New iMac 27.5 with i7 processor

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sgtjiggy, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. sgtjiggy macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2012
    It's about time to retire my 2007 iMac 24". I hate to do it because it has run flawlessly for almost 6 years (in January). I have upgraded two things in that time, RAM and replaced my 320 GB hard drive with a 1 TB drive only because I was running out of space.

    I want a faster processor and have my eye on the i7. I work with iMovie and other editing programs. I also like to run my elgato tv software. I run VMware because i have to run certain IBM and Windows software. Would the i5 processor fit my needs or should i just go with the i7. Or is there a faster processor that will be out in the next 6 months?
  2. WesCole macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2010
    I would wait until October to buy one since there are rumors of a refresh in September.

    That said, the i7 is a good processor. For VMs, the i5 would probably be fine, but if you do a lot of encoding, I would spring for the i7. The main thing with VMs is RAM, but you can upgrade that yourself for a lot less than Apple charges. Also, Thunderbolt allows you to add an SSD at a later time...that is what will make your iMac much faster for everyday computing.
  3. Swordylove macrumors 6502a


    Apr 23, 2012
    I didn't know you could customize the screen size.
  4. sgtjiggy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2012
    Oops on the size I beg your forgiveness. Been looking at so many different configurations I stole .5 inches from the 21 inch model. I'll give it back.

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