New imac 21.5" which one?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Zazah, May 8, 2011.

  1. Zazah macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone

    i'm going to buy my first imac soon, but i can not decide between the 2 imacs 21.5 inch mainly because of the GPU (6750M vs 6770M)
    just playing some games on it : next Bioware mmo swtor for example, mass effect, mafia...
    i don't mind if i can't play with high settings, just want good graphics (no shadows or AA) and fps

    So i need some advise, does the extra 300 $ worth it, for the 6770m gpu? or the 6750M will be enought?

    thanks :)
     
  2. gorcman macrumors member

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    The base 21 inch is definitely the better value.

    The 6770 is a higher clockspeed 6750, so its only about 20% faster. The CPU is only about 10% faster on the top end 21". So it's not like the top end 21 blows the base 21 out of the park.
     
  3. BlueSchizz macrumors newbie

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  4. 2ndname macrumors member

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  5. chrisc983 macrumors member

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    Went with the base 21.5" as well. Figured my $300 is better well spent on upgrading memory and possibly towards an SSD.
     
  6. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    Personally I went with the upper end 21.5 for all the reasons stated above plus the fact that is has a 1TB hard drive. Worth the extra $300 to me because I feel like I'm getting a lower end 27" iMac without the huge screen which I don't need. I would rather have the power than the size.
     
  7. Icaras macrumors 603

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    This! I'll soon be trading up my 27" to a new 21.5", because as stated, I'd rather have the power. I'll also use money gained by adding the SSD+HDD combo, which I think is more beneficial as well.
     
  8. Zazah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys :)

    i'm going for the base then, don't think to spend 300$ more just for a 20 % faster gpu and 10% faster cpu
    i can buy the applecare and office with it
     

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