New iMac help!!...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by UglyLittleSpud, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. UglyLittleSpud macrumors member

    May 31, 2009
    I'm hovering over buying a new iMac and would like some advice please. Originally, I had the high end 21.5 in my sights, but I'm now contemplating the lower end 27'' or maybe even the quad core.

    Here's what I use it for -

    Minor photo editing
    Music (Garageband/Guitar Rig)
    Video editing in FCP, nothing major just short films/music videos in HD.
    A handful of games in Win7 (Left4Dead, Mass Effect..)

    I'm slightly concerned about the Core 2 Duo being such an old chip design, that quickly will become outdated which is why I was leaning towards the i5.

    Any ideas?
  2. gjw4u macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    If you have the money, order the i5 today, & get the Black Friday rebate.
  3. UglyLittleSpud thread starter macrumors member

    May 31, 2009
    Well, the Black Friday discount isn't really relevant. I work for the NHS in the UK, and can get a discount through Apple's employee purchase programe which means iMacs are £848, £1127, £1268 and £1503 at all times.
  4. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
  5. opera57 macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2009
    Go for the best you can afford if you can, personally if I bought a core 2 duo at this stage I would wish I had gone for something a bit faster! [​IMG]
  6. iWoz macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2009
    East Midlands, U.K
    Definately the i5

    I made the mistake getting the c2d and had to take it back to get the i5.
  7. MacKiddyWiddy macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2009

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