, Messenger and Word processing. Also some gaming but not much since I have a Wii and PS3 and I am not a graphics nor frames freak.
    I currently have a late 2006 core 2 duo white iMac with 2GB RAM. I usually have Photoshop, iTunes, Safari (with 5 or more tabs), Messenger and maybe another not demanding program. I want to have a good experience, I do not want the beach balls and the not responding programs anymore. So from what I have described above is the price difference really worth it? Will the i3 feel sluggish?
    Thank you and I am sorry for making another thread of this type but I searched and could not find exactly what I wanted and since I am paying around 3000 for a computer I must be sure that it will be good! I hope that the iMacs arrive tomorrow, I call everyday and they tell me they will arrive the next day, they never do, I've been calling since last wednesday!
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    #2
    Those aren't very CPU intensive apps, so an i3 should be sufficient. You may want to upgrade the RAM to 8GB though
     

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